• Date Your Mate

    If you currently are or have ever been in a relationship, you know how exciting those first few months can be. Feelings are intense, the newness is exciting, and dates are plentiful. Whether it’s a “Sunday Funday” or a romantic night out on the town, you look forward to spending quality time with your human. […]

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    January 23, 2019 By ATL
  • The Real Glow Up Challenge

    If you’ve been anywhere near social media for the past 36 hours you’ve seen an influx of people posting side by side pictures of themselves. Social media subscribers have searched their phones and Facebook albums for their best (or worst) looking images. The photos are supposed to be representative of his or her physical growth […]

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    January 18, 2019 By ATL
  • African Americans and the Mental Health Stigma

    I wish more people especially my African American counterparts understood the value of therapy. Have you ever heard a Black parent say “oh he’s just bad” when speaking about an overly rambunctious child? There’s probably something deeper going on there but we’ve been conditioned to sweep it under the rug. In my opinion this is […]

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    December 24, 2018 By ATL
  • Finding Joy in the Job You Hate

    Money Can I be honest? I don’t love my job. I have to admit that when I come across someone who says that he or she absolutely does, I get a little envious. Of course there are other things that I want to pursue but I feel like I am in this season for a […]

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    December 14, 2018 By ATL
  • For the Prospective Millennial Home Buyer: To Buy or Not to Buy

    In December of 2017 I closed on my first home. Yay right?! Eh. The process was one of the most annoying I have ever been through. I had to submit tons of information and most of it needed to be submitted multiple times. To make matters worse, I built my home from the ground up […]

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    November 30, 2018 By ATL
  • Why His Growth Should Not Mean Your Pain

    I love a good Beyoncé song. Actually, Love on Top is one of my favorite records. But one day I was listening to the lyrics. I mean truly listening intently to the words penned and I had a few questions. The crux of the song in my opinion details a seemingly tumultuous relationship that has […]

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    November 27, 2018 By ATL
  • Comparison: The Thief of Joy

    “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” -Pastor Steven Furtick  Be honest. How many times have you seen someone with something and your first thought was “Man I wish I had that!” How about on social media? Have you ever seen someone portray […]

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    November 13, 2018 By ATL
  • Eff Fear!

    I want to be frank. Not like the person, but you know, like, candid. About 5 years ago I toyed with the idea of starting a blog. I even shared the idea with a couple of friends. I didn’t take myself seriously, thus resulting in an idea that fell by the wayside. However, earlier this […]

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    November 1, 2018 By ATL
  • How Many of Us Have Them?

    I am always leery of people who find a sense of pride in exclaiming “I don’t have friends,” or “I don’t need friends.” The relationships that I have built over time have been integral to my development and the woman that I am today. Yes, to all my friends reading this, you are to blame. […]

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    September 28, 2018 By ATL
  • 3 Ways to Get Out of The Makeup Trap

    I like to think I’m a pretty decent looking woman. I mean, I do have a big forehead(I could probably beat Rihanna in a headbutting competition), dark circles around my eyes, let’s not forget the horizontal scar in the middle of my forehead from where I had to get a lipoma removed. Then there’re these […]

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    September 16, 2018 By ATL