Cindy Similien-Johnson

Transformation Begins With You
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Transformation Begins With You

Part Five As I search what it means to be “Haitian,” I come across individuals whose gifts and talents in their respective fields give me the opportunity to experience the Haitian culture. In this series, I will feature seven individuals. Their life’s work not only help those of Haitian descent like myself reconnect to their…

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HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED: Give
Ayiti Chic

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED: Give

“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 There’s a saying that goes, “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.”…

Tell Our Stories
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Tell Our Stories

The other day, I came across a post on social media. Nathalie Lubin, a mother and aspiring author, had asked the public, “Do you know of any Haitian children’s books actually written by a Haitian?” She was building a library for her four-year-old son. By the next morning, she received messages from near and far,…

Transformation Begins With You
Ayiti Chic

Transformation Begins With You

Part Four As I search what it means to be “Haitian,” I come across individuals whose gifts and talents in their respective fields gives me the opportunity to experience and relive my memories of Haiti. In this series, I will feature seven individuals. Their life’s work not only help those of Haitian descent like myself…

Transformation Begins With You
Ayiti Chic

Transformation Begins With You

Part Three As I search what it means to be “Haitian,” I come across individuals whose gifts and talents in their respective fields gives me the opportunity to experience and relive memories of Haiti. In this series, I will feature seven individuals. Their life’s work not only help those of Haitian descent like myself reconnect…

Economic Empowerment: Take Control of Your Finances
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Economic Empowerment: Take Control of Your Finances

What affects every aspect of a person’s life – from education to health, from career to relationships? It’s only one word, and two syllables – money. When the topic of money is presented, temperatures arise, pulse rates increase, and people shift in their seats. The subject causes discomfort for most individuals. They never have enough…

Know Who You Are: Facing Criticism
Ayiti Chic

Know Who You Are: Facing Criticism

There’s a Haitian proverb that says, “Pa achte figi moun.” In essence it means, “Don’t try to flatter people.” The proverb admonishes to never demean ourselves to obtain worth and value in the sight of others. The proverb also underscores that we will go mad if we try to please people. No matter what you…

Transformation Begins With You
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Transformation Begins With You

Part Two Transformation truly begins with you. In my last article, “Transformation Begins With You, Part One,” I discussed the importance of knowing who you are. As you gain a better understanding of who you are, what you do, and where you are going, you can effectively bring the changes you wish to see in…

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