Iyanla has a way to get to the core of the pain while healing you and her at the same time.
Her authenticity to say that I’ve made mistakes and still here is so empowering – especially for moms.
Many times as moms we strive for perfection and never realize that it will always elude us because it doesn’t exist. I’ve learned to express to my children that I’m human and need a moment to react or not.
Iyanla said in the show last night, “Call a thing a thing” and say how you really feel. With that simple statement many of us watching started to heal and that felt good.
I think the network has a hit here for Iyanla and Oprah.
Here is a clip – let me know your thoughts.
First Look: Iyanla, Fix My Life
Iyanla Vanzant is back, and she’s helping people fix their lives! Secrets will be revealed, truths will be uncovered and emotions will come out as Iyanla teaches us how to pull back the curtain on what is broken in our lives. Look back at a special preview episode, and stay tuned for the series premiere in the fall of 2012!
It’s always important to remember what motivated the fire and measure how ya doing?
Who Is The ‘Brand’ New MommyTM
She is every hue of the rainbow and represents the quintessential woman, age ranging from 30-50, and learning each day to find balance as she ‘re-define’ mommy-hood on her terms and ‘re-new’ her career goals (or launch a new passion).
The ‘Brand’ New Mommy is complex, smart, beautiful, and multi-talented, and, appreciates the simplicity of life (and a splice of the fabulous vida).
The ‘Brand’ New Mommy was once on top of her game pre-babies – now the industry has changed, she has taken time off to raise her children, and learn social media — the new “it” girl. TBNM is coming back stronger, smarter and sensible.
TBNM has to learn the new rules while creating new ones to make her life easier, sustainable and profitable. Continue reading →
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the BET Honors 2012 celebrating: Maya Angelou, Coach Beverly Kearney, Spike Lee, Tuskegee Airmen, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder.
The event was absolutely amazing and felt like family.
BET Honors 2012 was empowering, celebratory, inspiring and loving. The room was packed with power and grace, from icon to who’s got next. Where do you go and get a chance to rub Cicely Tyson’s back or hold hands with Aretha Franklin? Continue reading →
I love free stuff to sample like the next person, however, not all freebies are worth talking about — feel me?
Recently, I received some goodies from Carol’s Daughter and like a big kid I put it to the skin test immediately; glad to report to TBNM readers Carol’s Daughter is still rocking with classic products.
If you are ready to luxuriate in some smell good and paraben-free products, my picks for the fall/winter season are the following from Carol’s Daughter. I am LOVING all of these — check out the video and let me know your fave Carol’s Daughter products.
Thank you so much for responding on Twitter and Facebook on how you plan to take back or jumpstart your ‘brand’ once school is in session.
For many it was as simple as watching a movie alone and eating a cinnabon (without having to share), scheduling a much needed spa day, getting back to a workout regimen with Zumba and Yoga, and (some) BNMs going back to school to compete in this crazy economy.
I spoke with a BNM Vikki, a soon-to-be empty-nester thinking about her reinvention. As I have stated, being a brand new mommy is more than giving birth and having a newborn.
As moms we spend every day, all year, taking care of others and often times forgetting about our personal brand/self. Continue reading →
As I reflect on my relationship with my Grandmother, I realized she taught me a lot about branding.
Branding is simply a consistent feeling, image, and experience desired from a product conveyed to the general public. Basically, you – the person/entrepreneur – are the brand. The minute someone interfaces with you, they are deciding if they should do business with your brand based on their perception of you.
My Grandma has advanced Dementia and acute heart complications; we are prayerful for each day.
This week has been emotional because you realize that life is a gift and you are given a short period of time to really make a contribution.
Bottom Line: My Grandma has prepared me for life as a PR/Brand Expert and I celebrate her each day, minute, second, hour and moment. She has influenced my passion for life, travel, fashion, food, love, education, family, money, and my hair psychosis.
Tyler Perry’s adaptation of For Colored Girls made $20 million (that’s how much it cost to make, all profit from here) and held the respective #3 position at the box-office.
Continue to support our Colored Girls.
For Colored Girls - In Theatres Now
Running Away from US, My Interpretation of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls
The question “What does it mean to be a Black woman,” is something all of us have asked ourselves at one time, or another, in our lives. Tyler Perry’s latest flick, “For Colored Girls,”has gotten me one step closer to answering that question.
The movie was an inspiring collection of the lives of nine Black women that represent the struggles and sisterly connections that detail the lives of us all.
Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise and Janet Jackson gave the most outstanding performances, in my opinion. While I’ve always been aware of Elise’s acting chops (since “Set it Off”), Newton and Jackson kept my eyes and ears wanting more. And of course, the ever-astounding Phylicia Rashad and Loretta Devine provided the glue that held the movie together. Anika Noni Rose and TessaThompson provided the sweetness that made the story believable.