Women

The Benefits of the Single Life

As we’re in the month of February, we see this as the season of love. This is because we know that every February 14th is Valentine’s Day. As a romantic, I do absolutely love everything about this season. The notion of love warms my heart. However, as I’ve grown and had some dating experiences, I’ve learned […]

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The Beauty of A New Age

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday, the 9th of February. I turned 26. I know most people don’t like to reveal their age. One thing you can dread about birthdays is the reality of getting older. But it’s actually become my favorite thing about birthdays. Not exactly the number but what getting older brings. It’s changed […]

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The Way to Overcome Stress and Sadness

Life can certainly take a toll on us but there ’s a way to overcome difficult times. Like most people, I’ve dealt with my own share of stress. There was stress I dealt with as a student with keeping up with school work, organizations, and internships. There was stress I dealt with as an employee […]

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Girl Chat: How to Speak Up for Yourself

In the past, I’ve been a passive person. If someone offends or upsets me, I might not say anything. I let it go. I was that way because I don’t like confrontation. I was that way because it’s easier. Also, I would get caught up in wanting others to have the right impression of me […]

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The Truth about Having & Maintaining Friendships

I value people. Connecting with others, engaging in discussions, sharing thoughts, ideas and laughter means a lot to me. Yet, like most people, I have my flaws. I do not always put enough effort into maintaining the friendships that I’ve been blessed with. I can consume myself with my aspirations, my ambitions or simply ruminating […]

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How to Stop Being Passive & Start Taking Action

A friend once told me that I always do what I say I want to do which is admirable. Until I was told that, I didn’t realize that it was one of those traits in me. But I’m an action-taker. Whenever there is something my mind and heart is yearning for, I feel a drive […]

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Ways to Get Over Bad Moods during the Winter & Holiday Season

Our mental health can be affected in a variety of ways because of different factors. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that’s due to a change in seasons. Your energy levels become low. You lose interest in activities you used to enjoy. You feel sluggish, agitated and hopeless. I experienced this living in […]

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Uncovering the Life You Want From Shattered Pieces

I have flaws. Moving in hurried steps, blinded by ambitions as I push you aside. I keep quiet and smile when I should speak up. I sit in spaces I don’t feel I belong. What helps me to realize this flaw is unfortunate because I begin to break. My body grows weak. My mind is […]

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How to Get Real About Who You Are

Authenticity is my favorite word. It’s what I live for.  Being real is happiness. Being real is peace of mind. Being real is a relief. It matters to live your life in a way that truly reflects all of who you are. However, the process of being real has been shaky for me. It’s been […]

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The Beauty of Female Friendships & Sisterhood

Female friendships and sisterhood is a significant bond. Our female friends and sisters add color and life to our experiences. As a feminist, I believe that women are a strong and unique gender who can do powerful things together. However, I admit from experiences and my personal failures that we women and girls are not […]

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