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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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Why you are feeling unsatisfied in your relationship
in Advice, LIFE, Love

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
in Advice, LIFE, Love

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
in Advice, LIFE

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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in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

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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Beauty Lessons You Should Learn In Your Twenties
in Advice, BEAUTY, LIFE

Beauty Lessons You Should Learn In Your Twenties

Beauty has always been a topic I was interested in. It has been a growing topic over the years and so many beauty trends have come and gone. When I think back to when I was in high school, wearing mink lashes and having perfect eyebrows were not a thing. I didn’t know what a skincare regimen was but now if you don’t have one it’s like you’re doomed for failure. Ha! That’s crazy, right? I have had the opportunity to learn so many things by my desire to want…

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5 Things to Remember When Going Back to School in Your Late Twenties
in Advice, LIFE

5 Things to Remember When Going Back to School in Your Late Twenties

I told myself that I would never get a Master’s degree once I graduated from undergrad in 2013. You could not even persuade me to go to grad school. After two years of working at my big girl job, I decided that I wanted to go back for my Master’s in Social Work. That did not work out. I took two classes and dropped out because I was really sick while pregnant. I had a choice to go back but realized it was not for me like I initially thought….

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5 Reasons You Don't Have to Have it Together
in Advice, LIFE

5 Reasons You Don’t Have to Have it Together This Year

As we enter a new year, a lot of people are making goals and resolutions to ultimately have a better year than last year. Some are even on a mission to become a different and better person. While goal setting is good and can help you navigate throughout the year, if you aren’t forgiving and flexible with yourself–it can lead to extreme anxiety and disappointment. So let me stop you while you’re ahead and be the one to tell you that you do not have to have it all together…

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