A New Attitude

What I love about a new year is exactly that…it’s NEW! Maybe you need to finally kick that guy you’ve been dating to the curb and keep him in 2019 where you found him. You may have a goal to finally take the pile of clothes off the treadmill in your room and actually use it. Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with friends and family, stop smoking, move to a new city, or lose weight. Whatever it is, the new year brings us all a very much needed fresh start to move forward. Out with the old and in with the NEW!

Remind Yourself that You Deserve the Best

When it comes to relationships and dating, I am a true believer that a man can only treat you as bad as you let him. A number of womem for some reason allow themselves to accept less than the best in relationships. Maybe it’s the fear of being alone, but too many women choose to put up with men who don’t treat them right.

I’ve been single plenty of times in my life, and I realize that being single is much better than allowing myself to be in a relationship where I’m disrespected, mistreated, and not appreciated. As they say I can do bad all by myself.

We have to realize that we hold the power. The power to set the tone for how we expect to be treated in relationships. If you are not being treated as you should, don’t be afraid to let it go. It may hurt at first, but in the long run you will thank yourself for choosing self respect. Never love a man way more than you love yourself! That is just a recipe for disaster. If we loved ourselves more just think about how much less we would NOT allow the wrong man into our space.

As an amazing woman you are worthy and deserve to be treated like the queen that you are. Don’t settle for less and allow any treatment that goes against your self worth!

Daily Pep Talk

I don’t think there is any woman on this planet that does not have to work at being confident on a daily basis. Who wakes up feeling like the most confident woman in the world every morning? I know I don’t! Especially in this society when there are a million creams to make you look younger, and all kinds of quick fix products to achieve the perfect body. In other words constant reminders that you can look better!

The truth is it takes work to be comfortable in your own skin. It takes work and effort to be okay with being you. Everyday you should always give yourself a pep talk. A daily does of positivity to feed your soul. That’s not to be over confident or arrogant. It’s to remind yourself that God makes awesome creations, and you being one of them!

Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt

Photography by: Debra Simmons, Diamond Dust Photography

Looking to plan the wedding or event of your dreams? How about taking a trip to an exotic place or somewhere beautiful across the world? Lucky for you the doctor is in, and she can make all of your event and destination dreams a reality!

Mother, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt is a woman making moves! As owner of Divine Diva Events, a very successful event and travel service, Dr. La Shawn is committed to creating memorable moments for her clients. All executed with a touch of elegance and diva style.

Even with all that she has on her plate, Dr. La Shawn is also a committed educator with over eighteen years experience in the field. She is a role model in a variety of ways. Showing us women, especially us single moms, that sky’s the limit if you put in the hard work and truly believe in yourself!

Definition of Success:

Success is when you can stand on a foundation and build something of your own. Success is when you can stand confidently and know that you gave something your all and you persevered. Success is when your brand speaks for yourself. Hard work, determination and prayer are very important to achieving your goals. Sacrifices of investment into growing your brand is very important. That can be finding a mentor, investing in professional development or surveying what is out there. Once you have invested in your brand and assessed your needs – success comes.

Healthy self esteem:

I continue to practice self care. I do my best to eat healthy, exercise and take care of myself. I believe these things are essential to ensuring that you have a healthy sense of your self esteem. I stand in the mirror daily and repeat declarations to myself. If I am my number 1 fan than I can continue to operate in high self esteem. 

Dating advice:

Dating advice is always a hard one. We live in a time where there are so many differences in the way that singles perceive dating. Date yourself first, get to know who you are, what you like and what you don’t like. Enjoy doing you- this is when you will meet people who are like minded and will be great matches for you in this dating life. We as single women should not ever settle for less. Always believe that there is a special someone out there for you who will value you and compliment the woman that you are. 

What’s in the Future?

Expanding into travel has been one of my greatest joys. I am looking into expanding internationally and offering planning services globally. 

Favorite shade of lipstick?

Ecstasy Laquer 603 Giorgio Armani

To learn more about Dr. La Shawn and Divine Diva Events please visit www.divinedivaevents.com

4 Reasons Why You Need a Shade of Red in Your Life

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a fan of red lipstick. I have several red lipsticks in my makeup bag as we speak. It’s always been one of my favorite colors to wear. Why do I love it so?

  • It is a bold color that will always draw attention to your lips when you wear it.
  • It comes in a variety of shades that you can always find the perfect color to match your skintone. Us ladies of color know the importance of that.
  • You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to wear it. Wear as you please.
  • It’s a classic and sassy color that will never go out of style!

So don’t be afraid to take out your favorite shade of red, and wear it fearlessly!

Let Them Laugh

I once heard this motivational speaker say on the radio that if someone is not laughing at your dreams then your dreams aren’t big enough! The truth is not everyone can handle your dreams. Sometimes people can be intimidated by you having the desire to go beyond where you are and having visions bigger than they can see. Don’t limit yourself because other people have limited themselves. You don’t have to fall victim to that same mentality. So remember if they are laughing that’s a great sign that your dreams are in fact big enough!

I Feel Pretty

You’re beautiful, smart, amazing, and worthy of greatness. Tell yourself these words everyday. Wait for someone else to tell you if you want to, or you can choose to be your own biggest fan. Makeup can make you look beautiful. So can that new black dress and new fancy hairdo. However, if you don’t feel beautiful on the inside everything else is just exactly what I said…..things that make you look beautiful. You have to feel beautiful from within first. That is where it starts. Loving yourself completely and knowing your worth is the beginning of true beauty. Everything you put on the outside will just help enhance the inner pretty that lies within.