Trust Yourself When It Comes To Dating

I was with two girlfriends this weekend. One is a single mom, and she’s trying to get herself back into the dating game. She’s doing a great job. She’s working on a new look with her hair (like “finding time to wash it,” she says), and after fun nudging, we got her to shed her…

Stop Hammering On Your S.O’s Shortcomings

Thou shalt not constantly point out your significant other’s faults and shortcomings. I think that should be added to the Ten Commandments. It’s actually already in the Bible, so it’s not a far stretch just to move it up a bunch of chapters to where the commandments are and tack it on as an amendment! Okay. Okay! It’s…

How To Start Your Art Collection

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton I love art and how it feeds the soul…and how it allows ourselves to lose and find ourselves. I started small with my art collection and that one darling piece has given me so much life. It has survived marriages,…

Is Tapping Into Your 401K Ever A Good Idea?

I’m hoping that most of you reading this have that lovely 401(k) nest egg incubating somewhere in a coop of mutual funds, stocks, and bonds. Now, I know times have changed. A lot of y’all are entrepreneurs, successful ones, and are like, “Uhh, what 401(k)?” Well, I’m talking to y’all, too, and especially those of…

How Much Does The Good Life Really Cost?

Y’all, I went into Nordstrom Rack today. You know I love my Neiman’s, but Nordstrom was right there. I had to go in and take a quick run through. If you haven’t been, Nordstrom Rack is all about the discount, BUT I’m tellin’ you, don’t go in there thinking you’re gonna get a super-duper, Macy’s…

Having It All Doesn’t Mean Spending It All

It is said that people make a first impression within 30 seconds. And a Diva always does her best to maximize those moments. You’ve been in enough new client meetings and career elevating interviews to know that how you present your image is included in these first-impression seconds. Lemme tell you, while I like to look good, I have…

How Franchesca Ramsey Turned Her ‘Accidental Activism’ Into A Digital Empire

Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey didn’t think she would have so many people care about her opinion. The successful multi-hyphenate (comedian, digital activist, actress and content creator and writer) admitted that she used to regularly go toe-to-toe with her digital antagonizers ever since her 2012 viral YouTube video “Sh*t White Girls Say … to Black Girls” earned…