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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
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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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Why you are feeling unsatisfied in your relationship
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Why You Are Feeling Unsatisfied in Your Relationship

Everyone gets into relationships hoping it will be their happy ever after. That is the reality for some people but for others it is just a fairytale. If anyone ever told you they never experienced hardships it would be a lie. Every relationship of course is different but I’ve known a lot of people that have shared similar struggles. Some of these things people may have gone through but blew it off and said things would get better down the road. Out of all my relationships, there were four things…

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Creating Intimacy without being intimate
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Creating Intimacy without being intimate

As I travel through my twenties, I have realized having sex is important but it isn’t the only thing alone that drives a relationship. Let’s be real, I know some of us have had situations where sex was the first thing to happen, then we tried to make things work and they just couldn’t. Maybe it was because intimacy wasn’t the foundation of the situation. Sex and intimacy are two different things and without both it can be difficult to maintain the other. You can have sex with anyone but…

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How to Organize Your Planner and Life
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How to Organize Your Planner and Life

One of my favorite things about the new year is being able to buy a new planner. Don’t worry if you’re behind, you can do this at any point in the year. I love all things that make me feel like I am more organized than I am. There is something about planner stickers and multi-colored pens that give me so much excitement. My planner is my lifeline! It is hard to balance life when you are unorganized. It helps me keep my work schedule, The Strength of SHE business,…

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How to make yourself a priority this year

“Protect your energy!!” Is what I’ll be yelling loud and proud this year. After reflecting on things I shouldn’t have done and the people I should’ve let go sooner than I did, I have to make this a priority. I’m definitely going into this year being conscientious of how I spend my time. I had to be transparent with myself and knew I had to stop making excuses for why I’m not putting myself first. Making time for yourself should always be a priority over everything else. You can’t give…

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