Posts in category "Self worth"

Having Trouble Getting Over An Ex? Time to Reinvent!

Having Trouble Getting Over An Ex?  Time to Reinvent!
by Gina B. Determined to move on after breaking up with your ex, you’ve done all of the right things – returned his/her belongings, eliminated all reminders of him/her in your house, and avoided the ever dangerous drunk texting or dialing.  By having no memory triggers of your previous relationship in your immediate presence, you... Read more »

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know
How do YOU define BEAUTY? The iconic Mikki Taylor was ESSENCE Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director for three decades and is now Editor-at-Large. We spoke with her at the Steve Harvey and Essence magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy event in Orlando, Florida. Here, Mikki Taylor defines beauty, and it has nothing to do with your... Read more »

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed
by Toni D. Bailey Please allow me to leave you with this food for thought. An ex of mine thinks that I won’t have sex with him because I’m still in love with my most recent ex. This ex can’t seem to grasp that my refusal to allow him to taint my sheets and body... Read more »
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Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did
Dear Light Skinned Sisters, I would like to offer a sincere apology to all of my beautiful light skinned sisters. I’ve always hated discrimination. I think to classify and treat people differently because of race, gender, or sexual orientation is ignorance at its best. Most people would agree. What most people won’t admit is when... Read more »

My Three Relationship Rules for 2015

My Three Relationship Rules for 2015
by A Comeaux Happy New Year everyone! This salutation is as far as I’m willing to go… considering I’m no cliché chick, this is plenty. No you won’t hear any declarations of ‘New Year, New Me’ or the like. Why? No I’m no hater, I’m fully aware I’m the same ‘me’ I was before the... Read more »

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »
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5 Tips to Survive Your Family During the Holidays

5 Tips to Survive Your Family During the Holidays
By Kym B. As you reach for the last piece of stale miniature chocolate that lingered for a month from the October festivities, you realize that the holidays are once again upon us. The only constant thing that you can rely on, during this season, is it will not be always perfect, it will not... Read more »

Tell That Man: BUY or BYE!

Tell That Man: BUY or BYE!
Buy or Bye By Sylvia Snowden Whenever one of my friends gets married, I celebrate by buying a new pair of shoes (that way, everyone’s happy!).  So this one time, I was headed to a wedding and found myself looking for shoes with less than an hour before the nuptials were set to start.  I... Read more »

I REFUSE to Buy Love

I REFUSE to Buy Love
By Angela T. Jones I trust Steve Harvey’s opinions and endorsements. Throughout his career, I’ve been a fan and have agreed with much of what he has said; including the advice he gives on his radio show and in “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” Mr. Harvey seems to have the ability to... Read more »
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Look In The Mirror -- Would You Date Yourself?

Look In The Mirror -- Would You Date Yourself?
by Gina B. I still maintain that being single is a choice that we make until we’re ready, and have found the right person. As a person who’s in a good relationship, I’m wondering how many of those who claim to be ready to ditch their single status are actually going about it the right... Read more »