Saturday, December 28, 2013

AnnTaylor Announcement

colorblindwomen. com has had such an amazing response that the Ann Taylor on Newbury St is suggesting we move the event to a larger location with better parking. Thank you to all participants for responding and rsvping for this event .
As a result of your following it has been brought to my attention that tomorrow's event is being postponed so a bigger venue can be the host. The marketing department has stated that AnnTaylor of the Natick mall may be the bigger and better location to host with parking. Stay tune for further details. Thank you team for all your support.
Can't wait to meet you all.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ann Taylor hosting colorblindwomen for the holidays join us!!

It is with great pleasure to inform you that AnnTaylor of Newbury Street will be hosting a
 colorblindwomen's event; allowing the followers to come shop in a private setting while refreshments are being served all followers will get between 20-30% discount on there purchases. This will be a private affair Please join us and meet me Dina Shackleton CEO of colorblindwomen,com while enjoying your shopping for the new year. I look forward to meeting you all. See you there ;-)!!

Location: 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
Date: Sunday December 29,2013
Time: 3pm - 5pm

Friday, December 6, 2013

Mandela Thank you for being obedient to your purpose!!!

WOW!!!!!  What a remarkable man to have marveled this earth as a servant. This man did not let  3 decades of imprisonment prevent him from owning his voice and purpose. I am saddened that his candle has burned out. However, I understand and respect the unknown powers that attaches to what we call life. Understanding that you matter and that your voice has a massive amount of power and strength is a revelation that is imperative. It is an ABSOLUTE MUST TO UNDERSTAND THAT your thoughts, mind, voice and movement is IMPORTANT!!!!!
It is important to find your purpose. You see, without a purpose in life it's easy to get side tracked with your life's journey. Its easy to wonder and drift through life aimlessly accomplishing very little. You owe it to yourself to contribute patriotically to the human race. You are a citizen of the human race. You don't have to be president, doctor, lawyer or Gandhi but by displaying the very BEST version of yourself is honoring the life that the Divine has given you.
With purpose everything in life seems to fall into place. To live and be on purpose means you are doing what you love to do,doing what your good at and accomplishing what is important to you. Make note; when you truly are on purpose, the people, resources and opportunities you need naturally gravitate towards you. Trust me the world benefits too; because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others. I know this for fact. As I began this blog to simply heal myself and to genuinely reach out to other women and let them know how important it is to love one another. How important it is to work in unity, to give each other support. I had no clue that this would take a life of its own. The universe embraced my gift because we are in alignment together. I want this for you too.
I challenge you today to dare dig deep inside the core of your being and discover your purpose. When you do please let your sister (me) know all about it. Email me and let me showcase your journey....
Congrats in advance,,,,

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Reclaimed Promise Ceremony!!!!


 Ladies I am pleased to announce that this blog is going live and interactive 
in 2014.. This is perfect because this is going to be a dig DEEP intervention for the new year as it approaches. Ladies here in Boston  it is time that we create the support system you need. This is going to be awesome! We will be covering some real deal topics about men, money, spirituality, motherhood, being single, and passing the baton. Most of all we will be discussing how to love ourselves and how to be sisters to one another. All that I say in my blog is coming to you live . We will also have male speakers to give us insight on relationships from a male perspective. Please understand that this is not going to stop. We will meet regularly.. Join me and many others!! Nice!!! Right??  Come and defy all the myths that stand in our way of becoming the BEST VERSION of ourselves!!! When unified women come together GREAT things manifest. Join me!! 


The date: January 18th, 2014

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Dorchester YMCA
776 Washington Street
Dorchester, Ma 02124

Contact: Dina Shackleton 
Email :

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Forgiveness "The Mental Gymnastics!!"

Okay, ladies let's talk... There is a healing that needs addressing more then ever. I believe it is an EPIDEMIC of sorts!!!! It is the "Mental Gymnastics we put ourselves through just so we can justify our unforgiving behavior. Okay, now wait before you say "What do you mean unforgiving behavior?"
Well, as a health and wellness coach and a professional stylist; I speak to women everyday and I hear their pain, anger, bitterness, fear, broken spirit, callousness and watch how emotionally paralyzed they are. I remember that place. I remember how it crippled me of knowing and being the best version of myself.

 I plea to you ladies to start the work of letting go..  It is liberating. FORGIVENESS!!!!  It is like a breath of fresh air after being trapped in smoke for hours. In the smoke you cannot see clearly. It represents the thickness of the pain.
There are some things that people do to you that cuts deep and you are justified in not speaking to them anymore. Most times you may feel justified in your anger. However, in hind site they have you just where they want you. They are taking your power away from you. Usually, as you entrap the space that could be occupied with your greatness with malice and anger in your heart ; the other person continues on with life as normal. You to them is an after thought. Where there is un-forgiveness, there is anger. Where there is anger there is fear. Where there is fear there is pain. Identify with the pain that you fear. Face it head on. Tell it " I have packed your bags and you are evicted!"  You cannot change the past. Holding on to that pain or anger will only prevent your blessing.. Let the Universe fight the battle for you. There is Karma. You've heard it. "What goes around, comes around." Forgiveness is for you in your heart. You don't have to tell the person that you forgive them or even speak to them. Howevr, you can release them from housing space inside you. Vacate the premises immediately..

Let your heart function the way it was made to function; with love.. When you do re-introduce yourself to your heart. Tell it you apologize for starving it of its birth-right. Tell your heart you will never let anyone come between the two of you again. Then finally look in the mirror and say " I love you enough to NEVER let anyone still our joy... Please be clear that this will not happen over night. It will require a lot of mental gymnastics. However, every time you think of the circumstance say this. "Thank you for the opportunity to grow from this lesson."  Repeat that over and over again until it is your truth. Acknowledge your pain and move on. Bitterness and anger never gets tired just like fire. As long as you feed it. It will grow. So please Forgive!!! LET GO THAT THE PAST CAN EVER CHANGE...
 Remember that I am hear as your sister to hold you accountable for your GREATNESS!! Mediocrity is not an option. You deserve to be the very best version of yourself.
I am your biggest fan... Email me and ask me how I did it for details on specific advice. Till then your sister loves you...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Pain Will Pass.. Choose Yourself!!!!

You know it is my personal testimony that a women who honors herself and establishes who she is in the Divine God will be a confident force to be reckon with. I know 1st hand that in all situations INTEGRITY always win. Even when it doesn't seem as if it will. When I was married I remember feeling like I was not getting what I needed from my husband emotionally and spiritually. It was a very hard combination to live with. Here I am a women who claims to love herself and is constantly encouraging other women on loving themselves and not to make excuses as to why you are not living your very best you. What I felt for myself internally was not expressed in my life externally. I had a very difficult decision to make.I had done everything in my FIBER to make my marraige work but you cannot do it alone, it takes two people. I left my husband while we were raising two children. It was the most difficult thing I had ever done. I left with 27.00 dollars in my pocket and faith that the most high GOD was going to lead my footsteps. I can't explain how I knew, I just did. It was strong in my spirit that I was going to be okay. In a matter of 6 months while going through a very ugly divorce, and a bad economy I landed two great jobs plus I continued to write my blog. I was able to place my children in one of the best school systems in the United States and God has blessed me in ways that my  mind could not  conceive. Ladies I am here to tell you that if you are in a situation that causes you to lose the essence of who you are, what you stand for, and it causes you to compromise your integrity; try to find your voice in the midst of the darkness where the Divine God dwells. He is waiting for you and he just needs you to dig deep and find the strength to extend your hand our towards the light. He will yank you right out. Trust and believe me there is so much in store for you if you are willing to push through the stormy pain. It will not last always .. You are building emotional and spiritual muscle. Do not settle for less. You are heir to the throne of royalty... NO ONE SHOULD LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU and GOD... NO ONE... So the love we search for to find affirmation and a sense of validation is in you for you. Love yourself past your pain. What is made for harm can be transformed into God's great plan for your life. Be willing to trust the voice inside of you..I am here as your sister to help encourage  you.. Have a awesome day and email me if  you need any words of affirmation. I am here for you.. I am here as your sister to love you past your pain and to hold you accountable for your greatness..

Truly yours,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hello ladies,
Here we are on the third month of the year.. Can you believe it. Okay so many of you have made resolutions.. How are you all doing with them so far? Well, I hope your choices are decisive. Reason being is everything that we experience today is the result of choices we made in the past.
We have control over three things in life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the action you take (your behavior). How you use those three things determined everything you experience. If you don't like what you are experiencing, you have to change your responses. Change your negative thoughts to positive ones. Change what you say to your truth. Change friends or whatever needed to get the change you need. See you may not be able to change the actual circumstance but you can change yourself and take 100% responsibility for what you do,say and respond to...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY 2013 QUEENS!!!!!

Happy New Year my Queens!!!!! Can you believe it? The year is 2013 and I am extremely excited about life and the living life on purpose with a purpose. Today, I want to kick start color blind women's OFFICIAL RELAUNCH!!! This year the conversation is going to be very interactive... We will actually meet one another and have round table conversation with men, children ,health educators and more. I cannot wait!! I invite you to this sister circle to uplift you and be the girlfriend that reminds you how awesome you are when you can't ; to hold you accountable to your dreams when you feel discouraged, to love you past your pain when you don't recognize yourself in the mirror; and of course to celebrate all your milestones and accomplishments. This is your platform to be informed and to be embraced by positive energy..I am Dina McKinley and I am THIS year I am a single mother of two;a gem of a boy 10 and a gem of a girl 7yrs old. I am a sister,friend, counselor,advocate, and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to uplifting sisters to be the BEST VERSION of THEMSELVES...

I challenge you this year to evaluate what does your best you look like and what do you think is preventing it? What is the cause of any short coming you possess and how can we get you out of that space. This year no more excuses. They are chants of nothingness... This year is about putting things into action.. Lets go ladies, we will be learning about love, motherhood, health, money and much much more... Be a DOER and not a TALKER.. OWN YOUR HAPPINESS in a whole space.. Learn to communicate and stop settling. BE what you expect... This way you can draw the right energy around you... Learn your love language, and your mates so you can communicate properly to one another. Let's learn how to celebrate our good men and our boys so they can grow being good men who knows how great support looks like. We are not sisters who exclude our men we welcome their input and point of view..  So let the RELAUNCH BEGIN!!!! I will be talking to you soon. Remember live life on purpose with a purpose.... I love you all can't wait to hear from you.

Email me at dinamckinley@
When you email me your goals and dreams I will email you back to point you in the right direction and connections. I will be checking in regularly to  hold you accountable to your dreams... So reach out and be in-touch. LOVE PEACE and HARMONY!!

Dee ;--)