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Finding your Inner Strength: 3 Things We Can Learn From Gabourey Sidibe’s Ms. Foundation Speech

  “Go ask Rihanna asshole?” Is the response you’ll get from Gabourey Sidibe when she’s asked “How are you so confident?” In her moving speech at the Ms. Foundation for Women Gloria Awards and Gala on May 1st, Gabourey discusses why that question angers her and how she is able to be happy and secure [...]

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Why Love Isn’t Working for You: The Real Reason Why You Love Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

It is my Monday night obsession, and one of the few shows I even make time to enjoy. I am not alone. Many of us are tuning into VH1’s hit, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. We love being entertained by the antics that cover everything but hip-hop and everything wrong with love. No matter how [...]

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Eat Well. Save Much: 7 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Hey Girl! I am so glad you are here. If you are enjoying yourself, make sure you subscribe to my email alerts so you get weekly doses of realness to your inbox infused with inspiration, updates, and free resources! Many of us have dealt with the issue of having to choose between paying more to [...]

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Good Health: Is it the Fountain of Youth?

Leading a healthy lifestyle is a surefire way to improve the overall quality of our lives, and it is also the best choice to make when it comes to preserving our youth and vitality. These seven women have shown us that consistency, effort, and determination towards our health and fitness goals can work wonders and [...]

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7 Items Every Regal Woman Should Have In Her Closet

Neutral Blazer -   Every woman needs at least one lightweight blazer in a basic color that can be paired with any outfit for an instant upgrade. Regardless of whether you are wearing a chic dress or casual slacks; adding a blazer is an instant touch of pizzazz that will allow you to go from the [...]

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Do Brown-Skinned People Need Sunscreen?

“Summa Summa Summa time. Summa tim!” Summer is finally here! And if you’re like me, then your summer is filled with BBQs, beach trips, amusement park visits and other outdoor activities. But while you’re enjoying the warm weather, shorts, bikinis and maxi dresses, don’t forgot your most important accessory – sunscreen. The truth is everyone [...]

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Finding your Inner Strength: 3 Things We Can Learn From Gabourey Sidibe’s Ms. Foundation Speech

  “Go ask Rihanna asshole?” Is the response you’ll get from Gabourey Sidibe when she’s asked “How are you so confident?” In her moving speech at the Ms. Foundation for Women Gloria Awards and Gala on May 1st, Gabourey discusses why that question angers her and how she is able to be happy and secure [...]

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The #1 Tool to Use to Keep Your Body Healthy & Fit

If someone were to ask you what your most important tool was, what would be the first thing to come to mind? Your laptop?  Your vehicle? Maybe even your cell phone? While each of these things are extremely useful and serve a much needed purpose in most of our lives, what if I told you [...]

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Why Love Isn’t Working for You: The Real Reason Why You Love Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

It is my Monday night obsession, and one of the few shows I even make time to enjoy. I am not alone. Many of us are tuning into VH1’s hit, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. We love being entertained by the antics that cover everything but hip-hop and everything wrong with love. No matter how [...]

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The Truth About Your 20s: Making the Most of It

Dear sister (We’re both human and therefore, related. Welcome to the family!), Everyone had so much advice for me when I graduated college: live your dreams, don’t settle, hustle hard, etc. Now the Internet seems to be full of “useful” (please note the quotation marks) advice for 20-somethings. Some of this guidance is really good [...]

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4 Types of Bold Lipcolors to Try This Spring

I LOVE my brown skin! Because of my beautiful brown skin, I don’t have to worry about looking pale in the winter or getting a tan in the summer. I look awesome in bright colors, and I can wear all black like it’s nobody’s business. However, with all this self-love of my brown skin, I [...]

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Finding Time to Get Fine: 5 Easy Ways to Squeeze in Fitness

When you are on the go, it’s natural for you to have to make some adjustments to what you are able to fit within your day. From time to time you may have to sacrifice a few of your favorite activities and this is okay when you are working towards a larger goal. However, it’s [...]

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4 Things to Avoid So You Maintain Your Happiness

We all have exactly one life to live, and yet we spend a huge chunk of it unhappy, stressed or miserable. How many times have you started your day insisting today will be a good day only to end it the same as the day before? At some point we have to be honest with [...]

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How to Be (or Not Be) Like Olivia Pope

If you know me, you know I love me some Scandal. It’s one of the only shows I faithfully watch every week without getting bored. Olivia Pope is a complex black woman in a city whose political landscape affects not only the nation, but the entire world. Talk about a poppin’ TV show! A lot [...]

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How to Handle Frustrating Situations

As a high school teacher, people usually think that the most challenging aspect of my job comes from dealing with student behavior, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes the most difficult part of teaching high school is dealing with teenagers personal lives and getting them to leave their personal problems outside of the classroom. [...]

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Feel Good Again: 5 Ways to Help You Relieve Stress

In November Regal Realness shared with you 25 Ways Busy Women Can Relax, Refuel, and Release Stress, and hopefully you’ve been able to incorporate some of those practices into your schedule. Now, it’s one thing to try something one or two times because it was recommended, but it takes a great deal of work and [...]

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The Key to Standing Out At Work

All of us want to be a star, especially at our workplace. You want to be the top seller, the best teacher, the friendliest and most effecient nurse, hairdresser, cashier, and whatever awesome job that it is that you’ve been blessed. But it can be hard with all the stress and pressure involved with meeting goals, [...]

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How to Overcome Feeling Needy & Insecure

A couple of months ago, I was in a really dark place. I had just moved back to Washington, DC with a new job and was visiting a mentor I had promised to catch up with. We started talking about cute things like how my new job was going, if I had found a place [...]

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9 Reasons Why You Are Still Struggling & Stuck Where You Are

So often I receive emails from women and they are struggling and stuck! Something is holding them back from moving forward, however they think they are the only one struggling and that their problems just came out of the blue. However, very rarely is that the case. Our struggles are normally deeply rooted in issues [...]

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3 Ways to Own Your Beauty Flaws and All & LOVE Yourself Fiercely!

  “You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you.” These are the words of Lupita Nyong’o, the first black African woman to win an Academy award for her role in the movie, 12 Years a Slave. She speaks these lines at Essence Magazine’s annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon as she recalls her mother telling her this [...]

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Why It’s Important to Embrace Your Failures & Move On to Bigger & Better Things

All my life, I’ve been a perfectionist. Everything had to be organized a certain way, completed within a structured time frame and produced some evidence, some measure of success. However, I never completely understood (until my adult years) the true benefits of my failures. As human-beings, we bask in our successes; we relish in our [...]

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How to Release Your Weight Loss Mind Blocks + Kick the Little “FAT Girl” That Lives Inside of You to the Curb

I don’t know about you, but I know there is a little “fat girl” that lives inside of me. She has always been in there. She absolutely, positively loves…I mean loves to EAT and girlfriend loves her some FOOD! She, especially loves her all of the bad foods…you know the ones that make you fat. She [...]