Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fulfilling my purpose

Seven years ago I began this blog as a hobby, a platform for self-expression.   Much has changed in my life since then.  I am now a life coach, spiritual teacher and speaker.  I founded Souls of Women Speak which is a platform created for the empowerment of women from all backgrounds helping them remember who they are and the power of their voice.  I will be transitioning this blog from personal use to my business to keep you all updated on upcoming speaking engagements and events.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

With a New Year come changes and New Ideas

So here we are at the start of a new year and as always this time is when resolutions are normally made.....stop smoking, lose weight, get married, etc.  I am no exception, however I choose not to use the term resolution, instead I have goals that  I'd like to accomplish during this year and beyond.  As you may have noticed I've been on a bit of a hiatus from blogging mainly because I'd gotten caught up in simple day to day activities. I was distracted and I needed to refocus.

I've been a bit recluse,  probably not as much as I should but somewhat in an attempt to regroup and focus on me.  Thankfully during that short period of time I had an opportunity to reflect on some of the decisions that I'd made in the last year and how those decisions negatively effected me. I also received clarity as to what changes were necessary for me to make in order to move forward.  Once those things were addressed I was able to refocus my attention on me and the things that I enjoy thus bringing me back here.

There are a number of things I would like to get involved in this year, goals that I would like to accomplish or at least get them started.  I won't go into all of them but blogging more regularly in definitely one of them.  In a previous post I indicated I couldn't really determine what type of blog site this should be.  However, based on the title of the blog "Uni-QUE-lyMe" I have decided that I'll write about me.  There are so many things that interest me and I don't want to limit myself to just one thing.  I recognize that everyone may not be interested in everything that I am but I hope to find an audience that can relate to me.

I have decided to start another blog dedicated to an online business I'm getting involved in.  I had not mentioned this in a post before but I LOVE fashion.....clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. but specifically vintage.  I wouldn't necessarily wear a vintage outfit from head to to but I will certainly mix and match current pieces with some vintage items.  I buy and sell vintage pieces from the 50's-90's and so I will have a blog solely dedicated to that business.

I have so much more to say but this post is getting a bit long so I'll stop for tonight but I'll be back in touch soon.

Thanks for checking in.
Until next time.....


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Is Beyonce's Pregnancy Throwing Shade at Single Mothers?

By now most of us have been inundated with Bey & Jay's baby news so the excitement has worn off but apparantly all the conversation surrounding her pregnancy has generated a bit of controversy.  Since the couple married three years ago speculation and stories have been stirred up of a pregnancy in the Carter family.  Now that the pregnancy has been confirmed everyone is offering up well wishes to the couple and commending Bey for doing it the "right way".  Meaning she dated, married and THEN became pregnant.  Even rapper J. cole said the couple were representing black people "correctly".   

Are we over-glorifying Beyonce for following a certain order meanwhile condemning single mothers of whom we know not their circumstances?  Has Beyonce done something unheard of by marrying before becoming pregnant?  I mean let's face it women do this everyday, she is not the exception. I understand that it may not seem common place with the Basketball (non)Wives or the ladies of Love & Hip Hop plastered across our TV screens weekly but it happens people. 

However, I don't think the simple statement of her doing it the "right way" is an attack on single mothers either.  Everyone has varying circumstances so to pass judgment on a single mom is a bit close-minded. 

What do you think of this conversation surrounding Bey's pregnancy?

Deal of the Week-50% off

This is for all my make-up junkies.  Get 50% E.L.F. cosmetics from their mineral and Studio lines.  For those familiar with E.L.F  cosmetics know these lines are the "most expensive".  I use that term loosely though because they're still only between $3-$5 per item.   So basically you can load up at 50% off!!!

This deal is good for the next two days so jump on it while you can.  Access the deal here.

Until next time....


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Black & Purple, Black & Purple, Black & Purple!

Clearly I got Wiz Khalifah on my mind!  Although this is not a post about music rather a beauty posting, FOTD (face of the day).  I have become such a make-up junkie but I rarely wear it.  So I took note from Sabrina over at ShinyHappyPretty and shopped my stash.  I decided on a dramatic/smokey eye look using Sleek's Bad Girl (hehehe) palette.

 Products used:

Sleek's Amethyst

Black Radiance-Plum Sorbet
Sleek's Contour Palette (Dark)

Two Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo pencil in Black Bean
Sleeks's Bad Girl e/s Twilight
Bad girl e/s Noir
NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
Milani Liquif Eye Metallic Pencil in Black

What do you think?

Until next time....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lil Wayne shows us "How To Love"

Lil Wayne's "How To Love" video premiered Tuesday night and some of you may have seen it already but I wanted to share my thoughts on it.  (If you haven't seen it click this link)  Let me start by saying before watching the video I gave kudos to Weezy for this song as it stood apart from his typical raps about money, sex and the infamous "yella bones".   This is by far the best video he has done to date, in my opinion.  The song/video combo shows a side of Dwayne Carter that we rarely see and I like it!
Seriously though, watching this video made me think of Rihanna's "Man Down".  Both videos are depicting real life situations that so many people face and can relate to. “How to Love” is a thought provoking video and incites genuine emotion (I started tearing up).   It's such a real story for a lot of folks and I believe that seeing the story play out helps us see what affect our actions have on   ourselves and our children.  Within a 5-minute video Lil Wayne lets us see the trauma of an abused woman, understand the damage of an abused child and recognize the pain from lack of love.  So I must give credit where credit is due.  Well done Weezy, well done! 
I’ll leave you with my favorite line- “I just want you to know, that you deserve the best you’re beautiful.  And I want you to know, you’re far from the usual!

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Win in Life-A Positive Movement

When you're surrounded by negativity on a daily basis it's refreshing to interact with people who always have a positive outlook on life.  I am fortunate to know such an individual, Wil.  Regardless of when we speak or what situation he encounters he's always doing FANTASTIC!  Even if understandably he could be feeling down or depressed based on his circumstance he always aims for positivity.

He has decided to share that positivity with the world by launching his line of apparel and accessories called Win In Life with the tag line Do not let the circumstances of life defeat you.  The line consists of t-shirts, hats and watches in an array of colors.

You can take a look at his line here.  I can definitely support someone whose bringing the positivity we so desperately need these days.  Will you?

Oh, did you guys notice Win in Life developed from his name Wil, how cool!!

Til next time....

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