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Bold & Polished Pistil of the Month Solo By: Maquita Donyel β€œHuman beings are multifaceted jewels. We have many important dimensions to our being.” Big, beautiful, curly hair, a humble spirit, a sweet voice and the rumbles of two [ADORABLE] french bull dogs greet me as Solo and I begin to chat. β€œLatto say Hi!!,” Solo says to her spotted pup. Many of us just see the NASA Engineer walking around in clothing that would have us ready to raid her closet; however, her family knows better. Solo is most comfortable in her basketball shorts, listening to Hip Hop and serving Β others in her community. Solo cares less about leaving an impact based on how she looks and cares more about leaving an impact based on what she has done. This Old Dominion University graduate was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. Solo’s humble beginning started with two…

Whether you’re holding on to clothes in your closet in fear of never finding that same sweater again, baby clothes waiting for your next baby (even though its been 5 years), grudges/unforgiveness, or a box full of letters and gifts from ex loves over the years. Sometimes holding on to what’s comfortable and what we THINK we want, keeps us away from blessings we didn’t even know we needed. How can we be blessed with something new when our hand is already overflowing? How can we expect a new car when there is still an old one sitting on blocks in the driveway? Forbidden Topic Wednesday: Letting go of the old, making room for the new Will be posted tonight! Happy Wednesday you wonderful Pistils you! Live freely. Run Wild. Stay Classy. Stay Polished Pistil.

Forbidden Topic Wednesday: Running Wild By: Maquita Donyel “It begins with your own awakening, your own desire for a life that’s not just lived on the surface but is rich and deep and high and wide. For sure, that’s how I want to live.” – Oprah Feel a tight knot in your stomach every time you think of THAT THINGΒ ?? You know, the thing you’ve been putting off for days, weeks or even months either because you’ve been dreading it or because you’re subconsciously just afraid to start (or stop) it? You’d find anything else you “need” to do but that. Make excuses of why you should just stay right where you are even when you know it’s not where you NEEDΒ to be? You want to progress, but this spot just feel so incredibly comfy. Yep… I’ve so been there. Actually, I was there just 2 days ago! The…