Michelle Obama’s smile helped me accept mine

For so long my smile has been my insecurity. It's not straight, it's not perfect. I had a guy tell me he'd be with me if it was straight and perfect. You know when you're breaking up and you yell all the bad things you've been holding on to. I wore braces from 8th grade…

Boy Crazy: You don’t need a man to be whole

We've all been there. Dancing in the middle of the club with your head on the swivel trying to see who's checking you out. Or how about my fave, getting dressed up to go sit at a bar and hope Prince Charming "randomly" sits next to you and sweeps you off your feet. Been there.…

To the girl who loves: Self-love is the best love

You deserve to give yourself the love you’ve been trying to give to everyone else. You're always there for everyone else, putting others needs in front of your own. You've got to stop that. You have to be your first priority.   Self-love isn't selfish it's survival, it's necessary.   It's not going to be…

How to survive being alone for Thanksgiving

You've moved away from home, don't have family nearby to spend Thanksgiving with, how do you get your hands on some turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce? I've got some answers. I've spent a lot of Thanksgivings away from family, so I've had to find ways to make my own Thanksgiving special. FIRST Ask yourself what…