Tag: Writing

The Truth Is, I’m Scared To Write Another Book

The Truth Is, I’m Scared To Write Another Book

| August 20, 2017

National Book Lovers Day recently passed and I think it’s only fitting that I talk about the elephant in the room. I probably get asked, “When are you going to write your next book?” at least a few times weekly. Instead of replying with something profound, I awkwardly nod my head and grin. When I released my […]

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I haven’t been Blogging Because I’ve Been Actually Living My Life

I haven’t been Blogging Because I’ve Been Actually Living My Life

| June 26, 2017

I needed to take a breath. Not from all things, but some. Blogging is one of them. I’ve been a blogger since 2009 and I’ve been going non stop ever since – there have been pauses in momentum but never an extended time away like as of late. I think it’s healthy to hit the […]

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5 Things I Do Every Day To Stay Mentally Strong

5 Things I Do Every Day To Stay Mentally Strong

| April 15, 2017

Most days are okay. I can cope with life’s rapid changes and rise to the occasional challenge. I have lived with depression and anxiety since I was a child and over a period of more than a decade, I have noticed a significant decrease in my panic attacks, mood swings and urges to harm myself. Girl, […]

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How I Created My Dream Job That Didn’t Exist

How I Created My Dream Job That Didn’t Exist

| April 4, 2017

“Office Hours” is a new policy that my corporate job has implemented in order to bridge the gap between the President and employees. In effort to open the lines of communication and build a better working relationship between the two, the President opens her doors for approximately 2 hours every quarter which allows anyone to […]

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BOOKS: Humans of New York By – Brandon Stanton

BOOKS: Humans of New York By – Brandon Stanton

| March 27, 2017

My thoughts: I’ve been following @HumansofNY for a long time. I appreciate the honesty and the simplicity of the photographs on their Instagram. But it wasn’t until I watched this interview  – that I began to pay closer attention. Brandon, the founder, has a fantastic story. His WHY is extremely powerful and has really inspired me […]

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BOOKS: Tools of Titans By – Tim Ferriss

BOOKS: Tools of Titans By – Tim Ferriss

| February 27, 2017

My thoughts: This is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. As a person who studies CEO habits for fun, I can’t tell you enough how much the tactics, routines, and habits have enriched my life. There’s something so fascinating about the way successful people think and do things. […]

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5 Things You Should Do As A New Writer

5 Things You Should Do As A New Writer

| January 28, 2017

  I see it far too often.  Aspiring writers who have big dreams of making it big – but lack consistency, heart and grit. They want all the trimmings but don’t want to work for it. Either that or they haven’t a clue where to start. So I’ve put together a starters kit for budding […]

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GIRL ON TOP: Freelance Journalist Samantha Callender Talks Being Unapologetic, Navigating the Digital Market & Advice to Young Writers

GIRL ON TOP: Freelance Journalist Samantha Callender Talks Being Unapologetic, Navigating the Digital Market & Advice to Young Writers

| January 15, 2017

Samantha is the best at what she does. A pop culture journalist with a love for beauty, fashion and entertainment, she has been published in many publications we love. From ESSENCE to The Source, from Cosmo to The Root, and more. She’s personally helped me step up my game and inspires me to keep pushing […]

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The Most Important Lesson to Learn on Thanksgiving Weekend

The Most Important Lesson to Learn on Thanksgiving Weekend

| November 24, 2016

To all my readers in the United States – Happy Thanksgiving. It’s been a stressful time for all of us (Trust me we also feel it here in Canada too). But in the midsts of all the noise, I thought this video was dropped at the right time. If this isn’t a reality check, I […]

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BOOKS: 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married By – Monica Mendez Leahy

BOOKS: 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married By – Monica Mendez Leahy

| August 15, 2016

My thoughts: I have personal ties to this book because 3 years ago I was ring shopping with my ex boyfriend. Yes girl, now my ex. Most recently he invited me out to dinner to catch up and only minutes into the discussion, he dropped a bomb. I learned that my ex man was newly engaged […]

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