The Necessity of Intention

As October comes to a close, I have truly realized is that setting a goal is not the same as setting an intention. For so long, I shaped my distinct goals as indicators of my success and well-being. In actuality, the ways in which we structure and visualize reality, our intentions, are just as important as the achievement itself.

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Oluremi Olufemi
Black Girls In the Margins: How Erotica Shaped My Sex Ed

I learned about good sex in my grandmother’s bookshelves. The summer of 2004 was spent reading on the sun-drenched, living room floor of her house in the suburbs of Chicago. At twelve years old, I read as easily as I breathed. Though the content was questionable, I could tear through a YA novel in a few hours and be bored again by lunchtime. What that often meant, was my selection of books considered to be “age appropriate,” ran out pretty quickly.

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5 Amazing WoC Owned Winter Beauty Picks

The holidays may have come and gone but winter is here to stay. This is a difficult season for many, considering that it’s freezing out, the days are short (if you work a 9-5, practically non-existent), and it’s impossible to ignore the toll that the dry air takes on the skin. Here are a few staples that keep me sane during this time...

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Wonder Woman Syndrome: Releasing the Need to Be Strong

How did a woman’s strength go from a pillar of empowerment to a self-damaging anchor? I am not sure how we let strength morph into Wonder Woman Syndrome, but I let the idea of strength smother me. As women, we must care for everyone around us while balancing career aspirations with grace. We glorify being Wonder Woman while ignoring what the pressure is doing to our mental health.

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How to Manifest your Dreams with Moon Rituals

My spiritual journey has taught me to become more conscious and enlightened in regards to energies by using astrology and moon cycles. I’ve realized that the power of the universe is charging my personal power, and using moon rituals can help to channel that power into activating my desires.

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Why I Choose Natural Beauty, and You Should Too

Personal wellness is more than just a fad, it is a lifestyle. Particularly concerning anything “natural”, from foods to skincare cosmetics, we are becoming more aware of how everyday consumptions affect our overall wellness. We’ve seen splurge of green juice bars that complement boutique gyms. Food delivery services make it easier for us to have chia seeds and avocado-anything with almost every meal.

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