Shedding Light on Shame by Amy Houldey

Shame has been used throughout generations and across cultures as an instrument to control those of us who identify as women. Shame is deep rooted in the way it shapes how many of us feel about our bodies, sex, money, motherhood, love, lust…the list goes on. It works because society presents us with neatly defined…

SETTING SECOND QUARTER GOALS LIKE A BOSS by Natalie Rochelle

It is May and the second quarter of the year is already upon us. This is the time to begin setting and executing second quarter goals. You should at least have goals every quarter for yourself. This will allow you to feel confident and accomplished. If you haven’t set goals for yourself in the second…

On Pause

    Pause /pôz/ verb interrupt action or speech briefly. “she paused, at a loss for words” synonyms: stop, cease, halt, discontinue, break off, take a break noun a temporary stop in action or speech. “she dropped me outside during a brief pause in the rain” synonyms: stop, cessation, break, halt, interruption, check, lull, respite, breathing space, discontinuation, hiatus, gap, interlude I started my own business my senior year of college. I…

We The Roses

Have you ever seen the smile on a woman’s face when she receives a bouquet of roses from someone she loves? Or have you ever had that smile yourself? It feels great I’m sure; a feeling of pride, joy, love. Almost like you want it to last forever? While I’ve never experienced such pleasure, I’ve…

Don’t be Afraid of Conflict in the Workplace

I was talking to a friend and she discussed some of the issues she was had with her boss. I asked her if she told her boss her concerns. Her answer “I don’t like conflict”. People say this all the time when it comes to speaking up. I believe you are putting it out in…

Fat girl Chronicles #2- Asparagus Pee

Hey all! I am back again with another fat girl chronicle. So far, I’ve lost 7 pounds. I am feeling ok about it. I know I could’ve lost more but I had a slip up or two. The toughest part is eating healthy. If you are like me, you have no portion control. To be…

Quarter Life Crisis

    I will be turning 25 in a couple of weeks. I have a few friends that have already crossed that threshold and the we all speak of this “Quarter Life Crisis”. Ask anyone over 30 and they will say we are being dramatic. We are not being dramatic, it is a somewhat an…

Can You Really Be Happy?

My message today is short, easy, and to the point. I was talking to my friend last night and she was talking about whether she wanted to move forward with a particular guy she’s seeing. She’s talking about her feelings and we come to the realization that she in this moment is the problem. How…

I Got The Keys: Mastering the Interview

Hello guys, I want to share my tips to master the interview process. I know it is hard to find a job in your chosen field. You are having to compete with hundreds of candidates who are just as smart or even better than you. But that’s not what it is about. It is about…

My Anxiety

Mental Health Awareness Week happened earlier this month. I felt this was an appropriate topic. Everyone at some point in life has or will have anxiety. It happens at work, school, and in our family lives but for some it’s more than a one moment. For people like me, it is every single day. Some…

The Glory Is In You

Happy Friday!!! Today, I decided I wanted to follow-up on my goal setting post (link) with some motivation to make sure you keep up the pace on reaching your goals or start goals you may not have started.

Beyoncé Taught Me

    So I went to the my first Beyoncé concert last week. I was so excited because I never thought it would happen. See, every time she comes to town I just purchased something expensive so I  never have the money. Plus her concert tickets sales out in about 2 minutes flat. Beyoncé changed my life!…