Week 3 Update: 4 Ways that GirlTrek Changed Me… for the Healthier.

As of today, I have walked  838 minutes in the GirlTrek Challenge.  Last week, I earned my Willpower Badge, one of my proudest personal achievements in a while. For the longest, I have naively thought that certain qualities or virtues, like willpower, are inborn and available to only a few special folk and elusive to

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TIck, TIck,Tick,Tick: Make Time for Your Happiness

Think It, Plan It, Do It! You are more likely to run out of time before you are to run out of money. This makes planning what you do with you money and for how long you do it that much more pressing. My short list includes reading, dancing, writing, and meeting with friends for

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How GirlTrek Creates Habits of Success

So thirteen days into the GirlTrek challenge, I have walked 560 minutes and while it is still early into it, I feel different. There is something in me that feels confident that I will able to finish this challenge in a strong way. And this “ And I am feeling goooood” feeling has everything to

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3 Ways to Maintain Your Fabulous N’ Sexy

State of Young Black New York (SOYBNY), an event sponsored by the New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULP) was earlier this month, yet I am still reeling from the wealth of wisdom and positivity that keynote speaker Mrs. Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director & Global  Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Credit Suisse AG, shared

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“What Would Harriet Do? You Better Walk For Your Life.” Join the GirlTrek Movement on March 10th

On one of the many days that I needed inspiration, I found the following quote from Harriet Tubman, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” This quote gave me just what I needed

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Money CAN Buy Happiness

Can Money Buy You Happiness? We live in an extreme society. A society where we can find the morbidly obese and the fatally thin, both by personal choice and volition. A society where there are those that work eighty hours a week while there are those that refuse to work any. A society of ultraconservatives

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5 Books You Must Read To Stage Your Financial Comeback

Looking to shift your money mindset? Want to understand and internalize the habits of pentamilionaires and decamillionaires? Want some insight into why you spend? I spent close to two years reading nothing but personal finance books when I made the decision to become debt free. I owe a lot of my current financial acumen to

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The Year of Finding My Stride: 2012 in Review

Rosetta, founder of  Happy Black Woman , a phenomenal blog dedicated to inspiring women to live their ideal lives crafted a series of questions to prompt reflection on 2012 and planning for 2013. They were thoughtful questions and I thought I would share my responses with you. What was the most valuable lesson you learned this

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5 Steps To Remove Clutter Before The New Year

The Cost of Clutter Christmas Eve was earlier this week. I’m a procrastinator, so I left my house on Christmas Eve with several purchases to make. I live by a commercial area called Jamaica Avenue. Usually, Jamaica Avenue, like any other commercial district, is congested. But on Christmas Eve, I don’t know. I am not

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3 Benefits of Swapping (Besides Sticking It to Consumerism)

“Because in ourselves, we are one hell of a storm.”   This is what I feel anytime women-of-color come together to do something amazing. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a Soup N Swap event, where women met to barter and feast on gourmet soup.   Sponsored by AF3IRM and

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