Emptying Out The Negative


Day two of my 7 day fast to becoming more focused on my goals through prayer has been challenging. Limiting social media is one of my goals. However, living in a time when social media has become a main source of communication, overindulging is tempting — especially when you have things to do. One social media second can easily be one work hour in your mind, and then boom, you’re distracted. But … Continue reading Emptying Out The Negative

When Giving Up Is Not An Option


It’s been over two months into unemployment, and ironically, I had spent over 7 years of my life as an Employment Specialist before getting laid off. Standing on the other side of the fence is quite humbling. However, everything happens for a reason. Besides, unemployment seems to be a small disadvantage compared to the devastation that the Louisiana flood victims have experienced since Friday, which left a total of 13 people dead and 30,000 … Continue reading When Giving Up Is Not An Option

Success Occurs When Your Dreams Become Bigger Than Your Excuses


Since the day that I was laid off from my job as an Employment Specialist of 7 years (about a month ago) I’ve had some time to become more visual about my future i.e my finances, my weight-loss and writing goals. Some of the helpful advice from an older family member included attending a financial boot-camp and a separate blogging course. Similar to many people, … Continue reading Success Occurs When Your Dreams Become Bigger Than Your Excuses

Putting Yourself First Can Be Hurtful But Necessary


The phrase “self-love” and “putting yourself first” can easily be taken out of content, especially if you take in consideration moral and Biblical factors, which tell us to put others first and to love your neighbor as yourself. But the term “putting yourself first” in this post means not allowing yourself harm when the enemy uses others to deter you from your purpose in life. The … Continue reading Putting Yourself First Can Be Hurtful But Necessary

Kehlani Speaks Out About Depression and Suicide In A Moving Speech


It’s been said that there is pain in laughter, which could explain R&B songstress Kehlani’s comedic and giddy personality. Some of her humor, however, draws from a gloomy place. She has a message for people who suffer from mental illness and depression similar to her own situation. “If you have a friend and they’re scaring you a little, just love them,” she said in a … Continue reading Kehlani Speaks Out About Depression and Suicide In A Moving Speech

EGL Spring Issue: Featuring Chrisette Michele and Vivian Green


The Spring issue of Everything Girls Love (EGL) is Here! Don’t forget to head over to Everything Girls Love.com to check out the amazing cover stories featuring Vivian Green and Chrisette Michele. These two ladies are doing big things. Also, don’t forget to read “10 Habits That Mess Up Your Spiritual Life,” written by yours truly. God is so good. Won’t he do it! Continue reading EGL Spring Issue: Featuring Chrisette Michele and Vivian Green

7 Excuses Women Give For Men Who Are Just Not So Into Them


Many books and movies have long been a source in helping single women answer that age old question — is he into me? They range from Steve Harvey books to impractical romance films that are probably produced by someone who is clearly out-of-touch with the dating game. One problem is, not enough dating material is written from a single young woman’s perspective who actually takes her spiritual … Continue reading 7 Excuses Women Give For Men Who Are Just Not So Into Them

Could Taking Selfies Be Causing Premature Skin Aging?


  But first, let me take a selfie! The world is obsessed with them. However, despite its popularity, there could be a reason to slow down on how many times a day you are snapping shots of your beautiful new look from your cellphone. It all started with a blogger in London, 26, who decided to see if the high-energy light from her cellphone screen … Continue reading Could Taking Selfies Be Causing Premature Skin Aging?

Are You A Shopaholic? The Effects Of Compulsive Spending


On one’s list of priorities, keeping finances in order falls roughly within the top 5 and over-spending…well…is likely to set your goals back a couple of notches. There’s nothing wrong with caving into the impulse to buy that new bag and matching shoes, but when an impulse turns into compulsive spending, and you’re no longer in control, that’s when the complications tie in. Most importantly, … Continue reading Are You A Shopaholic? The Effects Of Compulsive Spending

Ronda Rousey: How Do We Feel About Her Confession?


When female mixed-martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show last Tuesday, her confession made her just a little bit more relatable than what she had shown us before her loss to Holly Holmes. Rousey was known for her cockiness and arrogance in the ring. — she was once called Mike Tyson in the ring. Last summer, she also claimed that she … Continue reading Ronda Rousey: How Do We Feel About Her Confession?