Being Present: 2 Day Check-in (The Power of Now)

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One day into no social media and it is clear to me that I never truly knew what it’s like to be alone.

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Self-Love February: Practicing Being Present

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Happy February, loves!

I love me a new month. Yes, the month started last Thursday BUT I also love me a new week. So, as we start this new week, I’d like to commemorate this month of Valentine’s day and love with a personal practice of Self-Love. Feel free to join me if you wish!

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Embrace Being Awkward AF

I think we need to get away from this model of success porn. That success is sexy and perfect! It’s an image of success that men have put on us, in a way. It can’t be that the only way that you can show up to a professional situation is if you spend four hours getting ready that morning. Men don’t have to do that! That is not equality. That you have to pay $300 for a glam squad to get you suitable for public consumption is garbage! And we have to get away from it.”

– Jenn Romolini on Why You Should Embrace Being Awkward AF In The Workplace

8 Books That Will Lift Your Spirit and Lead You to an Inspired Life

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A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post reflecting on my 23rd year of life as it came to a close and I turned 24. I shared the struggles that I encountered around my 23rd birthday a year ago along with the activities, organizations, and people that helped to re-center me after a rough emotional time. While they each played an important role in bringing me back to my normal self, the authors and teachers of different motivational books and podcasts (who I refer to as my virtual mentors) were some of my most treasured resources.

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The Art of Making Connections: 4 Lessons from a 5-Hour Plane Ride

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It was just past 2pm on a Tuesday in late summer, and the crowd walking onto the Southwest flight from Baltimore to LAX was a mix of majorly White-American families and middle-aged singles. I had forgotten to check-in for my flight 24 hours prior, as recommended, so my C-36 position self had the high-esteemed luxury of taking my pick of the remaining middle seats that no one ever wants on the mostly full plane.

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