7-Day Challenge | Monday Mindset

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My brother recently took on a 7-day challenge to make a fresh new beat every day for one week. He took the challenge by the horns and rustled it to the ground with flying colors! I wasn’t surprised as my brother is the definition of a hard worker (and that worries me because he sometimes forgets to eat and doesn’t get enough rest). Nonetheless, he gave me the challenge to do something for my blog every day. What I did for my blog didn’t matter, as long as it was helping my career. 

My challenge was to take quality pictures every day. I went 4 days strong then slipped up on the fifth day(I was sick). It felt bad but I decided that I was going to continue the challenge, 6 days are better than none, right? Now I have pictures for my social media and blog prepared for a whole week, considering I only blog 2 to 3 times per week, that’s great! 

Now, I’m sending the challenge your way! I want YOU to come up with a 7-day challenge that is productive and healthy! It doesn’t have to relate to work. Your challenge can be to relax for 5 minutes per day, read for 20 minutes per day, pray every morning, eat one helping of veggies per day. Your challenge can literally be anything you want! Just make it productive and healthy! 

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Blogging after experiencing a loss | Monday Mindset

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I think I’ve found an answer. In January, I lost my grandmother to a 4-month battle with cancer, after losing a cousin to unknown reasons two weeks earlier, in December. It broke my spirit, changed my view of the world and myself, and gravely confused me. This was also my first time experiencing a death from close loved ones. The question that kept eating away at me was how do I get back to blogging after experiencing a loss?

I’ve been asking myself this question every day after my grandmothers funeral. And every time I ask myself this question, I can never find the answer. However! After almost 3 months of not even looking at my blog, I’ve decided it’s been long enough. I got into blogging not knowing anything, whereas now, I have knowledge of blogging so why was it so hard to get back to blogging after experiencing a loss?? 

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Cedarwood Shampoo Review with Maple Holistics + GIVEAWAY

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My hair can be my crown or my worse enemy. I clipped my ends maybe a year ago and I still have the whole frizz and dry scalp problem. Yes, products I’ve tried are helping so I am grateful for that. However, I really think I need a big chop. Start new and fresh. Big chops scare the hell out of me. How much would I have to chop off? What styles would I be able to create? My head is way too round and big for a close shave. I’m just being honest. To help me with caring for my hair and feeding it the nutrients it needs, I have partnered with Maple Holistics and I’m going to share my cedarwood shampoo review with you!

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Holiday Gifts & The Beauty Blogger Brunch

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Families are looking into their bank accounts and kids are counting the change in the piggy bank to start Christmas Shopping. Or you’re looking at your bank account crying remembering the joy of buying the gifts for your loved ones. The holidays are here and it’s personally one of my favorite times of the year. Thanks to the Beauty Blogger Brunch I recently attended, I have Neiman Marcus The Christmas Book in my arsenal!

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