Celebrate Your Journey

Celebrate Your Journey Sistah!

This month's theme on the Mocha Girls Pit Stop blog, is Celebrating Your Journey. If I had to take a guess, you and I have a lot in common. We have dreams, goals, ambitions and we simply want to be happy. Oh and of course, we desire to make a positive impact on the world. And if you're anything like me, once you achieve that goal that you've been chasing so fervently. Continue reading here...
mantras to lighten your heavy heart

10 Mantras to Lighten Your Heavy Heart

The past 9 months of my life have been a whirlwind. I got married and moved across the country, relocated twice, went 3 months without a full-time job, loss two grandparents (my dad's mom and my mom's dad), and had a host of family stressors that weighed heavy on my heart. Continue reading...
save money

4 Things You Can Do This Week to Save Money

Almost 4 years ago, I published my very first blog post entitled, Young, Broke and Educated: Part 1 Dear Money. In the post I highlight my wasteful relationship with money and shed light on where my unhealthy money habits came from. Over the course of the past 4 years I've taken baby steps toward improving my credit, boosting my savings and decreasing my debt ratio. And when I say "baby steps," I mean baby steps. Continue reading...
What Every Black Person Should Be Doing Today

What Every Black Person Should Be Doing Today

As Black History Month comes to a close, I've accepted the personal challenge to study, embrace and share Black History year-round. After all, Mocha Girls Pit Stop was created to be a space where "women of color refuel on motivation and ignite their lives.” And what better way to be inspired than to be galvanized by the unfading strength of our resilient ancestors. Continue reading…
Single on Valentines Day

Singles Awareness Day: 12 Quotes to Make Any Single Person Smile on Valentines Day

I know what it’s like to be single on Valentine’s Day and for some singles, this can be a day of avoiding social media, eye-rolling at the glimpse of lovey-dovey, over sharing posts you accidentally see online and wondering when you’ll find love. This is not to say that all singles dread Valentine’s Day. I know quite a few people who are single by choice and absolutely love it! Continue reading...
White History Month

Why Isn’t There a White History Month?

I was one of those black kids that attended predominately white schools for the majority of my life. Not by choice, but my parent's enrolled me and I attended. I was none the wiser and I don't regret it. It never occurred to me that we were missing a white history month because quite frankly, in every subject, from art to astronomy, the pioneering leaders that I learned about in school, didn't look like me. Continue reading...
BlahMood

4 Tips to Help You Get Out of a Blah Mood

I woke up in such a blah mood. It got real this morning. You ever have one of those days where it seems like the world is out to get you? That's how my day began. I'm not sure if I had a bad dream or what, but I woke up not feeling like myself. It doesn't help that it's cold (and I'm from the east coast, I know cold) gloomy and rainy here in San Francisco. Continue reading here...