Three Steps to Help You Goal Set and Grow

As the new year approaches, I am all ready to begin setting my intentions, cutting out pictures for my vision board and making my list of new goals. But let me tell you why I am not starting there for 2019. First, I have to acknowledge that I am a list maker and a goal […]

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Three Steps to Help You Foster an Attitude of Gratitude All Year Long

While I believe it is important to remain in a grateful state all year long, there is no denying that November is definitely the month of gratitude. It is the time of year when we are reminded to count our blessings.  I always tend to get a little more sentimental during the holiday season and […]

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How to Stop Waiting and Start Doing

I’ve always done things before I was truly ready. Actually, I’ve almost always done things that other people didn’t quite think I was ready for. I went back to school and eventually got my Master’s degree when I was a divorced mom of two. My father who actually was my biggest supporter (but was also […]

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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 Things I’m Crushing on For Fall

Here are 5 things I’m Crushing On For Fall Hi, friends! We still have a few weeks left of summer and if you’ve been following New York Fashion Week you know we are already looking forward to spring, but if you know me you know fall is my favorite. I could rattle off the obvious […]

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The Real Chic Recap

Happy Labor Day friends! I hope you had a great week and you are enjoying the long weekend. Here’s the Real Chic Weekly Recap. What I did-I’ve finally moved! If you’ve been following my insta stories you know that we’ve been looking for a new house in our new city. My husband loves to fish […]

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The Real Chic Recap

The last week and a half has been amazing and busy in the best possible way! But we also lost another musical Icon this week and I want to give a nod to the Queen of Soul here too.  So here’s my quick weekly recap and a few things you might be interested in embracing […]

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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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