We’ve all heard it. From our parents, teachers, and well meaning friends who always have all the answers to everything. ‘You have to play the hand you’re dealt.’ The sentiment comes in many variations and I have always lumped them all together. Use what you’ve got to get what you want, bloom where you’re planted, and the ever popular ‘when life gives you lemons…’

 

When You Think You Understand But You Don’t

Until today, I thought I had a full understanding of the cards concept.…
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The Purpose of Pain

Every couple of years a story makes the rounds about the fashionistas among us and the growing trend of foot surgery for the sake of stilettos. And each time this happens, doctors go on record telling us that this is a bad idea. According to the Daily Mail, the number of procedures has doubled this year and range from the mild, collagen injections, to the extremes of toe shortening and narrowing of the foot.

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Flashback Friday: Donna Summer

When I was a kid Donna Summer was my fantasy mom. I used to spend hours in my little girl hideaway, which was an overhead storage area above my mom’s bedroom closet, clipping pictures of Donna from Ebony Magazine and dreaming up little scenarios where she’d bake sweet treats for me in our palatial kitchen. I think some of those photos are still taped to the wall of my mom’s closet.…
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Top 10 Curly Girl Hair Care Products

Top 10 Curly Girl Hair Care Products

Seasons change and with them, so goes the condition of my hair. If you’re a naturally curly girl like me, you know the struggle of maintaining strong, beautiful hair year round and you could probably use a few suggestions for your arsenal of go-to hair care products that really work. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 natural hair care products and I hope you find a few to add to your stash.… Read More