Book Review: The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

In this coming of age novel, readers learn about the Carribean-American immigrant experience from the eyes of 16-year-old Dionne and her 10-year-old sister Phaedra. The girls are sent by their mother Avril, who is suffering from depression to spend the summer with their grandmother Hyacinth in Bird Hill, Barbados. Little did the girls know, but […]

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How to create an intentional self-care routine

“Self Care is the way in which you show yourself love and is then manifested in intentional actions.” Self-Care can be any healthy habit that is solely for the improvement of your well-being. As black women, it is so important for us to prioritize our health and wellness since we spend so much time pouring […]

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Authentic Living and other New Year Intentions

I think most people would agree that 2018 has been a whirlwind of a year. Despite the ups and downs of the year, I have managed to keep my cool in the face of adversity, let go of limiting beliefs and reign in on my perfectionist tendencies. I’ve learned the value of self-reflection and self-awareness, […]

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Self-Care During Menstruation

While most women would say that menstruation is our more difficult time of the month, it doesn’t have to be. Our menstrual cycle can also be a great time to become more creative and get in tune with self. Menstruation is a natural body function that most women between the ages of 11 – 49 […]

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Learning to embrace my inner light

I’m the type of woman that likes structure and organization. I appreciate a flow of things but in life, things do not always flow. Sometimes you have to create your own flow and just go with the moment. At a young age, a sense of fear of the world around me was instilled in me. […]

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