Dr. Maxine Thompson
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“Are you Homeless?”

“Are you homeless?” the woman with bald spots over her ears and a thunder cloud of natural hair, asked me.

I was standing in Jack In The Box in Inglewood. I looked down at my outfit. I did look a mess—a comfortable mess though. I had on my worn-looking gym shoes, tights, a somewhat faded but clean African print dress, topped by my freeform dreadlocks, which were thick, but a little fuzzy looking.

I should be embarrassed that I was mistaken for the homeless, but when I write, I get in the zone and become invisible to myself and to my characters whom I’m observing. I am vulnerable when I write, but I am happy as a hummingbird.

I had been on a writing binge at McDonald’s and was experiencing the afterglow that only writers can understand.

“No,” I replied. “Why do you ask? Do I look that bad?” I laughed out loud. I am blessed in that I have a roof over my head, but it’s funny how I can look “throwed away” (my late mother’s old expression) when I’m writing.

“No. You look fine. It’s just you are rolling a suitcase.”

I looked down at my laptop bag. “No, this is a laptop.”

I thought of all the women I see with suitcases walking around LA and Inglewood.

Many are homeless. They sleep in Starbucks and McDonald’s. They sleep on the sidewalks, in homeless camps, and in shelters. They wash up in the public restrooms.

In talking to the woman, I found out she was homeless and looking for food. She gave me the address of a homeless shelter which was helping her. I kept it to hand out to people. (I am still a social worker at heart.) The woman also admitted she had been clean from cocaine for two days. I had a few single dollars on me, so I gave her something. “Buy you something to eat,” I admonished.

I’ve blogged about the homeless before and given statistics.

Today, 1-28-18, in the Sunday Los Angeles Times, there is a new series called “Without a Home” about this ceaseless crisis.

According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in 2016, the county’s homeless number rose to 47,00, with 28,000 in the city alone. “This could be the year that we bring the numbers down.”

Can and could. But didn’t, so the newspaper says.

So, what can we do as citizens? There have been millions of dollars and endless political promises about homelessness, but the situation is getting worse. Can you rent out a house and give rooms to the homeless? I believe there is city money available to help to this end.

Just thinking out loud.

How I Began to work in the Prison Ministry Through My Literary Services

Dr. Maxine Thompson

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Matthew 25:36 “ …I was in prison and you visited me.”

Like most things in the writing life, I stumbled upon what was to become “My Prison Ministry” through my Maxine Thompson Literary Services. In 2005, I had edited Vickie Stringer’s Book, How to Succeed in the Self-Publishing Game, a self-help book for aspiring writers, which went out to the prisons. She’d added my name under the resources as a Book Doctor/editor. (I’d also edited several of Vickie Stringer’s Essence Best Selling series, Dirty Red. http://www.amazon.com/Vickie-M.-Stringer/e/B001H6IE3G).

Given the high rate of incarceration of people of color, I began to hear from men and women who were locked up. Some prisoners who reached out had heard of me through word-of-mouth.

Some books I’ve edited since that time have been memoir, She’s All Caught Up, (2014) by Jamila T. Davis, The Reminder (2014) by Brooklyn Davis, self-help book, Sunny 101: The 10 Commandments of a Boss Chick by Sunshine Smith-Williams. One of the first books I edited by an inmate was best-selling novel, Whore, (2005) by Tanika Lynch, and too many to mention here. Some of the writers were incarcerated at the time, but have since been released from prison.

I’ve content edited several of publisher, author, Wahida Clark’s books, two of which hit the New York Times Best Selling List, Payback Ain’t Enough, and Honor Thy Thug. She too, had started writing while she was in what she described as “Behind the Wall,” in an interview on my Internet Radio show on Artistfirst.com.

As an editor, I have found there was/is a need to help writers who have been “behind the walls” or are currently “behind the walls.”

I found from that many writers who have been incarcerated have stories which reflect their personal journeys. These stories can be viewed as cautionary tales for young people to avoid the same trap. Therein lies the benefit.

Moreover, many incarcerated, aspiring writers enjoy reading what is called “Street Lit.” I’ve edited many of the best-selling street lit authors, including New York Times Best Selling Authors, Ashley and Jaquavis’s first novel, (first printing),Dirty Money (2006), Filmmaker, Publisher, New York Times Best Selling Author,Carl Weber’s The Family Business Series, New York Times Best Selling Author, Nikki Turner’s recent novel, Carl Weber’s Kingpins in Miami, which is another way in which prisoners found my services. They’ve read books I’ve edited.

On an another level. Some of the deepest minds and best writers I’ve worked with are, or have been, incarcerated. It says a lot about our racist system, which is the subject for another day. But writing is freeing, so writers need to write, no matter what circumstances they find themselves in.

There are no accidents in life. Had I not lived the life I lived growing up in the inner city of Detroit, had I not been a social worker in Detroit and Los Angeles for 23 years of my previous work life before I became a full-time writer/editor, I would never have found my purpose. I am happy to be on my purpose and honored to have helped shape the voices of Black writers with these urban experiences.

In conclusion, there is a need for more editors to work with writers in the prisons.

For those incarcerated, I encourage you to continue to write. Writing is healing.

“Let your mess become your message,
Let your misery become your ministry.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Principal Librarian
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Second Annual Inglewood Literary Arts Festival
Presented by the Inglewood Public Library

Inglewood, CA (March 30, 2016) – In tribute to National Library Week, the Inglewood Public Library will host the second annual Inglewood Literary Arts Festival on Monday, April 11 at 4:00 PM in the Main Library, 101 West Manchester Boulevard. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a writer, or wanted to ask a writer how they create their storylines? What are the best ways to get a work published? If you are just a bookworm at heart, or trying to succeed in the literary arts, this festival is for you. Speak one-on-one with an author, check out their work, and hear them read.

This year we’ll be welcoming the following authors and their books:

 Michael J. Bowler – Spinner (Winner Hollywood Book Festival; Literary Classics Seal of Approval; Bronze Medal 2015 Reader’s Favorite; Finalist 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards). Spinner tells the story of a fifteen year-old wheelchair-bound boy with a miraculous power who accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, plunging him and his learning-disabled friends into a nightmare they might not be able to survive. The story unfolds in the cities of Hawthorne and Inglewood. Michael J. Bowler is also the author of A Boy and His Dragon, A Matter of Time (Silver Medalist Reader’s Favorite), Children of the Knight (Gold Award 2013 Wishing Shelf Awards), Running Through A Dark Place (Bronze Award 2014 Wishing Shelf Awards), There Is No Fear (Finalist 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards), And The Children Shall Lead, Once Upon A Time In America, and Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot (Honorable Mention-London Book Festival; Finalist 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards.) He has made low-budget horror films, taught high school for twenty-five years, been a lifelong volunteer with marginalized and incarcerated youth, and a volunteer Big Brother to eight boys.

 Ardrian Newell – Ardrian Newell is a poet, documentary filmmaker, and a photographer, who uses these mediums to tell the best stories she can. Ardrian’s first book of poetry Something Special contains sixteen original poems, broken down into four sections, “Something Special for Everybody”, “Something Special for the Lovers”, “Something Special for the Community” and “Something Special for a Few Individuals”.

 Heather Dawn Robin – Imbroglio is Heather Dawn Robin’s exciting debut, a novel birthed out of catharsis during a tumultuous time in her life. This storyteller is no stranger to the arts and entertainment industry, having produced two multi-award–winning feature films and several short films and directed numerous live concerts and trade shows. She is now embarking on a literary career to bring readers engaging stories stamped with her signature delivery. Within the pages of her romantic suspense, readers will witness a charming encounter upend the existence of a strong-willed woman and be gripped as the twisting struggles of faith, lust, pride, parenthood and the need for freedom unfold.

 Dr. Maxine Thompson – Her novel The Ebony Tree won a PEN award in 1997. Dr. Thompson is a novelist, poet, columnist, short story writer, book reviewer, editor, ghostwriter, Internet radio host, and literary agent. She is also the author of No Pockets in a Shroud, Hostage of Lies, LA Blues, LA Blues II, LA Blues III, A Place Called Home (Kindle bestseller), a contributor to the bestselling anthologies Secret Lovers, All in the Family, Never Knew Love Like This Before (Kindle bestseller), and Proverbs for the People. She has published the e-books How to Write, Market, and Sell Your E-Book, The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sells, The Hush Hush Secrets of Making Money as a Writer, and The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love.

 Jasmine B. Walker – The Baddest Kid in Sixth Grade tells the story of Nick Pearson’s first day of middle school. While he’s a nice kid with good intentions, his troublemaker brothers’ reputation precedes him and causes teachers to see him as just another Pearson boy. Nick tries to distance himself from Dan and Rob but throughout the first day of school three mishaps land him in the spotlight. He is now the most popular kid among his peers and feared by the staff — everyone except mean old Principal Reese. Reese, who has unfinished business with the older Pearson boys, is determined to show the entire school that he will not tolerate negative behavior from anyone. By the end of the school day, Nick is left to decide whether to tell the truth and lose his newfound popularity or maintain the lie and remain the baddest kid in sixth grade.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. Each year during the second full week in the month of April, libraries reach out to their communities and provide enriching, educational programs. The Literary Arts Festival is a way to engage all members of our community in this celebration, as well as exposing local residents to this region’s diversity of multicultural authors.

This program is free and open to all. Parking at the Main Library is free after 4 PM.

For more information about this program call (310) 412-5380 or visit library.cityofinglewood.org.

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    Maxine Thompson’s Literary Agency has been in business since 2003 and has acted as a bridge for assisting underrepresented writers in getting their books out to the public. The way Thompson, an editor of hundreds of top-selling African American novels, has negotiated over over 70 book deals in the past three years has been a tour de force. Through a creative approach which used “outside of the box” thinking, she has made use of Internet radio show platforms since March 2002 to make contacts with publishers, to promote writers, and to build lasting relationships. Thompson’s Literary Agency is making its mark in the literary and publishing fields by opening doors once closed to African American writers, thus bringing new emerging writers with intriguing story lines and characters with depth and texture with her.

    Contact information: (323)242-9917 or email: maxtho@aol.com


    Maxine Thompson Literary Services began editing for authors in 1999. Since that time many of the authors she worked with have become either New York Times Best-selling authors, Essence Best-Selling authors, or Amazon Bestselling authors. Many were first-time authors.


    Have you ever said that you would like to write a book, but at the same time, you are hiding your unpublished works in a closet? Or, better yet, you have 3 books still sitting in your computer.

    Do you know where to start? Do you know all the nuts and bolts that publishing your book involves?

    Well, to get your book from manuscript to finished product, you have to go through a process. This process is like a journey. A safari, so to speak. In essence, you are on a safari from bondage in literary darkness to the freedom found in the light of publication.

    In self-publishing, you own the book and you are the publisher. You retain all rights to the fruits of your creativity.

    For unpublished writers, Maxine Thompson’s Literary Services can provide you with guidance on this journey. We offer the following services:

    * Assistance with publishing your ebooks on Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, etc.
    * Assistance with Print on Demand printing
    * Content Editing
    * Screen Writing Projects
    * Play writing Assistance
    * Typesetting/Formatting
    * Critiquing
    * Line-editing
    * Proof reading
    * Soliciting printer’s quotations
    * Advertising and publicity on Artist First Radio Show
    * Obtaining copyright, ISBN (International Standard Book Number) bar code
    * Typesetting
    * Packaging
    * Consultation
    * Internet Marketing

    For self-published writers, Maxine Thompson’s Literary Services can provide:

    * Obtaining the services of a professional graphic artist. An attractive, well-designed cover is essential to successfully market a book.
    * Development of back covers
    * Ghostwriting projects
    * Internet Promotion
    * Book reviews
    * Scintillating press releases
    * Articles

    We will work with:
    * Fictional Books
    * Non-Fictional books
    * Short Story Collections
    * Memoirs or Autobiographies

    *Offers Writing Classes
    *Individual or Group basis on-line or off-line.

    Celebrity Books I content edited:

    1. Evelyn Lozada’s (Basket Ball Wives) Novel: The Wives Association
    2. Bria Williams (Baby’s Daughter), Regina Carter (Lil’ Wayne) YA Novel: Paparazzi Princesses
    3. Mama Jones (from Chrissy and Mr. Jones and the Hip Hop Franchise.)

    New York Times Best Selling Authors I content edited.

    1. Carl Weber, The Preacher’s Son, (Now being shot as a feaure film) So You Call Yourself a Man, Up to No Good, Torn Between Two Lovers, et. al
    2. Wahida Clark, Payback Ain’t Enough, Honor thy Thug, Upcoming Blood, Sweat and Payback

    Many popular authors I’ve content edited

    Vickie Stringer, T. Styles, Treasure Blue (Fly Betty), Kayenne, and many others.


    Contact Dr. Maxine E. Thompson at maxtho@aol.com for further information.


    Most recent Book Deals:

    Book Deals: Shelia Goss: Congratulations on 17th book deal!

    1-22-14 Congratulations on Being in the top 100 Best Sellers on

    Black Expressions for novel, Montana’s Way.

    10-1-11 Two Young Adult book deals as Sparkle under Wahida Clark Presents. First Book, Sade’s Secret, dropped on 5-25-12.
    3-28-11 Two book Young Adult Deal, first novel, Secrets Untold, continuation of Lip Gloss Chronicles.

    7-5-10, Shelia Goss -4 book deal, 2 Urban Renaissance Books, Savannah’s Curse (Mystery) 2 Urban Christian Book Deals. Urban Christian novel, Delilah, has been a bestseller on Black Expressions since its December 29, 2010 release.

    Shelia Goss, National Best-Selling Author of DOUBLE PLATINUM, My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Violets are true and Paige’s Web
    Shelia Goss
    now has 2 Book deals for fifth novel, My invisible Wife and Hollywood Deception.

    12-1-08 Contract for three young adult titles, part of the Lip Gloss Chronicles

    Shelia Goss is the author of the Bestselling/Award-winning Young Adult Lip Gloss Chronicles. The series was voted a top Young Adult Series for the decade. http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/01/25-ya-power-reads-of-decade-2000-2009.html.

    Shelia Goss has new book deal for Delilah, and an upcoming suspense novel, Savannah’s Curse.

    The Joneses was published 2-20-14 by Zane’s Strebor Books.

    01-22-13-N’ytse has 2 new upcoming book deals with Strebor Books. Twisted Seduction, her first book deal is in the top 100 Bestsellers on Black Expressions and has been since its release: First deal with Strebor Books/Simon and Schuster 1-31-11.

    Suzetta Perkins: Most Recent Book deal Strebor/Atria 4/12 Contract for In my Rear View Mirror.

    Congratulations on Book #10–Silver Bullets, which comes out 4-22-14.
    Congratulations on Book #7.

    3-15-11 for At the end of the Day:

    Book Deals: Suzetta Perkins, Deja Vu, Behind the Veil, A Love So Deep,(Black Expressions Book Club Choice),
    X-Terminator, Suzetta Perkins

    Most recent Book deal: 4-1-11 Book Deal with Simon Schuster/Strebor: At the End of the Day

    Book deal: 5-1-09 for Sequel, Nothing Stays the Same

    Black Expression Choice

    Book deal: 7-9-10 for Novel, Betrayal

    Fiction Book Reviews: 6/15/2009



    Reviews of New Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction and Comics

    – Publishers Weekly, 6/15/2009

    Deja Vu Suzetta Perkins. Atria/Strebor, $15 paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-59309-259-7

    In this follow-up to Behind the Veil, Perkins continues the sordid, suspenseful tale of heroine Angelica Barnes. Five years after we last saw her, Angelica has just been released from prison, her reward for getting mixed up in ex-boyfriend Robert Santiago’s illegal activities. Angelica returns to Fayetteville, N.C., but desperate for a change, moves to New York to stay with a distant cousin-in-law; before long, however, she runs into Santiago and finds not only that she can’t escape her past, but that she’s drawn her loved ones into a dangerous situation. An enjoyable, sexy thriller, this sequel doesn’t require familiarity with the first volume to follow or enjoy. (Aug.)


    Tracie Loveless-Hill, Author of Escape from the Garden of Eden, has book deal with Neveah Publishing 11-23-10 due out November 2011.

    Preying Time was picked up by Urban in December 2013.

    Catherine Flowers, 1 book deal for Yesterday’s Eyes with Urban Christian; Due out 11-12. Congratulatins on being the Alternate Choice on Black Expressions

    Yvonne Medley, 2 book deal for God In Wing Tip Shoes, and Untitled with Urban Christian

    Book Deals: Michelle McGriff, Secret Lovers, (Black Expressions’ Choice, Best seller), Obsession 101, Feels Like Falling, Never Knew Love Like This Before,(Black Expressions Book Club Selection, # 13 Amazon bestseller in romance/anthology), Colored Summer, (Black Expression Book Club Selection and Bestseller) et. al. Last Breath, Blood Relations, Swerve, Upcoming Accident Prone Michelle McGriff
    (Total: 15 book deals). Look for upcoming West End Girls series, and for Blood Relations.

    Book Deals: Lena Scott: O.G., West End Girl 1, West End Girl 2, Upcoming West End Girl 3,

    Rosalyn McMillan, hard back book deal Urban Renaissance, April 2010. Book released 1-25-11. Rosalyn McMillan, Novel, We Ain’t the Brontes, came February 2011. In Top 100 on Black Expressions.

    Brian W. Smith, Author of Nina’s Got a Secret, deal with Strebor Books/Simon and Schuster 4-12-11:Book due out June 2012.

    N’Tyse, author of upcoming Twisted Seduction, deal with Strebor Books/Simon and Schuster 1-31-11.

    October 1, 2009–Rena Finney, two book deal, Seasons of Change and Playing the Odds. (Picked up by Black Expressions due out March 29, 2011.) Her latest book, A Worthy Love, has been picked up as a Black Expressions Book Club Selection.

    Book Deals: Kimani Kinyua: The Brotherhood of Man, Kimani Kinyua

    Book Deals: Alex Tyson, Compton Chick, (consistently in Amazon’s top 100 multicultural novels) Blood Bond.

    Book Deals: Monica Carter, Sacrifice the One-(Two Book Deal; Option Third) Amazon bestseller: #17 in literature/fiction United States and #18 in literature/fiction African American, New Novel, Scandalous Truth, is a Black Expressions Choice.

    Book Deal: Denise Campbell, Never Knew Love Like This. (Anthology; Black Expressions Book Club Selection).

    Book Deals: Kaira Denee, Take It There, (Black Expressions Choice) (Two Book Deal)

    Book Deals: Leola Charles, 2 book deal, (Hussey Place)

    Book Deals: Roslyn Wyche-Hamilton, 2 Book Deal, (Finding Joy in Pain1, 2) (Top 100 on Black Expressions’ Book Club

    Book Deals: Charlene Green, 2 book deal, (One Man’s Treasure)(Bestseller on Amazon Top 100 multicultural romance novel

    Book Deal: Debra Phillips, One Book Deal: Love Trumps Game

    Book Review in Library Journal

    Phillips, D.Y. Love Trumps Game. Strebor: S. & S. (Strebor on the Streetz).

    Jul. 2009. 272p. ISBN 978-1-59309-270-2. pap. $13. F
    When Gangster Topps Jackson storms into Hattie Sims’s house, demanding that she give up her grandchildren (his kids), a good vs. evil theme is quickly established. Young Brandon and Raynita become pawns between Topps, his baby mama Neema, and Hattie. Neema thrives on the fast life, fueled by lines of coke, and often disappears for days, while Hattie shoulders the duty of holding the family together. But she might not be powerful enough to hold off a brutal psycho.

    Verdict: Phillips (Too Much Drama) offers a new twist in her latest street lit tale, contrasting the brutality of the drug game with the power of family ties as a grandmother tries to hold her family together. But don’t mistake this title for Family Channel drivel. Phillips has the street lit chops to thrust readers into a deadly payback after an LA drug lord is challenged. Her storytelling skills will attract a wide range of readers.

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Should You Pursue Your Passion?

Dr. Maxine Thompson
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“Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Luke 11:9

Have you ever known someone who spent all her time talking about what she was going to do when she retired, then she dropped dead just before, or shortly after retirement?

How did you feel when that happened? Whenever this happens, I always feel that this person wasted her “today” time, living for “tomorrow”, which never came.

Now how about people who followed their dreams and stopped waiting for that elusive retirement brass ring?

I speak from experience because that’s exactly what I did. Nearly fourteen years ago, due to health reasons, I walked off a high-stress job as a social worker (I had been in this field for twenty-three years at this point,) and have not looked back.

As I was facing these health challenges, life took on a new perspective that went something like this: “If I had one day to live, is this what I want to be doing?” In my heart, I would always get a resounding, “NO!”

I don’t know about you, but 9-11 was a wake-up call for me. In the aftermath, I noticed in the media where family members reconciled who hadn’t spoken to each other in years. People changed careers and left intolerable situations that they had been tolerating. Across the board, everyone realized that life was short and that they needed to make the best of it.

Don’t get me wrong. It was not an easy path to follow, but it was the best one—when I look back. That first year I left behind my familiar pattern of getting up, fighting L.A. gridlock traffic, and going to work, I felt lost. I didn’t know how I was going to make it financially.
What I learned on the journey is there is never a perfect time to make your move to pursue your dreams. You should save up, plan, but eventually you have to take the leap of faith.

Since that time, I now own my own Internet radio show at www.maxineshow.com, and have hosted three other Internet radio shows on www.voiceamerica.com, www.artistfirst.com (where I still host) and www.harambeeradio.com.

As the owner of Black Butterfly Press, Maxine Thompson’s Literary Services and Thompson Literary Agency found at www.maxinethompson.com,and www.maxinethompsonbooks.com, I also own a nonprofit, Maxine Thompson’s Literary and Educational Services, in order to give back to my community.

This is the Act III, or my second career in my life. (I hope to work the rest of my life.) All of these endeavors grew out of my passion, not out of my bank account.

Let’s face it. Too many women often are not living their lives to the full. Many report they feel they are living for everyone else in the family. Although we want to have a life of balance, we don’t know how to get it. As women, we’ve been trained to think struggle and sacrifice for others is what we should do.

Well, one way to bring our lives into more balance is through affirmations. What if we could reinvent our lives through thinking positive thoughts?

More than ever, we are in need of sayings to help give us control over the qualities of our days. Just as our ancestors used old sayings to help them survive—in spite of racism, sexism, ageism, and classism—we need to revisit the ‘old ways.’

Whether we are working as secretaries, working at McDonald’s, or running a company, we need peace.

In the creative arenas, for women filmmakers, writers, publishers, and those wanting to become artists of sorts, there is a need to decode and recode symbols for our culture. If we don’t do it ourselves, it won’t get done.

We need to reclaim our bodies, our souls and our sexuality. Affirmations can help us get closer to our goals.

In the main, why do we need affirmations? Because today, women are dying from stress. One woman told me, “I guess I have to die in order to get some rest.” And she died shortly after that. That’s exactly what’s happening. We are dying at younger ages and at an alarming rate.

However, the good news is this. We are living in an exciting time, filled with possibilities, so why not take advantage of these times?
One reason is that we now live in an age of spiritual enlightenment, interdependence, and access to information that only the rich enjoyed at one time. We have the Internet, which levels the playing field for everyone. With the Internet, you can start a business on a shoestring budget. You can meet friends on a global level because of the different communities on line. In fact, you can start your own communities of interest.

Become the artist of your own life. Use affirmations to redesign your life and find your joy. Find ways to create multiple streams of income with technology. We now have money that can be made through twitter, facebook, myspace, linked in and other on-line groups.

For in order to have fun and enjoy life, you have to throw out all the mental “what-I-should do’s” and “must-erbations” and follow your own heart. If you are doing work you love, it will feel like play. Learn to live authentically from your very soul.

Creating a life you love will help determine the quality of your health, your happiness, and sometimes, even your longevity. The benefits from doing what you love and living a passionate life are too many to enumerate. (By the way, my health problems have lessened.)
As an African American female baby boomer, I’d like to break ground for the younger generation behind me. I’d like to disrupt our conventional thinking. Each generation should progress beyond what the generation before them accomplished.

Why not make these the best years of your life, whatever age you are? Never forget that life is tenuous. It can be taken from you without a minute’s notice.

So use affirmations to help heal and to change your life. Start feeling like you’re a co-creator with God, instead of a victim of your circumstances.

  
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