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Kiesha N. James

Author, Blogger

Born Kiesha Natalie James, she writes under the pseudonym Clarke James and presently lives in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of "I Have A Question...Sprinkles of What My Mother & Life Have Taught Me" and her passion for empowering others through writing has lead her to become a guest blogger for Twenty20Something.org - one of the nation's premier leadership development organizations for young women. Additionally she has written for Curvy Magazine and J’Adore Magazine. Follow her on twitter @clarkej and on her personal blog at warmnotes.wordpress.com.
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How Am I Showing Up In Life?

It's no secret that desire is only one piece of the puzzle. Growth another. But I know what really moves the needle is the work we put in, our attitude while at it, and what slows us down or prevents the plan from moving forward more often than we would like to admit are the messages being transmitted in our "stinkin' thinking".
10/26/2015 05:19 EDT
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10 Messages Being Phoneless Taught Me

504 hours of being fully present and phone-free allowed more human interactions to take place and the delicate dance between life and nature were things I noticed again; how intoxicatingly contagious their laugh is, how much their company feeds my soul, the wealth of the sweet and simple moments, how much had stayed the same and how much had changed.
01/09/2015 01:19 EST
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Malala Is Part of a Ripple Effect

Our lives are rich with amazing women -- yourself included. We stand shoulder to shoulder with fierce women who can be found pushing through obstacles, through fears, fuelled by nothing but passion and an unquenchable thirst to reach what they believe possible. Inside of each one of us is a legacy being written, pages of history that will tell what changed because we were here and whose life was made different.
10/23/2014 04:48 EDT

What I Know For Sure

The morning it was announced that Oprah's new book would be available in bookstores I must admit I was caught off guard. Like millions others I consider myself one of her biggest fans and could not fa...
10/10/2014 05:49 EDT

The Many Steps to Becoming an "Overnight" Success

An overnight success story typically travels through many "nights" before the surreal moments are enjoyed. Some time often passes between when the dreamer first sees the vision and the moment when it comes full-circle. To the onlooker it all happens so quickly. To the dreamer it seemed like forever.
08/26/2014 11:23 EDT

What Happens Every Two Minutes

An intruder takes what was not given and the demons of shame and blame wreak havoc on what's left. Speak. What if no one believes you? You quiver. Step out you brave soul and meet your stronger self w...
04/24/2014 12:02 EDT
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What Have You Done With the 1416 Hours of This Year So Far?

Who and what belongs in your life during this season? Just like biting into a green fruit or an overly ripe one leaves a bad taste in your mouth, similarly things and people being out of season in your life is not a pleasant experience. It's just not quite right. Resist the urge to hold on to what or who your intuition told you to let go of. Rest in the truth that never leads you astray.
02/25/2014 12:11 EST

Dear 2014: I Loved You Before You Arrived!

Recently when asked what I like to do for fun besides work -- and fortunately for me I found what I love to do making my job merely an extension of myself, travel, write, run and occasionally hang out...
12/28/2013 08:39 EST

This Christmas, Who Can You Forgive?

So instead or in addition to sending them the cutest holiday card or the perfectly wrapped gift with the prettiest little bow, can we add them to the peace list and take a step in building more authentic friendships? The truth not only sets us all free but swings wide open the doors of peace.
12/23/2013 11:28 EST

Notes From Tea Time with Kami

There's something so liberating about being in the presence of someone who confidently accepts who she is and the company she is in with no judgment or requirements other than just be who you are. Tw...
12/04/2013 05:20 EST

Live a Fearless Life

Step out on a limb; take the chance. If the branch begins to break rest in the knowledge that you've been this way before. You've felt the ground shift beneath you, done without yet you're still standing. Whatever holds you back in thought with the lie of failure or the reminder of who you're not (yet) is ever present whether you move forward or not.
12/03/2013 05:42 EST

12 Messages Time Sent Me

If ever asked this year will be touted as one of my best years yet. No it has not been lined with picture perfect pinch me moments, on the contrary it has been one in which I discovered heart in a pla...
10/18/2013 11:36 EDT