The Leo Birthday Horoscope (Yay) PLUS YOUR August Astro Affair Zodiac by Grear

I Confess! What Neglecting My Hair Says About My Own Self-Love (Video)

A natural hair diary…

Via Wikipedia: “Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, “I am competent,” “I am worthy”) and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. Smith and Mackie define it by saying “The self-concept is what we think about the self; self-esteem, is the positive or negative evaluations of the self, as in how we feel about it.” Self-esteem is also known as the evaluative dimension of the self that includes feelings of worthiness, prides and discouragement. One’s self-esteem is also closely associated with self-consciousness.”

Sisters Uptown Social Media

Join Me for a Goddess Healing Circle & Sacred Bombshell Book Signing with Violet Sanctuary’s Tia Johnson

Would you like to connect with amazing women to share positive energy, blessings, bonding, and books?

Join me for a Sacred Bombshell Sister Circle at Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center in Harlem, New York. 

We’ve been talking about women, friendship, and finding your tribe, right? Here’s your tribe!

I’ll be joined by Tia Johnson, “To Be Goddess” author and founder of Violet Sanctuary.

African American Literary Awards – Abiola

I’m Nominated for an African American Literary Award! Join Me There On October 26th, 2014

This year, The African American Literary Award Show is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  

The African American Literary Awards Show recognizes, honors, celebrates and promotes the outstanding achievements and contributions that African-American authors and writers make to the publishing, arts and entertainment industries. 

As mentioned yesterday in a recent Essence interview, I have very good news about this year’s show.

Ticket sales for this prestigious event are now open. Proceeds benefit the Harlem Educational Activities Fund.


How to Overcome Your Insecurities in Dating! Conversation with Matchmaker Suzanne Oshima (VIDEO)

Dating tips for women: Find out if how to overcome your insecurities when it comes to dating. Get dating tips from a top dating coach.

If you have a dating dilemma, expert matchmaker Suzanne Oshima is who you need in your corner. Suzanne is smart, caring, supportive, and never afraid to give tough advice when needed. It may seem as though there are many dating experts out there but Suzanne is in a league all her own. When it comes to love, dating, marriage, and relationships, Suzanne Oshima knows her stuff. I was proud to watch her shine when I was a speaker at her live Single in Stilettos events, and it is exciting to see all of the online offerings she has to serve the lovelorn. This ‘sacred bombshell’ is the real deal.’

By the way, that’s a flashback pic from a few years ago. It’s me with matchmaker and dating coach Suzanne Oshima at Single in Stilettos. I adore this woman — and this was a great conversation about love and self-esteem.

when a woman decides to love herself smaller

Why Do We Need to Love Ourselves Anyway? Isn’t That Vain? Chat with ‘Paul’s Pep Talk’ (VIDEO)

It was so much fun to talk about “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love” with Paul Matadeen on Paul’s Pep Talk! Paul Matadeen currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia working as an associate producer for HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show. Prior to joining JVM, Paul freelanced for HLN’s News Now show innovating, planning & executing social media videos reaching tens of thousands of viewers!