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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

How to Embrace Your Inner Glow

A post by Courtney Imade How to Embrace Your Inner Glow Last year I gave birth to my first son on New Year’s day. I returned to work full-time 8 weeks later, and then when my son was nine months old I found myself unexpectedly pregnant again. Being a Mom to my adorable son Mason […]

Read More

Three Takeaways From My Bold Night In NYC

How Bold Are You If you have been following along on Instagram you know that I’ve had what could be described as a fairytale moment in NYC recently. I wanted to share it here too because I feel like what’s happening over at Chico’s deserves more attention than I can give in an Instagram post, […]

Read More

Forever Fierce Day

What Does Being Fierce (at Midlife) Mean To You? I was recently asked “What does it mean to be fierce at midlife?”by my new friend Catherine Graceo who founded the Forever Fierce Movement for women in midlife. I loved being challenged to answer this question because I’ve always believed that fierce is a state of […]

Read More