3 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Travel

  Fear is a constant in life. We are afraid of spiders or snakes, some people fear clowns and big dogs. If we think long enough, there are many things that frighten us. Since fear is inevitable, we have to figure out how to live a full life in spite of being...
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Beyond The Keyboard: Benir Pierre

In this month's segment of Beyond the Keyboard, we are featuring Benir Pierre of Rising Phoenix Abuse Recovery Coaching. Benir is a "soul whisperer" who is guiding women through the painful experience of abuse. A survivor of child abuse and molestation, she spent many...
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3 Reasons Time Management Is Necessary For Travel

When you are relaxing on your tropical paradise, time management is likely the furthest thing from your mind. But, managing your time is essential to enjoying your vacation. If used effectively, a few tweaks to your schedule could boost your enjoyment. Before you book...
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Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Summer is almost over, and that means that children across the nation are headed back to school. The care-free days of summer wreak havoc on the order that is necessary for children to succeed in school. Try these steps to inspire a great school year for your child....
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Inspire the Life You Crave with Travel

Lots of people love to travel for the relaxation and the opportunity to spend with family and friends. Traveling is important for those reasons. But, travel can also inspire us to aspire for more out of life and love. Travel frees us from everyday responsibility and...
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Feeling Uninspired? Try Kiddie Pools and Birthday Cake

If you see me laying out in a kiddie pool eating an entire birthday cake, don't judge me.  Just know I’m having one of those days. No, I’m not celebrating a b-day and I’m not just lavishing in my #carefreeblackgirllifestyle. However, I’m most certainly feeling...
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Better than Chocolate: Fashion Inspiration for a Quick Pick-Me-Up

By Taniqua Russ Have you ever rolled out of the bed and before the day has even started, you can already sense this will not be a great one? On these days you may not have any energy or desire to do anything. Then there are the days where nothing seems to be going...
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Meet Michiel Perry: S.B.I.A. Best Magazine Blog

Southern Impact Magazine surveyed the nominees of the 1st annual Southern Blogger Impact Awards to gain some insight on why they blog. This is the first in the series introducing the nominees and winners.
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How I Spent 7 Days in Cuba

As many of you know, my husband and I recently traveled to Cuba! It was an amazing experience! We traveled to different parts of the island to experience Cuba beyond Havana. If you are planning a trip there, this post will give you a sample itinerary of how to spend 7...
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24 things I learned before I turned 24

  Today is my 24th Birthday! OMG My 20's are going by so effing fast lol. 24 feels like that awkward pre-teen stage of your twenties, when all of your other friends can drive, have later curfews, and can go to R-rated movies without their parents. I swear it...
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8 Ways to Get Your Sexy Back After Cancer

I have to admit that how I look on the outside doesn’t always coincide with how I feel on the inside. I know people think confidence may come naturally but I’ve had to work hard to get my sexy back. I was single when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I thought...
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Love: Sunday Soul Style

  Do you know what love looks like? Not romantic love or self- love, but the kind of selfless love we show to one another as human beings. One of the greatest traditions in the African-American community is taking care of and looking out for one other. Kids...
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Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Summer is almost over, and that means that children across the nation are headed back to school. The care-free days of summer wreak havoc on the order that is necessary for children to succeed in school. Try these steps to inspire a great school year for your child....

Sweet Potato Noodles Collard Greens and Chicken Sausage

Sweet Potato Noodles Collard Greens and Chicken Sausage

      Beautiful, bright orange sweet potato noodles, collard greens and chicken sausage combine to make a delicious meal packed with healthy fiber and great flavor. This was my first time spiralizing anything so this whole experiment was new territory...

Beyond The Keyboard: Benir Pierre

Beyond The Keyboard: Benir Pierre

In this month's segment of Beyond the Keyboard, we are featuring Benir Pierre of Rising Phoenix Abuse Recovery Coaching. Benir is a "soul whisperer" who is guiding women through the painful experience of abuse. A survivor of child abuse and molestation, she spent many...

Mommy

Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Back to School: 4 Ways to Inspire a Great School Year

Summer is almost over, and that means that children across the nation are headed back to school. The care-free days of summer wreak havoc on the order that is necessary for children to succeed in school. Try these steps to inspire a great school year for your child....

My Son Declared His Blackness, So I Wrote Him a Letter

My Son Declared His Blackness, So I Wrote Him a Letter

Dear Sesame, I try to reserve these letters for birthdays or other special occasions, but the other day you walked in the living room and said “I Black! Mommy, you Black. And Daddy, you Black too.” I’m not sure what prompted this revelation because up until now you’ve...

A Tale of Two Daughters

A Tale of Two Daughters

On October 19, 1999, my life changed forever. At approximately 11:30 pm Destani Ron’nae Stone was born. She was and has always been the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. Not only was she beautiful, she also had the most beautiful spirit. Then the tween years came....

Dear Destani,

Dear Destani,

    Since she was in the fifth grade, I have kept a journal for Destani. I don’t write everyday, just when there is something special I need to share. Something I know she won’t truly understand until she is older. Most of the time she doesn’t agree with my...

Playing Outside: Life Lessons

Playing Outside: Life Lessons

  Playing outside seems like a flashback to the days of old. School is out for summer, what better time to reminisce on the days of our childhood? Remember those days of playing red light, green light stop in the dark as the lightning bugs buzzed around? However,...

Food

Sweet Potato Noodles Collard Greens and Chicken Sausage

      Beautiful, bright orange sweet potato noodles, collard greens and chicken sausage combine to make a delicious meal packed with healthy fiber and great flavor. This was my first time spiralizing anything so this whole experiment was new territory...
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Mommy & Me Mini Apple Pies

The relationship a child has with its mother is the filter through which that child will view his or her place in the world. As busy working mothers, it is easy to get caught up in the busyness of trying to navigate through the corporate world. Many times, mommy and...
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Travel

3 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Travel

  Fear is a constant in life. We are afraid of spiders or snakes, some people fear clowns and big dogs. If we think long enough, there are many things that frighten us. Since fear is inevitable, we have to figure out how to live a full life in spite of being...
Read More

3 Reasons Time Management Is Necessary For Travel

When you are relaxing on your tropical paradise, time management is likely the furthest thing from your mind. But, managing your time is essential to enjoying your vacation. If used effectively, a few tweaks to your schedule could boost your enjoyment. Before you book...
Read More

Fashion

24 things I learned before I turned 24

24 things I learned before I turned 24

  Today is my 24th Birthday! OMG My 20's are going by so effing fast lol. 24 feels like that awkward pre-teen stage of your twenties, when all of your other friends can drive, have later curfews, and can go to R-rated movies without their parents. I swear it...

8 Ways to Get Your Sexy Back After Cancer

8 Ways to Get Your Sexy Back After Cancer

I have to admit that how I look on the outside doesn’t always coincide with how I feel on the inside. I know people think confidence may come naturally but I’ve had to work hard to get my sexy back. I was single when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I thought...

Business

Finish Strong: 3 Goal Inspirations for Bloggers

August has been ushered in and brings with it the final quarter of 2016. Have you accomplished the majority of the goals you set for your business this year? Are you struggling to find the motivation to finish 2016 strong? Try these steps: Review Your Yearly Business...

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Visual Inspiration: 25 Best Sites to get FREE Stock Photos

High-quality photos are important to accurately portray the story we are trying to create as bloggers. As a new blogger, a huge part of my frustration was finding sites that offered free stock photos. I have compiled a list of my favorite 25 sites for stock photos...

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How to Leverage Your Business Using Pinterest: 4 Steps

If you are like me, you have four major social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. However, Pinterest is my favorite visual home on social media. Every day millions of people come to Pinterest looking for new ideas to try and they often to turn...

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Lifestyle

Beyond The Keyboard: Benir Pierre

Beyond The Keyboard: Benir Pierre

In this month's segment of Beyond the Keyboard, we are featuring Benir Pierre of Rising Phoenix Abuse Recovery Coaching. Benir is a "soul whisperer" who is guiding women through the painful experience of abuse. A survivor of child abuse and molestation, she spent many...

Feeling Uninspired? Try Kiddie Pools and Birthday Cake

Feeling Uninspired? Try Kiddie Pools and Birthday Cake

If you see me laying out in a kiddie pool eating an entire birthday cake, don't judge me.  Just know I’m having one of those days. No, I’m not celebrating a b-day and I’m not just lavishing in my #carefreeblackgirllifestyle. However, I’m most certainly feeling...

Feeling Uninspired? Try Kiddie Pools and Birthday Cake

If you see me laying out in a kiddie pool eating an entire birthday cake, don't judge me.  Just know I’m having one of those days. No, I’m not celebrating a b-day and I’m not just lavishing in my #carefreeblackgirllifestyle. However, I’m most certainly feeling...

Meet Michiel Perry: S.B.I.A. Best Magazine Blog

Southern Impact Magazine surveyed the nominees of the 1st annual Southern Blogger Impact Awards to gain some insight on why they blog. This is the first in the series introducing the nominees and winners.