People of Color and the Power Within

Join Dr. Culbreth for People of Color and the Power Within: Reaching Higher Ground.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/10/30/people-of-color-and-the-power-within

Call in to ask questions, comment, etc. by dialing: 914-338-1308

The last show before our two-year anniversary show next week! A review of the best 2014 episodes.

Features: VOTING, What does it take for people of color to reach higher ground? How do you define success? Do you have the power within? Knowing your agenda and learning how to drive and stay in your lane.

 

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  • • Voting
    • Organizing
    • Education
    • Resources
    • Economic Wealth
    • Sustainability
    • Writers of Color
    • Reaching Higher Ground
    • Diversity
    • Success
    • PLUS
    • The Power Within

Fabulously Fifty Self-Love and Women of Color

Join Dr. Culbreth as she explains the Principles to Live Life Fabulous for women of color and shares excerpts from her new book: Live Life Fabulous.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:00  PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

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Principle One:  Fabulously Fifty Self-Love

Topics

  • The Principles to Live Life Fabulous
  • Colorism and stereotypes
  • Relationships
  • Time for you
  • Standards of beauty
  • Health and nutrition
  • Break free from Psychic Prisons
  • Validate yourself
  • A woman of distinction
  • Reaching Destination Fabulous

The Principles to Live Life Fabulous

The Principles to Live Life Fabulous

The five principles to live life fabulous were created by Dr. Culbreth to help fabulously fifty women of color embrace the fabulous fifties. The Principles are the foundation building blocks of the beginning of your journey into the fabulous fifties!

 

Principle One: Fabulously Fifty Self-Love

The first principle of living life fabulous is self-love. The fabulously fifties is a great time in your life to fall in love with yourself all over again. Falling in love with yourself is so easy and refreshing and in doing so, you may discover a fabulous woman of color who knows exactly what she needs in her life, and creatively sets out to pursue those needs.  Remember, it is all about you loving yourself madly. Loving yourself first and foremost is the first principle of living life as a fabulously fifty woman of color. When you love yourself, embracing the changes that are taking place within and around you psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially will be exhilarating.

Tune in to The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and listen to Dr. Culbreth explain the first principle of Living Life Fabulous, Fabulously Fifty Self-Love.

The Fabulously Fifty Series will air on the fourth Thursday of each month on The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio.

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All on board the Fabulously Fifty 747- Destination Fabulous!

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Okay, you have lived for half of a century or more and have experienced good, bad and ugly times. Through it all, did any experience lead to the discovery of your passion and purpose in life? Take time to think about the dreams that you did not pursue or the plans that you started and had to put on the side, the things that you were passionate about but did not pursue. Is the passion still there or did you discover a new passion? Through deep reflection, you will be able to identify your passion. If you discover that you are passionate about a new career, writing, developing a new product line, invention, drawing, gardening, starting a non-profit organization, a support group, or learning a new language, then pursue your passion with vigor and do not let anyone, any situation, or anything keep you from it.

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What is your purpose? It is possible that you are the change needed in society, or that you will discover or invent something that will leave your mark on the world, teach, preach or mentor? Discover your purpose and pursue it with every fiber of your being. Once you have discovered your passion and identified your purpose, you will realize your mission, and focus on your vision for the future. Just remember to believe and think positive about everything that you are doing. Believe with the passion and intensity that you felt with your first love. (Ah ha, that jumped started you, or at least I hope it did). Set realistic goals, dream big, and dream in color because you are about to embark on a journey to Destination Fabulous. Your next step is to board the Fabulously Fifty 747 train, Destination Fabulous!  By the way, I do mean train.

Peace of Mind wooden sign with a beach on background As you begin preparing for your journey, it is important for you to have balance and peace of mind. Focus on balancing you by taking care of the important and priority matters, of course time for family, friends and work, and last, but not least, time to think about your journey. You are busy planning, organizing, researching, and believing in you and your ability to let your passion fuel your purpose, which will motivate you to stay focused on your mission, as your vision becomes clearer and clearer by the minute. WOW! This is so awesome, so refreshing, and so darn rewarding because you are on your way to Destination Fabulous!

Sundown Silhouette  Now that you have discovered your passion, identified your purpose, realized your mission, embraced your vision, and set realistic goals to reach Destination Fabulous, know that change is just beyond the horizon.You have developed a plan (and of course one or two back-up plans, just in case there is a just in case moment, by your own doing) to get you there and have your itinerary imprinted in your mind. You are on your way to living your dreams and being truly happy. You are on your way to Destination Fabulous, the point in your life where you can honestly say that you are in a good place psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. Destination Fabulous is the place where women of color live life fabulous!  You will not allow any negativity to accompany you on your journey because there will not be any room, time or place for it. Therefore, you may have to make a few changes so be prepared.

Before you board the Fabulously Fifty 747 train, seriously evaluate the people you surround yourself with, the people in your inner circle, the company that you keep. Ask yourself if they are bringing too much negative energy to your life. If you are trying to reach higher ground, trying to improve or enhance the quality of your life, ask yourself if the people in your inner circle, etc. have grown significantly over the past five years. Are they trying to reach higher ground or enhance the quality of their lives?  Do they respond negatively to your dreams, goals, etc.? Have they embraced your new purpose, mission, and vision for your life? Can they support and respect your journey?  Are they bringing too much negativity into your world? If the people within your inner circle are holding you back and stagnating your growth, then it is time to make a decision.

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You have a few choices so choose carefully and let the decision be the one that is in your best interest. Choice number one: tolerate their nonsense and allow them to hold you back (but of course, you would never allow anyone or anything to hold you back). You can always consider going to counseling together. Choice number two: put them on notice that you will not tolerate negativity and be firm with them. Choice number three: invite them to exit your life and when you do so, make sure that they exit to the left. Sometimes people do not realize that they are stagnating you and keeping you from reaching your full potential. They may stick pins in your bubbles just as you are ready to fly away with them. In all fairness, sometimes people stagnate you unconsciously and it is important that you tell them about the issue and be honest about your feelings. For those who consciously, intentionally, and deliberately stagnate your growth, open the door. Remember that conscious and unconscious issues can be caused by other people’s insecurities. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, you must decide who is worthy of being a part of your life and whether they are an asset or a liability. This is your life that you will live fabulous by your standards and your terms. Take a stand, be firm and mean it!  If you are ready, climb on board!

Modern high speed train with motion blur   You will be riding on the Fabulously Fifty 747 train that “will not make any unnecessary stops for any reason” (I cannot remember who stated the quoted content). Unnecessary stops are the stops that you must make in your life to deal with OPD (other people’s drama), negative people, and those who cannot or will not embrace or understand that you are on a journey to Destination Fabulous.

One more point before the train leaves the station, put people on notice that you are not getting off the Fabulously Fifty 747 train unless you are compelled to do so of your own volition. This is your time to enjoy who you are, where you are going, and the journey that you will take to get there. Ride in style being balanced and with peace of mind!  I will see you when you get there!

 

By the way, do not forget to check this off on your Fabulously Fifty Bucket List.

 

Have a fabulous week!

 

NEW BOOK FOR FABULOUSLY FIFTY WOMEN OF COLOR

 

Coming in November, a book for women of color titled “Live Life Fabulous: Affirmations for Women of Color.” A book for every woman of color in their fabulous fifties to own. Full of positive messages to help women of color find balance psychologically, emotionally, personally, and socially, allowing them to live life fabulous. Watch for details and sneak previews.

Two new books for girls and women of color

Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim for a preview and discussion about two new  books that focus on girls and women of color.

Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color

&

Fabulously Fifty Women of Color

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

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Listen Live at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/10/16/live-life-beautiful–live-life-fabulous

 

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Create Your Fabulous Fifties Bucket List

160_F_41393150_ZmUY8hjfqoerKdA1qMiBUZfWu3cSU0It  What have you planned to accomplish during your fabulous fifties?  Going to work, taking care of the family, taking care of yourself, etc. are not enough.  Add sparkle and a dash of flavor to your life by creating a Fabulously Fifty Bucket List and add all of the awesome things that you will accomplish during your fabulous fifties. Think about your dreams, goals, aspirations, and desires and start writing! Make your bucket list the bucket list of all bucket lists! Consider including short and long-term goals, things that are fun, spiritual, dazzling, breathtaking, spunky, exciting, and of course, all about you as a fabulously fifty  woman of color. Dare yourself to do something so awesome that you will be blown away by its essence. To add variety to your bucket list, include personal and professional goals.

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Your list could include any of the following, among other things:

  • Change your hairstyle or color
  • Lose weight
  • Become a mentor
  • Celebrate you
  • Be a change agent/find a social cause and get involved/start a non-profit
  • Travel within the United States and internationally
  • Start hobby/collect rare items
  • Redecorate your home/get rid of clutter
  • Learn how to sew/be creative
  • Change careers/start a business/consulting firm
  • Dancing lessons
  • Buy a new home/land
  • Yoga/exercise routine
  • Start saving/increase savings
  • Change your eating habits
  • Take a self-defense class
  • Remove negative people from your life
  • Complete a degree or take a course
  • Enhance your self-esteem
  • New wardrobe
  • Write a book/Start a blog
  • Be daring
  • Ride on a motorcycle
  • White water rafting      

160_F_61933211_A8ia1IUXV2WCbjZlYK0vCWG8Umivn7bo  You may decide to write a short story, poem, or perhaps a novel about an awesome woman. Hmmm could it be about you?  You never know until you start writing so turn on the computer or grab a pen and paper, allow your creativity to take control, and write a spectacular manuscript that will intrigue and enlighten.

The following are a few items on my Fabulously Fifty Bucket List:

  • Be a part of the change that is needed in this world
  • Make a difference in the life of someone/help them reach higher ground in life
  • Visit Paris/Africa/Spain
  • Walk barefoot on the beach at sunset in the late fall
  • Tango lessons
  • Write a New York Times bestselling book
  • Self-publish something awesome
  • Buy a larger home in the Appalachian Mountains
  • White water rafting
  • Add a Blonde Naso Tang to my aquarium
  • Wood carving/wood art  

Discover your passion and bring it to life by adding it to your bucket list. Be realistic and a little daring at the same time. Dare yourself to be creative, non-traditional, and innovative. When complete, your list should contain all of the things that you are truly passionate about accomplishing. You will have to create a plan of action and of course, a backup plan just in case.

Which item on your list will you complete first? Enjoy yourself and remember that as a fabulously fifty woman of color, you are rocking the fabulous fifties and living life fabulous, in style! 

It is time for you to get busy writing, planning, and enjoying your Fabulously Fifty Bucket List.

Are you fired up?

 

Ready!

      Set!

             Go!

 

Live Life Fabulous!