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6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression
in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression

Since I was an early teen, I have always struggled with depression. In the last few years, anxiety was added to the mix. These aren’t uncommon struggles, especially amongst African-Americans. However, we are less likely to do anything about it and choose to silence ourselves and our emotions. According to an article from the Huffington Post, data from the CDC showed that African-Americans are more likely to report major depression, but less likely to seek treatment. In our community, we look at therapy and counseling as bad words. They aren’t….

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You May Be An Ambivert Too
in Advice, LIFE

You May Be An Ambivert Too

For a large part of my life, I was convinced that I was an extrovert. I think that I am friendly (for the most part), have an approachable countenance, and I am great at initiating conversation. I love parties and social gatherings. I have been that way for pretty much all of my life but as I am getting older, I am starting to notice a few things about myself change. Right after college, I realized that I valued alone time. I would become energized in the presence of company,…

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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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Social Media Detoxing
in HEALTH, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

Social Media Detoxing

If I calculated how much time I spent scrolling on my various social media handles, I would be completely unashamed. I would start on one page, somehow end up on another and the next thing I know I am way too deep into lurking on someone’s page that I did not even know! Then I would hop from one social media site to the next until I have drained myself and an embarrassing amount of time has passed. This could go off and on for various hours. I would look…

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black girl magic
in Culture, LIFE

Best Black Girl Magic Moments of 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 was no walk in the park for anyone. It was a pretty rough year for everyone, but for one group it was a magical year—black women! That’s right. Through all the challenges and surprises of 2016, it was one of the best years for black girl magic! We decided to create this list of some of our favorite black girl magic moments of 2016. Check it out below and share! 1 Beyonce Shut Down the Super Bowl 2. Beyonce unveiled LEMONADE 3. The Great 8 – Eight…

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Four Ways to Practice Gratitude
in HEALTH, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

Four Ways to Practice Gratitude

Thanksgiving is among us and as we prepare for the family fun and good food, we can’t forget the purpose of the holiday. Taking time to acknowledge what you’re thankful for is important and it can be done in various ways. Here are four ways to practice gratitude this Thanksgiving and for the rest of the year. Write it Down One of the simplest and most common ways to practice gratitude is to write it down. There’s something about writing things down that makes the gratitude more tangible and can…

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Fall Date Ideas
in LIFE, Love

Top 5 Favorite Fall Dates

I would have to say fall is my favorite time of the year! I love when the leaves begin to change colors, and when I can pull my sweaters and boots out of the closet. Oh and did I mention my birthday is in the fall! Fall brings a warm, cozy feeling that is impossible not to love. I would have to admit I don’t ever recall actually enjoying fall with a significant other however; I am a hopeless romantic. So of course I ponder over things my future significant…

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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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