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I Am A Strong Woman…Not

Strong women.  Do you know any? Jill Scott sings about them, Erykah Badu croons soulful ballads dedicated to them. Well, I know a couple. I’m not talking about the Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton types.  I’m referring to the ever growing legion of empowered women who make their presence known on Facebook. To underscore their […]

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There is More to You than This

Have you ever felt like there is more to life, like there was something you are meant to do but aren’t, like there is something missing? I have. There was a period in my life where I was stuck with this empty feeling. A feeling of inadequacy so deep that it had me questioning the purpose […]

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Become Who You Are in 2013

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we embark on a new year I encourage you to transition confidently into becoming who you are because in the process of becoming who you are, you begin to create your future. It recently dawned on me after I purchased the domain name for DeVonna Empowers, created a public figure facebook page empowering […]

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How to Stay Sane this Holiday Season

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Remembering the reason for the season can quickly fade as the fervor of the holiday festivities take over. It can quickly become a time of desperation and emotional turmoil if you do not learn how to remain positive during this joyous time of year. Here are a few tips we put together to help you […]

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Choose Love over Fear

| November 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Will you choose a life of passion and purpose? I strongly believe that waking up every day doing the work you love and standing in your purpose is a pure Gift from God. It takes courage, strength and dedication to accept this Gift. If you’re uncertain of your passion, just take a moment and ask […]

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Get Out! You Don’t Belong There

Jasmine is awakened by the sound of her cell phone hitting the floor. It was set to vibrate anytime she received a text message. She frantically dives out of the bed awaking her boyfriend of 3 months who tries to gauge what’s wrong. She picks up the phone to see a text that reads, “Its […]

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There is Always Light at the End of the Tunnel

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine you lose your very first job right out of college. It wouldn’t be such a bad situation if you had not colored your dreams of career success so bright, and predicted it would happen overnight, right? Wrong. We all have the right to dream big. And when those dreams don’t materialize the way we […]

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By All Means Grow, But Remain Humble

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Success is a great thing! It brings out the best in all of us, and along with it comes a sense of pride and personal accomplishment. By all means, bask in it. But how do you allow yourself to grow and stay focused, while remaining humble? This can be a challenge for some because the […]

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Learn to Live with Yourself

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just imagine for one minute that no one is watching and judging you. Imagine that you are absolutely free to be your true self – the person you would be if people didn’t give you dirty looks and think you were weird, snobbish, quiet, loud or whatever. Who would you be, and what would it […]

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Marriage, Motherhood, and Career: Have You Found that Balance?

| May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Note the arrangement of the terms and how career comes last. The same would be true if this article was titled: Marriage, Fatherhood and Career. Over the last few years, a lot of time and money has gone into studies dedicated to picking apart the correlation between working women and the state of marriages today. […]

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