Refusing to Settle: Setting High Standards and Expectations

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Ms. Sonia Renee Brown for Refusing to Settle: Setting High Standards and Expectations. The discussion will focus on refusing to settle, setting high standards and high expectations on three dimensions: Personal, Professional and Social; and how setting high standards and expectations (for self) make a difference in the lives of girls and women of color from the following perspectives: psychological, emotional, physical and social.

The discussion will be thought-provoking with final thoughts on setting high standards and expectations for yourself in 2016!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST

Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live 

Listener Line:  914-338-1308  Call in to listen live, comment, share or ask questions!

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Order in time for the Holidays! Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color!

Christmas shopping – Order in time for the Holidays!

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color!

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color is a new book by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth that focuses on women of color transitioning into and living life in their fifties as they re-balance and embrace their psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being. The fabulous fifties is a time for women of color to celebrate, rejuvenate, enhance, and empower themselves to begin living life fabulous!

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About the book

Filled with positive affirmations designed to help every woman of color transitioning into and living life in their fifties think, believe, and practice positive thoughts! As you read this book, prepare for an awesome change in the way that you think about everything!  The power is within!

Focus on re-balancing your personal, psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and status because, this is the time to celebrate who you are by rejuvenating, enhancing, and empowering yourself! Begin your journey by setting new goals and achieving  them, creating a bucket list for your fabulous fifties, discovering a new hobby, embracing  the beauty of nature, beginning an exercise routine, scheduling your general and women’s wellness exam, eating healthy, writing your memoirs, and most importantly, making  time for you to truly enjoy your fifties. As you write this new chapter in the book of your life, focus on finding your balance, embracing the Principles for Living Life Fabulous, thinking big, dreaming big and living large as you embrace being a woman of color living life fabulous at fifty!

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color contains The Principles for Living Life Fabulous and 140 positive affirmations and explanations written specifically for women of color as a self-help/motivational guide as they learn to live life fabulous.

Affirmation topics include the fabulously fifty bucket list, being a trailblazer and torch-bearer, colorism, hair, standards of beauty, resiliency, refusing to settle, destination success, personal space and time, change, intimacy, gratifying love-making, physical changes, menopause, and the Principles for Living Life Fabulous among other topics.

By thinking, believing and applying positive thought processes, women of color in their fifties will begin to live life fabulous.

Available on Amazon and through Complexity Publishing, LLC.

About the Author

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth is the Founder and CEO of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., I Am Beautiful Global, Inc., Fabulously Fifty Women of Color, and the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC).
Editor: Dr. Julie Jung-Kim

PRESS CONTACT:
Complexity Publishing, LLC
orders@complexitypublishing.com
866-829-0163

 

Living Your Dash in Style: Your Legacy of a Significant Life.

Join Dr. Culbreth for Living Your Dash in Style: Your Legacy of a Significant Life.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST on

Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live

Listen live!

Listener Line:  914-338-1308.  Call in to ask questions, comment or share

The topics will focus on living life to its fullest, pursing your dreams, rediscovering, reinventing and redefining you as you travel on your journey to the what next stage in life.  Food for thought: Are you living a fulfilling life – one that will note your dash as extraordinary and significant?  Are you happy? Do you know where you are going to?

Topics:

  • What Really Matters
  • Living Your Dash in Style
  • Rediscover, Reinvent and Redefine You
  • Embracing the What Next Stage
  • Celebrate, Embrace and Empower You
  • Home
  • Live Your Dream
  • Do You Know?
  • One Day at a Time
  • Leave a Legacy of a Significant Life
  • Ready, Set, Go

 

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Link to the show:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2015/08/14/living-your-dash-in-style-your-legacy-of-a-significant-life

NGWCC’s New Resources Page

National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

Greetings

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. has added a Resources page to the NGWCC website.  The page contains resources for girls and women of color.  If you would like to have your business, book, or other resources (fitness, health, beauty, magazines, nutritional, consulting business, etc.) listed on NGWCC’s Resources page, please visit our website, complete the NGWCC Resources Form and submit!  We will contact you shortly.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Continued Success!

Dr. Culbreth

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Jealousy Is A Wasted Emotion

160_F_74607474_Rqw1iwDXtl5pXYlBtGG6yhw82UjBcOTt    Jealously is one of the most wasted emotions that humans experience because it has no purpose. Instead of wasting energy being jealous or envious, spend time enhancing and improving yourself.  Jealous and envious women thrive in negative environments and radiate negative energy. Fabulously fifty women of color thrive in positive environments and radiate positive energy.

When you allow yourself to become consumed by jealousy, your psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being may become unbalanced leading you to act, react and interact negatively – and without warning, you suddenly find yourself stuck on a page in the book of your life, an abyss, or the murky waters of envy, spite, and anger.  

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You focus on embracing other women of color and being supportive. You clearly understand that you will meet women who may be more creative, smarter and prettier than you are, have better bodies, prettier hair, larger homes, better opportunities, class and style, or women who have embarked on awesome careers. Embrace them while embracing you, and never allow yourself to waste time or emotions dwelling on negativity.  Giving someone the evil eye glare, being a crab in the barrel, making nasty comments, or being mean-spirited, all limit your ability to live a fulfilling, happy and significant life. 

Lift each other by celebrating, embracing and empowering each other through words of encouragement, support, and unity. Cheer each other on and be the inspiration needed to conquer the negativity of jealousy.

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You are too busy living life fabulous to waste time, energy or thoughts that are not conducive to your overall well-being!

Reference

Culbreth, D. (2014). Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color.

 

On Being Bigger, Better and Bolder!

Being bigger means that you are the bigger person who takes the high road at all times and that you are the bigger person when dealing with adversity, disagreements, and difficult people. You understand that being bigger means standing firm in your convictions and calling attention to issues that affect girls, pre-teens, teens and women of color worldwide.

Being better means that you are better person today than you were yesterday, last week, last month or even last year. You have learned valuable life lessons from your experiences and now use them to make you a better person. You read and research issues affecting girls, pre-teens, teens, and women of color throughout the world and work to make the world a better place for them.

Being bolder means that you dare to be different and dream of being a trailblazer and torchbearer for girls, pre-teens, teens and women of color who will break down race and color barriers impeding girls, pre-teens, teens, and women of color across the board.

Your ability to be bigger, better and bolder will enable many girls, pre-teens, teens, and women of color throughout the world to believe that they too can break down race and color barriers and be a part of the change that is needed in this world. You are bigger, better and bolder. Think it! Believe it! Be it!

Nominate Extraordinary Girls and Women of Color

LogoColorAs we celebrate, embrace and empower girls and women of color, the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) and I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. are seeking nominations of girls and women of color who have and are making history as trailblazers and torchbearers in their own right.  Selected Nominees will be featured in the special thematic issue of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS), Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color, under the section, Girls and Women Making History.

Nominees demonstrate character, commitment, perseverance, determination, strength and resiliency. They inspire and empower girls and women of color to achieve their dreams and to reach higher ground. Nominees may be students, parents, seniors, business leaders, lawyers, artists, writers, organizational leaders, administrators, educators, health workers, politicians, change agents, role models, mentors, clergy, founders, community activists/leaders, social workers, visionaries, volunteers, employees, etc.

We are very interested in receiving nominations of seniors who are unsung trailblazers and torchbearers within communities of color.

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2015.  Please complete the Girls and Women of Color Making History Nomination (below) and submit to nominees@ngwcc.org.

Nomination Form Girls and Women of Color Making History

(Microsoft Word Doc)

Join NGWCC: Be A Part Of The Change Needed For Girls and Women of Color!

National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) is growing and we are excited about our growth.  We will hold our organizational conference call in May and would like to have our Board of Directors and Task Forces ready to launch.  Our goal is to build a membership base that includes members from every state as well as international representation.  Our success is determined by your involvement, commitment, and interest in being a part of the change needed for girls and women of color worldwide. Accordingly, we are seeking Chairs to lead the following Task Forces:

Open Task Forces

  • Art
  • Education – Higher Education
  • Fundraising
  • Mentoring
  • Career & Professional Development
  • Research
  • STEM
  • Global
  • E-Newsletter (new)
  • NGWCC Journal (new – The Task Force Chair will serve as Editor-in-Chief)
  • Campus (new)
  • Membership (new)
  • Parenting (new)

 Filled Task Force Positions:

  • Health/Nutrition
  • Criminal Justice/Incarceration
  • Grant Writing and Non-Profit Management
  • NGWCC Writer’s…

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Keep the Faith

Having faith in you is as crucial as breathing. With each breath that you take, your body prepares to take the next breath. Likewise, having faith in you and your potential prepares you to continue your journey in life with confidence. You know that each passing moment and experience is preparing you to successfully navigate the murky waters, the shallow waters, and the deep waters with confidence and grace.

 

 

Psychic Prisons

As a fabulously fifty woman of color, it is important for you to understand that you live in a society that may not always embrace the beautiful hues of skin tones, hair textures, body shapes, or cultures of women of color. Sometimes people use negative stereotypes and negative perceptions of women of color and try to force you to identify with them or make you believe that you are inferior and that they are superior.

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If you begin to believe the negative stereotypes, they can affect your self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect, resulting in you becoming trapped in a psychic prison. As a result, you will begin to display negative attitudes, negative behaviors, and negative thought processes that can lead to you making choices that may defer your dreams, diminish your hopes, and destroy your ability to live life fabulous. Psychic prisons thrive on negativity.

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Do not believe the negative stereotypes because as a fabulously fifty woman of color, you are so much more than the negative thoughts, words, or beliefs of people who cannot see the beauty in women of color. To avoid becoming trapped in a psychic prison, consider the following:

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Remember that you are not inferior, less worthy, or insignificant because of the color of your skin. Show the world that you will not be a victim or trapped in a psychic prison because you are just too awesome to allow yourself to be trapped by the ignorance of others.