I've gathered a list of the Top 50 best inspirational books for women. These non-religious books offer encouragement, empowerment, joy, and self love. Nothing can touch your soul like a powerful book. Every woman deserves some "me-time" and these books offer just that! You can get all these on Amazon at
As a busy woman, I find my moments of "Me Time" to be few and far between. One of my goals this year was to dedicate more time to myself. I find it difficult to do when I have mountains of responsibility at home and in my career. I'm sure
Last week, I told you about my new found inspiration to declutter my life physically, mentally, and emotionally. I'll admit, this Declutter Challenge hasn't been easy. The first few days I went through a series of ups and downs. The good news is that I've finally found my groove. It just took a
Inspiration is the first step toward decluttering your life and hopefully that inspiration comes from this post. I want to tell you all about the steps I'm taking to declutter every aspect of my life and how you can too!
My life is a constant river of reflection. Not a day passes without me reflecting on the day before. I think of situations I could have handled better and I acknowledge those that I managed well. I do all that I can to nourish every ounce of my being. A strong mind, body, & spirit
Well, my friends. I'm back on Nutrisystem again. My journey in 2015 was challenging, but so rewarding. After 3 months of Nutrisystem and my new lifestyle choices, I lost a total of 18 lbs – without working out at all. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. My confidence
Social Media. It has a bit of a stigma attached to it these days, with good reason. A few things we all think of when social media is mentioned are: funny memes, cat videos, addiction, bullying, and gossip. Is that all social media has to offer? Is it only beneficial
Today I am reflecting on everything I accomplished in 2016. We've come to the end of the road and I've got a lot to be thankful for. It was a year full of traveling, writing, networking, and lots of love. When 2016 began, I told myself that it was going to be an
When word of the Loving movie first came out, I had no idea what it was about. Like most Americans, I had never heard of the Lovings. I didn't know that this incredibly couple help shaped the country that I love. I didn't realize that it was because of them, that I am allowed to marry the man that I love. Their story is like no other because the Lovings weren't an interracial couple fighting for the freedoms of America. They were simply a couple, a family, that fought for their right to live and love together – in the land of the free.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Loving actress, Terri Abney, along with the lead actors and Director of the Loving film. We talked to all of them about bringing the Loving story back to life. This is a very touching story because it's true. It's the true story of the Lovings, who were sentenced to prison or to leave the state simply because they were an interracial couple that got married. With the hate and discrimination this still exists, this movie couldn't have released at a better time. There's a lot that we need to talk about and Terri Abney has a very important message for this generation about love, acceptance, and speaking out.
For the longest time, I've wanted to write this series. I've always been a people watcher. It's in my nature. My best friend and I used to go to the mall and sit for hours people watching. My stepdad and I did, too. It's definitely my favorite pastime. I've always
As a young woman, I've explored a lot of different relationships. I've had really long-term relationships, love at first site relationships, really passionate ones, and really volatile ones. No two relationships are the same, but they all carry a few common things that nobody seems to mention. Maybe we are too involved to realize it, maybe we are too afraid to admit the truth, or maybe we just don't talk about our relationships enough. These are the 5 things nobody tells you about relationships.
I feel like I've experienced more heartbreak in my life than the average person. I've had a lot of failed relationships and I've never taken a breakup lightly. It doesn't matter the reason for the breakup. It doesn't matter who ended it or if the decision was mutual – it
I am all about positive living and giving everyone a second chance. Sometimes first impressions aren't the best. I'm sure that I've given a bad first impression a time or two. I'd hate to be written off because of one bad day. Being the empath that I am, I do my best to put myself in everyone's shoes and give them the benefit of the doubt. However, there are some things that I have a really hard time overlooking. There are some women that I just don't want to be friends with.
There's a popular news article floating around which shows a disturbing image of a couple in the front seat of a car, passed out from drugs, with a child in the back seat – wide awake. I'm not sure how long the poor child was there for or how the story
There's something really empowering about being around other women. I didn't grow up with a group of female friends. I've always had 1-2 girlfriends and the rest were guys. There's a huge difference between a friendship with a man than a friendship with a woman. With female friends, there's an unspoken language and a mutual respect. When you're in a group of secure women, it's like you're in a tribe. You don't have to personally know one another to feel a bond with them. However, it takes a certain kind of woman to give off an energy that makes others feel like they can open up to them and talk to them about anything. Those are the women I want to be friends with. Those are the best types of friends!
I have quite the obsession with scaring the hell out of my boyfriend. I hide in any little crevice I can just so I can jump out and spook him. There have been times when I've waited a half hour to scare him. Hey – you've gotta keep things interesting right? I'm sure this isn't the kind of "interesting" that most couples would think of. Maybe you're thinking that I'm a bit cruel. Well, maybe I am but he has picked up on this little hobby of mine and joined right in. It's safe to say that it's kind of our thing now. I personally get pure satisfaction out of scaring him and here's why.
Empathy. It's something that our world lacks. It's something that children need to understand at a very young age. Empathy could would save the entire world. I was born an empath. I've always called it a blessing and a curse because it's almost as if I have no control over my own emotions. I've lived my life feeling like an outcast because of my empathy, being stigmatized as an emotional woman. Empathy is so much more than being emotional, though.
I just finished watching one of the most inspiring, honest documentaries I've ever seen. Life, Animated is about a boy with autism that couldn't speak, but found a way to communicate through animated Disney films.
Mental illness is real. Some illnesses are talked about and recognized more than others, like bipolar disorder. Then there are ones that people think are made up like body dysmorphia, self mutilation, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. We need to talk about mental illness because ignoring it or hiding it will only push others away. We need a good support system and people around us who understand when it's time to give us our space, comfort us, or just to remind us that it's okay. It's shows like these that take us from pretending mental illness doesn't exist, to talking about it without shame or embarrassment.