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The Importance of Being Positive

I’m a hopeless optimist.   Within the past few weeks, I’ve seen our country, and the world at large engulfed in hurt, misunderstanding, unnecessary manslaughter, and hatred. Individuals who were once close friends, have turned on one another on the basis of temporary opinion, and many people are living in fear for their very lives.… Continue reading The Importance of Being Positive

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Wake. Pray. Slay. Sleep. Repeat.

WAKE. Get up in the morning. Like, actually get out of bed, on time. Sometimes just accomplishing this first step is the hardest. But every day you wake up with breath in your body is another chance at life, and yet another confirmation that there is still some work of greatness you have left to… Continue reading Wake. Pray. Slay. Sleep. Repeat.

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Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

   Sometimes I feel like I never sit down. Between work, studying, business, and more business, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doing everything without actually experiencing everything. When I started my business last year, I was excited. Excited beyond all reason that I had finally “sewn” together all of the abstract… Continue reading Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

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Turn Up Tuesday Motivation: Finding Your Happy Place!

One of the most important parts of any life process/change is taking time to breathe, re-evaluate, and rest. In a society where we consistently advocate slogans like “No Days Off”, and “I’ll Rest When I’m Dead”, we often neglect the blessing of rest. It can be especially hard if you’re stressed or involved in a… Continue reading Turn Up Tuesday Motivation: Finding Your Happy Place!

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STEAL of the Week!!

I LOVE a good bargain. And if you know me you also know how much I love shopping.  Combine those two things and I’m in eternal bliss! So per the request of some fellow bargain-seekers, I’m going to give you a weekly glimpse of my favorite “steals” and their reviews!  Also be sure to email… Continue reading STEAL of the Week!!

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14 Things I Learned in 2014

2014.  What a year. I’ve learned soooo much.  About myself, about other people, about God. I realized today that I haven’t written a blogpost since late March of this year.  Quite a lot has happened since then, and my life is very different than it was at that time. I’ve grown a year older,  30… Continue reading 14 Things I Learned in 2014

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My #WCW: Lupita Amondi Nyong’o

Grace, style, elegance, beauty, intelligence, humility, and excellence. I don’t know her personally, but this woman has captured the world by storm for her incredible qualities–not only as an actress, but as a human being. On March 2nd, 2014, Lupita Amondi Nyong’o became the first Mexican-Kenyan to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for… Continue reading My #WCW: Lupita Amondi Nyong’o