“Most of us do not take these situations as teachings. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape -- all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can't stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain.”― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times...more
In 1954, Mom made her way into the worldMaking a family of four, five by adding a little girl.A curl here, a bang there, many hairdos she has had,Over the years some whoppers – whew!For some - maybe she should have tried a scarf instead?...more
Psst! Hey ladies, I have a secret to tell you. If left untouched, my hair is really wavy and frizzy. I was born with silky straight hair but once I hit puberty, my hair started to grow out into a thick uncontrollable wavy mane. But that's a whole other story. If you look at my blog pictures, besides the loose curls from a curling iron, my hair is pretty straight. So how did I turn my untamed frizzy mane into silky smooth tresses, you ask? ...more
Washing My HairLast week I started this story; this week it gets a little juicier!!As the week went on, I got more and more curious about what my hair looked like. I'd done my research on YouTube and convinced myself that I could wash my hair on my own, I didn't need to go to the salon! This was mistake number one!...more
A few weeks ago I received an email letting me know I was receiving an influenster VoxBox. What’s influenster and what’s a VoxBox you ask? Well click this here link for details, I’ll give you the cliffs notes version. You sign up for influenster and link all your social media accounts. Then you complete short surveys about yourself, you write reviews about products you use, and earn points....more
Not in my world!It’s bad enough there’s so much drama about the fact that I relax my hair vs keeping it natural, I don’t need additional scrutiny because my stylist is white. Yet, it happens more often than you think! #BlackHairCare is truly a hot topic.Read the remainder of the article and see the video interview on pegcitylovely.com...more
The first rule of "Tight Club" is that you do talk about tights... so, let's talk legwear! The chill is back in New York City, which means it's time to cover up those bare legs. Ditch the boring, black opaque tights (and the black flats, too... but that's another post!) and get into something that pops! Hosiery is an essential part to any outfit involving a dress or skirt (or even shorts!) and can add those great finishing touches to any outfit. On top of that, legwear has come a long way, and you can get just about any style and pattern your heart desires...