Monday, December 6, 2010

I am so excited today it was great being in Orlando and wonderful to be back at home. I do not share my Warm Spirit to Soul purpose story often but had the opportunity to talk about it today. I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Heart of a Woman radio talk show by Lorraine Harrell. Would love for you to listen to it.
Much love and have a great day!
http://ping.fm/2LftM

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What a week!!!!!!!!!!

This has been a trying week. I believe that what I have come to know as one of my strengths which is resilience has really been put to the test. I seem to have had to dig down deep for patience in the midst of everything. I realize that faith, patience, forward focus and resilience go hand in hand.
Praying and hoping for a good weekend,
Nadine

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mango- Curry braised short ribs.

 This evening I just cooked the most amazing meal. It was one of my Nadine's intuitive recipes. I made braised short ribs with a medley of summer vegetables in curry/mango sauce. 

Here is the recipe:
3 pounds beef short ribs. Wash and season them with salt, pepper, garlic and marinate them with a green seasoning sauce.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Braise the ribs in a hot frying pan with oil until brown on both sides. About 2 minutes per side.
Cut up an egg plant, carrots, turnip, zucchini and place them on the bottom of a deep baking pan.  
Once all of the ribs have been braised add them to the pan and place them on top of the vegetables.
Saute a large onion, 2 large tomatoes, fresh garlic and any other vegetables you wish in the drippings from the fry pan. For a little extra spice and tablespoon of curry powder to this mixture, so the curry cooks.
Add 1/2 bottle of Stonewall kitchen Curry Mango grilling sauce to this mixture as well, simmer for 5 minutes and then pour this mixture over the ribs.
Cover the baking pan with foil and bake in the over for 2 hours or until the short ribs are fork tender.
Serve with fried plantains, thickly sliced tomatoes in a balsamic vinegrette and rich, fruity bold red wine.
bon appetite!!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I had the honor of attending the first Africa Fashion Week in New York last weekend. It was incredible!!! The designers that were showcased were from all over the African diaspora and the designs were simply beautiful. The greatest high was that our mineral makeup and hair care were the sponsors of the event and it was a thrill to see the models walking down the runway with our makeup on their faces and their bodies glowing with our butters. It was a wonderful experience. Check out a few of our pictures on this link:
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dear Beloveds,
Mother’s Day is a very special day with a universal understanding all over the world. The role of mother and matriach is an honored one the world over and those of us who are blessed to have been a mother either biologically or emotionally can testify to its significance.
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone in our community a very Happy Mother’s Day. My hope for you is that today will be a day of joy for you as we all celebrate our mothers and the women and men in our lives who have played a motherly role in our development. This is also a day to celebrate the maternal roles that we have blessed to play in other people’s lives, it is truly a blessing.
Today, I am in Grenada with my mother caring for her after her brain surgery a week ago. She is recuperating well and we will be meeting with her surgeon for the first time after her surgery tomorrow morning to learn her prognosis. I am grateful for her recovery thus far and extremely grateful for your prayers, thoughts and well wishes. God has blessed her and the hands of her surgeons and caretakers.
Due to God’s blessings I have been able to share another Mother’s Day with my mom although I am away from my own beloved children today.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, enjoy the day!
Much love,
Nadine

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hi Friends,
My mother had a bad fall and hit her head a few days ago. She is experiencing some internal bleeding in her head as well as clotting. They are going to be doing emergency brain surgery in the morning. I am going to catch an early flight to Grenada in the morning to be at her side. I am terrified and scared beyond belief, I cannot imagine this world without my mother in it. She has been my rock, my anchor and source of strength. Please keep my family in your prayers we really need it.Much love,Nadine

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Aprayer for today!!!!

The Hopi Elders Speak




We Are the Ones

We've Been Waiting For



You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.



Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.



And there are things to be considered:





Where are you living?



What are you doing?



What are your relationships?



Are you in right relation?



Where is your water?



Know your garden.



It is time to speak your Truth.



Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

This could be a good time!



There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.



Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.



At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.



The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!



Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.



All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.



We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"People are Good"

If you could peel away all the outside stuff like behavior and pretending, do you think human beings are basically good?

I know there are some individuals in the world who think that people are essentially bad, and that goodness has to be pounded into us, more or less against our will. I don't buy it. I believe that people are basically good. Why, just look at a baby - any baby in the world - if you want to test the idea.

Babies aren't evil or resistant or fearful. Babies, given basic care and affection, are by nature happy little beings. This means that nearly all of us started out living in love and joy.

If you are not still living that way, it doesn't mean you are bad. It means that somewhere along the way you were taught to expect less. You behaved accordingly, and less is what you got stuck with. But you don't have to stay stuck. I have spent nearly 40 years helping people change, so I know it is possible. And those people are no smarter or better or capable than you.

Today and every day you have a choice to make: Do you want to be happy? Do you want to live a satisfying, productive, adventurous life?

If so, you can do it! Visualize it, affirm it in everything you do and say, and behave as if you already were! Start today, and get ready for a great tomorrow!

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Adapting to Change"
Are you ready?
Are there significant differences between older adults and their younger counterparts? The latest research says there is. If you are in business, you need to know exactly who it is you sell to. And, if you sell to older adults, you will be especially interested in what I have to say today.

You see, according to David Wolfe, author of "Serving the Ageless Market," there is a big difference in thought patterns and values between older adults and their younger counterparts. For example, in middle age, quality begins to gain over quantity in importance. This leads many middle-aged and older folks to spend more on goods for the sake of quality. With a growing baby-boom population, this is of significance.

People who have a middle-aged perspective look for deeper psychological and metaphorical meanings, and grasp the relationship between concepts more quickly. They value self-sufficiency, social connection, altruism, personal growth, and personal revitalization. Once these values are understood, a business' next step is to find advertising and sales cues that will invoke them.

This may mean changing sales and advertising strategies, but "change" was the watchword of the 1990's. And here in the "new" century, change is still the watchword. In this information age, and the speed with which we are bombarded with information, those companies who are able to adapt, indeed, embrace change are the ones that will capture the future.

How good is your business at adapting to change? How good are you?

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Message from Lou Tice - "Need for Approval"

We all like to feel approval from others. However, when our desire for approval becomes too strong, we are in trouble.

Everyone likes to feel accepted and approved of. But for some of us, especially folks who didn't get much as children, the desire for approval becomes a need, even an addiction. When that happens, we are in big trouble. To meet our own desperate need, we behave in ways that may have nothing at all to do with how we really think and feel. We are almost never happy, because we are trying to use those around us to get something that can only be obtained from within.

You see, whenever we need something, it implies to our mind that we do not already have it. We go around in a state of "not OK-ness," feeling inadequate, stressed out and tense, blaming ourselves for what we think we are missing. Then, when approval does come to us, we are likely to deny or deflect it.

Now here is the paradox: when we give up wanting approval, we almost automatically experience more of it. We become more relaxed, centered, and confident. We begin to internalize the support we need, and naturally it shows in our body language and behavior. People notice the difference and respond accordingly.

So if you are an approval addict, kick the habit and watch the positive way your life will change!

Lou Tice
The Pacific Institute

Thursday, March 4, 2010

'Soul Purpose Carnival Collection... Bold, Look at Me Color!'

'Soul Purpose Carnival Collection... Bold, Look at Me Color!'
Let's forget the snow and dreary cold weather for a moment. We all know that alot of spring is in your attitude; so to celebrate your festive spirit Soul Purpose and Youngevity have put together a pretty collection of mineral makeup that will lift your spirit in a few brush strokes.
http://ping.fm/jSUSz

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Enjoy a sneak preview of our March issue of the Soul Purpose Magazine. Enjoy!!!!!
http://ping.fm/HwYej

Friday, February 26, 2010

I know that the weather is not the best but it doesn't mean that we have to be down in the dumps as well. Soul Purpose is launching their spring collection of beautiful natural mineral makeup in some beautiful colors that should up the "Joy/smile quotient" this spring. Check out our Carnival collection brought to us by Youngevity and Ashunta Sheriff.
Another incredible week full of hard work accomplishments. I just updated my author page at Amazon.com. check it out if you can at Amazon. http://ping.fm/ekWrx Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Begin the journey of creating a better life for yourself!

I had a wonderful blessing of attending a 3 day summit with Lou Tice at his ranch in Seattle WA; a gift of a great friend Steve Mc Keever of Hidden Beach. It was a life changing event and I plan to blog about it over the next few days and months but first I wanted to share this video of Lou Tice doing his thing. Take a quick look and begin creating your elegant dream.
http://vimeo.com/http://vimeo.com/74727967472796

Monday, February 22, 2010

I just returned home from an amazing week on the road. It began with a wonderful Soul Purpose community meeting in Seattle WA, thank you Antoinette Nelson for hosting me and spearheading such a wonderful event. I believe the Seattle team is going to explode with success and they are the warmest folks ever.Then on to Midland, Texas with Robbyne Hocker fuller and her SP team. The events and students at Midland College were an inspiration and creating the first Soul Purpose Excellence awards for students was inspiring. The jazz concert with Tom Braxton was great and I was blown away with his new release a song created for us called Soul Purpose. I am so proud to be a part of the Soul Purpose community we are making history!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


We are so proud of Soul Purpose being featured in January issue of Essence Magazine and the February issue of Ebony. Our solid perfumes rock!!!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A little inspiration this morning.
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch--what make you go beyond the norm." --Cicely Tyson

Much love today,
Nadine

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Family, Food, Wine and Love. We are having the best time with family in Kennett Square PA. The best time!!!!! We watched the movie Julie, Julia and I was inspired to make Julia Child's Beef Bourganion for dinner. My 10 year old cousin Zoe offered to assist (she was amazing) and it has been a remarkable experience thus far. We are all drinking French wines, white, red and Zinfandel. The menu for the evening is beef bourganion, mashed potatoes, bruschetta, baked mac and cheese and sour cream pound cake. Everything homemade by different members of the family. The beef will be out of the oven in 2 hours and we will gather around for an incredible meal made with love. Now that's what I'm talking about; family, love, good wine and great food. Happy New Year!
Nadine