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Some call it downsizing, authenticating, or even a necessary rite of passage- but for some reason around your late twenties to early thirties our core circle of friends and confidants tends to shrink a bit. I found out that this was not a personal phenomenon in my life, it was more so a common occurrence with many of my friends and family. In a super profound conversation with one of my dearest friends we ended up on this topic. She is a few moons older than me, so I truly cherish her life advice about things that she has already experienced. She was telling me her tale of how the fat got trimmed from her circle around the same season...

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The Quick & Dirty Guide to Flourishing Photos

I believe you are beautiful just as you are, but have you ever scrolled through the ‘gram and wondered to yourself, “This picture is just too perfect” or “I know she doesn’t look like this in real life” Chances are you’re absolutely correct! There are a few tricks to the trade to ensure you end up with a very postable, gorgeous pic. Ain’t nothing wrong with Feelin Yourself (shout out Bey & Nicki!!) and posting a pic that oozes confidence. TRUST ME- you can smooth, snatch a waist, highlight, lowlight, enhance- ALL OF IT! LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING! You gotta get them angles right! Make sure the light is coming from behind the camera, avoid fluorescent lights when possible. Sunlight can...

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The Aftermath

February 15th. One of my favorite days of the year. All the Love Day candy and trinkets are half price and people go back to being their normal selves. My favorite quote of the day by far was, “I don’t need a Valentine, I need Valentino.”  - @binkandbougie   I WILL NOT HATE ON PEOPLE ENJOYING VALENTINE’S DAY I WILL NOT HATE ON PEOPLE ENJOYING VALENTINE’S DAY I WILL NOT HATE ON PEOPLE ENJOYING VALENTINE’S DAY I WILL NOT HATE ON PEOPLE ENJOYING VALENTINE’S DAY We all have different experiences on THE day. Some of us are showered with gifts and amazing acts of love and heartfelt social media posts…. While others just hide and avoid anything that reminds them...

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WATER

Water seems to be a dirty five letter word to many people. It’s actually the complete opposite. I personally call water “life juice” for a plethora of reasons. Overall, the benefits of drinking water are so vast that its almost self-hate to not give your body what it needs. Just think for a moment about all of the processed horrible man-made poison that we joyfully put in our bodies- soda (and no sprite isn’t better because it’s clear) is literally liquid sugar, lattes, juices from concentrate, liquor and wine (although often necessary) is a calorie dark hole. Two to three drinks at happy hour can become 500+ calories in the blink of an eye. By no means am I telling...

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What did you do for you this holiday?

We've made it to that interesting, short time each year directly between Christmas and New Years where we're all beginning to calculate how much damage we've done to our bank account, still passing out leftover gifts, still having lunches and dinners with friends who are in town for the holiday. Basically - we're still doing stuff! Some of us are fortunate enough to still be off of work ( A BLESSING!!) while some of us are back at our place of employment working hard or hardly working - still in the holi-DAZE. When you take it all in, the holidays are really just a time to get together and be with loved ones and get something for individuals that you...

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