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You Have the Immeasurable Potential and Endless Possibilities to Reach Your Dreams!

Originally published Jan 9, 2017 at www.SpeakitGirlfriend.com

My journey to Christian servitude began at the tender age of nine, which is when I first wrote and published my book, “What Every Child Should Know About Prayer from A Child’s Point of View.”  Like many people, I grew up in the church, having been raised with a strong spiritual foundation.  At an early age, I decided to make a commitment to a higher power knowing that my life would have greater purpose if I just entrusted my life…

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My Year-End Message to You: A Time for Reflection and Planning for a Purpose-Driven Life Ahead

My Year-End Message to You: A Time for Reflection and Planning for a Purpose-Driven Life Ahead

During a year filled with many triumphs and sorrow, it has been difficult to stay centered and operate from a place of gratitude for all of the things that life has brought us. Admittingly, this year I experienced some personal challenges and disappointment, but then I remember that I often like to think of life as happening in waves- life is ever-evolving- and that we can withstand life changes...

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When Opportunity Knocks

“When Opportunity Knocks.”

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” — William James

Many times in life we will be presented with great opportunities. Opportunities to learn, grow and expand our conscious-thinking beyond are greatest imagination.

Will you pass up this opportunity out of fear or be willing to stretch beyond your...

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Erica Joins City-Wide Host Committee for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, art, history, and culture, The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will open September 24, 2016.  For more information, please visit:  www.NMAAHC.SI.edu

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Living a Life Filled with Passion and Purpose

This past weekend, United States President, Barack H. Obama, delivered the keynote address during Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The President addressed members of the Class of 2016 and their families, University trustees, officers, faculty, staff, and alumni.

As a Howard alumna, it was an incredible moment in time. The President’s commitment to education, equality, and social justice dovetails with Howard’s longstanding dedication to...

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2016-A New Year to Design A Life You Love!

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. –Henry David Thoreau
 

The start of a brand new year is a natural time for many of us to pause and reflect – and to ask ourselves if our life and efforts are really resulting in the outcomes we want.

Are we making the very most of our time and unique talents? Are we creating meaningful memories with those closest to...

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The Power of Journaling to Unleash Your Creative Potential

 

It’s important to begin each day in reflection to process your thoughts and align yourself with your personal goals. In a world filled with distractions, it’s quite easy to fall victim to social absorption where we base our lives off of the agenda of others.  In essence, as opposed to taking command of the day, we become reactive to the environmental distractions around us. A prime example of this is waking up immediately and checking your phone or Facebook to see what ‘society’...

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Prayer and Meditation for Clarity and Vision

Life is busy. It’s quite easy to fall into the cycle of aimlessly reacting to life’s events without a clear sense of direction and purpose. The most important step to combating this challenge is to begin your day with prayer and meditation to orient yourself toward the positive. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on your life’s goal and hear the voice of God concerning his purpose for your amazing life!

Prayer and meditation also facilitates intense gratitude for all that you have....

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My Journey: You Have the Immeasurable Potential and Endless Possibilities to Reach Your Dreams!

My journey to Christian servitude began at the tender age of nine, which is when I first wrote and published my book, “What Every Child Should Know About Prayer from A Child’s Point of View.”  Like many of you, I grew up in the church, having been raised with a strong, spiritual foundation and at an early age, I had accepted Jesus Christ into my heart and professed that he would be the Lord and Savior of my life. 

And I made that commitment knowing that my life would have such...

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Howard Alum, Erica Austin, Continues To Motivate Youth

Published Author and Youth Advocate Empowers Youth through Life Skills and Leadership Training

 

Erica Austin, a Howard University graduate, accomplished author, and motivational speaker Known for her Trumpet Award-winning book, entitled “What Every Child Should Know About Prayer; From A Child’s Point Of View,” continues to motivate youth by offering practical and clear-cut strategies for self-empowerment through education in life skills and leadership.  Since publishing her first...

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