Let’s GO!!

I hit the snooze button a FEW times this morning. Got a late start but still getting my work out B4 work in. WHY?! ‘ Cause a sista got GOALS.

Yes. The thought of the end result can be inspiring BUT overwhelming so I had to break in down in bite size pieces. You feel me?!

BREAK IT DOWN BABY!!!

Whateva YOUR personal goals are emotionally, mentally, physically, financially or professionally:
#SometimesYouHaveToEncourageYourself

Because of Him,

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New here? Welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself!

Blessings!

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If you are new here, WELCOME! I could not help but notice the sudden influx of a few new faces! I would love to hear your story, a little about your blog and how you discovered Authenticitee Speaks!

I’ve thrown Blog Parties in the past and found it to be a wonderful opportunity for bloggers to meet one another. Though Authenticitee Speaks has been an awards free blog for a couple of years, I still remember my first nomination! Blog Awards are also a great way to discover great writing. So feel free to share, reblog and invite others! Don’t be shy. Thank you for stopping by!

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I first introduced Emmanuella Raphaelle to this space over a year ago during my 2017 #WriterCrushWednesday series. Much of what I shared at that time, such as my admiration and respect, has only increased after reading her first book: After The Affair – Re Membering.

I don’t remember finishing a book and immediately flipping to the front cover to begin reading it again. It’s. That. Good.

An autobiography. Truth encapsulated. A lover of words and master chef in serving them well. This memoir has fed me and yet I wanted more.

When I first met Celestial, as I often call her; I discerned a weight that could not be denied. She garnered a depth that casual glances could not pinpoint or ignore. Reading her work always felt inviting; as though I had stumbled across a flowing discourse midstream that I was welcome to dance in. However laced throughout the 388 pages of robust writing is a story that deserves to be felt over and over and over again.

It’s my favorite kind of writing. Raw. Honest. A gift. Published by a publishing company Emmanuella created to house this first fortune of many to come. Do get it. Do read it. Do get it when you read it.

Oh and be blessed…’cause I was.

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Thank you for being here! To learn more about Emmanuella Raphaelle, link directly to her social media accounts or purchase her work visit https://www.ermsjournal.com/.

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SEASON(S) TOO

Hey #InspirationWithE Family!

Wow! Inquiries about Season 2 of my Inspiration With E radio show have really increased quite a bit here of late. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! I am genuinely humbled by the love, interest and support!

What began as a brief hiatus evolved into our schedules going full blown bananas and colliding in midair! My incredible producer @jitchronicles and founder of @grindhardradio & I have been doing just that: Grinding Hard and building our legacies.

I am beyond grateful for the opportunity that I was afforded while podcasting and will continue to inspire no matter the format! Season 1 Episodes have been archived and available on demand on http://www.grindhardradio.com.

Enjoying my journey, I look forward to whatever the next chapter holds! You can still find me here, on Facebook | Instagram @InspirationWithE and on Twitter @EAInspiration!

New Here? Welcome New Faces!💫e

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I loved this gem. The intent behind Alisha Howard’s pen would not be denied. From upper and lowercase wording to bold fonts and strategic spacing; the arrangement of Alisha’s poetry is simple and simply potent…all at the same time.

I planned on devouring YOU & i because the words were few, but not so.

I should’ve known better. I discovered Alisha Howard on Instagram about a year and 1/2 ago. I was completely mesmerized by her style of writing. Her pieces are warm, grown and relatable. And her ability to say so much in so few words genuinely impresses me. Alisha Howard is strong.

YOU & i fed me. I found my words peppered with the occasional “Hmph!” and “Mmmm!” in response to her while reading. Alisha’s work demands to be heard, felt, digested and now shared.

To support this incredible indie author on her debut release, click here to purchase!

Follow Alisha on Instagram at @lablaquebelle and thank me later!

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Season 1 Episode 6 | Finale
Episode Description


Welcome to the “Inspiration With E” Radio Show with Ericka Arthur! “Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels “E”. Each show she strives to encourage others while sharing different genres of great music, interviewing amazing guests and raising awareness about matters close to her heart! During this Season Finale “Ladies Night” episode, “E” along with Guest Co-Host Kamilah Cyree interview singer/songwriter and single adoptive parent; Tasha Montfort, writer/journalist Imade Nigobun as she discusses her in-progress book “Depressed While Black” and Forbes.com featured brand strategist; Crystal Z. Perry. Presented by: GRINDHARD RADIO

 
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Show Description Season 1 Episode 5


Welcome to the “Inspiration With E” Radio Show with Ericka Arthur! “Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels “E”. Each show she strives to encourage others while sharing different genres of great music, interviewing amazing guests and raising awareness about matters close to her heart! During this Couples Edition episode “E” Interviews Guest Co-Host & Husband of 19 1/2 years – Grammy Award nominated, Stellar Award winning; music producer, composer & musician, Kevin Arthur @kevindarthur; Entrepreneurs & married couple of 22 years; Edward and Ri Laws of http://www.jonbrioche.com @jonbrioche and Entrepreneurs married 2 years; Waleed & Quiana Shamsid-Deen of facebook.com/SupremeBurgerUS @thesupremeburger. Call-in 323-693-3043 and press “1” to stream LIVE with “E” and her guests ON AIR! Presented by: GRINDHARD RADIO https://authenticiteespeaks.com/

++Interviews begin at 28:00

 

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*The following piece was originally released April 30, 2015.

 

YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO LIVE ON THE BRIDGE 

Blogging Univ. Writing 101 Day 19


SO darn grateful for a free writing assignment today! I get to write whatever comes to mind, say what I want, say what I feel & how I feel it. The only rules are there are no rules…including my being obsessed with grammar or punctuation.

DOPENESS.
I’m always changing my Twitter profile picture. I bore very easily. It’s a wonder I’ve maintained some things as long as I have. Perhaps it’s my being what they call a ride or die chick, a loyalist or I don’t know….someone you definitely want in your corner. When I rock wit’ ‘chu, I rock hard from the core. I don’t have the energy to rock more than one face so you never have to wonder. If I said it I meant it. And you didn’t have to hear it second hand either.
So what’s the flip side of being ride or die? For those of us who take “enduring hardness as a good soldier” seriously. For those of us who are used to just sticking it out; no matter the toll it takes on us.  From apologizing to strangers about falling behind on Writing 101 assignments to staying in places we shoulda left a long time ago. For us; committing to something comes from a deeper place. It’s why we end up staying with people and doing things…waaaay past the expiration date. You know…that moment when you forget why you even started riding and why you allowed so much of you to die along the way.

We were never meant to live on the bridge. 

A bridge is defined by Dictionary.com as “a connecting, transitional route or phase between two adjacent activities or conditions“.

Just as old habits die hard and addictions are relentless in refusing to let us go, we too have things in our lives that we know we should’ve ended a long time ago. How many nouns; people, places or things, were meant to only be temporary in our lives but we refused to let go?
Nouns that were meant to just “hold you over” until you can climb over? It was a donut but you treated it like a permanent tire. It was meant to be urgent care not chronic care. The Emergency Rooms of life are not meant to fill in the gaps. That relationship was designed to revive you not sustain you…and you know it. So why are you settling? Why DON’T you deserve better than that? Why can’t it be your turn?
Why not you?! Shoooot why not me?!

My disclaimer is I’m not telling you to quit your job today. I’m not telling you to serve your spouse with divorce papers or move across country. ‘Cause wherever you go…there will there you will be. Everyone can’t be wrong, it just might be you. It makes no sense to have to take the same life test all over again in another location. Maybe…just maybe, some things are reoccurring because you just need to deal with it.
You were never meant to live on the bridge.
YOU know where you are and YOU know if you stayed too long…
Peace,
e
++To read the original “un-tweaked” piece click here.

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Posted earlier today on my new accounts: Instagram @InspirationWithE |@EAInspiration on Twitter

S T I L L

Dear Journal,

Yesterday afternoon I had the best conversation with one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs I know. She not only gave me food for thought, she challenged me to think outside the box without giving me crayons to draw.

I know what it’s like to start my day with great hope and purpose; only for things to periodically get screwed up fairly quickly. Our conversation reminded me why there were erasers on pencils. It’s never too late to begin again.

Maybe there’s someone else reading this who started out on their journey with a clear mind and things got very cloudy very quickly.

It is my hope and silent prayer that they remember as they throw their hands up in frustration or defeat that every setback is a not a Stop sign. For every moment of time is a gift destined for greatness even still.

Selah,

e

PS: It can still be a good day. 


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Yours Truly Has Been Invited To Join the Gritty GrindHardRadio’s Empowering RadioDivas Cast as a CoHost!

This Sunday’s Season Premiere (1.17.16) promises to deliver fun, “keep it 💯” dialogue, while tackling tough issues affecting women and urban communities as a whole. Incredible Indie Artists among other Special Guests to be featured throughout the season! 

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