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No Is A Complete Sentence

On day three of 12 Days of Crysmas, I'll be sharing one of the quickest ways to determine who should be allowed in your life to share your energy, and who you should cut the cord on. No. Such a simple word, yet many of us have a hard time saying it. I was one of those people. It was hard for me to tell people no even if it meant inconveniencing myself to help them. And,...

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Someone Needs Your Forgiveness, And It’s You

On day two of the 12 Days of Crysmas, the focus is on forgiving yourself. Surprisingly, it’s not something we do, though it is beneficial to our everyday lives. Day Two: Forgive Yourself Every day that we get to spend among the living is a new opportunity to do things over and move forward instead of backward. We do not have to wait until Monday or a new month or new year to decide we want to...

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Taking Care Of Yourself Is Not Selfish

In honor of the holiday season, I decided to give you the 12 Days of Crysmas where I will give one tip a day for creating the best 2018 possible. We’re all preparing for the new year, but these are great tips to live by at all times. Even if you find yourself neglecting these areas, there’s always time to get back into the swing of things. Day One: Put Yourself First As women, we have a...

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3 Ways To Conquer Envy And Live Your Best Life

The saying goes, “They wanna see you do good, but never better than them” and it’s been a bitter pill to swallow. Although we know this statement to be true, when it’s in your own circle, it’s hard to deal with. Often, we think the company we choose to keep, whether it’s your family or friends, only want the best for us, and when we begin to make money moves, they’re right there cheering us...

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Marriage is Not an Achievement

Reflection allows you to think about a lot of things that, otherwise, may not have received any attention. The most prominent part of this self-love/self-discovery journey is figuring out who I am. How can I love myself if I don’t honestly know who I am? It’s not possible. And, you may be thinking, how could you possibly not know yourself. The answer is simple: most of us only know our representative. Sound familiar? In dating, we’re told...

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what to do while single

5 Things To Do While Single To Prepare For Your Next Relationship

After a six-year relationship, I didn't know the first thing about being single or what to do while single. I had spent so much time with one person that I didn't know what to do now that I was alone. Now that I've been single for two years, I have a greater understanding of how to navigate through singlehood successfully. Be single This should go without saying, but not everyone truly understands what this means. Keeping in...

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This Is Us: What I’ve Learned About Emotional Baggage

Aside from Lifetime Movie Network and Food Network, I hardly ever watch TV. However, Tuesday nights are all about This Is Us. I started watching after season one had already ended, but once I started, I was hooked. Season two has started, and I have to be honest, it started off a little slow for me, but it was probably needed to prepare my emotions for last night and next week’s episode. If you watch the...

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