Youth

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The Young Dreamer section consists of content from Dreamfleur’s youth motivation site www.DreamerENT.com and other posts prevalent to encouraging youth to be creative and enterprising.

Inspiring Girls to Dream BIG: Queen Girls Stories of Real Women Turned into Fairy Tales

If you’re like me and have a deep passion for empowering our kids and youth then you’ll love this project created by a group of inspiring ladies. Queen Girls is a series of children’s books that turn stories of real women into fairy tales to encourage them to live out their dreams.

When I first saw this amazing project I was immediately drawn in like YES! This is what our girls need to see, that their dreams are possible and that they shouldn’t be afraid to dream BIG. The first book in the Queen Girls series shares the story of the first African American woman pilot Bessie Coleman and the illustrations are so vibrant, enchanting and engaging. You can help bring this project to life by donating to the IndieGogo campaign and pre-ordering your copy to help bring these books to children in need of inspiration and connect with them on social media and their website: www.queengirlspublications.com

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Let Your Heart Be Full of Joy and Songwriting Sessions

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I love the wonder and joy of the Christmas season – especially how kids remind us of how fun it is to anticipate great things🎁 and enjoy life in a carefree way. Whatever you may be going through right now I pray your heart is filled and overflows with that kind of childlike joy🙌, light🔥, love💓 and peace✌🏾️ that surpasses understanding not just now but into the New Year and beyond!

You are so very loved – believe it baby, let Love give you the freedom to anticipate and have hope for great things ahead and courage to live out your purpose to create the life of your dreams!😘 much love – Julene

P.S. Some things are better expressed in songs – here’s a snippet of the lyrics of one of my songs “Take It Back” about redeeming the freedom, hope and joy we had at the beginning of our lives, stay tuned for more from my songwriting sessions…

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Face That Fear to Live On Purpose and…Grad School Musical?

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Here’s a snippet of a recent pep talk I did on overcoming fear to live out your purpose especially in the time we live in…and apparently my life is a musical so I apologize in advance for any random outbursts of song and dance… ;)

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Empowering Youth to Dream and Fly Project

I mentioned before that I’m finishing up my doctoral program in leadership for youth – which is a fancy way to say I’m working on making the world a better place for kids. (Look I made it here to the home stretch, I almost quit because I thought it wasn’t for me but then realized I was here for a greater purpose. School is the reason I had put my business and projects on pause for a long while so I could focus – so prepare to see more of me when I am set free). Though I was that nerdy bookworm who got good grades, school was never really my thing as an artistic ADD kid – part of the reason why I’m here to change the way things are for the next generation…

My motivation for getting through the program is that we’re creating something we can actually use and change lives with. The journey has been hard but surprisingly fun – I’ve gotten so inspired and found my passion to empower young people has grown even more. I get to work with kids every week and seeing the crazy pressures they go through in this world breaks my heart! So many of the kids go through a rough time at home, then they have pressures at school and with friends – so many ways for them to “turn up” and get in trouble…they’re so in need of positive role models and examples.

For my final project for school I’m working on my dream project and turning it into real life. My research is on how the arts can be used as a positive way to influence youth. I’ve always dreamed of creating a media organization that had only positive entertainment for young people – entertainment that inspired them to live a better life and helped them to become the changemakers in this world. So much of what’s in the media, the Internet, TV and in music today is so negative and it’s basically schooling kids in the wrong way. For my project, which is going beyond a school assignment into an actual living, breathing reality, I’m working with others to create entertainment with a greater purpose. This is kind of expanding on the work I did in undergrad at SMU when I got a grant to create workshops and a website to inspire kids to be creative and social entrepreneurs to change the world, DreamerENT.com. The goal now is to create positive original video content with substance, to begin with a fun but important “show” that delves into topics going on in the world today that affect young people (like my inspiration Oprah Winfrey did for me and my generation).

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My Diary: Love Is Everything

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“I have found the one my heart loves…” Love is everything. It was a few years ago when I had a life-changing experience that rocked my world. I found myself waking up in the back of an ambulance and then in the hospital after passing out at my house and was scared of what was happening.

After having one anxious thought after the other a calm came over me and I experienced wave after wave of God’s presence and love like I never had before. He soothed my fears away and said through an electric encounter, if you only knew [how much He loved us] and how love on this Earth is just a glimpse of how He intended our love to be. I found His love in a way I never had before and ever since then I want MORE. The whole experience is too WHOA to be captured in a single post but I will be sharing more of it on the Dreaming of Love series at DreaminSoul.com, stay tuned for more…

When you find Love – the kind of love that’s unconditional, passionate and everlasting you’ve found everything you need. Love finds us and brings us to our purpose in life – to be forever united with Him…

I have this song on rotation on my worship playlist and am so inspired by it. Colin and Paige Edge are a couple who are worship leaders at my church and their music is so refreshing. Take a listen and click here to check out their album “Break Heaven Open” on iTunes.

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We’re All In This Together: Love Always Wins

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One love, one heart…We are one in Love💖✊👑 – no matter what the media or society says we were all created by God in His image and He has the last say. With all that’s going on in the world today sometimes we might ask…ummm where’s the love? It’s okay to cry, to address our hurt and feelings, to have discussions and even protests and take action against injustice – but always remember that this fight is multifaceted. When we see that the biggest fight is Light vs. darkness, Good vs. evil and take action on every front then #lovewins.

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All throughout history darkness and fear tries to divide us by race, gender and differences but we are stronger together for our battle is not against people, flesh and blood but it’s in the spiritual realm. “There is no us vs them. There is only ALL OF US. We’re all in.” – Glennon Doyle Melton

When we argue, make generalizations, sink into bitterness and offense and bicker we give the real enemy the power of distracting us from our real battle, the one that’s unseen. We do need to have discussions and take action in the physical realm (I dare you to pray and ask God what part He has for you to play in all this) and fight injustice but we have to do it the wise way not the angry and reactive way – sometimes in order to win a war you have to rise above the battlefield with divine wisdom, strategy and spiritual weapons like unity and worship – Love always wins! 🔥

Maybe Bob Marley said it best in his song:
One love, (What about the one heart)
One heart, (What about love)
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love)
So shall it be in the end (One heart)
Alright, “Let’s give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.”

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