Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about the key element in sustaining a relationship. Interestingly enough, what she said made a lot of sense in the grand scheme of things. I thought about the people I knew around me, and the reason why a lot of their relationships ended unsuccessfully. One constant factor seemed prevalent: the majority of these relationships seemingly put themselves forefront, before spirituality.
Do you remember being a child? Holding your parents hands as you crossed a street? Being told not to run with scissors? Having to come inside after a long day of playing at a certain time? Being given a bedtime on school nights?
Reading is something we often say we don’t have enough time for (I’m definitely guilty of this). Reading is so transformative, and not only can it make you a better and more imaginative person, but it can catapult you into a separate world, where you think of other characters, ways to better yourself, or even get new information. My personal favorite genre is fiction, and has been since I was a kid.
We all know the familiar struggle of keeping up with a tight work-out schedule. Often times, a conflict in schedule inhibits the 30-minute workout session at the gym. Rushing in the morning to school or work leaves us with no time to exercise. Often times, pure laziness and procrastination prevents us from reaching our body goals. For starters, the gym may be an intimidating place, where seemingly everyone is in shape and “knows” what they’re doing.
For those who suffer from excessive oily skin, we all know the trouble and hassle of trying to maintain, well, “non-oily” skin. It took me a few years to finally find what works best for my skin type. I struggled finding a routine that minimizes that unnecessary extra shine that shows up in pictures and the overly greasy face that leaves your make up looking gooey by the end of the day. As someone who lives in Houston, where it practically feels like 100 degrees during the summer and the humidity is at its highest peak, nearly at all times of the day, trying to not look oily is almost impossible.
Yes, every day, even when wearing protective styling. Use a spray bottle mixture of water and Shea butter for protective hairstyles. The spray bottle is much more practical for protective hairstyles, as this allows moisturizing in all parts of the hair that are impossible to reach.
Are you feeling upset, angry, or depressed? Perhaps you’ve prayed about it, which you should. You bought out the Kleenex tissues and those old romance movies and listened to some of your favorite sad songs. And you cried about it. Now you’re walking around feeling down, thinking about that one person. You may be feeling disappointed because the job promotion you thought you’d get just didn’t end up working in your favor. The work out at the gym was good, but perhaps not sufficient enough. You’re up during the wee hours of the morning, and everything is quiet. You’re still.
DDH Fashion Productions fashion show was a place where the designers were allowed to be as creative and eccentric as they wanted. Most of the time, some of the clothes that are shown are not things that one would typically wear on a day out; but that wasn't the case for the designers presented in the DDH fashion show.
What the heck am I doing with my life? I feel like I’m just here. Just here, looking at the clock every 30 minutes. If he sends me one more passive aggressive email, I will lose it. And, I won’t regret it.Can Friday come any faster?
I’ve decided to rejuvenate my mind by aiming to maintain a good balance, not only physically, but mentally as well. Since I’m in Europe, a switch to my routine has shifted a little bit, but I’m hoping to keep a good steady “Mind Diet” while I’m here. I’ve compiled a list on how I’ll try to exercise my mind the moment I wake up, until the moment I go back to sleep and resume my routine once again.
I believe we’ve all had at least one person in our life who has hurt us so much that we wanted to pray fire and brimstone down upon them and their entire household. You know the feeling. The hurt runs deep. It’s only when you slowly take the knife out of your wounded back and fragile heart that you begin to realize the depth of the pain you feel.
Over time I heard about this Maybelline SuperStayBetter Skin Foundation (long name, I know). I was quickly drawn to the fact that it is oil-free, sunscreen-based and great for the skin, I had to try it. After a quick minute, I ended up picking up the exact same color that I had in the Fit Me Matte foundation "Rich Tan." Only, the numbers obviously differed; 238 vs 80.
Life can be hectic, regardless of what season you are in. It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student, young professional, business owner, stay-at-home mom, artist or corporate senior leader, we all have our fair share of overwhelming moments. Still, despite the busyness in our lives, we must make ourselves a priority. And, we can only do that by taking care of ourselves. Here are 5 simple and practical things you can do to remind yourself to put yourself first.
While it's easy to get lost in the fun of travelling and get swept away by the places you are visiting and the things you are doing, it is crucial that you keep your health in mind. There are several things to think about in order to stay healthy when you're away from home: food, cleanliness, sleep, and for some people exercise.
We exchanged week days for work days instead of just acknowledging that we work during the week. Working is not all we can accomplish, Monday through Friday. We should take more advantage of our week days and stop claiming them as solely work days. Here are a few things you can do during the week to take back your week day: