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Toni Boland-Evans: From Difficult Chapter into Success Story!

Toni Boland-Evans is a proud Memphian and University of Memphis alumni. She is a very passionate and determined woman, Toni has worked for NIKE as part of the Social and Community Impact Team for over 25 years. She was named Memphis Business…
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Alexia Young Shows Us How to Turn a Disformity into Mission!

A Birth Defect that Birthed Purpose Born with the birth defect, cleft lip, and palate, Alexia Young is a woman with a brave mind and heart, she chooses to stand beyond challenges and helps others embrace their struggles. Through her organization,…
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Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal: The Ideal Dentist

Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal, the Ideal Dentist, is also the owner and CEO of Paradigm Dental Center in Memphis. One of those wonderful women I have met, a multi-tasker, loving wife, supportive mother, a determined entrepreneur, and an inspiring…
Best Valentine's Day Gift
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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

15 years ago I got my first actual Valentine's Day gift. It was an engagement ring. That was preceded by a short dating relationship, 11 years as a single mother and a strong desire to have a companion and a father figure for…
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A Focus on the Future After a Year of Loss and Lessons

2020 respresents a lot of loss for me, as it does for many others. It also represents a year where I was reminded of just how creative, flexible, compassionate, and resourceful I can be and how the lessons from my past can help me focus on the…
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Chapter 41- My COVID-19 Birthday

Because of the meaning of my birthday (much more than me being born), I always try to do something significant on my birthday. And write about it. Like for all the people who canceled birthday plans- and wedding plans, graduation plans, trips,…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 6

 After a fun night in Kumasi and a good night's rest at the Golden Bean Hotel, we woke up early to travel less than an hour to Beniase, the village where Justin's father grew up and near the school we would be visiting.  Our driver Leo and…
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5 Tips for Being Thankful When Life is Hard

Yesterday as I driving down the highway thinking about Thanksgiving and wondering what I would do for the holiday, I also thought about how many situations in my life were not where I wanted them to be. As I sank deeper into my woeful feelings,…
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Your Happiness Your Choice

I've been working on a new keynote, and I'm so excited about the impact I believe it will have on helping others to be more resilient. And even happier with life. It comes down to two choices- Accept it (SO What!) or Change it (So NOW…