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…

Because Self Love by Chalcia Nicholas

People often tell me that I’m “oozing with confidence”, or that I have a “very strong personality”. After hearing this I would just smile to myself because I was not always this way. My struggle with confidence started a very long time ago. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked “different”. My…

Bringing in Women’s Month and March Like a Queen by Natalie Rochelle

Women’s Month is finally here, and although every day should be women’s empowerment and appreciation days, we still can accept a month as a way to bringing awareness to some of the most amazing and fierce things that we do on a day-to-day basis. From demanding our rights to demanding a moment of peace and…

Don’t Have a Plan B by Natalie Rochelle

  Plenty of times we hear people talking about having a plan B. Plan A doesn’t always save us from our failures and to have a backup plan. Throughout our lives, if we really consider this theory, we focus on and repeat the saying “always have a plan B” in our head. After trial and…

26 Promises

2/19/92 a star was born. A week ago, I was thinking about my birthday and how hard my birthday was for me last year. I got teary eyed thinking about it and then this sense of calmness washed over me, and I started to feel happy. Happy because I am such a great place. Not…

#Lawrencehive Chill Out

Insecure season two finale came on Sunday night. I will not go into my thoughts on the show itself but I really want to discuss one type of reaction that I just do not understand. The closure scene between Issa and Lawrence had a lot of ladies in their feelings including me. To see them…

 2017 Sponsor Highlight: Hart Wealth Strategies, LLC

Thank you to Hart Wealth Strategies, LLC for being one of our sponsors for our upcoming anniversary celebration.   Hart Wealth Strategies, LLC is a firm that aspires to bring clients the best products, services, and financial solutions/strategies, so clients can continue to take advantage of all life’s possibilities.  They are committed to helping you achieve your…

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…

Letter to Me

Dear 18-year-old me, You just graduated from high school and you’re going to college in a few months. How exciting!  I know your excited but nervous and that’s normal. So much change is about to happen so getting rid of the fear is the best advice I could give. The fear of rejection, fear of…

Roots

    So, the past few years I have enjoy the “self-help” book section. The “self-help” section of the book store should be called the self-care section because that’s all it is. I think these types of books can help you discover something new about yourself or reaffirm lessons you have already received. I am…