Changing your perspective on things can really change your life. These motivational reads are sure to do just that. Be inspired and encouraged to grow beyond your current state. Check out some of these fantastic reads. 

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Momentum

Momentum is an inspiring journey toward authenticity. This guide will drive you directly towards living your purpose. You are guided through this dynamic expedition by motivational icon, Odessa Jenkins. Jenkins is known to many as “the woman who can captivate any audience”. She walks readers through her process of how to overcome fear and teaches them how to lead with compassion. Jenkins believes that embracing fear can help you overcome all odds. This motivational voyage is guaranteed to change the way you see yourself and will give you the “momentum” to pursue your ultimate passion.

Red Flag!

There are people in this world who mean to do us harm. Some of them play on our emotions and some of them just flat out take what they want no matter how it makes us feel. Have you ever looked back on a situation and wondered how you missed the warning signs? You say to yourself “I got played!” Did you get played by a person or were you played by your own mind? How did that happen?  Hindsight is 20/20, but what if you could see it coming. What if you could keep a loved one from walking into a living nightmare? Would you do it?

           

This book helps you break down real-life examples of manipulation and abuse that people fall prey to. Then it goes even deeper into the triggers that can be experienced after the trauma has taken place. Most importantly, it gives you options of how to recognize, avoid and/or deal with the circumstances.

These Are Not The Same Tears

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” ~Psalm 30:5

            Complete transparency is what you’ll get from me in this book because it’s also what will be required of you. You can and will be healed but you must deal with the pain first. Night comes for most of us and it can bring depression, disappointments and dysfunction. Morning will only come if we work through the issues that brought the darkness. It will not be easy, but with God all things are possible. He will restore you from rejection, abuse, low self-esteem and shame, but you must do your part.

 

            Prayer, counseling and my support system were all a part of my process. Yours may not be the same as mine, but I pray you’ll do whatever it takes. There is life after brokenness. There were many days and nights that I cried through my pain and my process. But, now that I see my morning coming, the liquid praise that falls from my eyes represents joy! These are the not the same tears.

The McQueen Foundation

Beginner’s Guide

for Helping the Homeless

Have you ever looked at a homeless person and thought to yourself, “That could easily be me?” The reality is many of us are one paycheck away from being in that very position. For Dishambra McQueen, that was her story before rising above her circumstances and founding The McQueen Foundation. Now, she trains other individuals with the same dream and passion to make a difference in the lives of the homeless in their own communities. The McQueen Foundation’s Beginner’s Guide for Helping the Homeless has been created for those wanting to develop an organization geared towards helping the homeless, with the goal of assisting in making your vision of working with the homeless community a reality!

 

Within this guide, you’ll find valuable resources on how to develop and run your organization, strategies for assisting with the basic need of the homeless population such as food, water, and clothing, and a step-by-step outline on how to do it -  allowing you to develop a simple and easy system for your organization. Whether you’re feeding the homeless with family & friends or running an outreach for the homeless you’ll find this to be the “go-to” resource as you begin your journey of service to the homeless population in your community.

Unconditional Love:

Caring When No One Cares

As I battled with whether or not caregiving was a blessing or a curse, I realized it’s a gift! Not everyone has the grace to do it, but from the time I was a young girl I have been a caregiver. From my daddy to my children, on to my mama, my husband and my auntie…I have been there. Never wanting to let anyone down, I worked tirelessly. My faith has carried me, but my body and my mind have been screaming out for my attention. You see…in all the love I showered on others I forgot about me.

 

            As you walk with me through the ups, downs, ins, outs, joys and sorrows or caregiving, I want you to hear me well. You are to love others as you love yourself. Don’t leave you out! It’s not ok to give it all away to others and only love you when it’s convenient. If you love you first, you can love those assigned to you so much greater. You can love unconditionally. You can give them that Unconditional Love.

Working Through Mommy Issues

Loving Yourself Even Though

She Didn’t Like You

This book is designed to help you deal with a mother who makes it difficult for you to care for and/or care about her. If you have ever asked yourself "why does my mother treat me the way she does" this book is for you. If you have found yourself wanting to scream out "Help! My mom doesn't like me" this book is for you. If you spent the majority of your life trying to make your mother proud of you or just trying to survive being raised by her and you still have not succeeded, this book is for you. You will learn how to love yourself even though she didn't like you. You will learn to stop compromising your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health to get someone to love you who does not acknowledge your effort. Take your power out of her hands and live!

Compassionate Children

Cultivating True Forgiveness of a Flawed Parent

This book is designed to help you deal with a parent who makes it difficult for you to care for and/or care about them. If you have ever asked yourself “why does my mother treat me the way she does” this book is for you. If you have found yourself wanting to scream out “Help! My dad doesn’t like me” this book is for you. If you spent the majority of your life trying to make your parents proud of you or just trying to survive being raised by them and you still have not succeeded…this book is for you. You will learn how to love yourself even though they didn’t like you. You will learn to stop compromising your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health to get someone to love you who does not acknowledge your effort. Take your power out of their hands and live!