This one is for Sarah…

It’s crazy how meeting new people can really change your perspective about life and your problems. As I write this blog, I’m currently 30,000 miles in the air with good ol’ Southwest airlines. I’m returning from an amazing conference, charged up and excited about life. While waiting to board my return flight, I met a…

Think Ahead, Plan Ahead

Think Ahead, Plan Ahead Many moons ago, I sat as a sophomore in high school in my Driver’s Ed class. Now, not to toot my own horn (pun intended), but I was a BEAST at Driver’s Ed! You see, my big sister had been letting my roll in the driver’s seat of her Ford ZX2…

Take your mind off the stress of life

I don’t know about you, but it seems like there’s so much noise going around lately. Good, bad, or indifferent…it just seems like there’s a lot of stuff, doesn’t it? There are obligations, RSVP’s, work, graduations, goals, projects, side hustles, commitments, responsibilities…and the list goes on. I’ve been feeling it lately, too. So last week, I…

Premium Gas ONLY!

Have you ever heard of the term, “Gas me up?” According to Urban Dictionary, it was first penned by the modern day philosopher, Drake. Where it originated from is not important, but amongst my circle of friends, we use that term to compliment and overwhelmingly encourage one another. Now, I said overwhelmingly encourage for a reason. When we…

What’s Your Benchmark?

Can I trust you with a secret? Okay good. I figured, but I wanted to be sure: I don’t always feel inspired, motivated or encouraged. Some days I’m busy, tired, and just want to kick back and mind my business. I know, shocking right? “But Vannesia, you have a motivational blog…” Yeah I know. But…

Bug or Windshield?

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Gulf Shores, Alabama and walked into the cutest shop attached to a restaurant. It was full with wall art, homemade jewelry and all things associated with a “mom and pop shop.” I love anything with positive words and I ended up picking up this little pocket-sized book…

A Word From Dr. Suess

Today’s message is short and sweet – but just as impactful. This week, be encouraged to remain authentic and genuine in your workplace and relationships with others. Here’s a bit of encouragement to do so from one of my favorite Doctors (other than my sister), Dr. Seuss :   Today you are you! That is…

Less Dimetapp and More Robitussin

Now, all through February, my blogger friends have been bringing the FIRE with their guest blog posts. How do I know that? Because ya’ll have told me! I get the emails and comments…and so do they. So, thanks for showing them how the #MOXIE tribe gets down! If you remember, Mariah Cole kicked it off…

Your Job is to Pour the Water…Not Make the Wine.

Do you feel that? It’s a Monday morning and the new week is upon us. Now, before the tension of today’s demands seep into your brain, I want you to pause. Just breathe. Inhale and exhale. I always like to start there because sometimes we get anxious about the potential of things happening that we forget it’s not our…

Strain First. Then, You Get the Juice.

Have you met my friends? I am super excited today because I get to introduce you to some of my friends! Although, I love sharing my own personal experiences with you, the MOXIE Tribe is a shared space and sometimes I wish ​you could be in on the action when my friends and I chat about various things.  They’re pretty deep and…