5 Steps To Becoming More Confident

I’ve written several posts about confidence and I always say that while some people seem to be born with an extra dose of it, anyone can become more confident with a little work. I think of confidence like a muscle. The more you work at it the stronger and more pronounced. I consider myself a […]

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The Real Chic Recap

This week was mostly spent inside praying that Hurricane Florence would not morph into the monster storm that the forecasters predicted it would be. Our area got very lucky. My heart goes out to my Carolina brothers and sisters. Even though the VA governor issued an evacuation order which caused our schools and many businesses […]

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5 Tips to Look and Feel Fabulous Over 40

The other night I met my husband at a local sports bar that was airing a game that wasn’t on television. I am not a  huge football fan but I am a supportive wife so when he reached out during my Target shopping trip (my sport by the way) to ask that I meet him […]

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The Real Chic Recap

Hi Friends! Popping in for a quick recap. First I have to ask why do short weeks feel so long? If you read last week’s recap you know that I moved last week so my life has mostly consisted of unwrapping things and trying to figure out a place for them in our new home. […]

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How I Became an Accidental Influencer and How You Can Become One Too

The Accidental Influencer I’m just a tad obsessed with the Accidental Icon. I love how this social worker/college professor turned Icon took the online fashion world by storm. I would like to think that our paths are just a tiny bit similar. I’m a school counselor by trade (I’ve worked as an in-home counselor for adolescents […]

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What Are You Longing to Do With Your Life?

Life’s Big Questions The question “What are you longing to do?” was posted in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. It’s all about taking risks and conquering fears. I have to tell you that this was right on time for me. It got me thinking of what I am longing to do with the […]

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5 Inspirational Summer Reads to Help You​ Live Your Best Life

An Insatiable Hunger I’ve always been a reader. I gobbled down non-fiction as a child like most kids do sweets. Each read was tastier than the next. I couldn’t get enough. I remember how annoyed my mother would be as I lost myself in a book during my youth. Her annoyance was not because she didn’t want me […]

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How To Take Instagram Worthy Photos With a Smart Phone

*Outfit sponsored by @lovechicos Have camera phone will travel While this falls a little outside of the kind of life advice I usually give I still believe in sharing life hacks to make your life easier and while no one HAS to take photos for Instagram or any other social media platform the reality is […]

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A Hair Story about How My Braids Saved Me

Ready For Change If you are friends with me on any form of social media (Instagram is my favorite btw) you have probably seen me sporting waist-length braids for a little over a year. You might also realize that I finally took them out last weekend. I recently posted the change to Facebook and the […]

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3 Things I loved about Terra’s Kitchen Food Delivery Service

I received free credit to try this service as a content creator collaboration but all opinions expressed here are as always my own.    Eat More Plants Have you tried a meal delivery service? I have actually tried a few and let me tell you why Terra’s Kitchen tops my list. Many of you may […]

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