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Dr. F. Emelia Sam is known as the soul-centered scribe. Trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery, she realized she was off-purpose and made a drastic course correction. Compelled to mend "broken spirits" more than broken bones, she has authored personal development books including I Haven’t Found Myself but I’m Still Looking and How to Create the Life You Really Want. She has numerous articles published at MindBodyGreen and has previously been recognized as one of their monthly experts.

Dr. Sam's 360SOUL community explores themes of life from a soul-centered perspective. She writes a weekly blog sharing spirituality that works in the real world and practical solutions for finding inner peace. Click here to get your complimentary SOUL INFUSION KIT which includes a copy of How to Create the Life You Really Want.

Entries by Dr. F. Emelia Sam

10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock! Matters

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 3:18 PM

For the past few years, I've looked forward to Beverly Bond's Black Girls Rock! celebration. Unfortunately, what was once pure excitement has become tinged with uneasiness.

The pushback from diehard opponents of BGR now accompanies each event: the accusations of reverse racism, the ones who cry for inclusion of...

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12 Most Indisputable Signs You Need to Leave Your Job

(21) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 12:48 PM

It's no secret that we all have to make some sort of living to survive in today's world. Unfortunately, society often operates as if happiness runs a distant second to survival. Sometimes sacrifice is necessary, but for how long?

"What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a...

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The Three Myths of Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 7:10 PM

What's your purpose? HUGE question, right?

It's so big that many people get overwhelmed by the very thought, so they just stop thinking about it or say things like, "I don't know if I have one."

With increasing attention to self-help and self-awareness, it's inevitable that you'll be asked...

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12 Most Annoying Excuses for Your Mediocrity

(13) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 1:30 PM

"Mediocrity is crowded, but there's a whole lot of room up in excellence." ~ Lisa Nichols

Daggers flew through hundreds of hearts as those words left the lips of the keynote speaker. Many in the audience realized that they lived in crowded quarters. They were used to the familiarity of...

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10 Transformational Truths You Need to Know

(13) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 7:20 AM

Life is a series of course corrections. We either experience or learn through someone else's experience. However, encountering a situation doesn't ensure that we always retain the lesson. Here are some reminders of those universal truths.

1. If it doesn't resonate, release.

You would think that this would be self-explanatory....

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Super Soul Sunday Reflections: Father Richard Rohr

(5) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 11:47 AM

I'm always hyped for the return of OWN's Super Soul Sunday. Oprah's discussion with Father Richard Rohr did not disappoint as they touched on various topics.

I wasn't familiar with Fr. Rohr's work, but I knew if she was opening the season with him, he was sure to be...

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What Is Love?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 9:17 AM

Love, love, love.

Of all the emotions and expressions thereof, love is the most elusive. Some would say it's a feeling. Others would say it's an action. Though no two definitions are congruent, it remains the most essential component of life itself.

We all know it when we feel it,...

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Overcoming My Cool Kids Complex

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:43 PM

If you ever meet me, don't be fooled by my RBF (resting bitch face). I just happen to look a little intimidating. Couple that with occasional bouts of shyness and I am often misread.

As self-assured as I may appear to be, the truth is I have as many...

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How to Deal With Crappy Situations

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 11:53 AM

I have the distinct ability to turn anything, no matter how trivial, into a life lesson. Read this post and dare to tell me differently. Plus, it may just help you navigate this whole life thing.

Several years ago, I decided to treat myself to a day of shopping....

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The Beauty of Breakups

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:15 PM

In 2006, I would have never believed that I would ever have the strength to stand up again. The bedroom floor had become the go-to place for grief. (I've found that other people prefer the tile of the bathroom floor, but I'm averse to anything cold. Rough carpet was my...

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The Grown Woman Series: Defining Womanhood

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 10:46 AM

What makes a woman? What is considered womanly? What does womanhood look like today?

These are impossible questions to answer, and yet we make judgments constantly about who is acting appropriately and who is not.

"Why is she still single? There must be something wrong with her."

"She doesn't...

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The Success Formula

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Figuring out success may not be as difficult as some believe it to be. Regardless of one's personal path, three crucial elements contribute to the creation of a successful life. They consistently show up in the stories of people we consider exemplary when speaking of achievement.

However, this achievement...

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5 Essential Life Lessons

(4) Comments | Posted May 3, 2014 | 10:49 AM

Everyday experiences come with many lessons to be learned. No matter who you are or where you are from, there are things we will all go through. Here are five fundamentals that life teaches all of us.

1. Everything is energy.

Everyone knows the feeling of entering a room...

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7 Pearls of Wisdom From Thrive

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Many jewels were dropped on the stage of the Third Metric live event, Thrive. Held at the beautiful New York City Center, the affair promised to be something more than your average hotel conference.

A mixture of performance, discussion and inspiring keynotes held the audience's attention over two days. It's...

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The ABC's of Success

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 1:01 PM

If only there were a short, universal handbook on how to become successful. But, let's face it, most people wouldn't read it. Instructional booklets are often ignored -- even the ones with only pictures. It would probably sit on a bookshelf (physical or virtual), gathering dust, as would-be readers blindly...

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The Grown Woman Series: Gossip

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 4:09 PM

Perform a search for images portraying gossip, and you would be hard-pressed to find one of a group of men engaging in the practice. The overwhelming majority of them show women gossiping with each other. Every so often, you may find a woman gossiping to a man, but very rarely...

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You Never Forget Your First

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 2:04 PM

It happened.

I saw it. I pretended I didn't see it, and then it brought reinforcements. I had no choice but to confront them.

Newsflash: They're coming for you, too.

That's right, folks. Gray hair. Being that I've completed over four decades I really shouldn't be that...

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The Secret to Authentic Success

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 3:43 PM

When taking a look at the cover of most popular magazines, we see images of people who are either successful or have fallen from having had prior success. We believe we can identify what is considered to be successful from the typical external cues.

Celebrity lifestyles, material possessions and...

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The Grown Woman Series: Competition

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 11:49 AM

The phenomenal response to The Grown Woman's Oath confirmed my suspicion that women are in search of something more. The majority of us are not about catfights and gossip and we refuse to define ourselves by the one-dimensional images often shown. At the same time, we realize that...

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The Illusion of Logic

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:06 PM

We spend so much time trying to get everything just right and attempting to put pieces in all the right places. Our minds tell us that if we do A, B, and C, then a particular outcome will happen. In many instances, this is true.

However, think of the thing...

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