Category Archives: Growth

Yesterday Isn’t Tomorrow (1 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kenyona Copeland

Founder & Owner of: Christian Tea Talk & Podcast Blog

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Author, Books, Successful Living and Writing Writer


We’re so imperfect that we hold ourselves accountable for what happened in the past. Either we’re holding grudges, because someone didn’t keep their promise or because we failed someone and it has taken a burden on us. Please stop doing this! Yesterday isn’t tomorrow, and you must know that whatever happened in the past was meant to shape you for that specific moment in the past. Different things happen at different times, and if something happened in the past, it doesn’t mean that it’ll happen the same way it did in the future (tomorrow). It’s not your fault!

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Count on Your Scars to Pull You Through (1 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kenyona Copeland

Founder & Owner of: Christian Tea Talk & Podcast Blog

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Author, Books, Successful Living and Writing Writer


I used to go through a lot, and I needed to hear all the right words from my friends to keep me lifted. Sometimes, friends won’t always be available to make you feel better, when something has gone wrong. They, too, sometimes get tired of carrying our burdens as much as we look for them to dump our entire life story on.

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Some Young Women Lack… (1 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kenyona Copeland

Founder & Owner of: Christian Tea Talk & Podcast Blog

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Author, Books, Successful Living and Writing Writer


I used to be the girl who was slow to lose her virginity. I was in no rush

to explore a world of unfamiliarity. So I took my time in discovering who
I am, because no one could ever define my greatness.

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Gratitude: A Practice (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Kayla Arroy

Founder & Owner of: Essencentral

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Successful Living Writer


Yes, yes, gratitude.

A feeling. An experience. And – you guessed it – a practice.

Studies have found that regularly practicing gratitude has a positive effect on the firing of our brain neurons, by way of activating positive emotion centers, ultimately changing our brain chemistry. It’s similar to forging a new path when walking through a wooded area. Continue reading Gratitude: A Practice (3 min read)

Feeling It Fully (3 min read) 

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Kayla Arroy

Founder & Owner of: Essencentral

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Successful Living Writer


We know that happiness is a choice – and it is – but what happens when we just can’t seem to get there?

Usually, it’s because there are things we need to deal with. Things we need to feel. Things that we’ve resisted acknowledging and repressed because it makes us feel “bad.” Continue reading Feeling It Fully (3 min read) 

10 Steps to More Self-Love (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Kayla Arroy

Founder & Owner of: Essencentral

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Successful Living Writer


Sometimes it can be challenging to love ourselves, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Here are 10 steps to shifting into a more self-loving space.

1. Write down everything you love about yourself. Parts of your appearance, style, traits, behaviors, interests – anything and everything. Feel the love as you write them down. When you’re done, re-read the list to yourself as though you’re reading it to a loved one. Tell yourself, “I love __ about me. I love that I do ___. I love that I am ____.” Pay attention to the shifts in your energy and emotional state as you do this. This is why working with affirmations can be incredibly powerful. Continue reading 10 Steps to More Self-Love (3 min read)

My Personal Weight Loss Advice: Just Do It (2 min read)

Recently, I had the priviledge of appearing on a local news program for an interview about my weight loss experience.  It was a brief interview, but I received a lot of positive feedback about it.  The growth continued when the story was replayed online, via the station’s website.

Several viewers reached out to me, and asked me a few questions about my progress, and also asked for advice.  Therefore, I decided to post one of my responses here, in hopes that it will help those who are on the fitness and weight loss journey.

Let me mention though, that because of the path that I chose, it’s taken me some time.  Almost 3-4 years.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be that long for anyone else.  There are certain steps that I took, while discussing this with my doctor, about what would be best for me since he’s been my doctor my entire life and he knew my family’s history.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.  For instance, my mother passed away from congestive heart failure; my father passed away from cancer.  Plus, BOTH of my parents were diabetics.  Therefore, he watches my blood sugar and my blood pressure, and make sure there is a sustainable diet that can help me avoid these health issues.  He was worried about me a few years ago; now, he couldn’t be happier with me.

DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL THE MOST COMFORTABLE.  I tried many weight loss programs (i.e. Weight Watchers), but there were always some elements that didn’t fit well with me, or something that I didn’t enjoy.  Weight Watchers was OK for me at first, but the point system annoyed me.  I wasn’t too keen on the group meetings, either.  If you try to fit yourself into a box or premade program, you’re more apt to quit and gain back all the weight you lost.  The more you enjoy your program, the more fun you will have, and the more likely you are to see results.  That will motivate you to continue.

Luckily, I’ve been fortunate enough to never have any kind of major illnesses, surgeries or diseases myself, so that was clearly at my advantage.  Here’s a list of the steps that I took to get my weight on track:

  1. WATER, WATER, WATER.  I can’t emphasize enough.  You will go to the bathroom more, but that’s the whole purpose.  It flushes the toxins out of your system and relieves your bloating.  I drink about a gallon of water a day.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
  2. MOVE MORE.  I joined a gym and enlisted the help of Assassins (personal trainers).  That accelerated the fat burning process and my weight started to really drop.  I find great joy in working out; I go to the gym at least four times a week (and meet with the trainer once a week).  But you don’t have to join a gym.  You can take a yoga class; go out walking or jogging; bike riding.  Take the stairs instead of an elevator, whenever it’s feasible.  The point is, you have to get the sweat going and get the fat cells burning with an increased metabolism.  You have to move.
  3. WATCH WHAT YOU EAT.  This is a no-brainer, but it’s true. There will be a lot of trial and error here, but that’s why all diets should be individualized.  Try out certain foods to see the affect it has on your body/weight gain.  For myself:  I gave up soda (I don’t even drink diet soda) and all carbonated drinks.  I gave up fried foods.  I limit my red meat.  I don’t eat pork.  No junk food.  No processed foods (i.e. frozen dinners).  I eat my produce as fresh and raw as possible.  I eat lots of chicken and fish.  Also, it helps if you plan your meals.
  4. SEEK OUT ENCOURAGEMENT.  This is a major change in your life, and you can’t do this alone.  I turn to my family, friends, social media and those at the gym/personal trainer, who give me encouragement.  You may be shy about your plans, but the more people who know, the more chances of accountability and motivation.

These are just the basics.  If you’d like some more info, just let me know.  I also included a link to my live television interview.  Hope this helps, and good luck!

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New Year, New Approach (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, Editor, and Author: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner- BrewNSpew

-Millionaire’s Digest Contributor, Inspirational & Motivational Writer

As we embark on a bright new year let’s make it a goal to fill our lives with an abundance of cheer. No, this is not a goody-two-shoes approach. In my humble opinion, this is a taking a major step in muting unwanted fears from our world. Let’s be mindful of who we are and what we can be. This is you and me that I am talking about.  And no, this isn’t selfish, it is wise.

There are those that need our help and yes, we may need their help, as well. If we strive to be strong and empower ourselves with a favorable persona, we can do the same for others. Let’s make it a habit to create a positive circle of life and benefit all of us. Let’s make it contagious!

Life doesn’t come in a one size fits all so it is up to us to define ourselves and how we want to express our individuality. I say let’s take the best life has to offer, meaning caring and sharing. Measuring life by intangibles rather than tangibles is by far more rewarding as we embark on our journey.

We can’t change the color of the sky

Don’t know why

We can’t change the color of sun

Don’t know why

We can’t change the color of the moon

Don’t know why

We can’t change everything we see

Don’t know why

But it’s how we perceive

what we see, and

It’s what we perceive

how we see?

If we believe what we perceive

and perceive what we believe, then

Can we change everything we see?

“Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!” – Clint Eastwood

 Cheers!

 Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, Editor, and Author: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner- BrewNSpew

-Millionaire’s Digest Contributor, Inspirational & Motivational Writer

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