All posts tagged: Motivation

Why I’m Not Judging My Unfinished Picture

Insecurity is something I’d like to say we all deal with. If you disagree, I’m calling you on your lie. Recently, I’ve been feeling increasingly insecure. It could be the new job. Since starting five months ago every now and then I feel when I take one step forward, gaining my footing, I take two steps back. Kind of like a humbling tango. Or, this decline in confidence could also be due to my upcoming wedding and the panic I endure every few weeks about the fact that someone has chosen ME to be with them for the rest of their life. I’ll lay in bed thinking “Me? Is he sure he wants to be with this forever?” or “It’s only a matter of time before my flaws start wearing at him and he’s sick of me.” I beat myself up for even thinking these self-doubts. Then, I beat myself up even more for being insecure, especially when I scroll through my Instagram timeline and see other women living their best life via swimsuit photos …

The Joey Bada$$ “Land of the Free” video is necessary.

Joey Bada$$ is officially back on the scene, as announced via Twitter earlier this week. With the release of his video for “Land of the Free” which will be the fourth track on the upcoming EP, conscious hip-hop lovers everywhere should be sparking up, increasing chakras, and flocking to Amazon to purchase their Basquiat hoodies. The New York rapper’s new project, titled All Amerikkkan Bada$$, is set to drop April 7 boasting features from the J. Cole, Schoolboy and Styles P. Fans were treated by King Bada$$ himself when he shared the video for “Land of the Free” last week. Not only does the production mirror Joey’s (I’ve decided we’re now on a first name basis) signature smooth instrumentals with some 70s funk undertones, but the lyrics and video are equally impressive. The track was released January 19, fittingly before the 45th Presidential Inauguration of You Know Who. Common themes touching on politics and oppression that listeners have been exposed to from the rapper’s previous projects are present in “Land of the Free.” The hook opens with powerful words, preparing listeners for the …

THE EASIEST WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE: POSITIVE THINKING

Originally published on SheLeadsAfrica.org   Picture it: Monday morning. You sit in traffic for 45 minutes just to go 10 miles. You pass your  work place as you head to a parking lot which is 5 blocks south of your office block because the usual lot  is full. As you pull up, you glance at the clock and you are now 3 minutes late; despite waking up early and leaving your house 10 minutes ahead of schedule. As you walk out your heel gets stuck and as you try to save the Jimmy Choo, the heel breaks. On your walk into work, you’re reminded that the country you live in just elected a cartoon character to be its next president (I live in the U.S., if you couldn’t tell). You walk into work, someone looks at you and allows the door to slam in your face. As if that was not enough for one morning,  you get to your desk and your co-worker calls you by the wrong name. Now, as your irritation increases, you …

Monday Blues Vol. 2

So this morning, like most Mondays, was rough. Getting out of bed was the ultimate struggle. Fixing my hair into something presentable was like  war. The drive to work was literally a battlefield. And it’s cold outside. Therefore, the only thing keeping me alive (in addition to coffee) is my “Monday Blues Vol. 2” playlist. Once the first song started playing my soul began to awaken because… well, it’s J.Cole. Song number two is “Late Night” by Gold Link so by this point, I started warming up to being alive for the day. Once I got to “Love$ick” I was kind of feeling this whole overcoming the despair and destruction that is Monday thing. So I was pretty much at my desk like… Needless to say, I’m ready to tackle this week like a boss. Bring it on Monday.   Image Credit: Giphy.com

How I’m Dealing With This Election.

Alcohol. I mean, how could you not. Once I realized Hilary wasn’t going to win last night, I needed something to help me sleep through the night.  A great playlist. On my way into work, as I passed a “F*ck Trump” sign spray painted across Los Angeles City Hall fear set in. My stomach was immediately upset because things are changing and its terrifying. Once I arrived to work, my coworkers looked like zombies. After Hilary’s concession speech, I felt myself tearing up. By the time my coworker started comparing the United States to Germany and Iran I had to draw the line. So I grabbed my iPod and listened to my newest playlist. 3.Talking about it… In moderation. It’s always helpful to talk about things that bother you. But I learned today, that when you talk about a touchy topic too much you start stressing yourself more. I was upset before work, but after my coworker started coming up with all of these “end of the world” scenarios I had to remove myself from the conversation. 4.Positive …