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Living with Intention
in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

How to Live with Intention Daily

At the beginning of 2017, I said you know what, I want to go into the year living with more intention. In 2016, I found myself constantly all over the place with my thoughts and not doing the things I wanted to do. I would say I wanted to do go to the gym more, learn how to meal prep and declutter my apartment. I wanted do these things, but was never intentional. I’m sure this has happened to almost everyone before and that is okay! I knew I needed…

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Natural Hair in the Workplace
in Advice, LIFE, Natural Hair

Being Natural in the (White) Workplace

No, you can’t touch my hair. Being Natural is hard enough. With the copious amounts of products in the market and the struggle to perfect a twist out, bantu knot and perm rod set like your favorite YouTuber, life is not easy for naturals! The task of maintaining the white standard of professionalism doesn’t make being natural any easier. Perhaps it’s time for others to learn to accept our hair. African American professional women have long hid under weaves and perms in order to get in formation with their white…

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in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

How to Begin Finding Yourself

Finding yourself is often looked at as a place you go to or state of being that is impossible to achieve. Finding yourself is not about making extreme changes, but about letting down walls. It’s also about believing you are already that person, but just needs a little brushing off. You have to believe you are that person and be willing to build off what is already magical about you. When you feel it is happening for you, it will click on like a lightbulb. You will be able to…

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Quarter-Life Crisis Averted
in Advice, LIFE

Quarter-Life Crisis Averted: Five Things I Learned in my 25th Year

If you remember, I wrote a blog post about having a quarter life crisis a little over a year ago. Now all of those tears quickly dried up because my friends blessed me with a surprise birthday party, but bringing in 25 was hard for me and Chapter 25 of my life may have been one of the most challenging ones I have lived. But any experience I go through, whether good or bad, is alright with meas long as I have been able to walk away with some lesson…

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Life After Graduation
in Advice, LIFE

The Perfect Ending to a New Beginning: Life after Graduation

The last four years, and for some people like myself five years, has been spent filled with late nights and early mornings. Nor having time to eat at times is an understatement. All the sacrifices made, sleep you never got and special events you have missed were all for this big milestone in your life, graduation! As I approached the finish line, and even now, I continuously asked myself what is next? What is next for me?! Only to reach the finish line and to be left with questions, questions…

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skincare secret weapon
in Advice, BEAUTY, Skincare

My Skincare Secret Weapon

  If you’ve struggled with bad skin and acne, you know what it can do to your self-esteem. It can make you feel less beautiful, although you aren’t. You may even always feel that someone is staring at your face. I’ve recently started struggling with my skin after a series of bad hormonal breakouts. The blemishes they left make me pack on makeup daily and hope to hide them. Our contributor, Nichole, had this same struggle. Her skin had active acne, irritation and redness. She struggled with this from middle…

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finding new friends in a new city
in Advice, LIFE

Finding New Friends in a New City

Finding new friends in a new city can be difficult, especially if you stick to the same routine. I was that one person who goes to work and back home, just to do it all again the next day. For the past 5 years this was my motto. I would not advise it at all! I would think, there is no need for me to get know anyone, this is only temporary. Yes, I do plan on venturing out to other cities, but not having a social life and experiencing what a new city…

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Women's Empowerment Event Indianapolis
in Advice, Events, LIFE

The 25 Project Launch: Women’s Empowerment Event Indianapolis

The 25 Project is an event series by The Strength of She, LLC that focuses on empowering and improving the lives of women in their 20s, particularly those who are 25 years old. When women turn 25, a plethora of emotions can arise and most of them can be attributed to the feelings that they aren’t where they thought they would be or doing what they thought they’d be doing with who they’d be doing it with. This is pretty common, and quarter-life crisis is becoming more common every day!…

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