DonnaMarie Woodson

Content Writer/Web Designer

Location icon United States of America

Creative, concise, and dynamic wordsmith. Self-motivated professional, detail and deadline focused, I listen, ask questions and take pride in my work. An honest, proactive team player dedicated to excellence.

Self-taught in WordPress, designing and authoring two international, Liebster Award-winning blogs.

Diplomas in Social Media and Online Reputation Management, Digital Marketing, and Web Design.



Living Freedom of the Mind

1.9k Views I think a lot of people look at freedom as an external force. Looking for it like love, in the partner we choose, our career, or amount of wealth. I believe freedom lies in the mind; giving ourselves permission to be who we are without seeking acceptance from anyone or anything.

Believe in the Power of You!

2.4k Views Belief in the power of you! Feeling inspired by a message of Hope, Belief, and Love I put together this video filled with some of my favorite Believe quotes. Hopefully, it will move and empower you to have faith in yourself and your dreams. Believing in yourself is where it all starts.

Breathe In, Breathe Out

We are, without question, living in incredibly disturbing and fearful times. You can't turn on the TV or log into Facebook or Twitter without asking yourself, what kind of world are we living in? This is why it's more important than ever for us to breathe in, breathe out and focus on what's important and how to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Austin Perine - Adorable 4 Year Old Superhero!

2.6k Views By day, Austin Perine is a mild-mannered four-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama. But once a week, he turns into this alter ego: a superhero set on feeding as many homeless people as possible. Steve Hartman reports. "Don't forget to show love!"

Hail to the Victors! Michigan's Austin Hatch Story

1.9k Views "He's a motivator. He's an inspiration. He's a Michigan Man." Michigan Wolverines on 247Sports Yes, Austin Hatch is that Michigan Man who has miraculously survived not one but two tragic plane crashes in his life. The first occurring in 2003, claiming the lives of his mother, Julie; brother, Ian; and sister, Lindsay.

Be a Rainbow - "Little Miss Flint"

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.3k Views Try to Be a Rainbow in Someone's Cloud. Maya Angelou A belief that we should be a rainbow and that anyone can make a difference in another person's life is a philosophy I both respect and admire, especially in a ten year-old child.

A League of Her Own, Featuring Maybelle Blair

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.3k Views Never underestimate the power of women. From Seneca Falls, N.Y. - the 1st Women's Rights Convention in 1848, to Amelia Earhart in 1928 - 1st woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane, to the 1st professional female baseball players in 1943; we have been breaking down barriers for centuries.

Hip-hop Sign Language

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.2k Views Usually, when I think of sign language interpreters I envision a rally, government meeting, or Town Hall; however, to my delight, I just saw my first hip-hop sign language interpreter. It's awesome! Her body language and sense of feeling and emotion totally tap into the intent of the music.

Shining Starr: Inspiring Olympic Dreams

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.9k Views As a mother, I understand the pride we feel in our children's achievements. Watching them grow and reach their goals and dreams. So, Toshawa Andrews, mother of rising competitive figure skater - Starr Andrews, must be beaming with extra pride sharing in the amazing journey and rightly deserved recognition of her daughter; a shining star who is wowing audiences around the world with her masterful skating skills.

The Happiness Jar of Blessings

by DonnaMarie Woodson 1.8k Views The arrival of the New Year always brings with it resolutions about how we'll be more successful, get in shape, start a new lease on life, etc... The standard question of the day is "What's Your New Year's Resolution?"

Acts of Kindness Could Change the World!

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.8k Views The holidays can be a magical time to share in the wonders of childhood, the anticipation of Santa and unwrapping that special gift on Christmas morning. It can also be a wonderful time for family reunions with games and hot cider in front of a fire.

The Four Agreements: A Road Map to a Fulfilling Life

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.3k Views One of my favorite spiritual guides is author Don Miguel Ruiz, and his New York Times bestseller " The Four Agreements. " I've read and re-read this book and it always brings me clarity and a deeper understanding of how we interact with others and view ourselves.

What's Up Ginzy? Positive Thoughts for the Mind

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.8k Views When living in challenging times, one of the most important and often the hardest concept to focus on is keeping a positive attitude. One of my favorite quotes is from Buddha: "What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create."

"There Ain't Nothin' Gonna Steal My Joy" - Music of the Heart

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.8k Views Video source When I saw this video on Facebook I couldn't help the tremendous smile that came across my face as I reveled in the sublime joy of this little lady. She was present in the moment and oblivious to judgment and the others around her.

Hidden Figures of American history; Paving the Way Forward

by DonnaMarie Woodson 2.9k Views Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (Born August 26, 1918) Imagine, a little "colored girl" (the term at the time) born in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in 1918, excelling as a mathematician at NASA and charting John Glenn's Friendship 7 mission in 1962, making him the first American to orbit the Earth; rocketing the United States to the top spot in the race for space.

Thanksgiving; What Are You Thankful For?

by DonnaMarie 821 Views Sharing a Thanksgiving meal with loved ones is truly a blessing. Having food on the table and a roof overhead is a luxury not everyone can afford. As we enjoy our traditional turkey and pumpkin pie, let's remember those without.

Forrest Gump Gratitude

by Donna Marie Woodson 665 Views My life philosophy is to live each day one moment at a time with an attitude and appreciation for everything I should be thankful for. The month of November and the Thanksgiving holiday are a perfect time to reflect on the lesson of Gratitude; the quality of being thankful.

You're Never too Young to Be a Hero

by Donna Marie Woodson 1.1k Views Youth get a lot of bad press on how they're only interested in video games and their inability to communicate one-on-one because their attention is constantly focused on their cellphones. Well, California teens Alex Schrier and Jeffrey Bounds are great examples of why this stereotype just isn't true.

The Lesson: "Be a Blessing in Someone Else's Life" - Inky Johnson

by Donna Marie Woodson 139 Views After watching a YouTube video of inspirational speaker Inky Johnson, I had to collect myself as tears streamed down my face in response to his incredible story. I then asked myself, how are you going to write about this amazing young man but then thought, what did Inky say?

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GUEST BLOG: "The Countdown to Climate Change" Symposium

DonnaMarie Woodson Advocate/Writer Growing up in the 1960's Civil Rights era I speak as an advocate for justice and equality, I see every day as an opportunity to create the compassionate world we want to live in.



Welcome to my passion for all things film! Step inside and enjoy memories or maybe learn something new. Hopefully I keep you engaged and thinking. Enjoy! I've been a movie fan ever since I was a little kid tagging along with my sisters to the Saturday matinee.

Film Vault

"...You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!.." "Norma Desmond" - Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Living in the Moment

This website is dedicated to my journey fighting both Colon and Breast Cancer. Having two unrelated cancers is rare, and as I told the Oncologist, "that's what I get for being special." I've felt calm and blessed since I was first diagnosed. I'm surrounded by love, support, and Angels.

"Where Do We Go From Here?"

For those of us who've taken the leap of faith to strike out as an entrepreneur or start-up business how do we begin the journey of discovering and uncovering our goals and dreams? Several years ago I attended a weekend coaching seminar on "finding balance" in our lives.



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