• Health and Wellness

    Nature is the Best!

    Outdoors, a place that is filled with sunlight, trees, bugs, wind, dust, pollen and so many other elements that might make you want to stay indoors instead of going outside.  But being outside is very important for YOU! especially when trying to stay healthy.  Nature was the doctor before there ever was a doctor.   Did you know that spending time outdoors is important for the immune system? When you spend time outside in nature, you are getting sunshine and fresh air. Both are important in fighting off an infection and promoting a healthy immune system. Fun Fact! In 1919, there was a flu epidemic in California. Thousands of people were sick which was…

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  • Relationships

    Like, Did He Just Ask Me that?

    I normally don’t write on my relationships or dating life but I have a story.  I went on a blind date a few weeks ago and it was bad. Like everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. I’m going to share my experience, for a good laugh and hopefully someone might read this and not do the same things this guy did. For this story, we are going to call my date Bob. So I went on a blind date.I don’t do blind dates, I like knowing the person but I had a friend who thought Bob and I would be great together and gave me Bob’s number and…

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  • Lifestyle

    How to Be a Successful Boss

    Back in July, I did a series called Boss Lady July. One of the people I interviewed was a songwriter and CEO of her own company.  She and I had so much fun talking that I decided we needed one more post so that she could share some on advice on how to become a successful boss!   You need to dedicate time and effort into your career… If not you will not fulfill the purpose that God has for your life! – TMarie   Taylor, what would you say makes a black woman successful or any person successful in general? As a Black woman in a boardroom surrounded by…

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  • Lifestyle

    Boss Lady Series: Success is Improving Yourself

    I hope that you enjoyed Boss Lady July as much as I did! Even though July is over, I have one more Boss Lady I want to share. This week, I had the privilege to interview one of my college roommates, Kaylah Joseph.  I consider her one very successful person. She was nominated as one of 2017 Forbes 30 under 30, talk about success! With that being said, let me introduce you to Kaylah! Kaylah! Introduce Yourself: Tell us who you are, what you do and a little about you. Dumela! Hello, Readers! “Dumela,” pronounced doo-meh-luh,  is Setswana for “Hello.” Setswana is the language spoken in Maun, Botswana; this land…

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  • Lifestyle

    Boss Lady Series: Live an EPIC Life – Courtney

    I hope that you have been enjoying Boss Lady July as much as I have. Before we end July,  I have one more Boss Lady story to share. I met  Courtney back in college and she has been a blessing in my life.  Unlike the other Boss Lady July lady’s, Courtney is going to actually share her story. I hope that you are blessed.  So without further ado, let me introduce Courtney Buckhanon! Hi! I’m Courtney Buckhanon and I am Miss Black Georgia USA! I get to enact my platform, BossUp (Merging the economic gap between black and white America through entrepreneurship and financial literacy) throughout the state of Georgia!…

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  • Lifestyle

    Boss Lady Series: Strength Comes from Challenges

    Boss Lady July continues!  I had the privilege of interviewing one of my role model’s.  She is a boss lady scientist and is doing groundbreaking research.  With that being said, I would like to introduce to you Erica Tross- Artis!   Erica! Introduce Yourself: Tell us who you are, what you do and a little about you. Hi! My name is Erica Marie Tross. I was born in Toronto, Canada to a Cuban Father and a Kittitian Mother. I was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my two older brothers. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 2 years, Andre Artis. I love candles, I love all (sour) candy,…

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  • Lifestyle

    Boss Lady Series: Recognizing Your Royalty

    I would like to introduce to you to Taylor Griffith! I met Taylor in college and have been tremendously blessed by her music and her ministry.   Taylor! Introduce Yourself: Tell us who you are, what you do and a little about you. Heyyyyy…I’m Taylor Griffith…A.K.A T.Marie! I hail from the great city of Detroit, Michigan!! I am an Oakwood University Music Department graduate!! ANDDDD I am the CEO of “Queenin’ For Da Kingdom Ministries. As the C.E.O of QDK, I produce and provide inspirational events, music, literature, fashion products, and mentorship programs for women. Girl! You are busy! So, what inspired you to start Queenin For Da Kingdom, writing…

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  • Lifestyle

    Boss Lady Series: Living Life on Purpose

    I am so excited to share this gorgeous and talented Boss Lady.   I had the privilege of growing up with her and I have seen her become an incredible woman.   So without further ado, Let me introduce to you Songwe! Introduce Yourself: Tell us who you are, what you do and a little about you. My name is Songwe Chiyombwe… different I know! I was born in Zambia but the United States has been home since I was three years old. I am currently on a journey of self-discovery which entails figuring out who Songwe really is. This is nothing new, I am sure that most people if not everyone…

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  • Lifestyle

    Boss Lady Up Series

    Hello everyone! It has been a while! I have been so busy but I am excited because for the month of July I will be doing a miniseries called: Boss Lady Up! I have had the honor of meeting some incredible people in my life. For July, I am going to share five incredibly successful women’s stories and how they are a Boss Lady.   When you think of a boss lady, what comes to mind? For me, I think of Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Kate Middleton, and other BIG names. However, there are boss lady’s that are not former first lady’s,  famous tennis players, or duchesses, that make a difference.…

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