Awareness

Queens Supporting Queens!

This month 30% of each purchase will go to women’s education in Haiti.

The “Nefertiti Piece” is part of an ongoing effort to help young women all over the globe. Purchase a Nefertiti necklace for yourself, or for the Queen in your life!

If you are interested in purchasing one of these necklaces, and learning more about women’s education in Haiti … please email me, through the contact tab, or leave me a comment and I will make sure to get your info =)

Necklace details …

( Please feel free to click images to enlarge )

Very lovely raw brass charms of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. They have a ring at the top for hanging. They measure 11mm x 14mm. (25mm = 1 inch) These are 100% brass stampings, which means they are slightly hollow backed, made of 100% nontoxic metal.

* Chain : Metal: Solid copper with gold vacuum plating.

Size: Total 18″ and 1mm in width.Lobster clasp is 8*5mm.

***Lifetime warranty on necklace is also available upon request.

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25 Things You Should Give Up for Lent This Year—and Forever

I have my own beliefs, and they don’t really involve partaking of Lent. HOWEVER, Lent does give us another reason to make room for needed lifestyle changes, beyond the status quo of 40-day candy and alcohol fasts. If it’s about self-improvement, and creating better habits… I’m all in. Slacked off on your New Years Resolutions?! Don’t worry… here’s another chance! This year the beginning of Lent is on Wednesday, February 18 and will end on Thursday, April 2. It’s not too late. Here are 25 things I think we all (myself included) should stop doing immediately, regardless of our religious beliefs. (more…)

Currently Reading…

I’m an avid reader. Always have been. I enjoy motivating and uplifting books. This year I’m launching a few projects and I’ve been reading some books that have really catapulted my dedication. I always found interest in seeing what other people enjoy reading, so I thought I would share with you guys what’s currently on my nightstand. Here are three books I’m currently obsessed with.

The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide is the bible of self-help. It not only tells the story of many young people who have made the journey to success and self-respect, but shows step-by-step how you can do the same.I’ve read some books before and they can be dry and hard to understand. Through stories of young entrepreneurs who have started businesses, this book illustrates how to turn hobbies, skills, and interests into profit-making ventures. Mariotti describes the characteristics of the successful entrepreneur and covers the nuts and bolts of getting a business up, running and successful.

If you aren’t familiar with business lingo, some books can end up being long reads. This book is completely different. It’s humorous and gives a well detailed breakdown of everything you need to know from; marketing, business plans, social media impact and investors. If you are thinking about starting any type of business this book is a must have.

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The second book I wanted to discuss was #GIRLBOSS. LET US PRAISE SOPHIA AMORUSO!!! #GIRLBOSS is more than a book and Sophia Amoruso is more than a purveyor of (fine and fly) garments. #GIRLBOSS is a movement—a philosophy for making your work life as fun, fresh and raunchy as your personal adventures. Sophia encourages us to own the qualities we’ve previously been ashamed of and learn to embrace them in order to become the masters of our own destiny, financially independent and radically ourselves. I’m so in. I love it. It’s like a new rule book for ruling the world.

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Last but not least, I wanted to address a book that feeds me spiritually. Reading about self help and business can get mentally exhausting. It’s always good to have a book around that taps into your spiritual foundation. I can appreciate a daily devotional. This book of 365 daily devotionals supports the time-honored conflict, “Why put it off?” When I was about 20years old, I had to go to court due to a domestic violence dispute I had with my boyfriend. My lawyer ended up giving me this book. During that time the book was like food for my soul. I needed it. I’m 25 years old and still read it EVERYDAY. I still need it. It’s good for clarity, and understanding. Each month carries a theme with it and the daily devotionals are centered around that theme.

Iyanla Vanzant knows how easy it is to stay stuck in “old sentiments, resentments, beliefs, decisions, agreements, judgments, and ideas that may have become habitual.” Everyday this book has a powerful message that you carry with you throughout the day. It’s definitely an all time favorite of mine.

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Have any of you read any of these? Do you guys have any other suggestions as far as good books to read? I would love to hear about them.

11 Things You Should Be Thankful For

No. We don’t always get what we want. But consider this: There are people who will never have what you have right now.

It’s the beginning of the year and sometimes it’s easier to dwell on the past, and fall into a pessimist attitude. We have so many things to be thankful for. When you run into some bumps in the road this year, keep some of these things in mind. (more…)