Girl Boss! Mia of Isabis Candles LLC.

Meet Mia of Isabis Candles. Isabis Candles are hand poured soy candles infused with natural oils and fragrances. Isabis’s motto is simply beautiful candles that empower and inspire. Each splendidly crafted candle comes with an empowering and inspirational message etched … Continue reading Girl Boss! Mia of Isabis Candles LLC.

Mental Health Awarness Month: An Interview with Sh’Niqua Alford, LCSW

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical well being. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough dialogue in the Black community about mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar or other life stressors that would warrant the need to speak with a therapist. I spoke with licensed clinical counselor Sh’Niqua Alford to discuss why being in tune with your mental health is important and how we can help dispel some negative stereotypes about mental health in the Black community.   What is … Continue reading Mental Health Awarness Month: An Interview with Sh’Niqua Alford, LCSW

An Open Letter to My Mama

Dear Mama, It wasn’t until I became an adult and moved away that I realized how I undervalued the need for you in my life. I guess most children under-appreciate and take for granted all that a mother does for them. But what I’ve always known since an early age is that there is no me without you. And I don’t mean the physical gestation of me but the spirit of me. My strength, resilience, and tenacity to keep going are all the qualities I learned from you. I’ve studied how you navigate through life with fortitude and grace and … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Mama

How to Stay Positive at Work When You Hate Your Job or When You Wanna Slap Someone

The intersectionality of being female and Black in the workplace can sometimes be too much to deal with. Micro aggression and outright blatant discrimination against your race and gender can really wear on your emotions and frame of mind. Sometimes … Continue reading How to Stay Positive at Work When You Hate Your Job or When You Wanna Slap Someone