How Journaling Changed My Life

"Journaling has become my hero. My superpower. And my healer." ~ Amani Rakeia. IT'S JUST A BOOK SIS ... WRONG. Journaling is a way for me to...

Shonda Taught Me | Lessons from The Year of Yes TED Talk

Prior to watching Shonda Rhimes's TED Talk, The Year of Yes, I was in a slump. I have lost all sources of inspiration. As...

Because of Oprah, My Life in Her Quotes

There is a misconception that as we morph from childhood into adults, we grow out of needing role models. The wisdom of Oprah has...

Life

Healing…

How I dealt with my pain-anxiety, and what I'm still working on. The process of healing can be a daunting one, but it's instrumental in the restoration process. I had been dealing with severe anxiety for some time now. I hate to admit...

Sexy Beyond Summer: 3 Essentials To Get and Keep The Body You Love

Summer bodies aren’t just for Summer! Being your most beautiful healthy self is necessary year round. Not only to contribute to your self love practice, but also to your wardrobe. When your body is at its best, so is your confidence...

Navigating Homelessness: The Need To Know List

Truly it can happen to anyone with a little bad luck, spent savings and an untimely illness: despite a privileged upbringing I became homeless a few years back and I found myself facing a nightmare alone. There is so much that...

Finding My Hustle

So I took a hiatus because per usual, I cant keep it together. But in the spirit of a new season, Im sliding in these last Summer looks as well as sliding out some bad habits that have been lingering too...

The Best Thing You Can Do Is….Nothing

I’m stagnant at the moment in regards to my ambitions and goals. I’m not failing, but I feel like I’m not progressing either - or at least I can’t see it. I’ve planted over 100 seeds in the ground, and it...

The Makings of Me: On Being Brave On the Internet

"Almost impossible to do, reciting the makings of you." - Curtis Mayfield, "The Makings Of You" Another little cousin of mine found my blog yesterday. And while I was delighted to receive her initial text message, the one about how much she loved...

Here’s What Happened After I Quit My Day Job

This past May I became an official college graduate (cue celebration music!) I felt like I had reached an important milestone in my life and I could finally get started living. Although I had many great experiences, I was never truly excited...

Movin’ On

I am on my way somewhere. I think I have an idea of the destination but really I'm unsure. I'm the type that likes to hold onto things. As a nostalgic person, I'm very resistant to throwing things out. I hold on...

A Guide To Moving Cross Country

A year after graduating college, I quit my job, packed up my belongings, and flew cross country from Virginia to Colorado on a one way ticket. In the moments leading up to my departure, my feelings teetered-tottered between anxiousness and excitement. Comforted by familiar...

Mindset; Enjoy The Journey

We are firmly into 2017, and I hope everyone is having a productive start to the New Year! While I haven’t been the resolution type since I was a young girl, I try to start each year by refocusing myself. More...

Self-Help, Reflection and Introspection

The Art of being me

Ever been in a situation where you keep asking yourself just who exactly are you? Well that has been me for the past couple of months. I have always had multiple self-evaluating moments but most of the time, I’m unable to...

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 19-year old Janae, Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought she wasn't enough. She didn't think she was pretty enough, cool enough, smart enough, and any other thing she could be "enough" in; that girl was you. I write...

5 Amazing Ways Becoming a Parent Will Change You

Becoming A Parent Has Changed My Life For The Better For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know about my excitement of becoming a parent since I had my first child last year. Being a first-time mom, becoming a parent...

8 Great Ways To Create Peace Of Mind

As I grow older and mature, especially after hitting the big 3-0 in 2012, I began to realise that true peace must come from within myself and my own actions. I had to learn the hard way. Below I listed 8 points I picked up...

Home and Garden

3 Great Ways to Add Color to Your Home – Part 1

Hi Bleativity readers! My name is Jacquin and I am the owner and editor of the Interiors by Jacquin interior design company and blog....

3 Great Ways to Add Color to Your Home – Part 2

Hi!  It's Jacquin of Interiors by Jacquin and I'm back with Part 2 of 3 Great Ways to Add Color to Your Home!  We...

Filling a Blank Wall Space with a Gallery Wall

Hey y’all! I’m low-key obsessed with gallery walls. It’s the easiest way to fill a blank wall in your space. The great thing about gallery...

7 Ways to Make Your Home More Welcoming

Hi it's Jacquin from Interiors by Jacquin home decor & lifestyle blog!  Today I’m bringing you 7 Ways to Make Your Home More Welcoming.  Let’s...

Travel

Where I was supposed to be: How a cancelled Dubai trip turned into a Grand Canyon road trip

Can you believe it?  I was finally was headed to Dubai; I purchased it through a group package from a sorority.  And although, I...

Hiking Cleeve Hill of Cotswold Way In Cheltenham England

If you follow me on Twitter (@thethoughtcard) than you would know that I am obsessed with the English countryside. Back in July I spent...

10 Awkward And Unusual Facts About Vienna

Want To Learn Some Unusual Facts About Vienna? Vienna is known for its’ charm, imperial sights, cultural events, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and of...

5 Fabulous Domestic Girls’ Trip Destinations

I’m the planner among my group of friends, and I always find myself planning our trips, which I like to refer to as slaycations....

Travel-Style

Travel Style: Goddess of the Desert

Ok- I am being a little extra with this blog post title. I mean, real talk, Travel Style: Goddess of the Desert is far...

5 Must Do Things with 48 Hours in Venice

I recently went on a girl’s holiday to Italy which was my first vacation abroad with the girls. The trip was for 5 days...

Oh Cape Town…

Oh Cape Town you are a gem indeed. I had no idea what was in store for my visit to this beautiful place but...

Wednesday in Aix en Provence, France

These are pictures from my recent visit to Aix en Provence, France.  And it was one of my stops while on holiday in late...

Culture

Egypt Meets New York: History, Art and Culture!

I never really liked museums as I thought they were kind of boring and just packed with history and stories that I could not...

15 Things That Make You A Third Culture Kid

Identify With Being A Third Culture Kid Third culture kid (TCK) is a term used to refer to children raised in a culture other than their...

Six Reasons Why I Love Mardi Gras And My City New Orleans

To most people in the world, January 6th is just another day. Here in New Orleans it’s Twelfth Night (Feast Of The Epiphany), the...

Stroll – Black French Culture | Episode 1

Episode 1 of a documentary about Black French culture, by Cecile Emeke

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