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Walk authentically in Purpose, Esteem, Attitude, Relationships, and Lifestyle

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  • Single Mom Sets the record STRAIGHT!

    What Men

    REALLY

    want you

    to know.

    Valencia

    Lewis Tells her story on

    how Domestic

    Violence changed

    her life PAGE 6

    Trends to

    get you

    through

    the cold PAGE 4

    Trends to

    get you

    through

    the cold PAGE 4

    Trends to

    get you

    through

    the cold PAGE 4

    Trends to

    get you

    through

    the cold PAGE 4

    Fall 2

    01

    2

    www.CultivateANew.me

  • We wanna

    hear from you!

    Be sure to visit our blog at www.CultivateANew.me where we turn grains of Sand into Pearls every day!

    Cover model: Tiffany Jackson I Photographed by: Andrew Thomas Clifton

    We wanna hear

    from you!

    Tell us how you

    walk authentically

    in p.urpose, e.steem,

    a.ttitude,

    r.elationships, &

    l.ifestyle in your

    everyday life for a

    chance to be featured

    in our winter issue

    of Pearl Life

    Magazine!

    Send your story with a short

    bio and picture to

    info@cultivateanew.me for

    consideration

    Latoria Polite, MA, CDP

    We wanna hear

    from you!

    Tell us how you

    walk authentically

    in p.urpose, e.steem,

    a.ttitude,

    r.elationships, &

    l.ifestyle in your

    everyday life for a

    chance to be featured

    in our winter issue

    of Pearl Life

    Magazine!

    Send your story with a short

    bio and picture to

    info@cultivateanew.me for

    consideration

  • Redefining Single Mom Page 3

    One of the greatest blessings and task that I have ever been given was becoming

    a mother. Though the circumstances were not ideal, I will not allow my blessings to

    be considered any less than the next mothers. I will not be reduced or defined by

    societys statistics. I am a mother and single is my status. I am a teacher, nurse,

    cook, chauffeur, referee, nurturer, provider and more, so single will never describe the

    role I play and fulfill in the lives of my children. Many people form ideas surrounding

    issues and circumstances that they have never been in, dont understand, or have yet

    to encounter but some things cannot be understood until they have been lived. If you

    want to understand our struggle, ask. I want to be as honest as I can with you. I skip

    out on Girls night out, for a trip to the movies to watch the latest G rated Disney

    film. Ive been told, You had those babies. My response, And I have been the one

    taking care of them. But does that mean I dont get tired or a little weary? The same

    grace and mercy that God has given to assist me through my circumstances, I should

    be able to find within those around me, but that is not always the case. The truth of the

    matter is, many of us could still be in the relationships we were in and stay and deal

    with it like so many of our elders, but we realized we deserved better than a mediocre

    relationship. In the eyes of some, being a single mother has become glamourized. But

    I am still trying to figure out how. Is it because we put a smile on our face while we

    look struggle straight in its eyes? Is it because we have learned to make time for

    ourselves in order to give our children 100% of energy when they need it? Just maybe

    we got tired of living in shame, fear, and ridicule and became determined to hold our

    heads up high, because that is what we teach our children. If we walk in shame, then

    our children live in its shadows. If we live in fear, then our children internalize self-

    doubt.. I am a mother. A single mother redefined.

    ~Rhachelle Nicole

    @RhachelleNicol

    www.mother2mother.me

  • www.jennilovette.com

    Classic Coat

    Its true that classics never get old

    and a pea coat definitely falls into

    that category. Figure flattering and

    lady like, you cant go wrong with a

    pea coat. This fall spice it up a bit with

    nontraditional colors.

    $178 www.victoriasecret.com

    When 2 become 1..

    Michael Kors and pearls what a

    match made in heaven. Put these two

    together and get a very chic look

    without being too gaudy. Thanks to

    the very stylish @tahisha81 for sharing.

  • By: Quentin McCall

    To read the full version of this article visit www.quentinmccall.com

    5 Things Every Woman Should Know about Delilah

  • Cover Pearl Uncovered

  • By Latoria Polite @iamlpolite

  • As my grandmother would say.. I want to hear it from

    the horses mouth. Well here are a few stand up guys that

    we enjoy following on twitter. See what they have to say about

    #love, #relationships, and #selfworth

    Merchant Men Speak Page 9

  • carla mathis www.marykay.com/carlamathis

    941.479.4512