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How to Be a Better Lover, 5 Ways to Love Without Conditions

How to Love Better

Do any of us truly know how to love unconditionally? I don’t know that humans are capable. Love requires selfless action. It requires us to give to others a piece of ourselves through empathy, honesty, forgiveness, patience etc.  Our experiences, beliefs and biases prevent us from loving whole heartedly. That is why relying on a source greater than us to teach us through life’s journey how to be a better lover should be a personal mission for us all.  The…

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The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of Faith, Sexuality And Restoration

The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration
The Power of Vulnerability, My Story of  Faith, Sexuality And Restoration

Understanding Vulnerability    I’m learning this new thing called vulnerability. It’s new for me—the courage to share the most sacred pieces of myself. I’m afraid that if anyone gets a hold of that piece of me, I will lose power. If I share, I’m defenseless against judgment. I’d rather bury it and play pretty and aim to live a life that is satisfying to others, rather than live my truth. That is how I’ve been living for the past 24…

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Inspiring, Life

10 Things Really Insecure People Do

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The intent of this post is not to shame anyone. I’ve dealt with a lot of issues from jealousy, comparison, inadequacy, and I still do. I’m always wanting to confront any negative issues in my heart and ask myself why. Why do I have an innate nature to compete or get jealous in certain situations. Well, I know a lot of who we are comes from more deep-rooted issues we deal with, beyond anything I can cover in this one…

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Culture, Opinions

5 Reasons Why Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance Has Black Girls Everywhere Screaming YASS Bey!

Beyoncé Coachella Performance   You may have seen hundreds of headlines of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance, and while I’m not the first to write on the topic, I have to touch on it.  I missed the opportunity to post about Black Panther and her performance falls in line with the Wakanda movement. Beyoncé was the first black woman to headline Coachella, and she showed up and out! Her performance broke and continues to break the Internet. There are 5 key points…

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4 Simple Signs You Need A Social Media Detox

Social Media Detox Social media is the most beautiful and most horrifying advancement we’ve ever been introduced to. I’ve discussed social media here before but this piece is meant to filter out the noise and get straight to the point. If you’re feeling less than yourself after a scroll through your timeline you’re doing social media wrong. There’s no question about it. Here are 4 signs you need a social media detox: 1.  Comparing Yourself Instagram is a social hub. It…

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Becoming, A Memoire by Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama Memoir “Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience. I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can’t wait to share my story.” Former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted on Sunday, February 25th, talking about her new memoir Becoming reaching store shelves November 13th. It will be published by Crown, a Penguin…

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Will This Be The Last of The Mass Shootings?

I wrote this in frustration and outrage over our country’s handling of the recent shooting in South Florida, and this is my response to the American epidemic of mass shootings. On Wednesday, February 14th, a 19-year old gunman by the name of Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Wearing a gas mask and full of ammunition, grenades, and an AR-15 assault rifle, he took the lives of 17 people and injured those…

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10 Affirmations To Tell Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Recently I’ve been waking up feeling like the weight of the world is on my chest. One Saturday morning I sat and stared at the ceiling for hours. I kid you not. I felt hopeless, inadequate, insecure, etc. You know that feeling where the world feels like its folding and you don’t want to fight back? You’re tired of fighting back.  Yeah, I know that feeling. I’m thankful to have the faith in God that I have, and I believe words…

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Culture, Life

13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her & Him Under $30- I Did the Shopping For You

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas   Valentine’s Day is this week and shopping for the perfect gift can be hard and expensive. My suggestion is to plan a date/experience with your significant other. Creating memories is more important than materials (especially when on a budget).  The classic dinner and a movie (at home or out), visit an art museum, plan a day trip etc. And as an emblem of your love, pick up an item that won’t break the bank, but…

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