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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Michelle Willis | Michelle.Willis@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

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Home is Where the Zen is!

Caneka Hardon, Ayanna Troutman CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

KO Photography, Brandon Wiggins

“HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS” HAS BEEN USED FOR AGES TO GET PEOPLE TO RECONNECT WITH “HOME,” I.E., FAMILY. As much as we may love the people that live there, if we're honest with ourselves, home has become quite stressful. A study conducted by the American Psychological Association states that women are more likely to report having a great deal of stress, and almost half surveyed have experienced more stress in the past five years. Men have mastered the art of reducing stress in the home by retreating to their man-caves for hours and some, even days (not in my house)!   Some women may likely say that their significant other is selfish, but maybe they are onto something! Everyone needs a sanctuary to spend quality time with themselves. My personal Zen is my workout space, right in my office. I bike, row, run, do yoga, HIIT cardio, all in a corner of my office. When I go in and close the

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My Zen is wherever I work out. So, in essence, my “Zen” is working out! Man or woman, your personal cave is wherever you feel peaceful, calm and serene—where there are no walls, no limits, and nothing preventing you from what you want or need. You create your home,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018 FEATURES 18 Small Space Style without Breaking the Bank Interior Designer Kim Ormsby and Ashleigh Espirit Lend Their Creativity to Create a Cute and Cozy Spot!

22 Milk + Honey Brings Something Sweet to Cascade Great Brunch and So Much More

24 Find Your Match with HollandLUXE Camille Banks and Company Create Handcrafted Furniture

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28 Opulence Nail and Beauty Bar Opens The Boutique Provides Great Service and Unique GIfts

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Open House

22 Culinary Creations 24 Artist’s Palette 28 Now Open 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Atlanta Chapter Presents Its Annual Scholarship Brunch

Dr. Tanisha McGlothen and Dr. Andrea Lewis served as Co-Chairs. Dr. Kyra Harvey received the Outstanding Community Service award and Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna award. Juliet Hall served as Mistress of Ceremonies and entertainment was provided by the Anointed Pace Sisters.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY KO PHOTOGRAPHY

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1. Mistress of Ceremonies Juliet Hall and Brunch Committee Co-Chair Dr. Tanisha McGlothen | 2. The Anointed Pace Sisters | 3. Dr. Jane Smith, Vice President of College Relations, NAASC Atlanta Chapter President Dr. Venetta Coleman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College | 4. Dr. Kyra Harvey, Dr. Andrea Lewis, Darlene McGhee Whittington and Nikki Tinsley Harland | 5. Brunch Awards Committee Co-Chairs SFL Editor Erikka Searles Mitchell and Dr. Erin Searles 10

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AROUND TOWN

SHANNON JAMES ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AEROTROPOLIS ATLANTA ALLIANCE

SERENBE PLAYHOUSE NAMED ONE OF 20 TOP REGIONAL THEATRES BY PLAYBILL

Shannon W. James, Sr., is vice president of

Playbill recently named Serenbe Playhouse one

Commercial Banking RM with BB&T. The newly

of the top 20 regional theatres in the nation. "From

elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the

California’s La Jolla to Georgia’s Serenbe, these

Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, James also serves as

companies keep theatre alive across the country,"

the Chairman of the Investor/Finance Committee,

according to Playbill, also noting the Playhouse

Secretary for the Aerotropolis Atlanta Community

for Innovating the Artform. "Founded in 2009,

Improvement Districts, Head Coach for South

Serenbe Playhouse immediately expanded the

Gwinnett 10U Boys Basketball and former CFO for

idea of site-specific and environmental theatre to

the South Fulton Chamber. James was instrumen-

a new scale. Serenbe’s productions are performed

tal in implementing a robust accounting system

outdoors, with the specific aim of making nature a

for the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, as well as

part of the experience. Executive/Artistic Director

helping to establish the organization’s 501(c)3. He

Brian Clowdus sets each new production on a new

helped lead the effort to identify a firm to manage

acre of land and accomplishes feats of design—be

the Alliance’s capital campaign and develop a

it landing a real helicopter for ‘Miss Saigon’ or creat-

five-year program to guide it. Look for more on the

ing a full-scale carnival with carousel for ‘Carousel’.

Aerotropolis in the Good Times section.

Elaborate and visually stunning productions of ‘Evita’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ garnered major attention for the theatre in 2015 and 2016, but environmental spectacle is only part of what makes Serenbe notable. They are also committed to using primarily environmentally friendly materials like LED theatrical lighting, reclaimed and recycled materials, and repurposed existing set pieces, all of which are able to be easily disassembled so as to minimize the production’s impact on the environment." The Playhouse is honored to be recognized as it enters its ninth season featuring Disney's “The Little Mermaid,” “The Seagull” and “Titanic.”

Hoops and Heels: Kim McNair, Founder and Ryan Coller with the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena

THIRD HOOPS AND HEELS PRESENTED BY BWEP WITH THE ATLANTA HAWKS Founder

and

Executive

Director

Great Wolf Lodge announced that it is accepting reservations for its first Georgia resort, sharing that it will begin welcoming guests on May 31. An over-

Kim

night stay at Great Wolf Lodge Georgia includes

McNair says this will be the third year the Business

two days of play at the expansive indoor water park,

Women Empowerment Project, Inc. (BWEP) non-

along with numerous fun-filled activities families can

profit organization has hosted the fundraiser with

enjoy together. Standard rates start at $199.99 per

the Atlanta Hawks. Hoops and Heels is always

night. The new Great Wolf Lodge will be located in

held during Women's History month. They invite

Lagrange, Georgia, about an hour from South Fulton.

women and their families to come out to support

“We’re another step closer to opening Great Wolf

the Hawks and have a great time.

Lodge Georgia, a resort that will bring joy to families

Each year they have a table on the concourse to

across the Southeast with our unique brand of year-

share information on BWEP, Women on the MOVE

round family entertainment,” says Keith Furnas,

Live TV Show and the new initiative Teen Girls

the resort’s general manager. “From our signature

Rock, supported by Kim McNair Productions and

indoor water park, to a wide variety of family-friendly

Women on the MOVE Live.

attractions and activities all under one roof, Great

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GREAT WOLF LODGE GEORGIA SET TO OPEN DOORS MAY 31!

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Wolf Lodge Georgia is the perfect getaway for families looking to make lifetime memories together.”


SWIM, SPLASH & SLIDE Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will be a first-class destination with 457 guest suites and nearly 500,000 square feet of entertainment space and lodging amenities to enjoy. The centerpiece of the resort will be the nearly 100,000-square-foot indoor water park. With signature Great Wolf Lodge water rides and attractions, including Fort Mackenzie, a multi-level interactive water fort treehouse with a massive tipping bucket, high thrill water slides, a relaxing lazy river, a huge wave pool, and several zero-depth entry pools and kid water play areas, the new resort will feature water fun for everyone. The resort will also feature a massive outdoor resort pool with additional water attractions for families to enjoy together. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will debut with an exclusive, adult-only oasis adjacent to the outdoor pool, complete with relaxing chaise lounge chairs and a private hot tub for parents to enjoy. ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS Beyond the thrills of the water park, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will feature dozens of entertainment options under its massive roof. Families will delight in the wide variety of activities found throughout the entire resort, perfect for children of all ages. Featured attractions include the 40,000-square-foot Great Wolf Adventure Park, a full-service family entertainment center featuring the Howlers Peak Ropes Course®, Howl In One™ Miniature Golf Course, Ten Paw Alley™ family bowling, Northern Lights™ Arcade and Rustic Ridge, a multi-story rock wall.  No Great Wolf Lodge experience would be complete without a trip to Scoops Kids Spa, the perfect place for ice cream-themed manicures and pedicures. Additionally, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will delight children with the dozens of kids’ activities from morning to night. From waking up with Yoga Tails™, a fun and creative yoga class set to engaging stories, to crafts and interactive science experiments in the afternoon, and finally ending the funfilled day with nightly Story Time in the lobby—the wolf pups will retreat to their dens at night fully tuckered out. The resort will also feature the allnew Forest Friends show in the Grand Lobby. This interactive animated show utilizes the latest in 3D mapping technology to bring the Great Wolf Lodge characters to life in new and exciting ways and help tell the story of Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will be located at 150 Tom Hall Parkway in LaGrange. For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, visit GreatWolf.com. March 2018 | South Fulton Lifestyle

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GIVING BACK PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH WITHERINGTON AND COURTESY OF BERT'S BIG ADVENTURE

BERT'S BIG ADVENTURE

Will Take South Fulton Kids and Others to Walt Disney World

LAST MONTH BERT'S BIG ADVENTURE SURPRISED FAMILIES WITH A TRIP OF A LIFETIME. After careful consideration, as well as sorting through hundreds of applications, the Bert’s Big Adventure selection committee chose 13 children and their families to be a part of this year’s trip. The 2018 families arrived at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel to kick off day one of their magical journey and from there the organization embarked on the 16th annual trip to Walt Disney World®. Two special families from this year’s trip include Zy F. from Fairburn and Khairi B. from Hapeville. Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, a child must be between the ages of 5-12 years old and live in “The Bert Show” listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. To date, Bert’s Big Adventure has served nearly 200 children and their families through its trip to Disney, Fairy Godparent volunteer program and Reunion Adventures.

Khiari and His Family

KHAIRI B. | AGE 5 Favorite Disney Character: PJ Masks (Cat Boy) Favorite Disney Celebrity: PJ Masks characters Favorite Singer or Band: Ninja songs or Disney songs Favorite Song: Can’t Stop the Feeling Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite TV Show: PJ Masks Favorite Movie: Cars Favorite Color: Blue Sport/Hobby: Basketball, football, karate If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: Anything! When I grow up I want to be: Firefighter/hero I’m looking forward to: Riding a roller coaster! What are you looking forward to most?: The entire trip! Do you like roller coasters?: Yes! ZY F. | AGE: 11 Favorite Disney Character: Mickey Mouse Favorite Disney Celebrity: Phineas of Phineas and Ferb Favorite Singer or Band: Hannah Montana Favorite Song: Love all music! Favorite Food: Chicken Wings Favorite TV Show: Spongebob Squarepants Favorite Movie: Lion King Favorite Color: Purple Sport/Hobby: Basketball If you could bring any souvenir back from Walt Disney World, what would it be?: A Mickey Mouse Cup

Zy's Family

When grow up I want to be: A Drummer I’m looking forward to: Swimming Do you like roller coasters?: No

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OPEN HOUSE

5 Reasons

IT'LL PAY TO SELL YOUR HOME EARLY IN 2018 IT'S

BEEN

NEARLY

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DECADE

SINCE

THE

GREAT

3. HOME PRICES ARE STILL INCREASING

RECESSION DELIVERED THE WORST HOUSING CRASH IN

From coast to coast, home prices continue to rise—which trans-

MODERN MEMORY. But these days, the fallout feels squarely

lates to more money in your pocket when you sell. But the gains

in the rearview mirror. Markets have bounced back with fervor,

are predicted to be more moderate than in years past. Realtor.com

and confidence is skyrocketing. From Charlotte, North Carolina,

data suggest a 3.2% increase year over year, after finishing 2017 with

to Stockton, California—and everywhere in between—homes are

a 5.5% year-over-year increase.

flying off the market at record prices, and 4. PEOPLE HAVE MORE

buyers are still clamoring to get in the game. 1. RATES ARE STILL HISTORICALLY LOW, DRAWING BUYERS INTO THE MARKET We may not be enjoying the rock-bottom interest rates of yore, but by historical standards,  today's 30-year mortgage rates—hovering just above 4%—are still low. And  experts agree mortgage credit will remain relatively cheap for most of the year. Roughly translated, that means you'd be wise to list your home earlier in the year, before more rate hikes kick in. 2. INVENTORY REMAINS TIGHT—AND DEMAND HIGH Simply put, there are more buyers than

"Incomes are growing

MONEY IN THEIR POCKET

and people are finding

are setting the stage for high home buyer

better and more stable jobs," Vivas says. Buyers "are feeling pretty good about (their) finances."

available homes—particularly in red-hot

Record levels of consumer confidence, low unemployment and stock market surges turnout in 2018. For the first time since the 1960s, the Fed has projected that the unemployment rate will drop below 4%, and the domestic stock market is enjoying a nearly unprecedented rally. "Incomes are growing and people are finding better and more stable jobs," Vivas says. Buyers "are feeling pretty good about (their) finances." 5. MILLENNIALS ARE READY TO COMMIT Millennials, often crippled by student debt, have been especially hampered by rising interest rates and high home prices, but the

markets where land is scarce and it isn't cheap to build. "We're in

aforementioned conditions are ripe in 2018 for these first-time buy-

a very favorable seller's market," she says. "We're seeing bidding

ers to take the plunge, and experts predict that millennials will make

wars—which push up prices—and buyers are submitting offers

up a vital part of the buyer pool over the coming year. Millennials

with very pro-seller terms, like foregoing the repair request or

could account for 43% of home buyers taking out a mortgage in

waiving the appraisal contingency."

2018 (a 3% year-over-year increase), according to Realtor.com data.

ARTICLE JOEL ATHY OF THE ATHY GROUP

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SMALL SPACE STYLE without breaking the bank INTERIOR DESIGNER KIM ORMSBY AND ASHLEIGH ESPIRIT LEND THEIR CREATIVITY TO CREATE A CUTE AND COZY SPOT!

THE SMALL LIVING ROOM OF THIS 500 SQ. ft. apartment has been transformed into a chic entertaining area for a college student in her first apartment. Anchored with a black backdrop and a functional white sofa, the space is accented in gold and soft pink. Pattern and texture has been added with pillows and a fluffy rug. A gallery wall highlighted by a pineapple mirror adds whimsy and word art curated by owner Ashleigh Esprit lifts and empowers her daily.  The perfect space for relaxing or hosting friends for an evening of fun!

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Curated by Ashleigh Esprit | Styled by Kimberly Ormsby

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE AYANNA TROUTMAN

Milk + Honey Brings Something Sweet to Cascade GREAT BRUNCH & SO MUCH MORE

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Chef Sammy Davis

Milk and Honey Staff

LOBSTER FRITTERS by Chef B. Greens (Chef at Milk and Honey Restaurant at Cascade location) PREP TIME: 15 MINS MAKES 20 TO 25 FRITTERS INGREDIENTS + 2 cup (lightly cooked) hash browns + 1/2 cup of lobster meat + 2 Tablespoons of All purpose flour + 1/2 green pepper, diced + 1/2 onion, diced LOCATED IN THE CASCADE AREA OF ATLANTA, THE MILK AND HONEY

+ 1 cup of mixed cheese (your choice)

RESTAURANT IS SURE TO FULFILL ALL OF YOUR BRUNCH NEEDS! The

+ 1 Tablespoon garlic powder

décor and environment of the restaurant paired with the delicious food make this a

+ 1 Tablespoon season salt

must-see place to go when in Atlanta.

+ 1/2 Tablespoon old bay

Head Chef, Sammy Davis, creates unique tastes for guests with his southern twist on

+ 1/2 Tablespoon fresh rosemary,

“global cuisine.” Chef Davis knows how to alter southern favorites, like shrimp and grits,

finely diced

to transform them into an international experience for your taste buds. But best of all, the

+ 1 large egg

food and staff speak for themselves. The Milk and Honey Restaurant was recognized as the Best Brunch and Best New Restaurant 2017 by South Fulton and Chef Sammy Davis

DIRECTIONS

won the Food Network’s hit show, “Chopped Redemption.” He also trains a dynamic

+ Mix: hash browns, lobster meat, green

group of chefs: Chef Marco Morales, Chef Bion Green, Chef Calvin Cooks and Chef

pepper, onions, cheese and egg

Yanjali Newby, all of whom he trusts to deliver his award-winning meals. The staff is led by  Michelle Moranee  and co-owned by Monique Rose Simms,

+ Add: all dry seasonings

who are very proud of the restaurant’s accomplishments thus far. The collaboration of such passionate individuals makes the Milk and Honey Restaurant in Cascade a

+ Mix for 5 mins and let rest for 3 mins,

place to enjoy food that will take you on a trip around the globe.

shape into small balls and fry in canola

Since the restaurant’s inaugural year, Chef Davis has worked to create a cozy envi-

oil for 3 to 4 mins. Drain and serve.

ronment that not only captures the palates of diners, but their hearts as well. When asked about the name of the café and meaning behind it, Chef Davis explained, “The name, as mentioned in the Bible, has symbolized a promise from God for all people. Coming out of poverty, I 100% always believed that God was going to bring me to a place that was flowing with milk and honey. The name means everything to me. It symbolizes the BEST, so therefore I offer my best food.” Diners can only imagine what these dishes and the experience will be; visit the Milk and Honey Restaurant in Cascade to taste the magic for yourself! March 2018 | South Fulton Lifestyle

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IT ALL STARTS WITH INSPIRATION—THE

of all types, both near and far,” says Camille.  

LOVE OF FURNITURE AND INTERIOR

At HollandLuxe, they know firsthand how

DESIGN, THE APPRECIATION FOR FAB-

important it is to have the perfect design

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HollandLuxe, dedicated to listening to clients’

ation developed at the start of HollandLuxe.

wishes and truly matching them to the home

Created by Camille Banks, HollandLuxe is

of their dreams. They are not just a real estate

essentially a one-stop shop for home fur-

company, but a “Space Matchmaker.”

nishings and design needs. Since 2009, she

The newest future endeavor is a staple

has manufactured custom furniture pieces,

product line soon to be available in your

designing each piece according to clients’

favorite

individual styles and tastes. The integrity of

Camille and company consider it to be both

her artistic form was gifted to HollandLuxe

humbling and gratifying to continually be

by artisan Arthur Bailey, who taught a man-

inspired by the notion of their very existence,

datory difference in delivering quality.

to help bring their clients’ visions to life. At

home

furnishing

retail

stores.

“We have designed and created pieces

HollandLuxe, they are so grateful for contin-

from farmhouse dining tables, beds with

ued opportunities to grow rich in art, new

headboards 6 feet high and have become

concepts and investing in the true mean-

champions in rustic-staining. Our materials

ing of home. By manufacturing furnishings

are handpicked by choice to ensure quality

without limitations, they are creating their

control. Over the years, HollandLuxe has

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

MAR 1 - APR 6 WE HAVE MADE THESE LANDS WHAT THEY ARE EXHIBITION BY KERIS SALMON AT ARNIKA DAWKINS GALLERY Cascade

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Pamela Dilliard, Julie Dexter, Chandra

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In 1980s inner city Pittsburgh, ex-con

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at the American Craft Show in At-

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Music, laughter and unrivalled perfor-

SISTERS IN SONG RETURNS

We are always accepting submissions

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Atlanta University Center

for events you'd like to see included

25th anniversary in 2018, UniverSoul

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in our Calendar section. Submissions

Circus has forever transformed the

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PARTING THOUGHTS

TIP 1: EXERCISE & GET MOVING Keep your workout gear and tennis shoes at the foot of your bed. As soon as your alarm goes off, get dressed and go! Get moving! Morning exercise invig-

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orates your body. If you can’t get to the gym, at least take time to stretch, do a few jumping jacks or take a jog or brisk walk around your neighborhood.

TIP 2: MORNING PRAYER & MEDITATION

This is my absolute favorite tip. It is spiritually rewarding and a key to manifesting your dreams and success. In

the mornings, schedule time (this may be 60 seconds,

5 minutes, or 20 minutes) to just focus your thoughts

on one thing. When you get into a habit of meditating and listening within, you will birth brilliant ideas. Find a place in your home, a sweet spot, where you can get

3 quiet and focus.

DOES YOUR MORNING NEED A MAKEOVER?

TIP 3: CREATE AN ACCOMPLISHMENTS LIST

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throughout the day. Get into a habit of writing this list at the onset of your morning. This process will help you frame your day, and writing it down is a key com-

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I AM SUCH AN EARLY BIRD. I learned many years ago that how you begin your day can have a great impact on your attitude and accomplishments throughout the entire day. Successful individuals understand that creating morning rituals can help them reach their daily goals on a consistent basis. They truly embrace discipline and routine. In the early hours of the day, it is vitally important to have

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and founder of Women Empowering Women, a nonprofit

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over. You may have to wake up 30 minutes to an hour earlier, but it is well worth

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