I Matter: Living for Me! Vision Journal
by Charron Monaye
What you desire to become, matter! Who you are as a person, matter! Fulfilling your life’s goals and dreams, matter! What you want to be when you grow up, matter! Who you see yourself to be in five years, matter! The way you love yourself and others, matter! Everything about who you are and what you do, matter! YOU MATTER……
I Matter: Living For Me! Vision Journal will help you get clear on your journey and your destination. This journal will serve as a safe haven and road map for you to get organized, prepared and focus on who YOU desire to be and where actually you wish to go. The day of dreaming and wishing is over! I challenge you to become an Active Participant in your life and do what you feel, desire, and know is BEST for you!
Leonard Smith is the product of a broken home. The streets of Oakland, California raised him during the turbulent time of the 1980’s and created his belief system. The same streets that taught Leonard many lessons were both a gift and a curse. His name is well known on the streets and in the various Juvenile Detention Centers throughout the city of Oakland. Leonard has to constantly navigate between his feelings and his method of survival. The story of Leonard Smith is a cautionary tale of tragedy and triumph. Leonard’s life embodies what many youth face every day on the streets of every major city in America.
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love’s Truth Never Changes
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself is a handy relationship tool to assist men and women with finding, trusting and following the truth in love; a compilation of fresh insight on a subject as old as time. You may consider it to be a reference guide for love. Summer Willow’s thoughtful honesty and motivating candor is not written for the clueless or faint of heart; but for those who are willing to evaluate their relationships from a truthful perspective. When it comes to love we don’t always want to admit the truth. Some of us fight 'head vs. heart' when it is time to say good bye and maybe when it is necessary to hold on; some of us may give in too soon. Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love's Truth Never Changes is a quick assist in mirroring truths in your relationships so that you can make the best choices for your heart.
Living, Laughing, and Loving My Way Through
by Charron Monaye
Following her first successful book of poetry, My Side of the Story, Charron Monaye is ready to show the world how she is Living, Loving and Laughing her Way Through. In this new book, Charron Monaye lives past telling her side of the story, to living a life full of love, joy, purpose, peace and passion. Once again, the author releases waves of emotions and stories that readers from every walk of life will relate to. Living, Laughing and Loving My Way Through is Charron Monaye’s testimony of how moving forward is all apart of healing.
Love the REAL You
by Charron Monaye
Are you one of the millions of people who are experiencing more pain than happiness these days? If so, this book is for you. Happiness and Self-Love comes from peace and acceptance within. Happiness is a choice. Self-Love is a matter of respect. We all choose how we see the world but before we journey outside we must wake up and face ourselves. If you are unhappy with yourself, than there is no doubt you are unhappy in the world.
Love the REAL You is a coaching and inspirational guide to help uncover deficiencies, promote introspection and lead the reader to a greater sense of self love. It contains practical, yet powerful, exercises that will move you from reflection to inspired action — in other words, from off the couch out into life!
Through Charron’s guidance and support, this book will show you how to:
•Become your own inner coach and find the strength to overcome any circumstance
•Do away with your negative chatter and bring forth greatness
•Start playing bigger in all areas of your life – from wealth, relationships, finances, and more!
After reading readers will find comfort in walking in purpose, change their mindset to accept the possibilities of life and find ways to remain committed to who you are without apologizing. It’s time to let go, move on, and forgive who we used to be so that we can live; loving the person we are destined to be!
My Side of the Story
by Charron Monaye
The newest collection of poetry entitled, My Side of The Story, focuses on the thoughts, feelings, emotions, life’s obstacles, racial inequality, and heartbreak, in which women often leave untold. As Women, we are told to be strong because that is our nature, Don’t Stop at Adversity because we have the strength to overcome mountains. We can never give up no matter what, because we carry the nations on our shoulders. These poetic stories, written by Charron Monaye, are the thoughts of many women finally having the voice to speak out, including her own, allowing others to know how it feels to be hurt, abused, taking advantage of, loved, cared for, appreciated, or in enraged.
Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success
Twenty years ago, Vaughn J. McNeill, was a man struggling with his identity as a bi-racial man, being adopted, divorced, bankrupt, and homelessness. Determined to break out of a defeatist mindset and chasing dead-end dreams that were holding him back from success, Vaughn victoriously changed his life. Today, he lives the life of powerful choices.
In his book, Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success, Vaughn shares his methods to creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the three areas of life that must be refined to bring about positive outcomes – Purpose, Respect, and Choices, he identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Respect Your Choices offers thought provoking lessons, actionable plans, and personal experiences, and then makes clear that respecting your choices will help you find balance between your outlook and outcome.
If you change your perception, you change your outlook and once you change your outlook you change your outcome. Your outcome can be either positive or negative, as it’s relative to you!
STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice: A Guide to Living Unapologetically
by Charron Monaye
Author, Playwright, and all-around Writer, Charron Monaye shares her journey from pain to peace, outlining steps everyone can take to create an unapologetic life — while removing toxic people and hardships. Eight years ago, Charron Monaye was faced with a divorce, eviction, unemployment, and emotional breakdowns as a result of anxiety. Being a single mom and struggling to make ends meet to provide the basic necessities for her two children, she was faced with a decision: Allow life’s challenges to overwhelm her, or STAND UP and OWN her life.
There are countless self-help books that preach and teach you the things you need to do to “obtain” the right life. In “STOP Asking for Permission & Give Notice”, this woman shares her insights to “maintaining” a life that is rich, simply by owning it. Charron Monaye gives the reader access to her successes by focusing on the three areas of personal ownership that must be refined to bring true liberation, what she has termed “the 3 A’s”–Acknowledge, Accept, Attain.
THE BLACK BLOOD IN MY HEART
The Black Blood In My Heart tells the story of a young woman’s experience and escape from domestic violence. Through her ordeal, she had to learn how to escape from her abuser, reclaim her dignity, reconstruct her life, and rediscover her peace. Domestic violence doesn’t just happen “out there” somewhere. It happens in every state, city, and town.
In this “real-life” story, La’Mena Marie shares her personal accounts of being battered, raped and humiliated at the hands of her husband. When we take the vows of marriage, never do we expect for the phrase “Til death do us part” to be a literal action that our spouse attempts to make a reality. But when La’Mena said, “enough was enough” her attorney told her to write down the particular events to build a defense case in court to help her break free.
What was supposed to be a timeline of events to build a case against her ex-husband became a window into this woman’s story, this Diary! Every woman who has left an abusive man—every woman who has yet to leave—will find encouragement and hope from the voice of La’Mena Marie, a woman who broke free.
The Shadow In My Eyes
by Deborah Rose & Charron Monaye
A shockingly, true story of child sexual abuse and a 10-year journey chronicling the journey from a happy childhood, to molestation, abuse, depression, and ultimately the witness stand. Her name is Deborah Rose. She was twelve years old when she was taken to Fairmount Park by a police officer and sexually assaulted. Deborah’s world came crashing down when this highly-decorated and respected officer in the community made it clear that if she ever told, he would kill her.
The Shadow in My Eyes was born of Deborah Rose’s personal experiences to stay alive through the struggle and pain of abuse. This book details her experience and provides her readers with recommendations for overcoming the trauma of sexual and physical abuse. “I was a victim, but now I am a survivor, and the purpose of this book is to inspire you to forgive yourself and your abuser. It was written to educate you on how not to allow your past to dominate your present and future. Also, it will encourage readers to accept, own and embrace the past. Understand that there is life after abuse.”
by Jaguar Wright & Charron Monaye
Jaguar Wright— mother, culinary queen, original member of the Okayplayer Collective, and Soul/R & B vocalist who has performed with the likes of: The Roots, Jay-Z, Al Green, Terri Lynne Carrington, and a host of others — candidly shares her story of the fame, fortune, setbacks, and success that she experienced as a recording artist.
They say, “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”; this could not be further from the truth for Jaguar Wright. Her new book project, The Woodshed, reveals how Jaguar’s personal and artistic journey intertwined with her struggles as an eclectic artist who could only seemingly thrive in her own creative space. Her story began on the streets of North Philadelphia, which shaped a series of life events leading her to sign a deal with MCA Records. Jaguar created and performed music that spoke to her extreme highs and lows. Her business struggles in tandem with her personal struggles with divorce forced Jaguar to pick up the pieces and learn how to create a new masterpiece without losing her creativity and the heartbeat of her artistry – her career as a vocalist. At the pinnacle of her struggles, Jaguar was subjected to incarceration as a consequence of protecting her child, but all in all – the tough battles gave Jaguar a new voice.
Combining her story with bold advice and fierce wordplay, Jaguar Wright teaches, motivates, and gives the real nitty-gritty truth about surviving as an artist while trying to be true to self.