Who is Dr. Marsie Ross at her core?
This is a wonderful question that I think we should all pose to ourselves on the regular! For me what is most defining for me is that I am a person of integrity. A person who at her core wants to help people. It could be something small like tell a woman she has lipstick on her teeth or big like developing products that help women thrive and live life full of energy! At my core I am a servant and a cheerful giver. And that has guided me personally and professionally. As a clinical pharmacist I am a member of a highly trusted profession that serves its customers and community selflessly.
Introduce yourself and passions to our readers:
Erica Anderson Thomas is a mother, author, and entrepreneur. As the Founder and CEO of Inner Beauty Reigns, she is passionate about helping women to rebuild from the inside out. Erica is dedicated to showing women how to use their time of change as a stepping stone to becoming the best version of themselves by providing tools and resources to guide you through self improvement. Erica has already helped hundreds of women embrace personal development through her books, The Courage to Walk Away and Affirmations of Courage.
What inspired you to launch the 'Inner Beauty Reigns' brand?
We can’t avoid trials and conflict as we experience this life. Inner Beauty Reigns was inspired by the realization that we are not defined by those trials, but instead are molded into something better as we embrace and live out each lesson. As we gain wisdom and understanding, we must allow the best version of ourselves to reign, from the inside out.
What top 3 messages do you share with women regarding self confidence?
Confidence is first rooted in knowing your creator. The more in tune you are with God, the more you will be in tune with yourself. Secondly, confidence can’t be feigned. Either you have it or you don’t. Be intentional about developing your level of confidence. Lastly, confidence is about owning who you are and what you do! Be unapologetic about who God created you to be!
What is next for you in 2019?
We have The Courage To Walk Away: 30 Day Devotional which will be released in January. Look for announcements for monthly events in metro Atlanta to help women get in engaged in activities involving self-care, community service and personal development workshops.
How can readers connect with you online?
Visit the website at http://InnerBeautyReigns.com or on Facebook and Instagram @InnerBeautyReigns.
Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
My name is LaKisha Irby and I'm an entrepreneur. My businesses include an early childhood facility, home healthcare agency, real estate investments, mentor, and recently an author.
On Thursday, November 15th, Metro Wealth Films held an exclusive screening and red carpet premiere of the new film TURNT, starring and executive produced by Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, Torrei Hart, and Mann Robinson at the Regal Cinema in Atlantic Station. The event was packed to capacity and kicked off with red carpet festivities covered by Rolling Out Magazine, Freddy-O, Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, Grip Magazine, Dash Radio, and several other media outlets.
The star studded cast and crew were in attendance and included; Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, Torrei Hart, Lil Mo, Dennis White, Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander, Benzino, LA Love the Boss, HotBoy Turk, Lil Bankhead, Calico Jonez, Chavante Mack, Johnnie Cabbell, Althea Heart, and Mama Cash, just to name a few. The screening was hosted by Streetz 94.5fm radio personality Lil Bankhead and the executive producers of the film who gave welcome remarks and encouraged attendees to post on social media using the hashtags #TurntTheMovie and #DirectedByMann.
For more information about the film, the cast, and future screenings of TURNT visit www.turntthemovie.com.
We had the pleasure of attending the TV One red carpet premiere of
"Rickey Smiley For Real" starring Rickey Smiley, Da Brat, Gary with da Tea, Headkrack and Juicy. The series captures Rickey Smiley navigating the ups and downs of professional demands, single fatherhood, and intimate relationships.
As expected the first episode was the perfect blend of comedy and heartfelt moments. Take a peak at the extended trailer below!
We had the immense pleasure of attending the Well Scene ATL Conference presented by Gabrielle D'Auria this weekend at Upstairs Atlanta! Created as a mind, body and spirit experience for women actively pursuing a healthier lifestyle, the conference was highly engaging from beginning to end. Attendees enjoyed healthy eats throughout the day courtesy of Alkaline Junkies & iNatural Catering, in addition to connecting with wellness-based vendors of all facets. We also enjoyed fun photo-opps, networking, special giveaways and creating fresh flower bouquets to take home courtesy of JJ's Flower Truck.
Hosted by Liana Brackett, the dynamic roster of speakers included: Kristy Dickerson, Natalie Biniasz, Elicia Miller, Dr. Crystal Jones, Dr. Taz Bhatia, Jessica Lundy, Sarah Biggers, Dr. Melissa Gallagher and Kristin Oja. We learned about the importance of non-toxic beauty choices, how to use food as medicine, fighting the Superwoman syndrome, and prioritizing self-care on both an emotional and physical level. Guests left invigorated and excited to live their best lives naturally and we look forward to attending the next conference! Follow @WellSceneATL on Instagram for details on their next event!
This past weekend, Dr. Felicia Phillips hosted her 3rd Annual MogulCon event in Atlanta, Georgia. This event is the premium event for women in business. Over 200 guests filled the ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel- Atlanta Airport to hear speakers from all over talk about business, branding, empowerment and more. Guests enjoyed a three full days of sessions, panels, an expo, pink carpet, karaoke, and an elegant award gala. Special thanks to our Sponsors Delta Airlines, EastWest Bank, Essentia Water, Upscale Magazine, Sheen Magazine, 108 Praise Radio, Wells Fargo, E' Lure Salon and Spa, VDART Inc, The Edge, and The Pinkpreneur Network. The event ended with a special award ceremony honoring five deserving business women making a difference in the world. Honorees included Nicci Gilbert, Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter and Executive Producer of R&B Divas and From the Bottom Up, Mignon Francois, Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Connection, Jackie McKinley, Vice President of Sales at Dell Technologies, Charis Jones, CEO of Sassy Boutique and surprise honoree Mrs. Bonita Parker of Sew Savoir-Faire.
Introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your passions:
Namaste! My Name is Dr. Tequilla Hill. I am a licensed psychotherapist & Yoga Teacher. I am the founder and Hill Psychotherapeutic Services and Indigo Gypsy Yoga.
What inspired your interests in Yoga and Wellness?
I have always been into holistic approaches to wellness and wanted to incorporate those practices into my personal and professional life. My personal wellness pursuit led me to the beautiful practice of yoga. Yoga has profoundly impacted my life in wonderful ways and I wanted to share that experience with others.
My vision has been to create an intimate yoga space that focuses on emotional wellness as the foundation of our classes, events, and workshops. Our classes are created to lift the spirit, open the heart, sharpen the mind, and nourish the body to tackle the everyday trials of being human.
I teach a sweet, slow, and sometimes strong style of moving through poses with breath. Each pose becomes an opportunity to make peace with one’s body. Furthermore, all of my classes are inclusive, noncompetitive, and welcoming of all bodies.
Yoga and Therapy are perfect lovers, each is distinct and uniquely valuable but when they enjoin, they create endless possibilities for transformation that are far greater than what is available when either are practiced alone. - Dr. M. Caplan
Share the top 3 reasons women should incorporate Yoga into their wellness regimen:
1. Yoga helps to create balance and flexibility, both physically and mentally.
2. Yoga helps to manage stress
3. Yoga helps to cultivate Inner peace & personal growth
What is next for you in 2019?
More Classes, Events< and Workshops integrating yoga, emotional wellness, and relaxed fun!
How can readers connect with you online?
Indigo Gypsy Yoga ( IG)
Indigo Gypsy Yoga ( FB)