Kenneka Jenkins and the Glaringly Obvious Rape Culture That Followed

It’s taken me a while to talk about this because I wanted to make sure that I gave myself the time I needed to process it. I have to admit that everything about this case has bothered me, but I can’t sit down without talking about the importance of rape culture education here. A few […]

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Being Confident in Saying “No” and Owning my Right to Decide

This year has been incredibly eye-opening for me in so many ways.  One of those ways has been in realizing just how little people tend to value the choices and decisions of others.  To clarify – I have noticed that people on the whole do not respect the choices that others make for themselves.  This […]

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Why I’ve cut down on being so plugged into political issues this year

I have always considered myself to be very socially conscious.  Since before the first Bush Jr. administration of the early 2000s, I have always taken pride in being very aware in the details regarding our political climate with respect to the African-American diaspora as well as the rest of the country.  I have been a […]

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The Importance of Self-Awareness

For most of my life – stemming as far back as high school – I never aligned myself with being a “morning person”.  In the mornings, I am not chatty, I have very little to say, and I generally dislike being barraged with questions and instructions before at least 10am.  I took this belief of […]

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Learning to Deal with Anxiety, Naturally

I’ve never been clinically diagnosed, but I have had issues with anxiety for much of my life.  In recent years though, as my hearing took a bit of a nosedive, I’ve had more issues with anxiety than I’d like to admit, because I also experience frequent tinnitus. While at the BlogHer conference in Orlando a […]

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My First BlogHer Experience was Amazing!

I have been a member of the blogging community for over ten years.  I started my first blog around 2005, while in college (Xanga) and then gravitated to MySpace, where I have made many lifelong friends all over the world, and around 2008, I took my old blog over to Blogspot.  I stopped blogging consistently […]

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Maintaining Self-Care During Depression

The past week I’ve been going thru the motions a bit.  It’s been more of a challenge for me to get tasks done, stay focused, and stay alongside my schedules that I pre-plan at the beginning of each week. Sometimes I would cease working early, feeling “over it” and retire to reading, watching Netflix, or […]

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Kendrick Lamar, Smart Money, and Car Buying

A few days ago, it was reported that Kendrick Lamar bought his kid-sister a (new) Toyota Camry as a graduation gift.  In typical internet-trolling fashion, however, this move upset many twitter folks, citing that his car buying decision wasn’t “good enough”.  That he could have gotten her something more stylish “since he has the money […]

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7 Steps to Keep from Overspending while on Vacation

I know. It has been a while.  But I can explain! This year has been swamped for me with work to the point that I have not had much time to do much outside of client-related business.  Indeed, a good problem to have. But I am getting back into my blog game.  Working on being […]

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Chance the Rapper and Chicago – One of Our Own

Chance the Rapper is quickly becoming one of my favorite people.  From the beginning, he’s made Prince-like moves with regards to the relationships he has formed within the music industry all the way up to his political stance (encouraging people to vote and even hosting a free concert which immediately followed a rally to the […]

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