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“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable—Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley While many of us are dealing with the aftermath of a barbarous, 576 day long U.S. presidential campaign, others are taking some time away to celebrate the five women that made American history yesterday; in a way that is completely unrelated to the presidential election. You’re welcome. Let’s join in on the celebration! Kamala Harris Kamala Harris,  California’s Attorney General, is the 2nd African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the U.S.. Senate. Ilhan Omar Ilhan Omar, former refugee, is the first Somali-American legislator, serving as State Representative for Minnesota.  Catherine Cortez Masto Catherine Cortez Masto, former…

[If faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones] Luke16:10 Yes, I’m sure we can all find plenty to complain about or stress over, but nine times out of ten those things aren’t stressing about you. So why not praise God for the lesson, thank Him for trusting you to gain strength through the struggle and love others anyway? Think about how often you were forgiven, think how blessed you really are—did you have a glass of clean water this morning? Did someone compliment you? Did someone check to see if you made it to your destination safely? Were you able to turn on your lights and your water to get ready for your day? Girl, why are you complaining? You are blessed!! Allow your mind to switch gears and you’ll be smiling, struttin’, and waving in no time.

Inner beauty is beauty in its most sincere and powerful form. It lives in your soul and escapes through the pores of your skin practically breaking through the flesh. It goes beyond identifying with the human eye of another. It pulls the strings of their heart, challenges their mind, and wakes up their soul. It brings out the inner beauty in others and shines light on those that need to feel beautiful. Yet, even with this, it is often overlooked and traded in for temporary pleasures, desires, and popular yet counterfeit ideas of what beauty should be. I’m here to say, don’t believe the hype. -Maquita Donyel

New Rules: The One and Done Theory- Dating Advice By: Maquita Donyel A couple years ago a friend shared their philosophy on dating. A few dates was all he  needed to decide if she was worth a second or fourth date. It is because within that time he was able to figure out if this was a person he could see himself marrying. If she wasn’t, no more dates were needed, plain and simple. FYI: The person that introduced the concept to me has since been married and has started a family. When I first heard of the idea I thought, “Wow! JUST a few dates and you KNOW? That just can’t be possible.” But after a lot of thinking and self reflecting on how I use to date, I thought why not try something new? The “One and Done”  Overall Bonuses: After experimenting with this “One and Done”…

I’m an August baby. Meaning, I was given the opportunity to roast in my mothers “belly” during some of the hottest times of the year. So of course I’m going to miss Summer <3 Goodbye Summer: I will miss everything. From the sun-kissed skin and the smell of sun block filling the air, to finding traces of sand in between our toes and the frames of our sunglasses. Its something about Summer that just says “everything’s going to be just fine”. The photo of me to the left is actually quite groundbreaking because it’s me, embracing Fall! Hello Fall: Nature walks, pumpkin patching, and fall leaves. School routines, projects and early Christmas shopping. It’s time for our last season boots to make a premier. For us to layer up, jersey up and grab our Octoberfest beer. Fall Fashion 2013 😀 Personally, it’s the time of year to celebrate Mini’s…