3 Ways to Unleash the Power of No and Usher in More Joy

Recently I wrote a post about self-care where I referenced Shonda Rhimes’s book Year of Yes after I took a cycling class where there’s currently an entire Year of Yes series going on. It wasn’t my first time writing about the year of yes, and it also isn’t my first time writing about the power […]

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Self-care As a Form of Activism

The other day I was taking a Peloton bike ride with one of my favorite instructors- Tunde Oyeneyin. I love riding with Tunde because not only does she deliver a fantastic workout but she also always comes through with a dose of inspiration too. This particular ride was about self-care which obviously isn’t a revolutionary […]

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4 Small Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

Happy New Year Friends! As we enter the new year I know that many of you are excited about all of the opportunities it may bring. I tend to get very excited about fresh starts but not everyone feels giddy about moving into what for many can be a pretty bleak time of year. I […]

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2020 A Year In Review

I’m not sure how many times I can say that this wasn’t the year we expected. I think most of us had high hopes for 2020, but as I’ve said before it is the year we received. I’m reminded of a very popular quote that has been circulating. I myself shared it, it reads something […]

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The Real Chic Life’s Favorite Things 2020

If you’ve been around for a little while you know that I’ve actually attended an Oprah’s Favorite Things Reveal Party, not once but twice (you can read about my first time here). It was not the television audience experience that I’d always dreamed of but a newer more modern version under the guise of the […]

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My Top 4 Most Recent Inspiring Reads

I know a lot of bloggers will be sharing holiday gift guides soon. It’s quickly approaching that time of year and I am working on mine as well. But today I want to focus on the gift you can easily give yourself- an inspiring read! As a child I’d lose myself in books, often spending […]

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A Few of My Favorite Accessories for Fall 2020

I think we can all agree that this fall is slightly different than the falls of years past. Actually I am probably being a little too conservative- it’s dramatically different for most of us. But regardless of what your personal or state’s stance is right now, nature stops for no one. Fall is coming- it […]

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What Taking Chances in 2020 Has Meant for Me

The other day I was talking to someone on the phone. She was bemoaning a situation that had recently occurred. “I’m a good person,” she said. “And I believe I deserve better than this!” She was right. She was probably one of the best of them. In my eyes anyway. And she didn’t deserve the […]

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How I Got My Health and Fitness Routine Back on Track

I’m not sure how many of you have heard of the “Covid 19” but it’s a cheeky little take on the Freshman 15. You know those extra pounds that late night pizza and solo cup filled parties in college are said to take up residence on our bodies during our first year of college? Apparently […]

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A Guide to Stepping Out in Stage 3

Dining, shopping and beauty in the midst of stage 3 I have seen several people posting about their experiences or lack thereof of feeling comfortable traveling, dining and shopping. So many people are ready to get back to normal. I even said that myself when it all began, but I honestly don’t know when I […]

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