I Repeat, YOU are NOT Your Circumstances

YOU ARE HERE…FOR NOW Ever wonder why certain things happen? It’s kinda frustrating when you plan something and things don’t work out. That’s life. We encounter so many situations and most of the time they’re unplanned. I believe challenges make life thrilling because overcoming obstacles is victory for the spirit. No matter how much you…

Eat Your Way to Clear Skin

HOLISTIC CHANGES Some doctors and articles say food is not the primary cause of acne. I’ve been told by dermatologists it’s either genetics or cleansing method. While hereditary factors and products play a role, I believe certain foods trigger those vicious little pimples on the face. Being responsible with my skin means not only sticking…

Body Positive: Redefining Beauty on Our Own Terms

BODY POSI The woman’s body built like a work of art with intricate curves, textural-defined skin and a ravishing softness that makes anyone melt. God made people into a masterpiece hard to duplicate, which is why we must value every part of our human form. Some ladies are slim-framed while others slip into the wider-built…

Eating a Neapolitan Pizza Helped Me Break Ordinary Habits

OUTSIDE THE BOX Did you know bacon-wrapped shrimp etouffee, alfredo pizza, eggplant lasagna, Mahi Mahi soft tacos, Irish potato nachos, sweet chili Asian wings, artichoke-spinach omelette, Italian cream sodas, stromboli and crispy fried alligator tail were all foreign dishes to my food palate? I could run down a longer list but there’s a point to…

I’m Still Single But That’s OK With Me

SOULMATES We invest time in the smartest career move, coolest hairstyle, indulgent recipes, fitted denim jeans and blendable makeup foundations. Trial and error alarms us in what’s best for our well-being. Mistakes help us learn more about the things we really need in our life by guiding us to make better decisions. Deciding on a…

Lack of Motivation, What Does it Really Mean?

IT’S NOT LAZINESS Monday starts off the to-do list by meeting deadlines and organizing goals. You planned everything perfectly in advance to stay productive and ahead of schedule. As you stare at today’s list of tasks, all you wished is for three hours to catch up on Riverdale. Ahh, let’s be honest, you’re just not…

5 Day Digital Detox Taught Me 2 Lessons

INTERNET BREAK Waking up and grabbing your phone off the bedside table before morning coffee pushes you into a whirlwind of finger scrolling. Not too long after reading last night’s missed text, Instagram feeds light up your screen with a forty-minute journey to liking photos and following accounts. My morning routine doesn’t consist of scrolling…

Should You Photoshop Your Face or Body on Instagram?

CROP & EDIT With the lovely women who inspire me on @sheiconic and my favorite curve models like La’Tecia Thomas and Iskra Lawrence, I’m learning how to become more comfortable in my skin. Ashley Graham taught me that your beauty can change someone’s life because confidence in who you are inspires others. I realized when…

4 Physical Ways to Increase Your Confidence Before the Day Starts

JOYFUL WAKE-UP! No more snoozing, instead of hitting the famous button on your alarm clock, hop out of bed and get your day started. Don’t just drag your feet to the floor. O NO! You must do this with a smile on your face. Unravel from your duvet with an enthusiasm to begin your activities….

I Feel Less Bloated because of These 5 Things

GUT HEALTH IN CHECK Let’s face it, it’s summer and we all want to look “bikini ready”. Am I right? Let’s associate “bikini ready” not particularly as swimsuit prepared but more so being comfortable in the skin you’re in, whether you have a muffin top or tone abs. Summer means wearing bare-all tops but whether…