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Why You Should Leap Before You’re Ready
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Why You Should Leap Before You’re Ready

I’m sure we all have had grand ideas and goals that we want to accomplish but we find ourselves not living them out. Each year, we do our vision boards, write down the goals for the year and places we want to go. But do we really know what it looks like to accomplish them? Do we spend too much time thinking of the what ifs instead of just doing it? I have been in this space of uncertainty many times before and the best way for me to come…

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how to end self-sabotaging
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How to End Self-Sabotaging

I’m sure we have all heard of the saying “you are your biggest critics”. I’ve seen this so many times. I have even criticized myself but of course I didn’t realize it at the time. However, there is a difference between constructive criticism and right out self-sabotaging. We often allow ourselves to get in the way of living a self-loving life. Self-sabotaging is any behavior, emotion or thought you have that prevents you from doing something. These behaviors can be very detrimental if they aren’t recognized. There are already many…

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Feeling Behind in Life
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Six Ways to Combat Feeling Behind in Life

Navigating through my mid-late twenties has presented itself with some very interesting challenges. However, one of the most satisfying things about this phase in my life is watching my friends and peers create their unique life paths. I have some friends who have been to graduate school and back. A few of my sorority sisters are married and have families. Several of my peers have relocated to various parts of the country and built or bought homes. Being a witness to all of these major life events has been blissful….

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in Advice, HEALTH, MIND AND BODY

It’s okay, not to be okay

There are some people who always present themselves like they have it all together. You know like those people who seem like they have some type of super power because they do everything and will still smile at the end of the day. It may be natural for you to not notice how much you are taking on, and everything may feel like it is coming toward you at once. I am constantly on the go and I tend to not acknowledge my own emotional and mental health. I would…

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How to Live Your Life as a Perfectionist

How do you become a perfectionist? Are people just born being a perfectionist or is it taught? These are things I’ve continuously asked myself many times before because I struggle with letting things go as they are. Things have to be a certain way all the time for me and it shouldn’t always have to be that way. People who are over-thinkers, critical of themselves and others, and scared of change are typically perfectionists. There are a few factors that contribute to someone becoming a perfectionist. Their childhood can be…

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How to Let Go of Your Insecurities and Own Them
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How to Let Go of Your Insecurities and Own Them

No one is perfect. Yet, we hold ourselves to this high level of perfection in many facets of our lives: relationships, profession and personal. We tend to get disappointed when we don’t reach or attain the level of perfection that we want. There’s one thing that becomes very clear when this happens–our insecurities set in. We identify them, recognize them and let them get the best of us. Why? Just because we have insecurities, that shouldn’t be the end all, be all. We can’t let them win because they don’t…

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books every black girl needs
in Advice, Culture, LIFE

12 Books Every Black Girl Needs

As women, we tend to take care of everyone else. We leave ourselves last instead of investing in ourselves. We have to do better about putting us first and one way to do that is by investing in knowledge and motivation. Brushing up on some of the latest reads can help you accomplish this! If you’re anything like me, I make a goal to read a certain amount of books throughout the year. I even buy the books, and they sit on my coffee table for forever. However, there are…

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5 Ways to Moisturize Your Hair
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5 Ways to Moisturize Your Hair

Keeping my hair moisturized has been the biggest struggle while being natural. Of course we watch tons of YouTube videos and buy hair products hoping that cream or butter will work this time. Adding moisture to your hair doesn’t mean adding a lot of product to your hair. When you seek moisture through adding tons of product it will only clog your hair cuticles and make it twice as difficult to keep your hair moisturized. It’s important to know what will give you the moisture you need. I definitely had…

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