Good Deeds Magazine - Author Spotlight Special Edition

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FROM THE EDITOR

AUTHOR AFFIRMATIONS

AUTHOR DR. LATARSHA HOLDEN

AUTHOR LAWANNA BRADFORD

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FIVE STRESS RELIEF EXERCISES AUTHOR ANASTASIA A. JACKSON BY CYNTHIA BAKER

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AUTHOR DR. KETRA L. DAVENPORT-KING

AUTHOR CHIMIA Y. HILL-BURTON

AUTHOR COREY PALMER

10 THINGS TO DO NOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER BY CHRISTY WILLIAMSON

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AUTHOR LATICIA NICOLE

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It is with great joy to say to you that you are a MIRACLE & you have Greatness in and outside of you

Dr. Renee Sunday THE PLATFORM BUILDER

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DR. LATARSHA HOLDEN "Be authentic in your writing" As Founder and CEO of Phoenix Rising , Dr. LaTarsha Holden has written books, created workshops, inspirational speaking and empowerment coaching that has transformed and change the trajectory of countless men and women lives.

Dr. Holden is a 13x published author. Dr. Holden continues her journey by providing a practical blueprint for success drawn directly from her personal life experiences. She ran for City Council in “2017,” and went from a GED to receiving her Doctorate in Leadership Studies. Dr. Holden extraordinary story of transforming her own life from being homeless with six children, uneducated and and underemployed to a sought after speaker is the inspiration for reaching back to teach others that they have the Power to Rewrite their Story!Dr. Holdens story is one of persistence and success. She has received many accolades and featured on Major News network as she was named Ga./ National Mother of the Year for “2020,” by American Mother’s Inc. She is the 85th woman in U.S. history to hold the title as National Mother of the Year. Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Dr. Holden she was featured in the Heart of A Champion docu-series by the Women’s Professional Basketball Association. She received a Proclamation as an Emerging Leader in the city of Atlanta. She has received the distinct honor as Ambassador for her humanitarian work. She’s been featured in several magazines and was nominated for National Top Influencer for “2020.”

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Five stress relief exercises by Cynthia Baker Are you dealing with stress most of the day and have pressure at work? Then it is essential to take a break or else you will be exhausted. Our body is neither a machine nor are we robots. As human, our body needs proper attention, and we must care for our physical and mental health. 1.Exercise: How does exercise relief stress: Exercise plays a crucial role in our fitness. By staying fit, you will be able to maintain both physical and mental health. Regular activities play a vital role in dealing with your stress by reducing anxiety and depression. Exercise helps you to relieve stress by increasing the level of your endorphin hormone. These are also known as the feel-good hormone of our body. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress. The benefits are strongest when you exercise regularly. People who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety . 8


There are a few reasons behind this: Stress hormones: Exercise lowers your body’s stress hormones — such as cortisol — in the long run. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Sleep: Exercise can also improve your sleep quality, which can be negatively affected by stress and anxiety. Confidence: When you exercise regularly, you may feel more competent and confident in your body, which in turn promotes mental wellbeing. Walking: Walking is probably the most effective and easiest way to relieve stress. Trust me; if you are walking in your balcony, roof, or even in the house, you are going to have a lot of its benefits. According to studies, people who go for a walk have a lower stress level compared to the ones who doesn’t go for a walk. 9


2. Dancing: If you want to reduce stress in a fun way, then dancing is a good option. The good thing about it is that there are no rules to follow. You will not only feel relaxed and happy but will enjoy many health benefits. 3. Light a candle: Using essential oils or burning a scented candle may help reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety. Some scents are soothing, especially lavender and Frankincense. 4. Reduce your caffeine intake: Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate and energy drinks. High doses can increase anxiety. People have different thresholds for how much caffeine they can tolerate. If you notice that caffeine makes you jittery or anxious, consider cutting back. 5. Write it down: One way to handle stress is to write things down. While recording what you’re stressed about is one approach, another is jotting down what you’re grateful for. Gratitude may help relieve stress and anxiety by focusing your thoughts on what’s positive in your life. 10


DR. KETRA L. DAVENPORT-KING

An author is an individual whose goal is to share their story, experiences, and creativity with the world. As a first time published author, my goal is to reach a group of people through my journey of being a victim to now a survivor.

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DR. KETRA Charismatic, Energetic, and Captivating are words that describe the personality of Dr. Ketra. Armed with over 20 years of serving the community, Dr. Davenport-King is an advocate, speaker, mentor, coach, and philanthropist who has radically impacted believers' lives under the flagship of her ministry. Dr. Ketra L. Davenport-King, a native of Dallas, Texas, received her Bachelor of Arts and Science in Christian Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Education, and Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University. She earned her Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University. She has spent much of her life serving people in various capacities. One of her greatest joys is starting Life After Advocacy Group, Inc., in 2004, to help individuals who have been victims of sexual abuse recover and live a healthy life. Dr. Ketra opened the doors to Rock Dimensional Consulting (formally known as KLD Consulting Services) in 2005. Through RDC, she has spent the past 15 years coaching and training leaders, developing and educating church ministries, hosting leadership seminars and workshops. Dr. Ketra is known for her innovative and engaging Leadership Seminar name, 'The Leadership ReCourse' designed to reconnect today's leaders to collaborative leadership. Dr. Ketra wholeheartedly believes, "when you live in a community, there should be a handprint of your work left behind for future generations." She launched the North Vernon Women's Community Bible Study group in 2015 to bridge the gap and bring together a diverse group of women to improve the family dynamic in underserved communities. Her latest accomplishment is her new book, Seeing Beyond the Shattered Glass, a fictional memoir based on her true-life events. Dr. Ketra is confident that her book will inspire victims of sexual abuse who have suffered in silence to speak their Truth. 13


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Corey Palmer

"To tell your story to the world, to touch and inspire"

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LATICIA NICOLE

To be an author means to be the originator or creator of content that helps others in life. Each of my books are help books. So, in a nutshell, being an author is defined in Habakkuk 2:2, Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. My books are written in such a way that anyone that reads them can follow blueprints to healing. 19


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La'Ticia Nicole Beatty better known as The Transformation Evangelist is a certified life coach, motivational speaker, bestselling author, independent business owner, and founder of a non-profit organization, Purposed Professionals Inc. But, most importantly she is a child of the Almighty God and is on a mission to encourage and transform people out of dead situations with her #Speaklife Enterprises. La'Ticia has been on stages across the country inspiring audiences from all backgrounds.

With a heart to serve, Tish, as she is often called, received a BS in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a full time Nursing Home Administrator, Minister and life Coach. La'Ticia Nicole Beatty's greatest accomplishments is her husband of nearly 21 years Antonio and their two children Antonio II and Aden Cole.

Some Accomplishments/Awards 2013 Humanitarian award

2016 God Phenomenal Woman Honor

2014 Executive Director of the Year award

2017 Woman of the Year community service

2016 Achi mentor of the year Award

2018 Marketing Director of the Year Award

2016 Spiritual woman Award

2019 Diamond of the Year Award

2016 Author of the Year Award

2019 Triumph Award Woman of Distinction

2016 Devotional of the Year Indie Author Legacy Award 21


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author affirmations

1. I am a world-class writer and I am primed to become a bestselling author! 2. When the writer in me connects with the reader in me, magic happens! 3. Writing is my statement to the world! Today my statement is amazing! 4. I know what my audience wants and I deliver it every time! 5. Today I am attracting the ideal writing opportunities for me.

Bonus!!! 6. Inspiration for my writing flows to me from everywhere!

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LaWanna LaWanna Bradford Bradford "be a storyteller of experiences"

LaWanna Bradford is a serial entrepreneur and global leader in the strategic planning and

performance management arena. She is a thought leader and business management consultant who applies strategic thinking and business management concepts to maximize efficiency and effectiveness and identify both business and life opportunities for improvement and growth. She is the COO of The Bradford Group, a commercial and investment mortgage brokerage and The Principal of The Bradford Group Consulting, a business management consulting firm. As a change agent, she leverages her 30+ years of experience working with federal and private industries and small businesses to guide individuals toward achieving growth, understanding their market position, and increasing awareness of the customers they serve. LaWanna is a certified in Strategic Planning and Quality Management and Georgia

Oglethorpe Board Examiner’s Training. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Arizona, and a graduate degree in Administrative Organization and Management from Golden Gate University Graduate School of Public Administration. Her passion for shifting paradigms that allow women to elevate to the highest versions of themselves is magnified in the Celebrate You Women Embracing Wellness & Life movement that she co-founded. LaWanna is a three-time international best-selling author, public speaker, trainer, philanthropist, artist, avid reader, and writer who loves nature and spending time with her family. She believes life should be embraced in the moment of now and that positive transformation and lasting impact in life and in business are achieved one strategy at a time. 24


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LaWanna LaWanna Bradford Bradford

To be an author is to be a storyteller of experiences. It is an artistic rendering of life as told through a unique lens. Whether factual or fictional based, an author is empowered to breathe life into the imagination, inspire and motivate an individual to achieve greater heights, broaden the minds of creativity and innovation, and create a conduit to foster awareness and understanding. To be an author is to stand firmly in one’s authenticity and truth and to use the power of the pen to express what lies within.

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Stay consistent! Anastasia A. Jackson When boredom strikes Anastasia writes. What being an author means to Anastasia is freedom. When Anastasia says freedom she means she is free to create. The things that come to her mind she can place them on paper and bring them to life.

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Anastasia A. Jackson loves writing. She has been writing since she was in grade school. She has two children, and she plans to show them the world. Anastasia’s free time is spent with her sons. During the day, she works in customer service. She writes every chance she gets. Anastasia’s imagination is very broad, she will envision something and bring it to life on paper.

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Chimia Y. Hill-Burton

When I think about being an Author. I really think of being a creative mind. Bein an author is just the finished product of being a creator. Being a fiction author myself is all about having a vast imagination to make the world of fantasy come to life. All authors start out as writers. Just creating, sharing our ideas, fursations and dreams to the world. Once we have made the visions in our minds reality then we want to share it with the world. Being an author can be the therapy in a world of uncertainty. An escape to worlds unknown, unseen or unheard of. I am proud to be the one to introduce people to the world of imagination.

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Chimia Y. Hill-Burton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in December of 1981. She was raised in Giessen, Germany. Chimia is the proud daughter of Arline Agwai and Eric Hill. She is the eldest child of four children, her brothers Henry, Lemuel, and sister Hadijah. Chimia graduated from John

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Chimia then attended Chattahoochee Technical College where she majored in Criminal Justice. After graduating in 2004, Chimia attended Mercer University receiving her bachelor's degree in Social Science in 2008. Chimia worked in various workplaces throughout her life until she accepted her true calling for writing. Writing has been Chimia’s passion all of her life. Even as a child Chimia had a great imagination that she used to entertain her friends, and family. Chimia’s creative talents started at twelve years old and flourished then after. During her adolescent years, Chimia continued to write, stories, poems, and figurative writings were all her favorites. Chimia wrote her first two manuscripts Beautiful & Hero and Beautiful & Hero Love & Devotion in 2008. The unorthodox love story of Karla Jacobs and Derius Phillips. She would then move on to write her suspense thriller Confession in Whispers in 2010. Chimia published Beautiful & Hero in 2o11 selling over 250 copies with her first edition. Later Chimia published Beautiful & Hero Love & Devotion, Confession in Whisper and the second edition of Beautiful & Hero in 2015. Chimia Hill-Burton is the owner of CapricornAngel Inc. the mother company of CapricornAngel Books. The Co-Host of the I Am Enough Talk Show with Host Wanda D. Hollis. Chimia Y. Hill-Burton currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 34


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10 Things To Do Now To Change Your Life Forever by Christy Williamson How you spend your life, especially your adolescence, is crucial to determining your future success as a personal and professional. According to psychologists, the period of puberty is an essential time that paves the way for the rest of your life. It is a universal fact that each person has defined boundaries and continually strives to move beyond it. Challenging yourself leads to a better and successful life. Change is always not easy to achieve, but the effort it takes to make it worthwhile is essential and worth it. Although difficult to hear, there are certain things, habits, or changes that you can make in the future.

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1. Believe In Yourself The first step in achieving your dreams and goals is to acknowledge that you are a human being and that you are not perfect, you cannot do everything alone. Always have realistic thinking, do not put too much pressure on yourself that it can be challenging but, believe in you, and do not be afraid of failure. Self-confidence and the clarity of goals depend on each other. The clearer your purpose, the higher your confidence will be. Clarify your direction and define what you want to do in life. What matters is how much you learn from your mistakes. Make mistakes but learn from them and never repeat them. Confess your mistakes, correct them, and enjoy the journey.

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2. Don't Panic When Making a Decision

Analyzing the hundreds of successful individuals shows that they all have one habit in common, and they do not hesitate to make a decision. The human mind gets distracted if there are more options available when making any decision. The fewer the options, the less time the human brain needs to decide. Thoroughly review all of the options available and then choose the best according to the conditions, as it is said, making the wrong decision is better than making no decision.

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3. Magic Of Positive Thinking

Your personality is what you think all day long if your thoughts are negative then you shouldn't expect anything better in life, On the contrary, positive thinking about life or circumstances can help turn failure into success. Once you make your thinking positive, you will be amazed by its magic. If you spend time with positive and wellthought-out people, your thinking also tends to become more like them. If you have to choose between an excellent destination, or a bad friend, pick a worthy goal. Good people will be cooperative to the target while bad friends will be a hindrance to it.

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4. Take Care Of Your Loved Ones

If you treat your loved ones the way you think you are, then you may also face difficulties, instead, treat them as they would have expected. For example, if you do not like to call, you will not call a friend or a loved one with the idea that he or she may think the same, but this is not the case. Try to be sensitive to the needs of others, enlarge your heart, and make it reasonable to do good to others.

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5. Adopt Patience Instead Of Urgency

Certainly, it is not possible to have any work done immediately, but it is also important not to let the feeling of subjugation overpower you. Obstacles, such as travel delays, people disqualification or any other reason, are not controlled by you. Anxiety and restlessness create mental tension, which can lead to the weakening of the body's immune system, irritability, increased blood pressure, the burden on the heart, and damaged relationships. So learn to be patient with problems that are beyond your control, and spend some time thinking about how to improve them.

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6. Measure Success with Happiness Rather Than Wealth

When you start measuring your success with wealth, you will never be happy. This habit will ruin your peace of mind or state of happiness, and you will not be able to rest for a moment. You will have thoughts of getting wealth at all means and your greed will increase over time. If you want to measure any success, measure it with the joy and comfort of your heart.

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7. Challenge Yourself to Work Hard

Unless you learn the skills of challenging in life, you will not have accomplishment, face it instead of escaping whenever a severe problem arises, once you do it, this will also increase your confidence. Your insight of not being able to face difficulties will also change. By doing so, you will not be afraid to meet the challenges in the future. Successful people are always convinced that difficult times arise to make them stronger for the future. They continually assess their weaknesses under challenging times and turn them into strengths.

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8. Encourage Sincere Criticism

Just as admiration can cause a substantial increase in a person's performance, positive criticism can also help to remove flaws. It will also allow focusing on aspects that were previously ignored, leading to failure and weakness. Always welcome criticism from your positive critics as it will help you learn new things and improve yourself.

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9. Avoid Complaining All The Time

Nobody likes a person who complains all the time. If you look around, you will see many people who are suffering but still doing very well. Don't blame others for your problems, refrain from criticizing, and evading too much sensitivity; no one likes unnecessary drama all the time.

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10. Gratitude GOD has given us many blessings to be thankful for, but we do not even think about it. However, whenever you feel frustrated, look around, and see the things that you have. If work, happiness, or those without which the concept of life seems incomplete, thankfulness starts to arise automatically, thinking to yourself what would life be like if there were no hands or lost legs? People who take on the habit of giving thanks also have good hope for survival. There are ways you can do this, or at least in your mind, be thankful for your life and the things you have found in life.

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- Dr. Renee Sunday

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