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“You Are Beautiful” Children’s Book by Robyn Z. Abdusamad

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I’m SO excited about the newly released book for girls called, You Are Beautiful! I routinely work with adult women who need to receive this very message.

So, I’m MORE than happy to support the efforts of my dear friend Robyn Abdusamad, the author of this book and another called, Wahid and His Special Friend.


About the Book:

You Are Beautiful tells the story of two young sisters who experience their first encounter with racial prejudice, and who are saddened by what they hear.

Throughout the course of the story they overcome intolerance, and realize the beauty of ethnic diversity and true friendship.

This book highlights the importance of countering ignorance with knowledge and kindness.


Which special girls in your life are you ready to bless with this encouraging and beautifully illustrated book? Consider getting multiple copies, as this makes a GREAT gift. 

Here’s the link to get it today.


About the Author

Robyn Z. Abdusamad, MA is a freelance writer, who has published 2 children’s books, and a public relations advisor in Texas. She is married and a mother of three. Her hobbies include spending quality time with loved ones, traveling, reading, writing and volunteering in the community.

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Last Week of Registration for the 2014 Women’s Retreat


This is a Heads Up to let you know that the Registration for the Smart, S.E.X.Y. & Single Women’s Retreat ends in 1 week, on Sunday night Nov. 2 at 11:59 pm EST.


The Clock is ticking!

If you’ve been meaning to register, but haven’t gotten around to it yet, CONGRATULATIONS on deciding to join us!!! 🙂 Now, go ahead & REGISTER, because the clock is ticking… Here’s that link again.

If you are still undecided about whether or not you want to attend, I ask you these questions to help you make a decision in which you can feel confident. Whether you choose “Yes,” or “No” about coming to the Retreat.

If you do NOT join us at the Retreat on 11-8-14:

  • Will you be doing something else during that time, that has the power & potential to move you forward in your Life, your Finances, your Self-Confidence & your Relationships with Quality Men? If the answer is not, “ABSOLUTELY YES!” Then, what excuses (otherwise known as reasons) are you allowing to hold you back from registering? How long will you allow yourself to be held hostage by these excuses/reasons?


  • Do you have a different plan of action that you have already begun implementing that will move you toward your goal of a happy, loving relationship? Does this plan include a proven, step-by-step Guide AND a reliable Accountability partner who will tell you the truth in a spirit of Love, when you fall off, or when you are wrong? If the answer is not, “ABSOLUTELY YES!”Then, what excuses (a.k.a. reasons) are you allowing to hold you back from registering? How long will you allow yourself to be held hostage by these excuses/reasons?


  • Will you utilize the funds you didn’t invest in your personal development via this Retreat, to invest in yourself via another proven Program, Coaching Session or Seminar? Or will you just spend it on something that won’t make a difference in your life AND you can’t even remember a month from now? Money is a TOOL, it’s neither good nor evil. How we choose to use the tools at our disposal will dictate the lives we build for ourselves. “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matt. 6:21

The Smart, S.E.X.Y. & Single Women’s Retreat is on Sat. November 8, 2014 from 10 am till 4 pm EST at the Piedmont Club in Winston-Salem, NC and I hope to see you there!

I’ve designed this daylong Retreat to help you learn from Smart, Women, Experts who can equip you with the knowledge & strategies to transform your Life, to stop the habits that may be standing in your way and start the practices that really work to make you more attractive to your SoulMate (and create a pretty Phenomenal Lifestyle™ for yourself in the process).

If you know that you’re ready to stop wondering “Where are all the GOOD MEN?” &/or “What am I doing wrong?,” then come on! What are you waiting for? Check out the Retreat details & Register while Tickets are still available.

I promise you, you won’t regret coming. I GUARANTEE it!


Registration is closing SOON, so don’t wait any longer! Grab your seat right now, while it’s fresh on your mind & seats are still available. Here’s that link again.

We rarely regret the actions we take while walking by Faith, we frequently regret the things we could have done differently, but didn’t. Don’t let missing out on this Retreat, become something you regret.

Thank You To Our Awesome Retreat SPONSORS:

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NEW 2-Pay Option for SSS 2014 Retreat!

I’m excited to announce that a 2-Pay Option is available, to make attending the Smart, SEXY & Single Women’s Retreat even MORE convenient for you! Flyer

This limited time, Payment Plan applies to both the General Admission tickets and the VIP tickets. 🙂

But, don’t wait to take advantage of it.

Because, the 2-Pay goes away at Midnight on Sunday evening, Oct. 12, 2014.

BTW, I’m also glad to share with you the NEW Flyer for the Retreat!

I LOVE helping women to improve their lives, and experience more LOVE. I hope you’ll choose to join me for this very special event.

It’s so much more than a Women’s Empowerment event, but you WILL come out empowered!

You’ll also learn tips and strategies to help you with your dating, courting, and your overall Love Life.

PLUS, you’ll get all of this and MORE built upon a foundation of transformational personal development.


To learn more about the Smart, SEXY & Single Women’s Retreat, just click here.



Creamy Honey Butter Recipe


FOOD EXPERIMENT: I saw some cream cheese in the fridge that my family was enjoying, and I realized “Hey, I want some cream cheese too.” But, I can’t eat it because of the dairy in it.image

So, I decided to try to create an alternative for myself. I mixed mayo, butter and honey together, and put it on some gluten-free toast. It definitely did NOT taste like cream cheese, but it was tasty.

Note: The Mayo & Butter are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegan! Oh so delish and healthier too!

2 parts Butter
1 part Mayonnaise
2 parts Honey

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk with a fork till well blended.


How The Devastating Grip of Depression WILL Impact YOU

In the wake of the loss of Robin Williams, among countless others, due to the agony of depression, I knew that I must shine a light on this very sad, and often very lonely illness. Any robin-williams-beachnegative health condition can impact your relationships. I believe mental health challenges have the biggest potential to do so, because many people are still so uninformed about the vast ramifications they can have, both on the person suffering from the condition as well as on those around them. This article is my attempt to remove the veil of shame and shine the light of knowledge to help minimize unnecessary suffering.


Depression and Anxiety Disorders are serious medical illnesses that impact the lives and livelihoods of over 40 million U.S. residents. That means over 18% of the American population has been diagnosed with one or both of these devastating conditions. These numbers don’t even factor in the family, friends and colleagues of those who are diagnosed, and the negative impact these diseases have on the loved ones of those who are living with them.

An overwhelming feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and inadequacy that is typically felt over a period of time are the hallmarks of Depression.

Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., according to They develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality & life events.

We all feel sad & blue, at times. It’s a normal emotion just like happiness and frustration. The problem comes when it’s not just a passing feeling of unhappiness. That’s when it can literally destroy parts of your life, including your job/school performance, marriage, parent-child dynamics, etc.

So, How Do You Know If You Or A Loved One May Be Suffering From Depression?

For major depression, you may experience a sad or depressed mood, or an inability to feel pleasure, plus five or more of the following symptoms, for at least a two-week period

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, including sex
  • Difficulty concentrating and complaints of poor memory
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Appetite changes, which may include weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue, lack of energy
  • Thoughts of suicide or death
  • Slow speech; slow movements


If you notice the symptoms listed above, it’s time to see a Qualified health care provider. Just as you wouldn’t go to see your Clergy first if you went into Labor, or to fix your Heart Attack symptoms, you should treat conditions of the brain, i.e. Mental Health with the same level of diligence and concern. Go seek professional medical help, if you’re experiencing these symptoms, or any others that alarm you.

How Do We Treat Depression?

There are a number of approaches that can be effective in treating depression. Here are just a few:

  • Talk Therapy
  • Medication
  • Alternative Treatments (Herbs, Acupuncture, Exercise)


I trust that this article will serve to inform and encourage you about the realities of battling depression or any other mental health challenge. You are certainly NOT alone, and there should be NO stigma attached with getting professional help for any health condition you may face. With that said, prayer and faith do have their place in healing and treatment of any condition. I always add them to any other form of medical treatment I pursue.


Disclaimer: I am NOT a Physician or Clinical Mental Health Provider. This article is for informational purposes only.


The Early Bird Sale is ON!

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The doors are OPEN and the Early Bird SALE is ON for the 3rd Annual Smart, S.E.X.Y. & Single Women’s Retreat!

(In case you’re wondering, SEXY stands for Spiritual, Engaging, X-Factor, and Your Best Self)


This Transformational Women’s Retreat is full of:

  • Training
  • Reflection
  • Learning
  • Coaching
  • And, FUN!

To find out ALL the Details and get Registered for this special event that will help you turn around your Love Life, so you can Dump the Dating Drama & Chaos in your life, just go to


See ya at the Retreat!!!!


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Save The Date 11-8-14

Save the Date 11-8-14

I’m super excited to ask you to Save the Date of November 8, 2014.

In the next few days, I’ll let you know more about what I have in store for you, during the Event on that special day.

With that in mind, go ahead, get your calendar (or your smartphone) and reserve that date. You’ll be glad you did!

Then, be on the lookout for the BIG Announcement. If we aren’t connected on Facebook, I invite you to follow me there at


“True Love is Seeking YOU… Just as You are Seeking True Love!”

But, do you know how to call it into your life with Grace & Dignity?

Or, will you Stay committed to the Habits & Practices that Keep it at Bay, and leave you Frustrated?

The Choice is ALWAYS YOURS.

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