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Vulnerability is Strength
in Advice, LIFE

Vulnerability is Strength

I’ve never been the type to ask for help. I honestly hate asking for help or needing anyone’s help for that matter. You can call me prideful if you’d like, but I hate giving people the power to throw their support back in my face. Although, I don’t ask for help much, when I do, it’s because I need it. We all need help sometimes right? Well, I was raised to be a self-sufficient, independent strong black woman. This is exactly why I struggle with asking for help, because I’m…

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Hit the Reset Button
in Advice, LIFE

It May be Time to Hit the Reset Button

A lot of people live their lives constantly doing something with their time. Every minute is spent doing something whether it’s working, spending time with family or a significant other, doing hobbies or just cleaning. I too fall guilty of not taking a moment to zoom out. I’m consistently viewing life from the everyday worries I may have. I started to notice I was doing the same things every day, every week and wasn’t finding time to actually do things that don’t consist of me thinking and planning things. It’s…

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Ashley Coleman WriteLaughDream
in Feature, LIFE

SHE WCW: Ashley Coleman

For the entire month, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we will feature some of our SHE Crushes! These women are doing great things in the areas as an influencer for women as entrepreneurs or in love, health, wellness and beauty. Our first SHE Crush is writer and entrepreneur, Ashley Coleman! I’m a member of Ashley’s Writing community on Facebook, The Writer’s Muse, and met her last year at the Blogalicious Conference. She is real and has an amazing spirit. She even recently wrote me and many others a personal…

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in Advice, LIFE

Vamp Life: Surviving Night Shift

After the first stint of working night shift, I swore that I would never work it again. I did it for a long-lasting five months that honestly felt like five years. I spent the entire time sleep deprived. Either I slept too much or not enough. If someone did not hear from me in a while, it was safe to assume that I was sleep. I have gotten anywhere from 2 hours of sleep to 18 hours of sleep during this dreadful time period. I felt like a zombie and…

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Never Say Never
in Advice, LIFE

Never Say Never: My Biggest Life Lesson

It’s crazy how life has a way of working itself out. How can you find the answers in the midst of chaos? The answer is you don’t because you can’t. I’ve had my fair share of struggles through which I have learned life’s clichés aren’t just corny, they’re actually true. Here are my favorite clichés: “Sometimes something’s fall apart in order for other things to fall into place”, “Everything happens for a reason” and my own personal favorite, “stop getting mad at things you can’t control.” There’s a common theme…

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A Single Gal’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
in Advice, LIFE, Love

A Single Gal’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Well ladies, it’s almost here… Valentine’s Day. It’s another single gal’s Valentine’s Day for me and I’m not too mad about it. I decided to use this “holiday” to reflect on the beautiful friendships that I have cultivated and the self-love that I learned to gain over time. Although I don’t have a have significant other or Valentine at the moment, I still respect this holiday for what I believe it was meant to be, people spreading love and light. Also, it’s not the end of the world if you…

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in Events, LIFE, Love

My Love is LIT Event Recap

On Friday, February 3, we hosted “My Love is LIT”, which was a painting session at Mimosa and a Masterpiece and a self-love workshop. We were so excited to host this event, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up. It can be difficult for our sisterfriends to remember who they should love first, themselves. We gave them a resource, “30 Ways to Love Yourself Daily” and had them write down words that are reasons why they love themselves. We incorporated those words into our paintings. It was so nice to connect…

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