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Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Open Forum: What’s On Your Mind? Talking About Self-Control and Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. May our troops, veterans and allies stay safe. *** Time Travel(s) I’m in the middle of a long, lovely, idyllic and idle weekend. Rather cold, but I like it like that. I remember a couple of summers a few years back that were rather chilly. Time is going by much too […]

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Good News Travel Comrades: We’re (Almost) Free to Fly Unmolested

My first post of 2013, and it is on the perfect subject. As Nysee mentioned a few posts back: this is the time to get back on track, or continue with our goals. Travel is a big part of that! I feel deprived not being able to leave for domestic and international destinations because of all the […]

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Lately, people have been calling me skinny

It’s a weird comment to hear, especially coming from one of the office whales. You know, like if you think I am skinny, what does that make you? And she sounded exasperated, like how dare I appear so small – at least in her eyes, because I don’t see it. I was told by someone […]

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For Black Women: Don’t Ever Ask For Permission To Live

Spring is coming. Well, up here in the Northeast it’s coming. I’m sure for those of you around the country (or world) the weather is different. Could be blazing hot right now, eh? I haven’t been pro-active enough lately, or the last couple of months. I think I’ve spent more of it catching up, because […]

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Continuing The Nice Good … Love Is a Numbers Game, Play It Serious

How to Play It Serious The best information always comes from the comments section. I’d like to highlight these tips from Lisa: I started reading BWE blogs when I was 27 and now I’m married at 32. I might still be thinking about all the time I have and feeling that there’s “no rush” if […]

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Harvard Business Review: Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Heidi Grant Halvorson writes: Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to […]

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Embrace the nervousness! Conquer the fears! More information here.

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Goals Reset: Where Has the Time Gone? It’s May Already!!!!

Oh my goodness! This is crazy. I mean we are almost at the half point of this year already! Where did the time go? I’m scared I will look around and it’ll be Christmas again. Time for me to start my New Year’s Resolutions all over again. Gym Rat / Weight Loss I’ve been at […]

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Black Women: Starting Over, Moving On and Out

When is the best time to move? NOW. When is the best time to start over? NOW. Spring is a marvelous time of year to run from wherever we are to someplace better. Right now. The following quote comes from Monae: It’s not that easy to meet white guys where I live. It’s not like […]

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Praying versus Purposeful Living: The Tigress Has Stripes

I had taken this vow, or made it my goal, to be nicer to people this year. I don’t mean mindlessly self-effacing, humble, or accommodating. I am polite, that’s a given. My intention is to shutdown the harsh critic that resides in my brain. I decided that if I keep the internal-thought-troll quiet, it wouldn’t […]

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Braindump Thursday: It’s June Already?

Goal Setting I feel like I am behind the curve, or far from the goal posts. I always have a couple of goals I want to achieve, but I’m not even half way there, and half the year is almost gone! Tweets I signed up for Twitter.com, although for the life of me, I still […]

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Personal Goals: Starting All Over Again

I’m resetting the clock on my goals. I try to carry them out roughly every 3 or 6 months at a time. I don’t wait to make a New Year’s Eve resolution, I do this all the time. Success?Have I succeeded? In some areas, I’ve made progress. It is easier to change the external with […]

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