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    She Has My Husband!!!

    Brilliance, We hope you are in a space of love, healing, and growth. If you are like we are at Couture Purpose you are more than likely preparing to attend gobs of bridal showers, weddings, and anniversary celebrations…shoe shopping time! It is JUNE, and this is officially WEDDING SEASON. After engaging in a series of conversations and events dedicated to marriage, we decided to align our June posts with all things marriage. Please enjoy the updated version of Why is She Married and Not ME with new insights. Brilliance more than likely your mailbox is beginning to overflow with wedding invites. As one of the Couture Purpose’s Dreamers stated. “Here…

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    Chosen to “BE YOU”-by-Guest Blogger-in-Residence-Kimberly Harden

    “Ain’t no wrong or no right, just a blessing of the lesson Clear your path, sing your song, nice and strong and amplifying Be new, put your past behind you and be you, authentically you So be new, put your past behind you and be you, authentically you.” (Kindred the Family Soul)   In the realm of personal development, the word “authenticity” is used often. However, the term is a superficial adjective that generally refers to being original without necessarily involving any genuineness of being. Authenticity involves more than being one of a kind; it implies being truthful and realistic when answering the question: WHO ARE YOU?   Authenticity is…

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    THRIVE

    Brilliance- We have one focus for the month of March! Designed Statement: I THRIVE in every space I enter!         Infinite Brilliance, ∞Couture Purpose

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    Success is A Personal Pronoun by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

      Think back to first-grade language arts when you were formally introduced to the parts of speech. There were nouns, verbs, direct objects, adjectives and prepositions and these things called pronouns. Pronouns indicate the person speaking or the person spoken about. Remember the chart with the singular and plural sides and starting on the singular side you had I, You, He, She, It and then on the Plural side we, you, they. These personal pronouns can take the place of nouns or other pronouns. Flashback to Saturday mornings and Schoolhouse rock and maybe the link below will jog your memory. So what’s that got to do with success? For many…

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    Pain and Prosperity: The Struggle Is Real by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

    Check minute 3:20 when Biggie describes the real struggle of pain and prosperity. There’s this idea of jealousy and envy and having to look over your shoulder when you come into a prosperous place. That is some burden to bear if something that is supposed to contribute to a better life become a source of pain.   The title of the song itself puts it pretty bluntly, Mo Money Mo Problems. The hook in the song says, “I don’t know what, they want from me. It’s like the more money we come across. The more problems we see.” The layered lyrics of this now classic hip hop song from back in…

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    Finding Purpose Past the Pain by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

    In 2002 Pastor, Rick Warren released a book entitled The Purpose Driven Life. The book became an instant bestseller that according to Publisher’s Weekly was the bestselling nonfiction work in history on the basis of its answer to this fundamental question, what on earth am I here for? The book took on a life of its own as people across the world gathered in churches and small groups to take this journey with the result being that of discovering of purpose. The question of purpose raises its head in so many different ways. Students may question the purpose for a specific course that seemingly has no relevance or employees may…

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    Re: Question?

    Good Day Brilliance- Question [to ponder]: Is the REAL YOU emerging? Designed Statement: The UNIVERSE expects me to operate at the highest vibration of MYSELF.           photo credit: photodropper

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    Re: Focus

    Brilliance- There are 13 days left in 2013, this is the time to slow your pace, settle your spirit and review your DREAMS. Remember to CENTER & FOCUS YOUR heart’s intentions! Designed Statement: What I DESIRE, DESIRES me…    

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    CUT THE THREADS!

    Hey Brilliance- The seasons are changing and so are WE!!! With the culmination of Fashion Week 2013, (did you know Emerald is Pantone’s color of the year for 2013? FAB!!!!) we at Couture Purpose were reminded of the need to wear the garments designed for us. As more and more people watch reality t.v. we are witnessing individuals deciding who THEY are, is not good enough and wanting to be someone else. Couture Purpose was conceived with the concept—we are EACH given a design to wear (purpose and destiny) and to wear a look alike (imitate others) is a fashion faux pas! THIS DAY we come to REMIND YOU the…