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S/he’s Just That Into You

  04.26.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

For better or worse, we are living in a world where we pass judgment on potential life partners as quickly as swipes on a phone screen or clicks on a profile. Which, let’s face it, can all be pretty hit or miss. But let’s say you are fortunate enough to make it through the hurdles… Read More

Online Dating – A True Love Story

  04.11.2017   Venessa   Love   1 Comment

“To win the hearts of beautiful creatures, your stories must always be told with a joyful face, full of sweetness and love, seen at a distance with kindness.” ― Auliq Ice Not every great romance begins by falling into someone’s arms. Luckily, love doesn’t care if it starts with a story you want to tell… Read More

4 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Love

  04.6.2017   Venessa   Love   No comments

Often people wonder what it is about them that’s making marriage or a committed relationship so difficult to find? For the most part, the answer is they haven’t been preparing for love. Self-love (and self reflection) is crucial to a healthy, lasting relationship, however, preparing to be selfless and open to a partner is just… Read More

Eight Lessons We Can Still Learn from Love Jones Twenty Years Later

“Let me tell you something, this here, right now at this very moment is all that matters to me. I love you and that’s urgent like a mother**ker.”- Darius Lovehall Love Jones is my favorite movie. Next to Cooley High, Mahogany, and a few choice others. This week marks the twentieth anniversary of its release,… Read More

Why You’re Still Single This Valentine’s

Let’s keep it real. You’re happy Valentine’s day is over. When you’re still single, Valentine’s Day can set you off on an emotional roller coaster. It’s a constant reminder that you’re alone with no one special to share it with. Maybe you had parents or a spouse who used to send you a Valentine. Or… Read More

20 Ways to Love and Care For Your Self During These Times

The other night I had a fascinating conversation with a young woman about her business. She told me that it focuses on creating safe spaces for people that allow them to feel self-confident at work, traveling, and in life in general. The work that she’s doing is so needed during this time given the escalating… Read More

Ten Ways to Love Yourself Up Everyday

“… I am fearfully and wonderfully made …” Psalm 139:14 At the beginning of the year, people set goals and resolutions of things they want to accomplish in the New Year. Like losing weight, eating healthy, saving more money etc.  The sad thing is that typically by week four, they have thrown the resolutions out… Read More

Want Love? Love Yourself, First

  07.1.2016   Venessa   Soul   No comments

The Greatest Love Of All, the original version by George Benson, but popularized by Whitney Houston is one of my favorite songs. As a young girl my parents often played this song along with the Commodores and Earth Wind and Fire on Sunday mornings after church. In fact it was one of the first songs… Read More

Why Summer Love Doesn’t Last

  06.13.2016   Venessa   Rhythm   No comments

It was summer 1997 and my girlfriends and I loved to hang out and party. We were in our 20’s with few cares in the world other than finishing up graduate school, working and hanging out in the many outdoor venues that catered to young professionals. This summer was beyond hot; It was nasty, sticky,… Read More

How To Tell If Your Long-Term Relationship Partner Is Really Into You-Part 2

  05.31.2016   Venessa   Relationships, Rhythm   1 Comment

Some years ago I was in a long-term relationship with a man that loved Baby Face. In fact, we saw him in concert the day Michael Jackson died. This day is crystal clear because I was recovering from major surgery. I was unable to drive or get around on my own. My circle of sister… Read More