Goal Planning the SMART Way – Taking Small Steps For Big Results

Hello Diva, Michelle here.

I am excited once again to have a conversation with you about goal planning. I hope you have had a chance to check out the #Divas2Divas blog post I shared with you on January 14. The feedback you Divas gave me on the 11 Tips to Accomplish Your Goals content show that you are Driven, Inspired, preparing to be Victorious and ready to take Action. (That’s the secret DIVA recipe!)

And that is outstanding!

Embracing Your Divatude

But haven’t you felt fired up and motivated before, only to see your efforts fail? You know you have what it takes to be the best you possible. There is no doubt in your mind and your heart that the world is going to open up to you and deliver the peace and success that you desire.Continue Reading

What’s For Dinner: Quick and Easy Gumbo and Cornbread

Between Valentine’s Day and the start of Mardi Gras, I decided to surprise my husband with one of his favorite dishes – gumbo.

Here’s the thing, the idea to make said gumbo came at the spur of the moment while I was driving home from work. If you’ve ever watched or made true gumbo, you know it’s some WORK. We’ve shared my aversion to the kitchen before, so I had to come up with a plan E for Easier.

I’m sharing a quick and easy gumbo recipe that got 2 thumbs up from the Mister (who doesn’t know it’s quick and easy…SHHH!!!!) and my favorite cornbread recipe that is always a hit with my kiddos.

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Tangerine Essential Oil

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In addition, I received a sample oil in exchange for my participation in this blog hop and for the purpose of a testimonial. All opinions are my own. By being a part of this hop, I have the chance to receive a referral bonus.

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9 Ways that Giving Back Helps You

Of all the trends sweeping the country, giving back is possibly the very best one. Individuals, families, schools, non-profit programs, organizations like the Bob Parsons’ foundation, and entire communities are jumping on the do-gooder wagon.

From spending hours volunteering to simply writing a check and sending it off in the mail, there are a host of ways to contribute. Aside from doing good for others, giving back also benefits the self.

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Happiness is… Loving Yourself From The Inside Out #ChoosingHappiness

Happiness! One of my favorite topics. Today, my friend and bestselling publisher Linda Joy released Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness featuring the soul-inspiring stories of 27 amazing women who share their intimate stories of transformation.

Choosing Happiness, also, includes Reflection Questions after each story which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life.

For a limited time you can get over 40 transformational gifts with your copy of Choosing Happiness.

Grab your copy today!

Choose Love. Choose Life. Choose Happy. | #ChooseHappiness

Self-love is a topic we discuss regularly here on Divas With A Purpose because I truly believe it is essential that we love ourselves from the inside out. Self-esteem issues run rampant among women and it is something that is often brushed aside or whispered about.

It is okay to love yourself first!

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Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster

I received a free copy of Dreaming of Love written by Melissa Foster to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours. No other financial compensation was received and, as always, all opinions shared are 100% mine.


Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.

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Who Am I? How My Daughter Taught Me to Let Go and Live Again by Megan Cyrulewski

I received a complimentary copy of Who Am I? How My Daughter Taught Me to Let Go and Live Again written by Megan Cyrulewski to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours. No other financial compensation was received and, as always, all opinions shared are 100% mine.

Megan Cyrulewski is an ordinary person who has faced extraordinary challenges and now wants to inspire people and show them that hope gives them the power to survive anything. Who Am I? is about her journey into post-partum depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, visits to the psych ward, divorce, domestic violence, law school, and her courageous struggle to survive with her sanity intact—and how a beautiful little girl emerged from all this chaos.

“This is a tale that will tug at your heart strings and enrage you all at the same time. Written with such detail and sincerity, this story really takes hold of you and doesn’t let go.”
– review from Amazon

“More than a Survivor of this story, so very much more. Megan’s unabashed, truthful and, at times, brutal account of her first-hand experience with her ex-husband should be mandatory reading for people everywhere.”
– review from Amazon

“This book is great and very inspirational. I wish more people had as much courage as Megan to speak up and tell others of their experience with this type of situation.”
– review from Amazon


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