How Do We Practice Self-Care?

Self Care:Doing things that make you feel more like yourself. R1’s Self-Care List I’ll start of by saying that I am extremely lucky to have time carved out in order to do things which relax me or that help to simply keep me calm and relaxed. Once my daughter goes to bed around 8:30, I…

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Unanchored

Restless and floating,A square piece in a round hole.So many circling thoughts,With the crushing realization of no one to moor me,There are parts of me in so many places,I don’t know what I have left for myself,Who am I, except neither here nor there?In the middle,Dancing between what I want and what others want,Following the…

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My Journey Back To Me…

I begin this blog post, not as a congratulation or even as a signpost to mark where I am at, but more as a push for me to examine and motivate myself that I am still here and still persevering. Especially when it often feels like I am drowning in a sea of uncertainty and…

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Life, Wide Shut

Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What do you see?What thoughts are running through your head?Did you send that email?Did you hang the washing? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What have you lost?What have you cut off?What paths that you chose brought you here?What paths were chosen for you? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.Is this…

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5 Beauty Products We Can’t Live Without

We are no beauty bloggers and will not be taking up space in that domain, but! We do like to take care of ourselves and faces every once in a while…R1 for one will NEVER say no to buying makeup she just cannot be bothered to wake up and slap it on in the am…

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Embracing My Inner Oreo: Am I “Black” Enough?

I don’t know if it’s because of my recent move to an area, which at the best of times- is probably one of the least diverse places (yea yea…I’m sure I am statistically incorrect, and this by the way is NOT a dig on the area…). Due to this lack of “cultural diversity”, I feel…

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When YOUR Blackness Isn’t Enough

Literally nothing lately has been giving me more RAGE than this subject, so take a seat- this is an opinion piece. Over the last couple of years, there has been a massive increase in the acceptance and dare we say it’s become a trend to “embrace” your “Blackness”. I have 0 issue with this, we…

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Five Beauty Brands We Can’t Live Without

I will attest to LOVING a good makeup tutorial and follow an ever increasing list of makeup bloggers or makeup companies, but don’t ask me to recreate the looks or give you a review on the best makeup products…We took a peek into our makeup bags and wanted to share the ones which we swear…

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