10 Things That Every Happy Black Woman Knows

Are you happy? There is a happy black woman revolution happening! We are making decisions to get out of life everything we want: beautiful bodies, strong romantic relationships, healthy family connections, meaningful friendships, money, preferred careers, and grounded spirituality. We are doing it by monitoring how we think, what we believe, and how we act.

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Cedric and Niecy Are Back! Season 2 Premiere of The Soul Man

              Frugalistas, What are you doing tomorrow night? After you pack your lunch for tomorrow and take care of your finances (i.e. clean out your bag for all of your loose change and put it in your Financial Freedom Bucket) like a real frugalista should, I hope you will

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“Bow Down B*tches,” Why It is Healthy and Essential to Embrace Our Internal Bitch”

by Norissa Williams  A few months ago Beyonce released her teaser, “Bow Down B*tches.” While it seems obvious that this was a PR move specifically timed to intrigue interest in her upcoming project and lay the ground for songs to follow where she asserts, “I am a grown woman. I can do whatever I want,

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Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows? 3 Ways To Make Learning to Accept Easy

Recently I read the parable of a Chinese farmer, and I was enlightened in the way that parables enlighten—by giving you something concrete and visual to wrap a lesson around. For most things that happen in my life, though I tend to spend a predictable three days in death’s hold (no eating, drinking or sleeping),

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Kanye Made Me Feel It: How To Strategically Use Music To Make You More Confident

(my original post for this was on SoulTrain.com) It was the last mile of my first ten-mile run; my legs felt like a combination of jello and dead wood. Everything in my heart and mind told me that there was no way that I could finish the race. I wanted to quit. But that was

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Bloom Where You are Planted: Do Something With Your Talents

Having always wanted to write, I awaited the day I’d get that fateful knock on my door.  Someone would come and ask me to write—pen something that would one day be as famous as the bible itself! And I would do it as they waited pensively; hearing only the soft hum of a choir of

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How My Marriage May Make Me Lose My Job

Prior to getting married, I had a hard time setting boundaries between my life and work. Granted, a lot of the pressure to stay way past the close of business was self-imposed. Growing up, my mother taught me that there were rewards for going above and beyond when it came to my profession. I was

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Let’s Talk About Something Else “3 Conversations That Steal Black Women’s Joy”

Hello Frugalistas, this is one of my articles that was recently featured in Madame Noire.  I caused a little of controversy, (if you look at the comments) and got some ladies talking, which I think is a great. Check it out over there and “like” it if you do!  It never fails. You and your

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Be Relieved That You Grew Up Fatherless

 March 2013 made 40+ years of marriage for my parents. They, however, have not lived in the same country or seen each other in over 25 years. She wants him dead. He wants her money. They should have divorced, but never did.  Each is waiting on the other to pay for the paperwork. I, like

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GirlTrek Update: Why It is Okay To Fail

I panic and recoil when I feel that I am on the verge of failure. I often equate a failure with me being a failure. Is it not beautifully poetic the timing of my setback? After weeks of walking with confidence and determination and winning my Willpower badge, I stalled this week. I had a

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