I Get To Workout!

I Get To Workout!

Empowerment, Inspiration
We're in the middle of a pandemic. We're social distancing, some are out of work and income, and it's a stressful time for all.  I'm not taking away from those things. But sitting around and worrying 24/7 won't make the situation better. Why not put this time to good use? One way you can do that is by working out at home. I'm not a doctor, but I've lived long enough to learn the benefits exercise has on my body, but here's what the experts say: 10 Benefits of Exercise. So, how can you look at exercise as an opportunity? I'll tell you. Many people in this world don't have the opportunity to move around. They may have broken bones, weak from health treatments, stuck in a hospital bed, or lost the…
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Quarantine & Grow

Quarantine & Grow

Education, Empowerment, Inspiration
As you all know- we're in the middle of Pandemic 2020. And honestly, it took a while for me to write an entire blog post about it because I didn't know what to do or how to feel. Being a natural optimist, I wanted to be all don't worry, be happy, but I let the media get to me, and for a second, I panicked. I went from this massive to-do list to visiting the grocery twice in two days for things I didn't need. Like that family size of Frosted Flakes that I finished by myself within a week…sigh! While I have been posting to social media daily intending to lift spirits, including myself. I took time to start journaling and sharing prompts to take this time to reflect…
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What She Said

What She Said

Empowerment, Inspiration
As an ode to Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a list of inspirational and empowering quotes from women from a variety of backgrounds and levels of success. 1. "Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." — Maya Angelou 2. "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." —Dolly Parton 3. "Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish." —Michelle Obama 4. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." —Melinda Gates 5. "We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." —Malala Yousafzai 6. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that…
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Meet Kira Ming

Meet Kira Ming

Empowerment, Inspiration, Support Black Business, Writing Tips & Info
Kira Ming is a writer, author, editor, business content creator, and magazine owner. If you are a writer or an inspiring writer, she is somebody you want to get to know. I had the pleasure of meeting Kira a few years ago at a PR Brunch I attended. From the day I met her, she has been inspiring, encouraging, and willing to help me, a fellow writer, in any way that she can. I recently asked her to share some of that inspiration, encouragement, and knowledge with my readers. I know and love and have been following your work was a writer, author, and business person for a few years now, but in your own words, tell us about Kira Ming, the person. (Kira wanted me to let you know…
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This or That: Book, Technology, Girly Things

This or That: Book, Technology, Girly Things

More About Chanee’
Preferences for reading. I rarely read a book more than once, so I borrow lots from the library. Technology preferences. I’ve never played Fortnite or Call of Duty...but I know Fortnite has dances, so it’s my pick lol Girly stuff... this one was hard, because I love mostly everything on the list. Thanks for checking out this month’s version of my This or That.
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Loving Yourself Is Sanity; Not Vanity

Loving Yourself Is Sanity; Not Vanity

Empowerment, Inspiration, More About Chanee’
Welcome to Wellness Wednesday! If you've followed me for a while, you'll notice I'm obsessed with progress pictures. I'm a visual person in general, so comparing where I came from to where I am, inspires me to keep pushing! I get lots of questions about what I'm doing to lose weight, and honestly, it's nothing special or unheard of. It's best to talk to your doctor about works best for you. While I don't mind sharing the basics of what I consume and my physical activity, they aren't the reason for my transformation. A year and a half ago, I decided enough was enough. I won't share my heaviest weight, but please know I was extremely obese, had heartburn out of this world, and my knees and back were always…
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Story Behind The Characters: Part 1

Story Behind The Characters: Part 1

Inspiration, Writing Tips & Info
Learn about how I developed ideas for the first two stories in No, I Don’t Have To My first ebook, No, I Don't Have To has been out for almost two months now, and I appreciate all of the love, support, shares, and readers. I'm often asked how I came up with different characters or situations in the book. Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about two of those stories. No, I Don't Have To is a collection of stories about women taking back their power by stating proudly, boldly, and unapologetically-No, I Don't Have To. It is realistic fiction, but fiction none the less. I've had so many women tell me how relatable the stories are, and that was my exact goal in writing. To have…
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Yes, I Think I’m Cute

Yes, I Think I’m Cute

Empowerment, Inspiration
Yes, I think I'm cute. Growing up, I would hear, "Oh, she think she's cute," and it always had a negative connotation to go along with it.  I would hear things like 'Look at her over there thinking she's cute' or 'I can't stand her, she thinks she's cute' or 'Somebody told him he was fine.' And for the life of me, I could not understand the disdain for people, especially women, who thought highly of themselves. Of course, I was a young girl when I would first hear this phrase, and I dared not to ask an adult what was wrong with thinking you're cute. I would find it weird that it was used to describe a negative trait about a person, more than likely a woman by another…
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Self-Love is the Best Love

Self-Love is the Best Love

Inspiration
Happy Valentine's Day to all of the lovers out there today. Whether your single or not today, I'm talking to you. If you don't celebrate Valentine's day for whatever reason, that's okay too, and I hope you have a fantastic day. But here's the thing if you don't celebrate, whether single or not, there's no need to down others for what they choose to do in their lives. Oxford Dictionaries defines self-love as regard for one's well-being and happiness. To me, this means you're secure enough in yourself where you don't have to put others down for the harmless things they choose to do in their lives. You're more concerned with your happiness and, in turn, seeing other people happy. And if celebrating Valentine's day make others happy, then so…
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Galentine’s Day Brunch: Pre-Valentine’s Day Fun With Friends

Galentine’s Day Brunch: Pre-Valentine’s Day Fun With Friends

Inspiration
My good sister-friend, Tiara, sent a group message a month or so ago invited a couple friends to a Galentine’s Day brunch and day party at The Park in DC. Pre-Brunch Photo Shoot The Brunch was hosted by Fun Time Moms and The Funny Momma. The beautiful, hilarious, mom hosts for the afternoon. My girls and I had such a great time. The food and drinks were amazing, and the games were fun. This was my first year celebrating Galentine’s Day, but it’s a tradition I look forward to keeping up for years to come with even more of my sister friends. Check out a few more pictures of our fun afternoon.
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