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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