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2020 has afforded me the opportunity to slow down, reassess, review, and most importantly, write things down! This is a photo of all my planners. As a writer, one would think that journaling would have already been a habit for me, but it was not. I have not journaled in years. But since the pandemic, and since discovering @staciapierce #successjournals #blackownedbusinesses , I started journaling again AND planning! I’ve always been a sucker for planners but now I’m doing it way more strategical

black girl cooking photos

Join us for our next Sunday Supper on February 14th. The theme, “Cooking With Self Love and Self Care”. We know February is that month where you may or may not be boo'ed up but whether you are or not, we still need to take care of ourselves and cook for and feed our bodies well. black girl cooking is a community for women of color home chefs. To request to join, visit: www.facebook.com/groups/blackgirlcooking #cooking #soulfood #blackgirlcooking #valentinesday #selfcare #selflove https://www.i

AfroWriMo

#poetry #DailyPrompts Although the day is almost over, I wanted to share this writing prompt #AcademicInfluences, one I thought was so appropriate after I heard about the passing of one of my favorite college professors. In light of that and #BlackHistoryMonth, as black students, we often have teachers, mentors, professors, who influence who we are and what we become in life and they go above and beyond. Can’t wait to see what you write. And be sure to join the #AfroWriMo group on Facebook, www.

40 and over QOTW: What was your favorite holiday gift?

Hey #40AndOver peeps! Think back to what your favorite holiday gift was growing up. And now that you are an adult, what has been the best gift you’ve received? Please share below. Can’t wait. My favorites are my ten speed bike with the curved handle bars (back in the day) and anything my parents ever gifted me (as an adult). Your turn! #BestGifts #the40andoverproject #HelloDecember #GiftGivingSeason

Throwback Thursday: Watch “Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight – That’s what friends are for” on YouTube

Tuesday was #WorldAIDSDay and to mark this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, I thought I would highlight the 1985 classic, #ThatsWhatFriendsAreFor, featuring Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John and it raised over $3 million for AIDS research. Fun Fact: Did you know the song was originally recorded in 1982 by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack to the movie Night shift? Really? This version was an awesome collaboration. Thank you “Dionne and Friends” #the40andoverproject #40AndOver #

GUEST BLOGGER. Doubling Down With the Derricos: An Overabundance of Family

” is definitely one of those women. I started watching this show, about a real life Black family with 11 kids, many of whom are multiples and all of the children are so stinking cute. Some women are meant to be mothers, some more than others. Karen Derrico, from the reality show, “ Let me first say, that I do like the show and appreciate it, because it is a chance for America to see a real Black family on TV with a mother and father taking care of their family and the craziness of looking afte

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During November we kick off the fall season, the holidays, lots of family time, and maybe just a little stress. To help with the stress, let’s try to come up with ways to de-stress. Come up with some creative #SelfCare experiences and share them here. Down time is important. Use it wisely #SelfCareAndCreate #coworkandcreate #the40andoverproject #blackgirlhappyplanner https://www.instagram.com/p/CHV7dl0h3Wc/?igshid=vw291iqift0i

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During November we kick off the fall season, the holidays, lots of family time, and maybe just a little stress. To help with the stress, let’s try to come up with ways to de-stress. Come up with some creative #SelfCare experiences and share them here. Down time is important. Use it wisely #SelfCareAndCreate #coworkandcreate #the40andoverproject #blackgirlhappyplanner https://www.instagram.com/p/CHV7dl0h3Wc/?igshid=vw291iqift0i

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2020 has afforded me the opportunity to slow down, reassess, review, and most importantly, write things down! This is a photo of all my planners. As a writer, one would think that journaling would have already been a habit for me, but it was not. I have not journaled in years. But since the pandemic, and since discovering @staciapierce #successjournals #blackownedbusinesses , I started journaling again AND planning! I’ve always been a sucker for planners but now I’m doing it way more strategical

Election Day. Consistency.

As a 47 year old, who’s exercised my right to vote in several elections now, the one thing I’ve learned from this election is that consistency matters, be it consistency, on the part of the Democrats with Joe Biden and his messaging to the American people, or be it consistency with President Trump and his lack of leadership for the American people. Joe Biden is very consistent with his message, he’s very consistent with what he does with what he says, and what he will do for us, as President Tru

Throwback Thoughts: Love Thy Neighbor

I originally wrote this as a Facebook status update in 2018 to express my frustration with America. It’s 2020, and we’re on the eve of a contentious election, our democracy on the brink of disaster. In the last 4 years, we’ve seen hate, the likes of the 1960s, rear its ugly head, once again. I figured I might share this post again, with a new audience in the hopes it might inspire someone to love. Been working in Higher Education for 20 years this year (1998-2018, I know scary right). The thing

Report Card. Failed. Justice for Breonna Taylor

Update: As of 10/28/20, there still have been no charges filed against any of the officers involved in this case. Also, various Grand Jury members have spoken out and expressed frustration with the handling of this case. And get this, none of the Grand Jury members have ever met the KY Attorney General, Daniel Cameron. GRAND JURY Report 10/3/20. Please READ. This report from the Grand Jury hearing from the fatal Breonna Taylor shooting, has lots of holes in it, lots of Innuendos and stereotypes

What Has He Done For You Lately?

We have exactly one week left, one week from today, when we will know the fate of our country’s leadership. Once again, we are at the crossroads of one of the most contested elections in American History, let’s all keep in mind, exactly what’s at stake. “We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” “I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do”. Those that continue to support 45 and make

The Kamala Effect

A couple of months ago, former Vice President Joe Biden announced his running mate for president as the current Senator Kamala Harris. Harris already made history as the first Black woman to run for and be elected to become the Attorney General of the State of California, the largest legal system in the United States. Harris has made history as the first African American woman to run for and receive the nomination for Vice President on a major party ticket in the United States Harris has made

RIP to The Notorious RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for women’s rights during her entire career, both as a lawyer, and as a judge on the highest court in the land. And while her passing is sad as well as a big yikes during this very volatile political climate, as we head to the polls to vote for our next president, let’s remember the rights she fought for that benefit not only women, but children, and the many men who have benefited from and supported the women in their lives. Also, as you take a l

The day I became a Mom. A Plant Mom.

At 47, I’m what you call child-free so I don’t have kids, cats, or dogs but now I’m a #PlantMom, all gifted to us at my mother’s homegoing this summer. Let’s hope I have inherited my mother’s #greenthumb, I’ll keep you posted on their progress! I’ve even given them all fun names: Tupac, Kamala Ivy, Lil Kim, Shakira, JLo, Biggie, and Queen Bae (names in that order, see photo). Let’s call it a little self care.

Hot Planner Summer

We can all agree that 2020 has been absolutely nuts! However, one thing that 2020 has afforded me is the opportunity to slow down, reassess, review, and most importantly, write things down! This is a photo of all my planners that I recently purchased. As a writer, one would think that journaling would have already been a habit for me, but it was not. I have not journaled in years. But since the pandemic, and since discovering @staciapierce #successjournals , I started journaling again and plann
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