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It The Ninth Month and 100 Days


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It is the 9th Month and I am pregnant with my baby, I been carrying for two years. The 100 Day Smart Goal was conceived September 21, 2012 as a challenge to a few friends in my circle and others on Facebook.

It is all about working toward achieving your goals within 100 days. Our accountability and support group encourages and uplifts each other.

It is 100 Days until we reach 2015! What are you going to do to make a difference in your world? Today is a great day to start working toward your #goals.

Let me encourage you to recommit to achieving your hopes, dreams, and desires. Join us on this journey and watch your life be transformed! We help you attain your #goals one day at a time! Spread the word and invite others to join this movement! To join go to the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/346157868811751

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE https://www.facebook.com/groups/346157868811751/

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“Fit and Lean in 2014! Mind, Body, Spirit”


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mind body spirit (Photo credit: twak)

 

Merry 2014! We have arrived at that season when everyone becomes reflective and introspective about their life and making resolutions to change. It is a New Year and people are excited to have a new beginning for their lives. Some people want to start a business, write a book, go back to school, start a new career, find a mate, get married, have a baby, start saving money and the list goes on and on. 

One of the biggest things that many people resolve to do is lose weight and get in shape. The struggle to shed pounds is a major issue that torments and is a constant battle. Losing weight and embracing the notion of getting in shape is one of my crosses to bear. Back  in November, I heard from two different doctors that I needed to lose the “muffin top“.  This was not a surprise to me, I was carrying the pounds around and needed to get a plan for  dropping the weight and getting in shape.

At first, I was mad at myself because over the summer I took a leap of faith and participated in the popular the Daniel Fast”—that involved eating only fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for 21 days along with other members of my church. I lost 10 pounds and I felt better and it  was a healthy way to eat better, lose weight and get in shape. All of my efforts went out the window as I traded my fruits, veggies and smoothies for greasy junk and sweet treats. The weight came back with a vengeance.

A friend saw my distress and decided that we could get up and start walking in the mornings or evenings to get moving and leave the weight behind. So the week before Thanksgiving we met in the wee hours of the morning and began walking on the road to changing and losing weight. It is never easy to get your body in shape, you have to do the work to  gain maximum results. My friend has been a great source of encouragement and inspiration, she has me jogging and walking.

We set a few goals: Walk/jog three times or more a week. We would go for an hour and we wanted to get up to 4 miles. Our weight loss goal is 15 pounds by Thursday,February 27th (the return of our favorite show SCANDAL). I am have not been boiling over about  jogging and I give my friend the”side eye” when I want to quit, then I remember no pain, no gain! I will not be defeated, this is my season for favor and blessings.

As I walk/jog into this new beginning it helped me to develop my updated tagline “Fit and Lean in 2014! Mind, Body, and Spirit”. I vow to get in shape this year and stay on a track with a lifestyle improvement.  As I get in shape it has to be a total effort of my Mind (it is where everything starts in our thinking), Body ( our temple has to be honored and kept in order), Spirit ( our soul must be in agreement with the body and mind for optimum results).

Let me encourage you to join me as I get “Fit and Lean in 2014! Mind,Body, Spirit”.

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE https://www.facebook.com/groups/346157868811751/
“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 
Copyright © 2014 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

 

 

 

 

It’s All In A Name


I was excited to read the BlogHer NaBloPoMo Prompt from yesterday: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it?

I saw this as a great opportunity to tell the world about my connection to my namesake, the late Yolanda Denise King. If you are not familiar with the name Yolanda Denise King, she is the first-born daughter of Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King. An actress, activist, and ambassador for health disparities in the black community, Yolanda Denise King walked in her own way to uphold the legacy of her father. I was so proud of Yolanda Denise King, because it was a major thing for me to share her name!

As I prepared to write this post, I shared with my Mom that I was glad they named me after Yolanda Denise King. Mom chuckled and replied, “You were not named after Yolanda King. Your name was supposed to be Casey, because your Daddy liked that name.” Casey Clay was almost my name until my Mom took to studying the baby names book and they decided on Yolanda Denise Clay. All this time I feed into my own dream about the origin of my name. Now I realize that, It’s All In A Name.

I did a Google search on my name and  one of the entries from the site SheKnows.com that gave me a detail on my name, Yolanda. I read it to my Mom and she was like, “I could not have named you better. It is dead on and so you!”

Check it out! Is it speaking of the Yolanda Denise Clay Triplett that you know?

Yolanda

The name Yolanda is a baby girl name.

Spanish Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.

American Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.

Greek Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower.

French Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower; strong.

SoulUrge Number: 8People with this name have a deep inner desire to lead, organize, supervise, and to achieve status, power and wealth.Expression Number: 9People with this name tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. They are usually humanitarian, broad-minded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered. http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/yolanda

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~~YoTrip

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

HAIRversations with YoTrip


YoTrip ThinkingYes It Is Really Me

YoCurlyTripCurlyYo!

Last Friday, I decided to take my crown and glory in another direction. I am now calling myself CurlyYo! I am no longer rockin the long/short hairdo, I am now looking curly new!  A change in my style has caused me to have some HAIRversations in the most unlikely places and spaces.  Yes I said, HAIRversations, it is the talk that women of color (black and sometimes brown) usually find themselves engrossed in after the transition  in their hair style.

The  HAIRversations with YoTrip have been with of all people the white men in my world. Yes they have sized up, walking around me like a merry-go-round. A few of them  walked on by, because they did not recognize me.  Then two of them were bold and bad enough to TOUCH it because they must be from Missouri (the show me state). As soon as the one guy pulled his hand away he quickly offered “I already know, you ain’t suppose to touch a black woman’s hair!”  I was laughing and responded, “How did you know?” He said, I watched Chris Rock  in that movie  

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I smiled and then they offered insight on my Curly locks. “Do you slap one of those doo-rags on your head at night and sleep with your head hanging out the bed?” I laughed and said, “No, I sleep however I feel, no special positions for me! You touched it, didn’t you see how soft it feels?”  I know they were shocked with my candid HAIRversations with them, but if you don’t share how can you expect people to be educated. One of the guys said, “Yo, I really like it and I think it looks good on you! That is more hair than I have had in all my life. ” Smiling at these guys, I told them that, “I am glad to have  had this talk with you so, now you know more about a sistas hair.”

Have you ever had to have the HAIRversations? How did it go for you? Was it a teachable moment for all involved? HAIRversations will always take place as long as transitions happen in our HAIR world! shouts out to the best stylist on the planet, Suzette A. Fullerton of  A True You Salon in Ocoee, Florida.

NaBloPoMo November

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@yotrip729

Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

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YoTrip Presents: September is Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month


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Do you recognize that your health is your wealth? You can have riches beyond your imagination but all the things (houses, cars, and real estate) cannot keep you alive and well! Your health matters and that means your total health.  September is a month filled with health related awareness. Let me draw your attention one of them.

Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month highlights the five different types of cancers that plague the reproductive area. Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancer. (A sixth type of gynecologic cancer is the very rare fallopian tube cancer.)

The Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign raises awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. It encourages women to pay attention to their bodies and know what is normal for them, so they can recognize the warning signs of gynecologic cancers and seek medical care. When gynecologic cancers are found early, treatment is most effective.   http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/knowledge/  

Be informed and help spread the word about Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month

Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, Vulvar. Get the facts about gynecologic cancer.

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You are invited to attend The YES! Network Social Event on September 21, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s  Restaurant in Orlando Florida. Guest Speaker Suzonna Warrenton, will be speaking on the topic, How to Turn Your Passion into Profit. Suzonna is the CEO and Owner of Tatin International Marketing. Suzonna is a Marketing Consultant and her experiences include assisting Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals achieve greater recognition in the marketplace. My Video Talk Media Solutions will show you the latest creative and innovative communications technologies to help you achieve global marketing success! Learn how to use live video streaming broadcasts, schedule virtual boardroom meetings, design and customize email video messages, and on-demand video web channels to compliment your professional brand.

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

YoTrip Presents: The Word of The Day Kindred


 

Kindred Spirits Statue

Kindred Spirits Statue (Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn)

 

kindred [ˈkɪndrɪd]
adj
1. having similar or common qualities, origin, etc.
2. related by blood or marriage
kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
n
1. relationship by blood
2. similarity in character
3. a person’s relatives collectively
[C12 kindred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule]
kindredness , kindredship n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

 

“Kindred speaks to our commonalities, our roots, our connections one to another. The ties that binds us, keeps us together in mind, in body, and in spirit.” 7/11/13 ~~YoTrip

 

Be forever mindful of the people you invite into your life for a season, a reason or a lifetime.

 

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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

 

Triumphant Living Workshop
O’ Charley’s Restaurant,
July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm

 

Central Florida’s premier workshop, “Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.

 

REGISTER Today: http://dbp4.eventbrite.com

 

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”

 

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

 

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“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

 

Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

 

 

 

YoTrip’s Word For The Day: Blessings


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Blessed (Photo credit: Nastassia Davis [www.nastassiadavis.com])

BLESSINGS: AN ACT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
 
Do you realize the blessings in your life? Most people will say yes without even thinking about it. We wake up in the morning and our minds are filled with all that we have to complete on our to do list. Did you say “thank you Lord” for my life, health and seeing another day? No you were so consumed with all the things that you wished you had. You forgot about the roof that covers your head at night, the closets you have busting over with clothes, you cannot see the floor for all the shoes that cover it. There is a choice of food items in your refrigerator, you have multiple bathrooms in your home, you drive a vehicle to your destinations and you have a job! All that is a blessing!
This morning as I was on my way to work I went off the normal path and stopped at a different place for coffee. The parking lot was busy with cars coming in and going out in a hurry. I looked out my passenger window and saw her slowing approaching the entrance of the store. This woman was wearing a heavy coat, a hat on her head and layers of tattered clothes in this Florida heat. The woman’s slowness was probably due to the fact that she pulled all her belongings behind her in an old suitcase.
 I rushed into the store unfamiliar with the setup seeking coffee. I found the coffee counter and looked for my favorite flavor. Begin to assemble the perfect blend of Joe, and looked for the bananas. I did not see the bananas around the coffee and asked the attendant who directed me to the front counter. I walked toward the front counter and encountered the woman as she carried a 64 oz cup of some red juice and looking at the change in her hand as if she did not have enough for this drink to quench her thirst. As our eyes met, I spoke and so did she, I asked if she would like something else to go with the drink. The woman nodded yes and pointed to the wings in the warmer. I asked the attendant to get her some wings. The woman looked back at me and I said get something else if you like, she whispered “one more thing” my heart danced at that moment. I received the blessing as I gave a blessing to the woman.
The blessing was the act of encouragement I received from the woman. The humility I saw in this woman’s eyes brought me to a place to acknowledge that we must recognize our blessings one by one. Our blessings may seem small but they are the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. I am thankful for each and every blessing that I received today?
Can you share a story of a blessing you received recently? Let me hear back from you, comment below.
~~YoTrip
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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

 

Triumphant Living Workshop

O’ Charley’s Restaurant, 

July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm

Central Florida’s premier workshop“Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.

REGISTER Todayhttp://dbp4.eventbrite.com

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Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/  Join us on Facebook  

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
 
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
Find me on Facebookfacebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

 
Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

YoTrip Presents: June is Men’s Health Awareness Month


Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Week (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

   Silent Health Crisis
“ T here is a silent health crisis in America…it’s a fact that, on average,
American men live sicker and die younger than American women.”
Dr. David Gremillion, Men’s Health Network

This statement is a sad indictment to the disparage of health among American men. The silence in the crisis that Dr. Gremillion acknowledges speaks volumes on the state of men’s health in this country. Who among the masses does not know a man who is not honoring his temple by taking care of his health? How many also know a man who has had a health scare, he refuses to get a check-up, and walks around like he thinks he is the “man of steel”?

Let’s view some facts about men’s health:

  • Percent of men 18 years and over in fair or poor health: 12.5%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 52.3%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 31.2%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 22.2% (2009-2011)
  • Percent 20 years and over who are obese: 33.9% (2007-2010)
  • Percent 20 years and over with hypertension: 31.7% (2007-2010)
  • Percent of males under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 18.9%
  • Leading causes of death
    • Heart disease
    • Cancer
    • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mens_health.htm

These numbers support the statement of Dr. Gremillion, men are in trouble! What is even sadder is that these numbers are reflective of all men, when we look at African-Americans and Hispanics those numbers are alarmingly high.

As we focus on Men’s Health during June, the numbers are a wake up call and a call to action. It it is time for men to realize, recognize, and respond by declaring “my health is my wealth and I will be well”!

~~YoTrip

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Dr. Loretta Faith Harris
CEO/President of CHPublishing, IncSpeaker, Author, Life Coach, Entrepreneur
www.LorettaFaithHarris.com
Central Florida’s premier workshop, “Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.   

 REGISTER Today: http://dbp4.eventbrite.com

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s for the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show. Host Dr. Loretta Faith Harris and Co-Host “Yo-Trip” shares intimate conversations with Special Guests Wednesdays, 6:30-7:00 pm EST. Call: (619) 638-8501. Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show www.BlogTalkRadio.com/LorettaFaithHarris

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

YoTrip Presents: A Poet People Should Know Ramona “Jonesy” Jones


YoTrip Presents: A Poet People Should Know Ramona “Jonesy” Jones  Ramona Jonesy Jones

In honor of the 17th Annual National Poetry Month, I am graciously yielding my blog space to Poets. For the balance of April I will run and post my new monthly feature highlighting some amazing poets, YoTrip Presents: “A Poet People Should Know “

Five Questions For A Poet People Should Know

Who are you as a Poet? Please share something about yourself and your business.

As a poet I am always thinking of new ways I can write and make myself better.  I get a lot of inspiration from my students.  They know I love to write poetry so when they write poetry they are always trying to please me.  It warms my heart to know that they want to know what I think.  They make me a better writer.

What makes you a “Poet People Should Know”?

Not tooting my own horn, but my words are special.  Each word that I write comes from something I have experienced.  Those experiences have made me who I am today.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

I have always been a writer but I didn’t realize that I wanted to share my words with the world until a few years ago.  My words had always been written in a journal.  I never shared them with anyone because they were my private thoughts.  Those private thoughts turned into poems.  Little by little I started sharing them and a great friend of mine told me that I should really consider writing professionally.  I took my first step steps and submitted and agreed to write for a book my friend was publishing.  It was refreshing and I felt really good about it.  Afterwards I was connected with two authors who were publishing a poetry anthology and I had some of my poems published in there.  Then I was connected with Freedomink Publishing and I found my home.  My first book Life and Love Through My Eyes was published in July 2012.  I am working on my second book Dismissed Inhibitions for release this October.  I am excited because I have the chance again to share my experiences.

Where can people find out more about you and your poetic work? 

People can find out more about me and my work at www.freedomink365.com

My first book Life and Love Through My Eyes is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.  You may also find me on Facebook (Author Ramona “Jonesy” Jones).

How do you make it all happen?

My publisher, Katandra Jackson keeps me on my toes.  I am so appreciative of her guidance and direction.

~~YoTrip

 

April is National Poetry Month

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. For more information go to http://www.poets.org
National Poetry Month
Join  for The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild 6th Annual Writer’s Guild Benefit Dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Get details at   http://www.orwriters.org/. Write your Story… 

YoTrip Presents: Dr. Loretta Faith Harris “A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip Presents: Dr. Loretta Faith Harris ” A Woman People Should Know”

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Below is my sixth feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? My name is Dr. Loretta Faith Harris, but I live by Faith. I am the second of five children to the parents of Meshach and Delrene Harris. My humble beginnings are in Pahokee “Muck city” Florida where I take pride and joy. There is a lot in a name and I believe that God divinely ordained my name. Faith foreshadowed my life’s encounters and experiences, which required COMPLETE and TOTAL Faith in God.

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”? I believe that my genuine, transparent, and honest approach to share my life experiences make me a woman people should know. Life is everything but a fairy tale! When you have survived tragedy, adversity, and even experienced death, you adopt a new perspective towards life encounters. My experiences of overcoming death-defying odds and making it to my eventual triumph are chronicled in my award-winning memoir, “The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph.” So, I say to anyone reading this blog, “Take the time” to get to know the true woman.

When I rise in the morning before my feet hit the ground I whisper, “Good morning Holy Spirit” because my Father and I are one. There is a reason I face my fears and skydive, rock climb, and run tracks. My shortcomings remind me every single day that my doctorate is just a title and had it not been for the GRACE of God, I would not be here! I am confident in who I am in Christ, yet humbled in spirit. Yes, I am a woman you should get to know.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world? I remember this day as if it were yesterday. I was a preteen, attending a church service and my mother took one look at me and said, “You are going to do something great with children.” I was holding a baby at that time. I did not think that I would end up becoming an educator, but I always knew that I shared a special connection with children. I always loved the Lord and would spend lots of time in my room as a child reading, dissecting, and writing down information from the bible. I understood everything clearly, as I read and when things were not that clear, I would pray and ask God to help me understand His word. When, “I” knew for myself that I had something special was when I experienced the LOVE of the Lord!

Where can people find out more about you? People call me the, Social Media Queen” because I can be found across the internet. Here are a few outlets that will give you a good overview of who I am and what I do:

How do you make it all happen? I can do ALL things though Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Amen. I appreciate this HONOR.

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