If you ever find yourself waiting up for a boy at night with your makeup on, you should exfoliate and go to sleep.
I'm tired of regrets. Are there roads I wish I'd taken and choices I wish I hadn't made? Absolutely. But I've stopped wringing my hands over those. I can't undo the past, so I'm trying to live in the present.
Last I checked, no one claimed any of you to be the owner of me and my body. Why is it that my weight is of such importance to people? Why is it that everyone feels that he (or she, also!) can add in two cents about what I put into my mouth?
My hope is that by the time my two daughters and two sons reach adulthood, we can stop talking about the number of female CEOs and the pay gap will be closed once and for all.
Before you decide to date someone, ask yourself if you'd let me date them. Is he good enough for your sister? Fine, then, go ahead. If not, onto the next one. I mean, people fall in love with you in line at the grocery store. I think it's safe to say there will always be fish in the sea, little sister.
Eventually, after watching my life flash before my eyes (and seeing way too many stupid choices) I did manage to give birth to the thing. But not before I'd invented a new type of yoga that involved things you have to be 18 or older to look at on the internet.
The way they dress, laugh and interact is not that far removed from my own teenage years -- they all have their own distinct personalities with an understandable dose of egocentricity, and some are better versed in social communication with adults than others.
When you start to understand the reasons behind your reactions, and understand why they trigger you, you can begin to make the positive changes that neutralize their affect over you. And when you do, you're actually helping them to do the same.
People who live extraordinary personal and professional lives do not live in the space of mediocrity. There are phrases that they will never even think to speak. Here are 12 of them we've all heard before... some of us may have even spoken them. See if anything sounds familiar.
So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.
When Black History month came around this year, I decided to spend the entire month finding and sharing Black History you didn't learn in school.
Why was I always the only one who really tried to work things out? Why was I always the one putting work and effort into relationship issues, but the guy rarely reciprocated?
Did the memories or the emotions that came up during dark times, make me an emotional eater? Maybe it has, maybe it explains my weight and why I enjoy food so much. When I eat good food I am so thankful for being able to value what a blessing it is.
When did that bold, powerful inner vixen leave us? Add in the stresses and responsibility that come with having bills to pay and kids to raise, and falling into a routine can take the vixen right out of you.