04 May 2015

The Season Of My Life!

This article is the continuation of a series of articles from guest bloggers as they chronicle their journeys in life. The series will include journeys in health and wellness, life and love, happiness, poverty to prosperity and many others. This is the second article from our first guest blogger: Staci Cash from

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25 Mar 2015

Understanding Turbulence

This article begins a series of articles from guest bloggers as they chronicle their journeys in life. The series will include journeys in health and wellness, life and love, happiness, poverty to prosperity and many others.  Our first guest blogger is Staci Cash from Houston, TX as she “sets the

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11 Feb 2014

Top 10 Relationship Do-overs (From The Matchmaking DUO)

 Kelli Fisher (left) and Tana Gilmore (right) are Professional Matchmakers based in Charlotte, North Carolina Have you ever had a fleeting thought of that special someone from the past and instantly wished you had a time capsule?  Was there a specific memory that made you wish you could have one more chance

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06 Jan 2014

The Sidechick Financial Plan: Money Lessons from Olivia Pope

Let me start with a simple yet important statement.  Ladies, we are financially responsible for ourselves at every  relationship stage no matter whether you’re married, separated, single or the “side chick”. *Thoughtful Pause* I should take this opportunity to discuss how you deserve to be so much more than some

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28 May 2013

3 Things That Win a Woman Over Every Time

News flash to all single men out there: You do not have to be the hot, good-looking guy to win over a beautiful woman!  As a matchmaker and dating coach, I have interviewed thousands of single women and, believe it or not, women are actually much less superficial when it

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13 Aug 2012

Down To Earth Dating

Let’s face it!  As much as many of us constantly complain about the availability of worthwhile candidates interested in serious, long-term relationships; we’re still very fortunate, especially, living in Westernized countries.  Within non-western cultures, the freedom to choose who one marries, let alone dates, may not be solely up to

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26 Jul 2012

One, Two, Three, Foursome? Preparation & Advice

Threesomes are sticky. Literally and figuratively. I’ve had them, quite a few of them actually and every single one was great and well worth my time. But I was also single. We all were. I know myself and even though my jealous tendencies remain pretty low, I couldn’t do it

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10 Jul 2012

Prints: Are You Haute or Hideous?

Treat yourself this summer by wearing some sort of fashion forward print. Whether you decide to wear a floral print dress, jump suit or accessories, prints can make you stand out from the crowd. However, there is a thin line between being haute or hideous with prints and I am

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04 Apr 2012

Which Is More Important: Material Possessions Or A Healthier Life?

Everyday I hear people speak about random trivial information, but far less often I hear those same folks speak about a fitness routine.  Honestly, its very hard work and while we all want the results, many of us aren’t willing to do the work.  Sadly, there is no quick fix

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27 Mar 2012

Training And Your Hair

The common issue that I see with most African American women when it comes to training is that they don’t want to mess up their hair. This is the usual response when questioned about why they don’t work out: “I don’t want to sweat my hair out!” Well today I

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16 Mar 2012

Time To Get Your Legs In Order: SQUAT!

One thing I always tell my clients when teaching them how to properly perform a squat is to: “Sit back into the squat!” or just imagine you’re going to sit down into a chair. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint which allows it to have such a

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08 Mar 2012

5 Steps To A Healthier You

I don’t know about you, but I love to eat! As I witnessed my weight spiraling out of control, I quickly realized that either I was going to have to stop eating or learn how to make better choices when I did eat. These days you won’t catch me going

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30 Jan 2012

An Introduction To Wellness…and Health.

Appoximately, a month ago I stumbled upon a key factor that has aided in weakening the black love that we all so desperately crave. This isn’t the only key factor that has diminished the relationships between successful black men and women, but it’s one of the most important and sisters

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29 Dec 2011

Does He Give Really Good Head?

In the beginning, he is sweet, attentive, and the chemistry is obvious.  The thought of seeing him gives you butterflies and he makes you giggle like a teenage girl. When he touches you, you shiver involuntarily and his kiss makes you float like Tinkerbelle.  Your feelings are bubbling over in

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23 Dec 2011

Signs Of An Emotional Rapist

I’ll be honest. I’ve had my fair share of women and still do. But I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I’ve been honest and straight up with whomever I’ve come across. My friendships with women seldom end on bad terms, and not one female can make the claim

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08 Dec 2011

You Can’t Change Her, You Have To Embrace Her

So today I am talking to a good male friend of mine. He mentions that he recently had talks with some women about being in love and things of that nature. One of the things he took away from the conversation is that women fall in love with the men

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07 Dec 2011

How to Survive the (failed) Grocery Store Hookup

Oh, look at him, my mind uncontrollably echoed. I focused to see what my subconscious had nudged me about. What I saw was a gentleman who was about 5’7” or 8” inches tall and he was approaching from the dairy section with a smile on his face as he glanced

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02 Dec 2011

The Art of Hearing

There’s this guy I like to hang out with. I’ve actually known him most of my life and was extremely pleased when we recently reconnected. At the risk of revealing his identity, all I’ll say is he was a high school sweetheart. This friend has had quite a colorful and

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04 Oct 2011

Of Course She’s Crazy!!!

Of course she’s crazy!!! That’s right women are freakin nuts! A majority of them have lost their mind and have lost all common sense. Why has this happened? Cause they were born that way!….Ok  I’m done venting and being over the top : ). Seriously, I do believe a lot

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29 Sep 2011

The Miseducation of a Modern Day Shacker: 5 Facts Every Girlfriend Needs to Know About Living Together Before Marriage

More than two-thirds of married couples in the United States will live together before saying, “I Do.”  Many couples move in together as a rehearsal before the real adventures of marriage-hood.  Some want to save money for a wedding or pay down debt. And with this test drive, you would

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02 Sep 2011

Epiphany of a Strong Black Independent Woman (pt. 3 of 3)

I’m always hesitant to write a blog on the different situations that I encounter because I deal with real people in real life. They come to me and without even knowing confide. Confidentiality is a dying trait so I am very particular about what I share. I decided to write

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01 Sep 2011

Epiphany of a Strong Black Independent Woman (pt. 2 of 3)

Before you start to read this post and get confused, please read the previous post “Epiphany of a Strong Black Independent Woman (pt.1)“,   to get up to speed. The Phone Conversation: Her: wassup dude Me: Nothin! how have you been?! How’s the Fam? Her: ok everyone is fine. what

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01 Sep 2011

Building Your Credit Correctly!

Isn’t it kind of funny how you need ID to get ID? To get a passport or driver’s license, you need a birth certificate. The same notion exists for credit. You need a credit history in order to get a good credit history. But how do you go about doing

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31 Aug 2011

Epiphany of a Strong Black Independent Woman (pt.1 of 3)

I recently had a conversation with the wife of a close friend of mine. I consider the guy a brother. He was my roommate in college. He is now married to a beautiful woman that has 6 kids of her own and one from him totaling 7. Fairly recently, she

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20 Aug 2011

Embracing My Angry Black Woman

In my 40 plus years I’ve heard the term “angry black woman” a lot. Comedians get laughs from dogging her out, sitcoms base shows off her and men have labeled women as ABW. The ABW feeling never engulfed me despite my numerous encounters with cheating, lying, uncaring, disrespectful and unsavory

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