Around this time last year, I quit my full-time job performing comedy at The Second City in Chicago. I found what once was a dream job to be a stifling, controlling environment that lacked the basic necessities to support a diverse pool of talent which was keeping me away from my true passions: tackling creative entrepreneurship while maintaining creative control over my life as a performance artist.Read More
Being a bride, while handling all of your other responsibilities, can be completely overwhelming. From picking a magical venue to dealing with your ever-changing guest list, it can drive any future bride up a wall. Having the wedding of your dreams can seem like an unachievable feat considering how big your to-do list is, however, it will get done.Read More
Are you crossing off all of your goals on your to-do lists? Do you still feel overwhelmed? Were you so ready for the New Year and now that it is here you are fatigued and mentally drained? Do you feel like you don’t have enough time for your business due to school, procrastination or lack of knowledge?Read More
Okay, so if you’re like me sometimes you have to say things out loud in order to program yourself to believe it true. I have to think it, speak it and meditate on what I am trying to bring to pass in my life. Affirmations have been a great way for me to do that. I have about 7 reminders go off in my phone each day of affirmations that I say out loud to myself in the mirror. I use them to bring myself back to focus on what I want to manifestRead More
I know, right?! You’re curious to know more about these mysterious stones that everyone raves about. I sincerely started off thinking that crystals were some type of “magic”. Then one day, my cousin sent me a link to an online shop that she wanted to buy a few things from and one of those items happened to be a crystal. I found myself lost on that website after about 10-15 minutes of searching through all of the items and information they had.Read More
For a quick yet efficient cleansing of the energy in your home, office or favorite room, light a smudge stick and go around the place while waving the smudge stick through the air.Read More
Weekends are pivotal for side hustlers. The reality is, your 9-5 is more like an 8-6 or 9-7. Time to work on your business during the week can be limited and let’s be honest, you’re more than likely exhausted when you get home. Though work still needs to get done during the week, weekends are every hustler’s best friend.
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My life is similar to many other black professional women – the likes of Beyoncé and Michelle Obama are excluded for obvious reasons. Particularly, I am referring to us mere mortals trying to work our magic by excelling in a demanding career, growing wealth (however you define it), responding to the incessant traffic of noise (emails, texts, news, and alerts), managing precious relationships including those with our family, girlfriends, boyfriends, and partners, raising children, and being friendly to (.aka dodging the fuckboys). And while we work tirelessly to get a little Closer to our dreams and otherwise keep our outwardly shit together, we often neglect what’s most important . . . ourselves. Self-care is necessary.
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When it comes to trying to fit everything into seven days, while simultaneously ticking all the necessary boxes, it can sometime get slightly overwhelming.Read More
Hey Girl Baus!
Entrepreneurship can be very rewarding but it can also have its challenges. Sometimes you are overwhelmed by how much work you have to get done.Read More
Who remembers the first few cycles of America’s Next Top Model? Week-to-week, we watched the contestants transform from just another pretty face to a fierce *Tyra Voice* model in hopes of winning a coveted modeling contract.Read More
Just like anyone, my thoughts run wild. Lately my little Wheel of Fortune brain dial has been spinning to a stop...on me. I've been thinking about myself a lot.Read More
In my spare time I found that I was constantly reading about people, brands, and faraway places that drew me closer to the humanity of the world.Read More
So you're launching a startup, eh? That's dope. I recently launched one myself - an upscale beauty brand for women of color called Mented Cosmetics.Read More
I live my life embodying the mantra "live life as if everything matters" meaning there's not one aspect of your routine that doesn't affect the other.Read More
A friend jokingly stated a few years ago that I must be part-time human because I'm always doing something, I rarely go to bed before midnight, and I probably nap like 4x per month (not sure if that's literal or metaphorical).Read More