Happy New Year 2019, Lessons and Best Wishes

Lessons and My Best Wishes for the Girls in 2019

I know I am late to the party and we are done wishing each other a "Happy New Year" but I wanted to say one last thing before we get too far -  These are my Lessons from 2018 &  Best wishes for you this year. Lesson #1: Learning to let people go in love. …

Your Office Holiday Party Survival Guide

Your Office Holiday Party Survival Guide

Don't make these mistakes at the office Holiday Party this year Aw yes, its the time of year where we are preparing for the holiday party. I love a good party so I am typically excited to get dressed up and go however parties with work folks are tricky waters to navigate. You are there…

Black Women, Personal Finance, Lisa Live Well

4 Tips to Break Your Bad Money Habits this Year

Good money habits are not a thing you can learn quickly and move on. These baby steps can make it a less painful process. It’s easy to financially “backslide” if you are not checking in with yourself. I will personally admit to being a hot money mess for many years before I started some of…

Interview Mistakes

All the Interview Mistakes I’ve Made So Far…

Making mistakes in the job search and interview process In my youth,  *adjusts readers*  and recently I have made some pretty incredible interview mistakes. Some of them I was able to recover from and with others... I was just happy for it to be over so I could get home and lick my wounds. It's…

New Job? How To Blow Them Away in the First 30 Days

Getting the job was half the battle, now you have to let them know how you move. Let's talk about how to impress your new employer in the first 30 days. First of all ayyyyyeeee... You've secured the bag sis, congratulations! But, how do you hold on to it for the long haul? The Job…

Asking for more money

Tips on Asking for More Money

Asking for more money requires you to get clear on your value and be unapologetic in your request. Do you often find that you leave conversations wishing you had asked for more? In so many situations we find ourselves kind of getting what we want but not really. It’s frustrating because you know better but sometimes…

Worst Relationship Advice Part 2

Worst Relationship Advice| Part 2

Remember my post from a few weeks ago? This is Part 2, because there is a lot of bad relationship advice out there, apparently. Once I asked the black girl group chat the list got longer. If you missed Worst relationship advice part 1, read it here. Let's dig in! Anything that suggests there is…

Serena Williams, Lean In and other Career Advice that Does Not Work for Black Women

Serena Williams, Lean In and other Career Advice that Does Not Work for Black Women

I could not shake what happened this weekend in tennis and I had a little something to get off my chest

Are Interracial Relationships Harder than Same Race Relationships?

Over the past week I have witnessed or been party to two conversations about interracial relationships and in both cases, people discussed how much harder they are than same or intraracial relationships. The first instance was watching an episode of The Grapevine on Youtube where a panel discussed interracial dating in the UK (check it…

Worst Relationship Advice

All Worst Relationship Advice I’ve Ever Received| Part 1

Love and relationship advice is everywhere when you're first married but even before you're thinking about marriage people want to give you advice and a lot of it is terrible or incomplete. People love to give relationship advice. Even people who have never had a healthy relationship that lasted longer than 90 days wanna tell…

Workplace Bully

Beyond Reply All| Do You have a Work Bully?

Bullying is not just a term for back to school specials, they also show up in the workplace, with a handshake and a smile. The topic of work bullies first came up when I was talking to a woman in my family (keeping the person vague, just in case). She got a huge promotion and…

Traveling to Catania

Wanderlust| Traveling to Catania, Italy 🇮🇹

Catania was Food, Fun, and Racism? I love traveling to places off the beaten path. It just feels like I get a new story to tell and new images to capture. Yes, places like Paris are amazing but you've heard so much about it, it lacks an element of surprise. So for a honeymoon, I…

Protecting your peace at work

Protecting Your Peace at Work

Protecting Your Peace at Work is Key to Your Performance and Personal Health One of the things I wish I knew when I started my career was how to draw a line between work and my personal peace of mind. It is so easy to get completely wrapped up in the grind of the work…

Travel to Turks and Caicos, Bachelorette

Wanderlust| Traveling to Turks and Caicos 🇹🇨

Some of my best girls and I traveled to Turks and Caicos (TCI) for my bachelorette party. When I was thinking of places to go, this place was not on the list ...mostly because I hadn't heard of it until the flight deal emerged. To me and many Americans ... it is the Bahamas. I…

Getting Married Surprises

I Got Married| 9 Things that Totally Surprised Me

I have been married for less than 2 months. You can say I am still a bride and totally unprepared to give marriage advice but I have to tell you I feel like I know some stuff. But don’t worry, I will save the unqualified advice giving until at least the 90-day mark. But, I…

What I know for sure

5 Things I Know for Sure Right Now

I just passed my 35th Birthday and this is what I know for sure right now With the age came a certain amount of wisdom based on experience.  When I think of wisdom I think of those lessons that keep showing up for you over and over. Hopefully, at some point, you get the lesson,…

Why you should keep your resume updated

Why You Should Keep Your Resume Updated…Even When You’re Not Looking

Keeping your resume updated is a smart and savvy professional practice According to recent data, our generation will have 12 -15 different jobs in our lifetime. Assuming most people work between the ages of 18 -65, this means we are changing jobs every three years...on average. I would wager corporate creatives, such as marketers, graphic…

Code Switching in Corporate America

How “Code Switching” Can Trip us Up in Corporate America

How "Code Switching" Can Trip us Up in Corporate America Being your whole self is vital to your self-care and development... even in corporate America. It can also be a key to success in business. If all your focus is spent trying to be someone else you cannot be focused on doing a great job.…

Do You Need a New Job This Year?

2018 is for Smart Career Moves

Best Wishes for 2018

Glam, Goals and Good Wishes: Wishes for Girls in the New Year 2018

My Best Wishes for Girls in the New Year 2018 I can say with certainty that I have never felt so out of sorts in my life. For an entire 12 months, I was both living my best and worst life. Best because personally, the year has been amazing. I got engaged, new blog (and blog girlfriends),…