Redefining Who You Are: Reclaiming Your Labels and Living for Yourself

“Don’t let nobody tell you what to do.” “Be a leader, not a follower.” Growing up, especially in the African American community, we have heard these “proverbs” all our lives. We were told at a young age to not follow the crowd, to march to the beat of your own drum. But no one ever … More Redefining Who You Are: Reclaiming Your Labels and Living for Yourself

Is it Time to Forgive?

  What’s a relationship without trust? This can be within any type of relationship, from your childhood teacher, to your pastor, to your mother, to your significant other, to your dog. If there isn’t a level of trust, love, respect, and understanding then what’s the point of wasting any time at all, right? For so … More Is it Time to Forgive?

God Loves Strippers Too: Interview with Sayuri Smith

Nowadays, being a stripper is glorified by rappers and media outlets. It’s said and portrayed to be a lifesaver and money maker. Especially, for girls and women looking to gain popularity and money to make it out of the hood. Don’t get me wrong this industry has evolved. We have seen many women who was … More God Loves Strippers Too: Interview with Sayuri Smith

The Experience: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life with Iyanla Vanzant

An Afternoon with Iyanla Vanzant On Sunday, July 29th I got the chance to spend four hours in the presence of six-time New York Times best-selling author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant. It honestly didn’t feel like four hours. Iyanla was funny, transparent, authentic, engaging and nurturing as she shared her life story. The first book … More The Experience: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life with Iyanla Vanzant

I Could Have Died Trying to Build a Brand and Grow My Business

Don’t Die Trying to Build a Brand and Grow A Business In business,  there are so many triggers in the workplace that can cause stress. I talk about this because I recently experienced what being overwhelmed and being under stress can do to you. Running my own small business and doing it all proved to … More I Could Have Died Trying to Build a Brand and Grow My Business

Ballin’ on a Budget: TJ Maxx Summer Clearance Haul

So, in my inbox as well as on Instagram, I’ve been getting all of these posts about the infamous Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I’ve even purchased a few items from the sale. To be honest, though many of these items are on “sale”, they’re quite expensive. And I need to feel like I’m getting a deal … More Ballin’ on a Budget: TJ Maxx Summer Clearance Haul

CEI Hair School Presents Christmas In July: 7 Families – 7 Designers – 7 Scholarships

Mrs. Deedria Chauntee, visionary and founder of CEI Hair School, laid out the red carpet for her students and their families; Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Impact Church in East Point, GA. Christmas in July was none other than a celebration to highlight, award and recognize her student’s success. In addition to, showcase their … More CEI Hair School Presents Christmas In July: 7 Families – 7 Designers – 7 Scholarships

U.S.News Study: Bad Credit vs Good Credit

Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with  U.S. News & World Report regarding financial literacy and consumer credit focusing on bad credit. The recent study showed that “68% of consumers with bad credit reported that they are working towards improving their credit score.” – U.S. News Do you know what FICO Score means? Do you know … More U.S.News Study: Bad Credit vs Good Credit