Posts tagged "Shanti Ray"

The Road to Essence Festival is Coming!

The Road to Essence Festival is a collection of four mini-festivals that promote and pay homage to the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival. The event launched in Atlanta today, where Colgate TOTAL hosted “A TOTAL Conversation” that featured panelists Colgate TOTAL’s Dr. Catrise Austin, Dr. Alison Riddle Fletcher, Dr. Aldun Tartt,  Essence relationship editor... Read more »

Single and Loving It!

By Shanti Ray Basking in My Singleness: Do You See My Glow? Have you ever been too tired to keep your eyes open for just a minute longer because your most recent break-up felt like the world had swallowed you whole, chewed you up and spat you out lonely and powerless? Don’t sulk around in... Read more »

A Frustrated Chick Asks: Dream Job, Where Are You?

By Shanti Ray I believe it’s safe to say that most parents from birth until adulthood groom their children for the future. Provide them with the necessary tools needed to be able to survive in the world on their own. I can recall my mother and school teachers telling me “Do well in school, go... Read more »
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I'm Turning 35: Will I Ever Become a Mother?

 By Shanti Ray As September is nearing I am so dreading turning thirty-five. You’d think I’d be jumping for joy; I’m single but dating, no children, an entrepreneur, a freelance writer, working on my first novel, own car and house. Sounds good on paper right? All of that is great, but my greatest joy would... Read more »

Love’s Mystery

Love’s Mystery
By Shanti Ray Just when I had finally accepted the fact that February is the month of love, along comes spring with all these weddings, engagements, baby showers, and births. So I can only grasp the notion that SPRING has declared itself the season of love. Blah, Blah, Blah. You might think that this is... Read more »

Redefining Self Love: Steps to Take Now

Redefining Self Love: Steps to Take Now
By Shanti Ray What steps will you take to Re-define Self-Love? Your entire life you’ve dreamed about finding true love. You envisioned meeting your soul mate, falling madly in love, getting married and living happily ever after. You often dreamed about the kind of love that sweeps you off your feet and captures your heart... Read more »
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Girl Talk: The List

Girl Talk: The List
By Shanti Ray Let me give you a little background about my dating life so you can see where I’m going with this. After dealing with cheaters and liars and experiencing a really bad break up several years ago, I became very nonchalant and developed an, ‘I don’t care,’ attitude when it came to dating.... Read more »

How Long is Too Long to Wait for True Love?

How Long is Too Long to Wait for True Love?
 By Shanti Ray It’s Wednesday and that 20 minute drive it normally takes to get to work has now turned into an hour because it’s snowing. Traffic is backed up and you’ve been sitting in the same spot for well over 15 minutes now. Silence fills the car as you embark on your routine of... Read more »