Hi There Karena

Y'all know that I like to bring you into my world as much as possible without being weird. 

So listen...the month of May 2022 was LIT FOR ME! 

First of all...my woman-child...the love of my life...my baby-girl who lives in North Carolina came to Virginia and while here on Mother's Day took me to Bonefish Grill for dinner.

Here's a picture of her doing her thing (keep reading...later, I'll share with you why set and respected boundaries are so necessary in this world) and also a picture of me enjoying some crab cakes while at Bonefish Grill.  I love their crab cakes!  I've only been there twice, and both times were for Mother's Day.  She's my sweet baby.  I've always believed that God blessed me to be her mother.  I definitely do not take it for granted.  From day one, it was evident that God had simply entrusted her to me but that she was definitely His daughter.  I'm hoping you had a great Mother's Day as well.💖


So...let's talk Karena - about setting and respecting boundaries.  

Listen...we all need them.  We all need to set them, and we all need to respect them.  And listen...when I say respect them...I mean, YOU should be respecting your own boundaries.  

Setting boundaries is essential in all aspects of our lives. But, it can be particularly difficult to do when it comes to our relationships with others. We often want to please people and make them happy, but this can come at the cost of our well-being.

It's crucial that we learn to set boundaries to protect ourselves and maintain healthy relationships.

Respect is vital – both for ourselves and for the people around us. When we respect our own boundaries, we're sending a message that we value ourselves and aren't willing to put up with anything less than what we deserve.

And when others respect our boundaries, they're telling us that they care about us and want to have a positive relationship with us. So, what does that have to do with my baby girl and this picture?  

Regardless of the fact that:

  • She's my kid.
  • I'm super proud of her and have nothing but good intentions.
  • She probably posted this pic of herself on social media.

I don't own her, and I don't have a right to share this picture with anyone without her permission.  It's a boundary that's been put in place that I honor.  Honestly, I don't remember who set it or why.  But I can tell you that I haven't always thought that way.  But I can tell you that I absolutely received her permission before even typing this newsletter.  I wasn't going to simply assume.  No - that still diminishes the respect for her boundary regardless of who set it...regardless of our relationship.  

I'm sharing this because I want to encourage you to think outside of the box regarding self-care.  What can you add to your daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly routine specific to your well-being?  Think it over, and then take action!  Be selfish with your self-care! 

Go Be Great!



This is another reason why May was lit for me.  I got to reconnect with someone who's genuinely about her business. 

Y'all have heard me say this a lot:  I love people.  I love entrepreneurs and love shining a bright light on people I believe in.  This month, Karena I am featuring entrepreneur Sylvia Montgomery, owner of SiMMs Production & Services, LLC. 

Check out this video Sylvia released recently on Reclaiming Your Time - Taking Your Business Online and then go to her bio to learn more about her.  

Click this link to go watch Sylvia's vid 👉🏾 Reclaiming Your Time - Taking Your Business Online

Starting a business is exciting, but it can also be challenging. Connect with Sylvia as she continues to provide resources and information that every small business can use.

Learn more about Sylvia

SiMMs Production & Services, LLC provides freelance writing and editing services. That includes writing blogs for your website, creating social media posts, and writing press releases for your business. Contact Sylvia to get access to her presentation to learn other ways to promote your online business.

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Here's the final reason May was lit for me...I was able to pull this off the back burner and take the leap of faith that I teach and coach you about doing. 
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Karena Calhoun
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