Gift Guide: 6 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him & Her

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Just when you thought you could breathe a sigh of relief from all of the chaos during the Christmas holiday season, here we are approaching yet another gift-giving holiday. Valentine’s Day symbolizes the celebration of love and appreciation for your significant other, and although it may not be as hectic as the holiday season, it still requires a bit of planning. If you’re at a loss as to what to gift your girl or guy, hopefully, the below gift guide will help provide you with some sense of direction. Simply click the description link to be taken directly to the item!

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4 Tips For Staying Motivated & Focused On Your New Year Goals

As we close out the month of January, I hope that you all are still feeling motivated and inspired by your goals for the new year. Personally, I’ve been really proud of the progress that I’ve made with my goals, both blogging and personal. A new post has been published every Sunday this month, which was one of my top blogging goals. As part of my personal goals, I have also been working on my diet, which is still a work in progress, but I am doing fairly well. One of those goals included incorporating a smoothie into my daily morning routine, which I have been killing. I’ve only missed about three days since the new year started, which I think is still amazing!

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5 Things To Let Go Of In 2020

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Happy New Year!

Let me start off by saying I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. Can you believe it’s officially 2020? With the busiest time of the year now behind us, it’s time to reshift our focus to developing a new set of goals for the next six to twelve months. As exciting as it is to think about the changes we want to make to better our lives or “level up”, we often forget that change also requires sacrifice. So, with every goal that we make, whether we realize it or not, it’s going to require us to make room for those things to blossom. We have a lot of glowing up to do and we cannot do that if we’re still hanging on to hindering habits. Here are a few things to let go of in 2020.

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The Importance of Self-Kindness & How I Struggled With It

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Usually, I’m a perfectionist and always looking for the perfect segue into a topic, but today is one of those days where I’m just going to dive right into it. Yesterday, I discovered a new podcast. ‘I’m Here For The Food’ is hosted by Melyssa Ford of ‘Hollywood Unlocked’, along with her co-hosts Blue Telusma and Chantelle Anderson. The podcast is described as a place where the ladies expand on conversations and topics related to “today’s every woman.” They will share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences on womanhood and trending topics in a long-form discussion.

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Regina King Is A Prime Example of Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Regina King is a prime example of why you should never give up on your dreams. The 48-year-old actress is gracing the November 2019 cover of Marie Claire’s appropriately titled Ambition Issue. For any young black girl growing up, representation is critically important. I was fortunate enough to have Regina King as a familiar face of my childhood, starring in some of my favorite movies that we deem classics in the black community such as ‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Higher Learning’, ‘Friday’, and ‘A Thin Line Between Love & Hate’. Not to mention, she starred as teenager Brenda Jenkins at just 13 years-old in the late 1980s sitcom, ‘227’.

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Why I Decided To Let Go Of The “By This Age” Mentality

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A couple of months ago, I came across a viral Facebook meme that read, “Check on ya’ll friends born in 1989; next year they turn 30.” Humorously, I shared the meme with a response that said, “Okay. First of all, mind ya business.” Although myself and a few of my Facebook friends had a good laugh about it, it’s true and almost surreal. This October, I will be 30.

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3 Things You Should Start Doing To Step Up Your Self-Care Game

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If you’re familiar with any of my previous blog posts, then you know here at Suite 3869, I am all about self-care. It’s so easy to get caught in our daily routines that we forget to take care of ourselves both mentally and spiritually.

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4 Habits of Successful People + 2 Bonus Tips From Morgan Pitts, Founder of ‘Black Girls Who Blog’

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First and foremost, Happy New Year guys!

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and is now ready to kick off the New Year with a fresh mindset and a new set of goals. After offering up a few tips on things like ‘How To Set & Actually Achieve Your Goals For The New Year’ and 5 Benefits of Creating a Vision Board’, I wanted to continue the conversation of goal-setting and personal development by discussing some great practices for success.

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5 Ways To Detox Your Mind & Body After The Holidays

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With the holiday season finally coming to a close, let me just start off by saying that I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas filled with love, joy, and plenty of food. Even though this is my favorite time of the year, the hardest thing is getting back on track after the holidays.

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