Over the past couple of days

Happy Thursday, naturalista’s! How has your week been so far? Good I hope. Its almost the weekend, so hang in there. One more day. 🙂

This is going to be kind of a random post. Just wanted to share a few photos with you ladies of my past couple of days.

So, anyone who knows me or follows me knows I am the biggest advocate for two things:

1. Jesus

2. Natural Hair 

3. Inspiration Quotes

Im a pretty simple chick. 😉 Last week I went to a ball game in Downtown Detroit, in which I came across the most beautiful graffiti.

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I was so inspired. Had to take a picture. What do you think?

Then the other day, I got a Starbucks and you know how Oprah Winfrey is doing a campaign now with the chai tea? (What doesn’t she do? Or own? I swear lol) and it just really inspired me.

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“Live from the heart of yourself. Learn to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah Winfrey. I have to say, this quote really got me through this week. I have been super stressed out lately, just with my job, finances, relationships and the fact that I always strive for perfection has been hindering me in those three areas. Reading this quote and allowing it to resonate was really impactful. Its just awesome how God works sometimes, even through something as simple as this.

Thanks, guys! This was kind of a random post. Share your comments and thoughts below! What are some of your favorite quotes, scriptures? What has been getting you through your week?

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

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20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

“You aren’t owed anything in life. You were born; the rest is up to you. Life doesn’t owe you anything. Others don’t owe you anything. If you want something in life, you only owe it to yourself to go out and get it. In life, there are no handouts.”

…Guys. You HAVE to read this article. Amazing.

“God where is my Boaz?” by Stephan Labossiere; Highly Recommended!

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So, the holidays are over. You gained fifteen pounds, you may or may not have spent large amounts of time with family, and you witnessed all of your friends get engaged. Literally. I don’t know about you, but most of my twitter and Facebook timelines were encompassed by massive amounts declarations of engagements. No shade.
 
Christmas day I was sitting on the couch, surrounded by tons of family, finding myself having to constantly answer questions of why I am not married yet, or where my “man” is at. Hello! I am a 20 – something! Shouldn’t you be asking how my career life is going, school, or something a tad bit more measurable? Sigh.
 
Before you starting talking… Im not bitter! Marriage is a beautiful thing. Its just… When is it my turn? Im pretty, smart, and not dependent on anyone else to take care of me. I have a car. I have my own place. Shoot, I’m a good catch! So when will it be my turn… *Kneels to pray* God… Where is my Boaz?

“God, where is my Boaz?” written by Relationship Expert/Love Coach Stephan Labossiere is an Amazon bestseller, along with a Woman’s guide to understanding what is keeping her from achieving the Love she Deserves. Image

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Yeah. He’s fine.

Minus the typical three step formula, this book takes a deeper look into why certain single women spend so much time and energy concerned about finding a man, as opposed to taking that energy and effort and focusing more on her walk with God. This book helps you learn how to Chase God, not Boaz.

“God, where is my Boaz?” is a very quick read, each chapter compartmentalized making it easy to follow; very practical. 

Stephan states; “These aren’t tips and tricks on how to get a man. This book will assist you in taking a deeper look within which will help you prepare and position yourself for the love and man that is truly best for you.”

From a Christian, spiritual perspective, this self – help book dives into the questions that many single women have today; Why haven’t I met my husband yet? Why aren’t I married? Will I ever get married? And the never-ending question that most Christian women come to terms with, “Where is my Boaz?”

The term Boaz derives from the word “swiftness”, used in the Bible times as the “swiftness of a horse”. In the bible, in the book of Ruth, Boaz is the man who marries Ruth, a widowed Maobite daughter with endless faith and loyalty to her sister Naomi. After lots of “swooning” as we would call it nowadays, Boaz continued to pursue Ruth, and they eventually married.

What makes Boaz stand out and be this man that we desire is he never gave up. In the book of Ruth, He saw Ruth in the field, he saw a challenge, he knew what he wanted, and he went after her; no questions asked. He said he wanted to marry her, and kept his word. Boaz has become the epitome of what women want in a man; a man that keeps his word and knows what he wants.

Stephan states, “In this book, I’m going to help bring clarity to the internal struggle you’ve been enduring. I‘ve been led to provide insight into the things hindering your progression in relationships. The goal is to assist women with moving in a more positive direction in their love life, and their personal relationship with God.”

And man, let me tell you: He did JUST THAT.

When I first began reading this book, I was very pleased. Having read many relationship self-help books in the past, especially Christian ones, and I was under the impression that “God, where is my boaz?” might consist of a lot of “you need to do” this and “you aren’t doing that” critiques on women and why they are single. Reading on, I was pleasantly surprised. “God where is my Boaz” is more than a self-help book, it’s a book that leads women to the self – actualization and awareness of why we are single, how we can focus on our relationship with God as opposed to “finding us a man”, and how our Boaz will come, with the right attitude and faith in God.

 I would highly recommend this book to any woman of any faith who is looking to find their true match. It takes the story of Ruth and Boaz from a very practical standpoint, and breaks it down in terms we can all understand, while in the preparation stages of finding our true love.

You can purchase “God, where is my Boaz?” on Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bookstores. It is available for paperback, kindle and audio! Check it out bloggers; Man or woman, I highly recommend this. I reviewed it on Amazon; still going through review, I will make sure to share that with you guys as soon as it is posted.

You can also check out Stephan Labossiere’s website, filled with tons of relationship advice for men and women, whether single or married and spiritual guidance! Awesome relationship expert/love coach that definitely reps for the ladies. 🙂 Link will be posted below.

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Thanks! Share your thoughts and comments below.

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

Visit Stephan Labossiere’s website! http://www.stephanspeaks.com 

 

In the end…

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“In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

Some food for thought.

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

What are you leaving in 2013, or taking with you in 2014?

Happy Tuesday, Naturals and Lifestyle bloggers!

I cannot BELIEVE that it is New Years Eve already. I don’t know about you, but 2013 really flew by. Literally.

Without making this a super long post, there are many goals that I have in mind to set for the New Year, as well as decisions I am going to make when it comes to my personal relationships, finances, career, and not to mention improving the health of my hair HAIR GROWTH.

Here is a quick look into my goals for the New Year, and then I want to know: “What are you leaving in 2013, or taking with you in 2014? What are your goals? Comment below!”

1. Growing my hair to bra strap length 

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Not to mention get one of these shirts! Shirt is awesome. One of my goals is to grow my hair NATURALLY from the current shoulder length it is at now, to bra strap length in 2014. Ill write a post soon on what exactly I plan to incorporate in my wash routines and hair care regimens to attain this goal.

2. Cut off toxic relationships

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This year was such a GROWING year for me when it came to building friendships, losing friendships, and even losing someone who I thought was the love of my life ( Link to that post is below, entitled “But, I love you…”). I learned that when you are at a place in your life in which you are GROWING, not everyone can accompany you on that journey, as cliche’ as it may be. Loyalty is extremely rare, and instead of giving people a ton of second chances, I am ready to start giving more FIRST chances and allowing new friendships to blossom… and eventually, a new love. In due time.

3. Get this blog ROLLING!

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Naturals and Lifestyle bloggers… Let me tell you. I have been wanting to start a blog for the longest time. Writing and sharing my personal experiences especially when it comes to my hair has been a passion of mine, and I am elated that I chose to embark on this journey, as well as connect with so many other bloggers/vlogger’s out there! Already within three weeks of blogging, I have over 500 followers total that get updates on my blog, over 1500 views and my stats have been booming.

And sidenote: I am working on my first ever professional book review of “God, where is my Boaz?” by Stephan Labossiere. Super pumped, I will make sure to keep you guys posted on that.

I have to say…Yall show SO MUCH LOVE, which is so needed not only in the black community, but just as women and as Natural hair girls. We need that support and those SUPPORTERS, who are like, “You rock, keep it up”, “Never give up”, or “Take that weave out!” like I got in the comment section of my post on whether or not I should keep my weave in. Haha.

You guys are awesome, and I am looking forward to my future with WordPress as a Blogger.

So, thats all she wrote! 😉 Just a few of my goals for 2014. I am SUPER PUMP for the New Year, and for a brand new start in this wild expedition we call “life”.

Now its your turn! Share some of your goals, and comments below. Can’t wait to see what you guys are looking forward to in 2014.

Ta Ta, for now!

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With kinks,

Lizz

Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”

Check out how I let go of a past love. “But, I love you…” https://beautifullymane.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/but-i-love-you/