Self-Care Sunday: A Day At The Beach.

A time to disconnect from work to reconnect with family while relaxing.

Summer 2016, I was so engrossed in my work that I didn’t create a chance to take my children on vacation. Looking back, I feel bad because I spent the majority of that summer providing hair care services to my clients instead of allowing parts of the season to be fun for my kids. The only fun my children had that summer was the occasional bouncing between house to house of family and friends to attend cookouts. I vowed to never ever do that again. So in 2017, I did something different. I created summer time business hours so that my family and I could spend time alone and enjoy our summer. Ocean City Maryland is one of our favorite beaches. It is Three hours away from home which makes it all the more perfect for a mini family trip. Here’s how I decided to spend Sunday with my family. Continue reading

My Current Mood: Cardi B -Bodak Yellow

Survival, Opportunity, Speed, & Evolution.

Art, Entrepreneurship, and Pop-culture keep my gears going which has always been a huge part of my life. Bodak Yellow premiered in early June 2017, but my first time hearing this song was on The Wendy Williams Show when Cardi B performed during Wendy’s Birthday Show. The beat was hot, the rhythm flow was catchy. I wanted to explore this song. I was curious to learn what was all the hype about. So I sat at my desk, opened my laptop and searched for the uncensored version of this song on Youtube. Here is a clip of the song below. Beware (Language is explicit)  Continue reading

Tearing Down The Walls Of My Belief System.

What’s really in my heart?

Ok, this post is going to be very different from any other post I have ever written here because I am taking a risk that I have never taken before. I am willing to throw away everything I have ever been taught in my whole life, and I want to be able to explore my life, my spirituality from the ground up. Everything I have ever been taught, I want to put it all on trial. I want to make sure that what I’ve been taught is facts for what I know to be true and not because someone told me. Continue reading

No More Living In Denial.

Taking The Mask Off.

It has become natural to deny how we feel. No one wants to stick out like a sore thumb due to fear of what other people may think. It is easier to blend in and live in the shade of beige. If what we are truly feeling isn’t noticeable, then we have mastered what it means to be unbothered. But is that truly how we feel? Are we ok with masking our emotions? Continue reading

Self Empowerment: Five Inspirational Songs That Will Uplift Your Spirit.

Sometimes We Have To Encourage Ourselves.

Music provides positive reinforcements that give us the ability to cheer and become uplifted. Music provides a deepening experience through the connection of the words we sing which somehow forces our mind, body, and spirit to be in agreement with the message. Depending upon what is happening in our lives, a song sometimes is the only thing that relates to our life situations. Continue reading

Is There Truth To The Saying “We Are What We Speak?”

Our Words Have POWER!

My good friend and I recently had a conversation about watching the words that come from our mouths. We both curse a lot and want to change. During our discussion, I shared how I have the willpower to stop swearing because I turn it off when it counts. I do not curse at church. I don’t curse while servicing clients, or when in professional settings. I do not curse around my Aunties or around any other person I admire. But Oh how the colorful words flow from my mouth casually among friends…..or in anger…..or when trying to be funny. I need to stop cursing for one main reason: It is negative talk. I have to cease to be reckless with my mouth even while joking. Continue reading

I Smile Because I Am A Witness To Your Happiness.

Genuinely Being Happy For Other People & Enjoying The Good Times.

Omg! The month of May has been filled with last minute deadlines (I will share with you later) and FULL of incredible blessings for those closest to me. To partake in the celebration of someone else’s happiness means they love me enough to include me in what matter to them most. I am thankful to be able to support my family and friends the same way they have supported me. With so much sadness happening in the world, it is a joy to experience pure happiness with family and friends. The good times are life long memories that will be cherished forever. This post is dedicated to those responsible for making me smile this month. Continue reading

If You Had A Bad Day Raise Your Hand!

Telling The Truth. Not Every Day Is A Good Day.

Ah, the age of social media. The place where everyone is having fun in the sun. A place where there is no sadness……zero tears. Every perfect moment documented for all the world to see. A place where we are following the advice of all the amazing Maya Angelou quotes…..Following all the rules of getting money and being a boss. The land where every memory and life moment is perfect. Trust me I get it If the highlights of life aren’t viewed online than it didn’t happen. I understand the process because, for six years now, my life and business do live in a world of social media. I’ve been conditioned like everyone else only to share the happier parts. Continue reading