What People Really Look Like Behind Appearances

The other day, someone asked me on Twitter about balance -- and I knew they weren't talking about my Wii Fit yoga score. They wanted to know what advice I had on getting it all done. It being, all of "it." I sat at the other end of the screen, surprised, because Wow, do I look like someone who has it all together?...more
It was the same to me. I had to do a lot of things the whole week and I didn't watch TV at ...more

Angry? Tired? Try this Easy Self Care Check-In

You know those moments, when impatience creeps in unexpectedly?When the littlest things send you into the *red zone* without warning?Yeah.  Me too.What I've come to notice is that pretty much every time I'm hit with one of these scenarios it all comes down to one thing:Self care....more

How to Take a Deep Breath

Do you believe you know how to take a deep breath? Before you read any further, I want you to stop and check how you are breathing. Place your right hand on your chest and your left hand on your abdomen. Now breathe in as you normally do. ...more
This is so helpful to know! Funny that such an important thing in life, we take for granted...more

Eating the Elephant: Why I Finally Went to Therapy

For a long time now, I’ve likened writing to therapy. It’s a cheap way to get my thoughts in a row, to temper the negativity of my life with the positivity. Through writing, I’ve learned new things about myself that I otherwise might not have ever uncovered. I’ve analyzed problems and worked through complicated, conflicted emotions....more
Me too, I'm eating an elephant right now, too!!  Thanks so much for sharing this, I feel better ...more

National Women's Health Week: African American Women Health Matter

"If you a fly gal, get your hair done, get a pedicure, your nails did and get your annually check up." -Missy ft Drea, Work It Remixed by Brown Girl From Boston *I have added the annually check up piece*...more

Broke your parenting rules? Self care means self forgiveness

I write a lot about parenting. I write as a parent, I write for parents, I write about how I parent. I talk about parenting a lot too. And when I talk and share and write, people talk and share and write back. One thing that struck me about the way people are responding to my messages is, they seem to think that my “rules” are absolute, that there is no “wiggle room” in my parenting methods....more

Lessons From Winter

My Top Favorite Beauty Products for February

I am a firm believer that when you look good, you work smarter. Here are some of my top beauty products that make me look great, stay productive and keep focused on my tasks. You can still do glam even if you are working solo at home everyday. Have some fun! ...more
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