40+ and Fabulous Moving Foward, Fierce, Focused and Full of Life by Sondra Wright

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What Are You Thankful For?

11-20This time of year brings our hearts, our thoughts, and our minds around to the things we’re most thankful for; to gather with those we hold most dear, and count our many blessings.  The 40+ and Fabulous Women’s Empowerment team wanted to drop by and tell you what we’re thankful for this year. We hope you’ll take a moment to share with us too!


I am so thankful for the opportunity to touch the lives of so many women and girls through the work I am blessed to do with our FabU Academy Women’s Lifestyle Conferences and FabU Academy Teen Girl Conferences.  I am thankful for the many women who believe in, support, and help to move my dreams forward, because I  certainly could not do this alone. I am thankful that my mother has been healed of cancer.  Many would consider a diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer a death sentence, but today I am grateful that my mother is cancer free. I am thankful for the love of family and friends, good health, and the freedoms I enjoy as a United States citizen.

Sondra Wright


I am thankful for God putting the idea of Go Free Pants in my heart so one day I will be able to do an endowment for hospice.  I am also thankful for all the wonderful people who have come into my life and have supported me in my passion and my business, and among them is Sondra!

Tina Ketchie Stearns, owner Go Free Pants


With so much going on in this world today, I’m grateful for God’s mercy and protection. He has not failed to provide for me and my family. Statistically, I should be here, but I am all because of Him. I’m grateful for my tribe of family and friends.

Yolanda Johnson-Bryant, That Literary Lady


I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, both old and new. And I am especially thankful for the opportunities that have been bestowed upon me this year, and I look forward to making 2014 a year I can offer opportunities to others.

 Myra Gaddy, CEO of J.O.Y.


I am grateful for God’s amazing love and grace; that every single day I have the opportunity to serve others through my work as an attorney and through my GenesisPure business spreading the message of healing and wellness.  I am so grateful for my wonderful, loving family and friends, for my health and the health of those I love.  This has been a wonderful year of growth and personal development and I am so grateful for my abundant, joyful life.

Sue Hunt, Attorney


In 2013 I am thankful for the challenges that have forced me out of my comfort zone. This is a phenomenal year of growth, both personally and professionally

Christine Moore, Co-Owner M & M Meetings and Event Planning


I am thankful for the fact that I am alive and still kicking. I am thankful for a mom who has lived a life of example to me that I hope to be a woman as she is currently at 90 years old. I am thankful for family even though we may not be perfect. but then who is. I am thankful for great friends who keep it real without skipping a beat.

My life is wonderful, faults and all and I am not going to let anything or anyone take my joy.

With this being the season of Thanksgiving it is my hope that my life can make a difference in someone else’s life and that whatever I can do to help, I will. It is not always about MONEY, give of yourself, your time and energy

 Halcyon McKnight, Leap of Faith – The HM Academy


Need Balance? De-clutter the Physical and Nonphysical Junk

Maid cleaningPart of my annual tradition for welcoming each New Year is going through my home and purging the old. It’s a clean sweep of closets and rooms; getting rid of useless items or items not in use, and finding space for that which I intend to keep. This process also extends to my computer; cleaning our old files, deleting old emails, and unsubscribing from old lists. It’s such a satisfying feeling. As much, I believe, as a day trip to the spa.

I can only imaging the feeling of satisfaction I get from this purging process has to do with the order and balance it brings to my life; the feeling of really starting the New Year anew. Because I also work from home, each year is always a mixed accumulation of life and work. The New Year welcomes a time for reorder – letting go of the accumulated old.

This type of balance, which I find so essential for my sanity, also hold true for the work we do on our inner selves. Those of us on a personal development journey, after going through the process of accumulating new knowledge, wisdom, and life transformational experiences, must now do the work of transforming and letting go of the old.

Likewise, those of us on a spiritual journey must be willing to purge old habits and the old belief systems that fuel those habits. In speaking with a dear friend this weekend regarding her own spiritual path it became very apparent how not doing the work of letting go of old beliefs, many handed down from our parents or left over from our upbringing, can create havoc in our minds and lives. New spiritual insights and revelations and our old or traditional ways of doing things can not coexist, and therefore leave us feeling weighted down and overwhelmed.

So if a little mindset housekeeping is on your 2012 “to do” list, don’t delay! Transforming old beliefs can happen through a simple daily practice of hitting the delete button on faulty thoughts (“I’m too old to…” “It’s too late for me to…” ) and continue moving those files to the trash bin. This frees up space on your internal hard drive for you to replace them with new thoughts (“I’ve been preparing my whole life for this” “People value and respect my opinion” “Just as I am, I’m more than enough.”

It feels incredible to purge the old and bring natural order and balance back into our lives. If you need some support call a friend to help you get rid of your junk filed. But choose wisely. Now is not the time to call the enabler, nut the one who is honest and willing to help you take out the trash.