Monday Motivation: Staying in your lane, Black health matters + when doing what you love works

Featured, Wellness

I can’t begin Monday Motivation without shouting out the Black Girl Selfie Sunday Magic we share in our secret group on Facebook. Do ordinary things with extraordinary love. I have this posted on my wall in my living room. I hung it there about 5 years ago and have a much more enhanced connection to it in my life today, then I did half a decade ago.  I was reminded of doing extraordinary things with love this weekend on my…

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It’s a surprise: Brown Skin Women is turning 4 and you’re invited


SWOON! Like legitimately head over heels in happiness and love for my blog baby who started as a desire to archive my transition to natural living. Turned into this amazing space and dynamic energy for women and girls of color to CONNECT (Conscious. Open-hearted. Naturals. Networking. Educating. Connecting. Together.). So, it’s ONLY right we enhance and expand in a MAJOR way…     The time has come for Brown Skin Women to be a big sister to a brand that…

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The Face of Depression

Featured, our mental health minute, Wellness

On my 28th birthday, I jumped out of a plane. I had been saving up for it and was really excited to cross it off my bucket list. (I had also been thoroughly researching the site for which I purchased the Groupon and realized I had only about a 2% chance of splattering to the ground, so I said f*ck it. Let’s roll.) My pictures show my progression of thoughts: You crazy. Oh you real crazy. Are you sure you…

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Goal Digging Women: Jazzmine Pertillar, Owner of Styled By Jazz

Featured, Goal Digging Women

The only thing I love more than supporting Black Women in business and finding new amazing products is doing both at the same time! While both hosting and attending events in the Greater Hartford, CT area I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a talented and creative designer whose unique pieces are refreshing and eye-catching. Jazzmine Pertillar of Styled By Jazz has found a way to create her own niche during the current influx in appreciation for African fashion and culture.…

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Brown Skin Women Monday Motivation, 6/12/17

Beauty, Entrepreneur, Featured, Goal Digging Women, Natural Hair, Wellness

What a great weekend! The weather here in Connecticut was perfect, the love was strong and my cup runneth over.  Courtesy of checking in with my self care plan and being surrounded by black (girl) magic. Starting with a morning tea with (a canvass of) Buddha, full body massage (it was intense…because apparently I’ve been carrying stress in my back), jacuzzi and poolside lunch with libation, a walk through the park, an unplanned nap that lasted two-hour and a dinner…

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Brown Skin Women Monday Motivation, June 5, 2017

Beauty, Entrepreneur, Natural Hair, Wellness

Happy Monday! What a weekend! Friday started off spending a lovely dinner at a friends beautiful home in West Hartford, CT. One of many share worthy highlights of the evening was this powerful quote on the hosts kitchen wall: Don’t complain about the way the ball bounces if you dropped it. unknown Powerful right!? Take that magic into your Monday and week and enjoy the inspiration in this weeks newsletter. The Natural Hair, Beauty & Wellness Expo on Saturday June…

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