The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project (GNEP) has partnered withROOTS to provide monthly conversations on topics that impact people of African, Caribbean and Latino descent. The intention of these conversations is to affirm the richness of our culture and to disrupt conversations that impact our ability to fully realize our potential and purpose on this planet at this time in history.
These Conversations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013 CONVERSATION:
Candid Conversations: A Monthly Empowerment Series | The Art of Positive Thinking
The purpose of this month's Candid Conversation is to help heighten the awareness and use of "Positive Thinking," which allows individuals to have an upper hand in letting go, moving forward, reaching their goals and dreams, and more importantly, achieving the unthinkable.
In a world that challenges our thoughts and beliefs almost daily, it becomes easier and easier to get distracted and eventually succumb to negative thoughts. You may also find yourself mirroring the voices of your loved ones, friends, family and associates, not realizing that you are unconciously accepting their thoughts as your own. At some point you may even forget that you have a choice about whether you see the beauty in things or the negative.
It is time to build a vocabulary of "can's", "possibile", and "what if's". You can change the way you feel, the way you think and the way you live your life every single day. It is YOUR choice and if you remain positive around your choice, you will become more and more powerful.
IMMEDIATE Benefits of Positive Thinking:
- Opens new doors of possibilities and opportunities
- Builds confidence, awareness and faith
- Reduces stress
- Increases productivity
- Problem solving capabilities are enhanced
Your Host This Month!
This month's conversation is hosted by Pushy Dreamers Raeven Western who is committed to changing the way people think to a more positive framework. She believes that "when one allows themself to speak, think and act from a positive place of mind, s/he will immediately make the choice to live life to its fullest potential."
Your Confirmed Conversationalists!
Amon Focus is storyteller who loves tourism, contemporary art, mixtapes, good eats, great people and pretty much all things creative.
Through filmmaking, portraiture and time-lapse photography Amon specializes in making emotional connections using these disciplines to educate viewers about various places, products and services.
Holley is a native New Yorker raised in Harlem. With a background in radio, event hosting and project management, she has worked in education since 2007 focusing on areas including college readiness and youth development. Having worn many a hat, from Teaching Associate to Program Director, Holley is passionate about creating innovative, sustainable solutions for the global advancement of education in underserved communities and developing nations.
Presently, she balances her time as a public speaking coach and consultant and co-founder of The Hall Pass Tour; a nationwide concert series designed to get underserved youth excited about leveraging higher learning to pursue their dreams.
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Gye Nyame Empowerment Project
Founded in 2007, the Gye Nyame (jean yuh-me) Empowerment Project is a non-profit organization that provides tools and conversations that affirm positive life outcomes for Pan-African people and their communities. We create moments that affirm people of Pan-African descent and their communities, and we disrupt disempowering trajectories of our people and our communities.
We believe that if you empower an individual, you inspire the family. If you inspire the family, you uplift communities. If you uplift communities, you alter the worlds view on humanity.