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Careers Education Life

The Black Girl’s Guide to College: The World

Congratulations, sis 👩🏽‍🎓! You’ve made it through 12 years of schooling and now you’ve decided to take on at least four more. ✅ you’ve completed your FASFA ✅ you’ve picked out your roommate ✅ you’ve got your on-campus food card ✅ you’ve registered for first semester classes ✅ you’ve got your outfits lined up in […]

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Life

Unraveling Friendships: When to Stitch and When to Throw Away

Self-Reflection Questions: When was the last time someone told you “You’re a great friend!” or demonstrated her appreciation through a small deed? Further, do the people in your life see you as a dependable friend? According to Oxford Dictionary, friendships are a place of mutual trust and support between friends. Many of us say we […]

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Life Life Lessons Motivation

Chiquita with No Purpose

I recently met and have had the opportunity to observe a nine year old chihuahua mix, Chiquita. It’s been an interesting experience as I’ve studied her behavior and how she moves around the space. Dogs are brilliant and in many ways parallel human life. They can be timid in new environments or around new faces. […]

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Careers Education Life

A Shaky Voice Still Has Sound: Leading With Authenticity

Have you ever been afraid to raise your hand in a high school or college class because you felt like you should know the answer? Have you ever kept your feedback or insight in a work meeting in fear of rejection or not being heard? Have you ever been in the home you were raised […]

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Careers Faith Life Motivation

21’ Career Moves Affirmations + BONUS: Downloadable Cards

2020 stopped us in our tracks — whether we liked it or not. It forced us to assess the many facets of our lives including our careers. It is said that we spend half of our lives (maybe more) with the people that we work with. We are certainly fortunate to be employed, however, our […]

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Family Friends Holidays Life Relationships

2020 Gifting With Purpose Guide

Exercise: Define 2020 in three words silently to yourself. I am positive we would each come up with different answers. Some may say “This has been the most progressive year of my life.” Some may say “I can’t wait for it to be over. I cannot take anymore”. Every person’s feelings and perspective is valid […]

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Life Life Lessons

Reminders from God’s Calendar

Monday night before bed, I reviewed my monthly goals. Goals are easier to chew when you take a bite each day. Say no to overindulgence, my friends. I said to myself, “When I wake up, I’m going to do this, this and this.” Gratefully, the sun rose and I had another chance to strive towards […]

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Life Life Lessons Motivation

Dreams and Nightmares

As little kids, we are always encouraged to dream. In fact, to DREAM BIG. Before we are old enough to think for ourselves, we are asked the famous childhood question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most children answer this question based off of occupations they’ve seen glorified — teacher, firefighter, […]

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Faith Life

The Spirit Virus

What ever happened to soul food? I’m not talking about the collard greens, the cornbread, the yams, or the dressing. I’m talking about the infectious, tasty conversations people use to bring to the table. Now, it seems like we as culture drink spoiled milk and vomit on others in public. Our attitudes being as tasteless […]

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Faith Life Life Lessons relationships

Flower Gardens in My Heart

As I reflect on the month of February, it’s been a great one. The month started with intense workouts in the training facility I consistently go to. The second week I celebrated my 28th Birthday in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The week ended with a dim light dinner with 14 of my closest family and friends. […]