I’m really blessed to have some very positive, spiritual, and Godly (because there’s a difference) friends in my circle. They encourage me to stay positive, pray, do affirmations, and manifest what I want/need in my life. After living in a new city for a year or so to the date, I’ve really and truly started to understand how important it is to have a tribe of positive people around you, those who reflect who you want to be in life, and what you want out of it. Those sayings, ‘you are who you attract,’ and ‘you are the sum total…

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Listen, I know I’m going to get a lot of people disagreeing with me and that’s fine, life is about debate, discussion and dissonance. Otherwise, how would we be able to make informed decisions, birth new ideas and practices, start new political systems and create societies on which morals, mores and lives are built? Anyway, I digress. My momma, who went on to be with the Lord three years ago in August use to say something to me all the time. Let me back track and tell you that she was a Christian, with a deep and abiding faith in…

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A lot of people have a lot of questions about my seemingly as-of-late nomadic lifestyle. While my base for quite some time was D.C. and Maryland (Bmore heeey), after my mom passed away in August 2015, it no longer felt like home. Everything reminded me of her and the experiences we’d had, and while that may seem comforting to some, if you’ve ever lost your mom you know that it’s necessary to escape those memories for awhile, because they hurt you in a place you can’t reach. Realizing her laugh, warmth, wisdom and comfort are no longer there – the…

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In December 2013, one of my greatest fears was realized – Loehmann’s went bankrupt. Memories of religiously thumbing through aisles of clothes with my mom and walking out with tons of beautifully discounted pieces flashed through my mind. And while the store shuttered it’s last minute stock, I shuttered to think just where I’d find cute, quality, yet discounted pieces to fill in my high/low designer closet. You can find everything from H&M to Saint Laurent, Zara to Alexander Wang in my closet. There’s no shame in my discount game but I digress. When Loehmann’s closed, I started noticing something about my…

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If my potty mouth offends, excuse it. It’s my intentional rebellion against acceptable lexicon, but, if any young (under 18) ladies are reading this post, please, keep your mouth clean. Speaking of clean! I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about how my vegetarian journey is going, and it’s great! I feel lighter (literally, weird side effect is that I’ve lost 4 pounds this week) and I sleep better. Besides fruits and vegetables, there are some go-to foods and herbal medicinals that keep ME healthy. Disclaimer: I’m in no way, shape or form, a healthcare professional. Just a journo who keeps…

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