June 29th, 2015 I walked into my boss’s office via her request. I had just came back from a 2 week vacation and was feeling renewed. Sometimes you just need a break from the monotony of the day-to-day schedule and just needed a little encouragement from the sunshine to de-stressed. During my vacation in the… Continue reading So….. I’ve Kinda Moved
Should we blame every issue in Black America on White America or can we blame it on ourselves? CNN’s Don Lemon advocates for social responsibility, listing the Top 5 Suggestions for young Black Men to get ahead in life: Pull Up Your Pants Stop Using the N-word Stop Littering Finish School Not Have Children Out… Continue reading ~~Don Lemon’s 5 & Russell Simmon’s Answer~~
Like most 20-somethings that live on their own and that stretch out a pot of pasta for as a long as possible so they can pay their bills, I don’t have cable. The only time I watch actual TV is when I’m over my parents’ house or when I get some type of gumption from… Continue reading ~~Doran & Jezscia…Catfish, Colorism and Black Women’s Role In It~~
I’ve been wanting to cut my hair. I’m not too sure if every naturalista goes through this, but I have periods of loving my thick, koily hair (usually when I blow it out) to absolutely hating and dreading it because of the maintenance it takes to keep it healthy… all the trimming, the deep conditioning,… Continue reading Natural Hair She-ro~~Tanisha Long
Hi Everyone! Yes, I’m still alive. These past 2-3 months have been a crazy roller coaster–graduating with my Master’s, trying to find a job and taking some personal time to reflect on my life and where I’m headed. I’m really excited to start blogging again. There’s a lot to talk about and I feel I… Continue reading I’m Still Alive!!!
“Life is Suffering”–First Noble Truth of Buddhism
The First Noble Truth of Buddhism is “Life Is Suffering.” Meaning that human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime we are going to endure physical, emotional and spiritual suffering. I think we Westerns do ourselves a disservice when our Western Thought is that “Life is Happiness.” Meaning that we should not endure suffering and if we do it’s because we have done something wrong; we’ve made the wrong decisions or we’ve allowed the wrong person to come into our life. And when something DOES go wrong, we tend to focus on that one thing because Life is supposed to be Happiness. But I think we should switch that thought around, that life is going to be physically, emotionally and spiritually tough. If we do that, then when something truly AMAZING happens, we’ll focus on that amazing thing, and we’ll love that amazing thing…and our happiness at that particular moment will be tenfold.
It’s been almost two years–and more than a couple of inches– since I’ve done a Nappy Hair Essentials post. As your hair grows, it tends to change and you tend to learn more about your hair and how it works; what makes it grow, how to comb it, how many times to wash it a… Continue reading Nappy Hair Essentials: Part Deux