Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What real CONFIDENCE is... - Tawana Necole

My desire is to inspire women in business, to aspire to be the best that they can, in all aspects of their lives. Itiel

I recently had the pleasure (and I do mean pleasure) of e-meeting Tawana Necole.  I should've known that she would be an inspirational person.  Many thanks to the LightCaster's Project for placing us into each other's space. 

The below post is from Tawana's blog, A Corporate Chic.  I read it this past Friday, but could not get it out of my heart.  I wanted to share it with you, so I asked permission to re-blog.  I've shared similar thoughts here, groups, individuals, and myself.  However, it's nothing wrong with a reminder.  Here's yours.  Be inspired.  

I thought I'd highlight the words that resonated with me.  

What real CONFIDENCE is...

I can honestly admit that this inner self journey has been more exciting then the Corporate Chics journey and the Sisters Striving for Excellence journey. I am learning me, not sweating the small stuff, and I am SO-In TUNE to my heart. Now that I am beginning to see the fruit of my labor, it's not surprising that everything is lining up in a miraculous way. You wanna know why? Because the harvest that I have been expecting is manifesting. The different schools or organizations approaching SSE, Inc. about incorporation was planned, organized, and structured by an elite group of women---which included me. The many opportunities that have presented itself in the last two weeks for Corporate Chics is only a manifestation of the work that I have been doing since 2008.
So if I am not as excited about things or if I am not always talking about what's going on with me...it's only because ofConfidence and expectation. I am excited internally, but I remind myself that this is supposed to happen. Whatever I receive is only what I have been working towards. Daily, I affirm that I am patient, understanding, appreciative, and humble. Daily, I confess that I AM a woman of faith, I do NOT live in fear, and I live in the 
present and enjoy each moment. Daily, I meditate on favor, divine connections, and walking in abundance consistently. And that is what Confidence is...

 Confidence is not arrogance, condescending, or ignorance. It is fueled with boldness, a tablespoon of courage, and a pinch of fear (not doubt). Confidence is living in the KNOW. I KNOW that everything that I aspire to become whether it be to myself, my family, my friends, and to others I ALREADY AM. And when it happens on a level or in a way that is totally left field, I understand that we are always blessed way more than we could ever imagine. We can NOT fathom what the Creator really wants for us...so we must be Confident in Him. Because HE knows our end and is the author of our lives; although he gives us the power of choice. ---> So why be amazed? I enjoy the journey and as life unfolds daily, I expect something great to happen. It's ok to be grateful or thankful when you begin to see the fruits of your labor in this dimension, but when you are walking in Confidence, nothing is a surprise...it's expected.

Thank you for the reminder, Tawana.  I look forward to getting to know you better. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scratching Head. This or That. Help.... Please.

I was notified by a very good virtual friend that my original post did not pull up the survey.  I love solutions.... Which fragrance? Click here to take survey

Meet Itiel McVay *LightCaster*

From one LightCaster to another, thank you Akilah Richards.  Here's to Co-Illumination. xo

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sniff. Sniff. I Smell A Giveaway! Mmmm, It Smells Good.

I told you that there will be another celebration when the Fan Page reached 500 (508 right now)!

This time around 3 prizes will be given away!  Yup, 3 winners!  This giveaway will require brain power. Are you ready for that?  Don't worry, I like for giveaways to be super-easy. ;)

(Insert Rules Here)


  • Answer all questions.
  • Give your first name and email address or Twitter page (all information is needed for you to qualify).
  • Only submit once.


  • 1st place- $50 gift certificate 
  • 2nd place-$25 gift certificate
  • 3rd place 2- 1/2 oz Signature Fragrance Oil Blends (winner's choice)

    Questions: (refer to Rules )
    Don't let the questions scare you.  Use the hints, wording of the question, and the website to help you win!

    1. What is Smell Goods Lady's name?
    2. What year was Smell Goods '98™established?
    3. What inspired the DECADENCE Chocolate Truffle?
    4. How can you save up to $150 in bath & body care (hint: saving is paradise)?
    5. In what category can you find products that will enhance the inside, outside beauty of girls?
    6. What product is recommended to complement the Mojito Spread?
    7. In the beginning, Smell Goods '98™ carried products around in a what? (hint: how is it about us)

    See. Super-easy.

    This giveaway is open to those living in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. 

    Celebration ends February 28, 2011 at 9pm, est.  Winners will be selected randomly.  Winners will be notified via email or Twitter page.

    P.S.- If you're not already, follow me on Twitter and Facebook.  Pretttty please, with cherry on top. ;)

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    Cure of All Diseases Except Death :: What's In It? Series

    At least known to.   We don't make these things up, people.

    Nigella Sativa aka Black Seed Oil is known commonly in Arabic as Habbat-ul-Baraka (blessed seed) and in English as Love in the Mist.  Black Seed Oil is a beautiful, jet black oil with hints of brown and a robust, peppery aroma.  This oil has been proven as an anti-biotic, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, anti-bacterial, anti-bronchial and immune boosting agent.  Black seed oil has been used by people in Asia, Africa, the Middle and Far East to promote health and fight disease. It contains eight essential amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, dietary fiber, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium and potassium.  Wow!  No wonder it's known to be the Cure of All Diseases Except Death.  Black Seed Oil is blended into our wholesome goods, because it's pure, cold pressed, and it's a great protective barrier between your skin & hair and the elements.

    Black Seed Oil can be found in our Lush Body Butter, Pure Body Balm,  Rub Down.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    I Caste. Do You Caste??????? Let's Caste Together. xo

    My desire is to inspire women in business, to aspire to be the best that they can, in all aspects of their lives. ~Itiel

    In the year of 1974 I was born to caste light.  I was an "old soul", and my grandmother never missed a second to highlight my "light casting soul" (encouraging me to see the difference between me and my peers).  'You were born with a veil over your face.' Never really knew if that meant anything, but I knew deep within that something was there (a weird feeling to handle as a youth).  I did allow my light to diminish some; Not really caring about aligning myself with any woman, because I could no longer see me, in the darkness.  Over a decade and half ago I realized that I wanted what was there as a youth.  So I purposely started casting light again, and never looked back.  I purposely plant my feet on the floor each morning desiring to let my light shine.  I want my light to go around corners, reach over mountain tops, and roll down into valleys.  Even more, I want my light and your light to caste together-to shine together.  Are you a LightCaster?

    Did you read that?  Align 1000 Women with the Resources to Live Their Ideal Lives.  Is that you?  I cannot totally express how amazing I think Akilah S. Richards is, for putting this project into action.  The url is even powerful: HerLightIsOn.com.  Are you a LightCaster?

    Akilah provokes your mind by giving you 77 reasons why you should care about this project.  I tell you, after reading those 77 I was wanting to get up, put one hand on my hip, one hand in the air with fingers spread waving like a fan, turn around in a circle moving hips, singing lu-lu-lu-lu-lu.  These are some of the reasons that resonate with me: 

    3. gratitude opens doors, and giving opens hearts
    8. girls are depending on you to help validate their suspicions
    9. your LIFE is better when it matches your TRUTH
    11. your creativity can’t lead you if it’s shadowed by your fear
    15. your efforts will inspire someone else to do something incredible
    20. if you don’t stand up and decide to face your best life, it may just die inside you
    26. no one will make it happen FOR you
    32. positive thinking ISN’T enough

    Chills and rejoicing all in one, right?  If I were to share all the reasons that got me going, there would be no reason for you to find your own.  Continue to read why should you care.  Are you a LightCaster?

    There is a call-to-action with this project.  Nothing difficult or that needs to be forced.  This project only needs your compulsive lighting disorder self.  Who knows, maybe you and I will be casting light together.

    For the next 365 days Akilah will be sharing her personal feelings about this project.  Subscribe to Her Light Is On youtube channel.  I've already watched a couple of the videos, and I can honestly say that I too have those feelings.  

    Are you a LightCaster?

    SHUT UP and Do! ~Itiel
    There are several people who can be dishonest with me. I refuse to be one of them. ~Itiel

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Experts & Answers Live Chat

    Join me on Alba's Exclusive Events - Experts & Answers Live Chat.

    Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
    Time: 7p EST (duration 30 minutes)

    I'll be sharing step-by-step suggestions on how to rejuvenate with your spa-at-home, plus, the beneficial ingredients to use.  

    See you there!