The Maya Mindset: Embracing Your Individuality

Visionary legend Maya Angelou, known for her 1969 debut novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, among many other award-winning compositions, exemplifies the unshakable fearlessness and grace cultivated among someone who embraces their individuality. Angelou was the first black woman in the 20th-century to release an autobiography that reached such a large, comprehensive audience. Documenting…

Adjusting to Uncertainty

Our entire life consists of some level of uncertainty. Events occur that are inevitably out of our control. Change is difficult and frightening at times. But with change, beautiful parts of ourselves are revealed that we never even knew existed. Surrendering ourselves to uncertainty allows us to be vulnerable and leads us down a road…

How to Get Started with Juicing

Juicing has become incredibly popular over the years. More people are becoming aware of the fantastic health benefits of juicing. Health experts say juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, remove toxins from your body, aid in digestion, and help you lose weight. Contrary to this, many still believe eating fruits…

Inspiring Podcasts for Professional & Personal Development

Today, let’s talk about podcasts. Never in a million years would I have thought I’de create such a liking for podcasts. Being completely honest, I never fully understood them. What was the point? Are you telling me I have to listen to an hour-long episode of people talking? My head is already overwhelmed with the…

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Consider for a second how many decisions we make each day. What time will we wake up, what will eat for breakfast? Will we take the freeway to work or side streets. Our present life is a result of our past decisions. Our current choices determine our future. Some options you make are minor and…

Healthy Life, Healthy Mind

I don’t know about you, but being quarantined at home has had a significant impact on my eating habits. Normally, I would eat breakfast around 7am before leaving to work. Now, I find myself eating breakfast more around 11am/12pm or skipping it altogether. This shift has caused me to eat later and later in the…

Give Your Resume a Makeover

So its that time again. You’re in desperate need of a new beginning, and you decide its time to start looking for a new job. First, you start doing some networking and or maybe take some time scrolling through some popular employment search engines for job listings. You’ve narrowed down a list of potential jobs,…

The Healing Power of Music

Everyone listens to music. In a way, this has shaped who were are individually. What our interests are, what clothes we wear and the development of your vocabulary. Music encompasses many aspects of our life. As infants, in an attempt to form words, we babbled, mimicking the sounds of spoken word around us. Music takes…

How Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health

Many benefits of working out regularly go beyond improving your physical composition. Physical exercise can improve numerous aspects of your mental health. Exercising just 30 minutes a day is all you need. Do you have trouble getting motivated? Continue reading to learn more about you can integrate physical exercise into your daily routine.  Reduced Stress…

Self-Care When Your Motivation is Depleted

Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get yourself motivated? In light of the recent global pandemic, I can attest that it’s been incredibly hard for me to switch into work/school mode when I am only steps away from my comfy bed. Usually, when I am feeling unmotivated,…

The Benefits of Mindful Eating

Mindless eating is when you eat mindlessly. You’re eating without intention to suppress true feelings of hunger. Often this is a result of strict dieting. We withhold essential calories until our bodies have had enough. To make up for lost calories, we start binge eating. Through guilt, we then try to work off the calories…

How to Get Your Desk Organized for Success

As many of you are transitioning to working from home, it’s crucial to establish a positive and productive environment. Organizing your office doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Properly setting up your office can improve your motivation to work efficiently and effectively. First things first, identify what your style is. What is aesthetically pleasing…

Mindfulness Body Scan: Meditation for Beginners

What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is our ability to become fully present and aware of our thoughts, emotions, and physical wellbeing. When we are mindful, we free ourselves from judgment and over reactivity to our surrounding environment. The seven attributes of mindfulness are the stepping stones to become intentional to attention. We all possess the proper tools to…

Mindfulness in Mayhem: How to Live an Exemplary Life

Mindfulness is the state of being consciously aware and fully present in our everyday life. Its when we refrain from judgment and reacting irrationally to our environment. Through mindfulness, we bring awareness to our thoughts, emotions, and physical wellbeing. When we are mindful, we exemplify resilience and strength, guiding us through times of perceived mayhem. …

5 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude Everyday

At all times, especially times of misfortune, it is essential to practice gratitude. Gratitude is the state of being appreciative of your current situation; embracing the good and the bad. When you are grateful, you practice kindness and generosity. Most importantly, you are thankful for all aspects of your life and manage to attain order…

Failing Forward: Finding Your Superpower

The purpose of this post is to continue a conversation on elevating our perception of self-worth. If you haven’t done so already, check out my post on Your Superpower here. Have you ever considered why we glorify and often try to emulate celebrities? Too often are we comparing our lives to others; we feel duped…

Claim Your Seat at the Table

Have you ever felt like you could not relate to those around you? This less about being introverted or shy, but the mere occurrence of being surrounded by individuals who look different from you, talk different from you, and sometimes may even think differently from you. Some may have first experienced this the time they…

Your Superpower

If someone asked, “what makes you, you? “ would you immediately know how to respond? How would you narrate your story? As simple as this question may sound, many of us would have a hard time answering. The reason for this is multifaceted. A common reason why people are unable to boast about their innate…

Habits of Women Who Set Healthy Boundaries

A life of fulfillment often does not equate to how much money you have in your bank account or how many friends you have. The titles behind your name, often desired and a symbol of hard work and dedication, is not a one way stop to feelings of joy and gratitude. High-achieving people often face…

How to Network as an Introvert: 9 Ways to Foster Strong Relationships

I am an introvert, someone who values her alone time. Someone who would much rather observe and listen than be the center of attention. I enjoy social settings, but over long periods of time they can become draining and unappealing.  A successful business is built on the basis of networking and making connections with others….

5 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

We only have 24 hours in a day to accomplish all those tedious tasks we have piling up on our to-do list. Twenty-four hours that may seem like more than enough time to get things done, right? Well, most people fall short of accomplishing all that they set out to do each day. The biggest…

How to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome

The spotlight is flashing in your eye, expectations are high, and you have this constant voice in your head, telling you that you aren’t good enough. Sound familiar? Many people experience the impostor syndrome, if not all people at one point in their life. This is a debilitating mindset that causes you to falsely believe…

Empowered Women, Empower Women

How does one navigate the ever-competitive workforce? You want to build a name for yourself but are unsure where to start. As a woman, you feel as if people will never make it to that top chief executive position. Well, GREAT news, I am here to guide you towards becoming the influential leader you so…