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Journey to Living Positively Mentally Healthy

Author: Lauren Carson

Fresh Take on Greeting Cards!

Fresh Take on Greeting Cards!

I was ecstatic when I first heard several of my girlfriends from my time in NYC decided to call on their talents to start a greeting card line called, Neighborly. If you’re anything like me, I LOVE greeting cards. I think they are so personal and […]
2017 Week 6 Challenge

2017 Week 6 Challenge

This past weekend not only did my hometown Atlanta Falcons suffer a devastating loss in the Super Bowl, but I also moved out of my fabulous apartment of 2 years. To say I was and am saddened is an understatement. But I moved out for […]
New Spin on the Apparel Game

New Spin on the Apparel Game

I feel like every other post on Instagram these days in another new apparel line. But my friend and co-worker Korry Richards is combining the monthly subscription fad and unique and creative apparel to change the game. Defined by Three brings out three new apparel […]
Lindsey Brittain-NO NAME IN THE STREET

Lindsey Brittain-NO NAME IN THE STREET

My wonderful and amazingly talented “sis”, Lindsey Brittain, will be opening her first art exhibit “NO NAME IN THE STREET”! 
Young Black Woman’s Thoughts: President Trumps Inauguration

Young Black Woman’s Thoughts: President Trumps Inauguration

I had lunch yesterday (Thursday before the inauguration) with a colleague and mentor. In the midst of catching up and asking how her teenage daughters are doing, a story was recounted that on Christmas my colleague’s mother (and daughters’ grandmother) asked the oldest daughter (15 […]
Thankful for Young Black Men

Thankful for Young Black Men

African American Man Looking At Camera. In the recent wake of the video release of the killing of Laquan McDonald—- a Thanksgiving Thankful Open Letter to Young Black Men: Dear Young Black Men- This Thanksgiving as we gather with family and loved ones to give […]
Police Shootings and Mental Health

Police Shootings and Mental Health

It seems that with increasing frequency since Travyon Martin’s death three years ago, the big beautiful eyes of a young African American boy have flashed across the television or internet screen, “unarmed African American” at the top and “shot dead by police” at the bottom. […]
Don’t Watch the Racist Oklahoma Frat Video

Don’t Watch the Racist Oklahoma Frat Video

I try to start off each Monday morning on an “amazing and productive” foot; well every day for that matter, but I am one of those people who put extra emphasis on Mondays to start my week off “right.” But this morning and — such […]
The Passing of Natural Hair Pioneer Titi Branch

The Passing of Natural Hair Pioneer Titi Branch

Like I do most Mondays, I grabbed my morning herbal tea and sat down at my laptop to begin sifting through emails from the weekend, as my iPhone buzzed with a picture attachment and text message beaming.
The 3 Things Minority Women Need NOW For Mental Health

The 3 Things Minority Women Need NOW For Mental Health

I remember vividly the day I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I was 15 years old, and to say the diagnosis was a double-edged sword is an understatement. On one end, I breathed a deep sigh of relief at finally having an explanation for my […]