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Have You Been Discovered?

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Self Focus

Life is a series of experiences that have conscious and unconscious performance. Our core beliefs are founded in these involvements. The filtered results are uttered in our every movement. The moment you realize that there is a pattern of behavior that is stifling your progress you have entered into another level of self-discovery. For many, this session arises after the weight our decisions become unbearable. We quickly learn that the underlying connection internally and externally has one secured component and that is self. This revelation is not that easy to accept, nor does it seem fair, at first. Our whole identity to this point seemed to have come through the validation or invalidation of people and situations that have happened to and for us. Without knowing, we accepted a lot of what was conveyed to us as our personal truth. The information given wasn’t necessarily given with ill intent. It just didn’t completely belong to us. With self-discovery we can alter our reality to fit what we now know to be true about ourselves. The process can be scary and seems far reaching in its early stages; however, in continuation it is liberating.

Points of Discovery

  • Assess your life in it’s entirety. Don’t be afraid to look at you and your experiences for real. You are never alone.  Know that we have all been there so don’t become paralyzed by what you learn about yourself.  Use it as a roadmap of accomplishments to make or modify as you go.  This is just the beginning.
  • Acknowledge your mistakes, wins, and your “about to’s”. We can only do what we know how to do at the time the choices are presented. When you truly know better you do better.
  • Accept your life as it is and that you don’t have to stay where you are. In your acceptance, you’ll find that new information will find you as you seek new information. This is true for relationships as well.
  • Acclimate! Make the changes needed that have presented themselves to you through the self-discovery process. Education is formal and informal; therefore, all kinds of developmental tools are available to you. Posture yourself to learn in all aspects of life.
  • Accelerate! Use what you have discovered, absorbed, and learned to execute your life’s work. Gift yourself grace because this process is continuous and is unique to each individual. Know that challenges are growth points and the journey is a celebration.

The self-discovery process is a right of passage.

See you on the other side!

 

Cheryl Menifee is an editor from Missouri.
Article published May 19, 2018

 

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Songstress Meli’sa Morgan Is Set To Perform For The First Time Aboard The 2019 Soul Train Cruise

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Photo Credit: Darlene Scott

All aboard!!! The 2019 Soul Train Cruise is ready to set sail on Sunday, January 20th, with some heavy hitting performers that are going to make this seven day adventure a topic of discussion for many years to come. 

Cruisers are in for a great time, as they sail on the Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam—an amazingly beautiful ship with restaurants, staterooms and stunning views of the ocean. From Fort Lauderdale to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Half Moon Cay—those heading out on the 2019 Soul Train Cruise can expect five-star treatment with amazing opportunities to mix and mingle. I had a chance to catch up with the stunning songstress, Meli’sa Morgan before she boarded and I asked her how she was feeling about the trip. She enthusiastically said…

“I am very excited to be performing on the Soul Train Cruise 2019 with such Legendary Artists. The Soul Train TV Show was such an influence on me growing up watching all the R&B acts perform on TV every Saturday morning. I have been blessed to have performed on the Soul Train TV Show about four or five times at the beginning of my career. Don Cornelius always announced and talked to me, it was so much fun. Not only am I looking forward to performing my show, I’m also excited to be performing in the special tribute the cruise is having for Aretha Franklin. This is my first time performing on the cruise and I know it will a fabulous experience.” 

Young Meli’sa performing live on the Soul Train TV Show back in 1986.

 

Even though this is her first time performing on the Soul Train Cruise, Meli’sa has been performing for decades. There’s no doubt that her unique and sultry voice will have the waves swaying to the melody of her music. Along with cruisers being able to hear Meli’sa’s lovely voice, they’ll also be entertained by Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, George Clinton, Stephanie Mills, The Ohio Players and many upon many more. Although the 2019 cruise is ready to head out—get a jump on making plans to join The Soul Train Cruise for 2020. It’s never too early to plan! See the lineup here.

Desirae L. Benson is a writer, content editor, magazine columnist, and entertainment media host based on the west coast. She hosts her own show featuring four different segments with celebrities, musicians, and people of prominence. To find out more, visit her on Facebook and IG by using @DesiraeBBB #Adayinthelifeofdesirae DesiraeBBB@gmail.com

Desirae L. Benson: Lifestyle Editor/Celebrity and Entertainment Insider

 

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It Takes A Village

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It’s Not A Myth…

It Really Does Take A Village

As I am sitting here in the quiet and listening to the soft sounds of rain, I am reminiscing about my childhood. I grew up on the south side of Chicago, in the 70’s, when the highlights were family barbeques, fish fries, and neighborhood parties. It is not a myth when you hear someone say that it takes a village to raise children, because we had one. Those mornings when I would wake up to see my mother standing over the stove and hear my father fiddling with the stereo with his apron on, I knew it was friends and family time. I can still smell the barbeques at 6:00 in the am and the music on blast. The only worries we had growing up was figuring out teams for the games we were going to play. We were fortunate enough to live next to a huge field. There were plenty of kids to play with, spaces to explore, and adults to look out for us. We didn’t have a care in the world. The children today are living under a new set of day-to-day commands.

Rehearsing the news of the school shootings, children deaths, and prison bound kids, I am disheartened. The youth today are in mental and physical combat zones. Yes, trauma occurred then too, but we had time to grow to the strife’s of the world. On a visit to the neighbor’s house, the only fears I had were if their kids could come out or if I could come in. Now-a-days the kids are on guard just to sit in classrooms to learn. The adults are treating children as equals in adverse situations, so the kids aren’t shielded. The business of life keeps everyone going in different directions until tragedy hits. Times have changed. This could quickly turn into a debate of did the chicken come before the egg or did the egg come before the chicken. It is not the intent to point the finger, more like expressing a need. Where are the “how to’s” of getting children the protection they need. No, we aren’t going to save the world individually; however, we can partner with our communities and other families to create a safe place for children to grow.

To those who are already plowing safe ground for our children, I applaud you.

To those who are not, we need you.

As a parent, I was just thinking out loud.

Cheryl Menifee is an editor from Missouri.
Article published May 20, 2018

 

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Women Are Staking Their Claim To Success And I Am Here For It!

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Rooted and Grounded

The evolution of women establishing success in diverse areas of business and in life is triumphant. Although there are times that we may still fight the labels of society, it is clear, that we are not waiting for the permission to show ourselves approved. Many women have been trapped in a life of “have to’s” and have often left their dreams behind to fulfill their obligations. Today the women who are leading lifestyles that are in alignment with their visions, to include life and business, have used every stepping stone: good, bad, and learned to dispel the idea we must wait.  In the wake of this explosion, our success may seem innovative; however, it has been our existence all along.

Remember when we were growing up and momma had to make her house a home. In the steps she used to prepare her home, there are some key principles that were used to get her “house in order”. She knew a foundation was essential to move forward. Momma had to have a vision. The layout of the home, the support of the family, the behavior of the children, community connections, and the love of self were all a part of her vision. She knew instinctively that without having a vision and a plan of execution the ripple effect could prove to be disastrous. To get to a place of vision excellence she would implement daily the established family goals staying fluid, open, and aware of any modifications that were needed. During her process, can you imagine the frustration, even depression related to imparting the vision in to those who were moving in another direction because they would not attach to the plan even though it benefited them. In addition to that frustration, her role infused an unspoken understanding that she had to play the background for fear of being seen by others. Let’s get real, she probably received backlash for her solidarity. With all of that going on, momma still had to make sure with immutable faith that the legacy came forth. Does any of this sound familiar? I’m sure it does, it is the blue print for how we are living today.

Creation is a woman’s work and success is its core. It is defined by the echo of our being and resonates in our homes, the corporate world, business ownership, and life. Our success is an initiative that will continue to gain momentum and change lives. We are continually overcoming adversity, forming balance, emerging, and advancing as planned.

Cheryl Menifee is an editor from Missouri.  She writes about women in life and business.

Article published May 14, 2018

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