Embracing Your Fitness Journey

you caught my last post on maintaining happiness, you’ve discovered that working out has become an essential part of my everyday life. At the start of 2021, I made a promise that I wanted to improve my physical appearance – mainly focusing on toning and building more muscle mass. I also needed to pinpoint a way to adequately relieve extensive stress. It’s been quite a journey.

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Maintaining Happiness: Three Tips That Help Me Protect My Peace

Happiness is personal. It’s not the type of thing you can just go and pick up for your local bodega. Happiness is rooted deeper in acknowledging who you are and what you stand for for. Happiness can also be robbed in a myriad of ways, but the overall goal is that you maintain your little bit of peace. And that, my friend, is the ongoing struggle.

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Sis, Lose the Bonnet!

There’s an epidemic within the Black community. Bonnets have taken over. And, I’m not speaking in the literal sense of sistahs actually donning their bonnets during their weekly grocery run – no, I’m also referring to the mentality that comes along with it. No lie: I’ve seen grown women walk into malls, corporate offices, schools, […]

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The Summer 2021 Shopping Edit

Still preparing my Summer 2021 wardrobe for the warm weather invasion. The primary goals in transforming my wardrobe are refinement and ease. I’ve fallen in love with the cutout craze, pastel arm candy, lux scents and quirky denim. Versatile eyewear and sultry bathing suits (with unique detailing) are also at the top of my shopping […]

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Dianne Taught Me: How My Mother’s Personal Style Still Influences Me

My mother is the center of my life. ‘Til this day, her influence still has an unwavering hold on me. Dianne is a woman who never ceases to amaze. Her strength is like no other, her wisdom is boundless and she is the personification of living a purpose-driven life. Growing up, my mother (or “momma” […]

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Wellness Win: Esmesha’s Mask Acne Survival Kit

With the consistency of donning protective masks, mask acne has become a trending topic. The world has already coined the term as “maskne” (a combination of the word “mask” and “acne“. My personal struggle with maskne has been an uphill battle since March 2020. As a social worker, I wear masks on a daily basis, […]

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Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s a word that we hear often, but, at times, fail to fully acknowledge. I never understood the power of gratitude until 2020. I started a monthly gratitude journal that continues to serve as a source of optimism and light, even my most desolate moments. Jotting down what I am grateful for blesses me […]

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Feelin’ Like A Queen with Cloud Runway

Every now and then you happen upon a brand with a vision that shines brighter than the cosmos: the unmatched fire within the passion, the love and the overall message just somehow brings you to truly adore their ascent even more. Cloud Runway is that pivotal brand. Cloud Runway is a Latina-owned lifestyle brand that […]

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The Spring 2021 Edit

Currently, I’m in the spirit of preparing my S/S (Spring/Summer) wardrobe for the year. I’ve already scoured the high-street scene for signature finds and it’s been a journey. Let me tell you: Zara is ON IT this season! I’ve collected a few of my faves which include pristine pastels, feminine florals, and modern wonders. Get […]

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How To: Incorporate Cozy Vibes into Your Everyday Look

Currently, here in Houston, it is 18 degrees and snowing. That’s right, SNOWING! Apparently, we’ve been blessed with a winter storm and Mother Nature truly believes that we’re not quite ready for those much-needed spring temps. Aside from trying to stay warm, I’ve been craving all things cozy. Clothes, food, self-care, the works. Just wanted […]

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