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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 - 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
How Am I Showing Up In

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
10 Messages Being Phoneless Taught

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
Malala Is Part of a Ripple

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

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
10/10/2014 05:49 EDT
The Many Steps to Becoming an

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

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
04/24/2014 12:02 EDT
What Have You Done With the 1416 Hours of This Year So

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
A Young Woman Of Influence and Her Dance With

A Young Woman Of Influence and Her Dance With Life

I can remember sitting on my couch last January nursing bronchitis and watching Dr. Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. Her message was powerfully moving and her call to action voiced with one simply profound question: "Now what are you going to do?"
01/12/2014 08:22 EST
This Christmas, Who Can You

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

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
12/04/2013 05:20 EST
Live a Fearless

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

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
10/18/2013 11:36 EDT