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5 Tips for Relocating Out-of-State

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Have you outgrown your current state and are now interested in moving, but just don’t know where to start? Here are five easy steps to assist you in hopefully relocating to your new residency! At the end of the day, your move will require an ample amount of research and if done properly, it can ensure a smooth change. Please Note: I am not an expert but I have moved and each time, I followed the steps myself to get me to where I am now.

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Destroy Her

What defines you as a woman? Who is it that determines whether or not you are emotionally, mentally, spiritually or physically capable of doing? Are you as celebrated as you deserve? At what point in time, have you been thoroughly and sincerely thanked for just being outstanding at what you do? Where has life, as a woman, taken you?

Definition of woman

plural

women

play\ˈwi-mən\

  1. 1a :  an adult female personb :  a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) —usually used in combination councilwoman

  2. 2:  womankind

  3. 3:  distinctively feminine nature :  womanliness

  4. 4:  a woman who is a servant or personal attendant

  5. 5a chiefly dialectal :  wifeb :  mistressc :  girlfriend 2

woman

adjective

womanless

play\ˈwu̇-mən-ləs, especially Southern ˈwō- or ˈwə-\ adjective

The above reference, defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, summarizes the meaning of the term “Woman,” but I think it falls short of a few. We are lovers to people who have no positive intention on loving us back without something in it for them.

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Push Past Fear

 

Have you ever put something off for so long that after a while, you’ve convinced yourself that it wasn’t meant to be? Even though you never quite gave it a fair shot or actually placed your all into it, you’ve already counted yourself out. A lot of times, we find ourselves throwing away broken eggs before we purchase the dozen and not quite understanding what causes this behavior, the only thing that I could really think of would be due to fear.
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The Liar’s Den: Let’s Talk CHEATING

The event I attended on January 21, 2017 located at La Madeleine in Sandy Springs, Georgia, “The Liar’s Den: Let’s Chat,” was something much-needed not just for myself as a woman, but women in general in order to bridge together this invisible gap so commonly placed between us. This was set as a preview of the book, which would shed some light together as a group on questions we all at some point seemed to wonder when it came to men. No, this wasn’t a male’bashing event or a get-together to talk about their flaws, but rather gain some form of group therapy that could eventually help us within our own relationships whether as a partner or even with young sons.

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How To Guide: #DatingAtlanta

Good Evening!  So recently I dismantled a long distance relationship with a young gentleman who will remain nameless.  It was not what I pictured and with hiccups when it came to honesty, I decided it was best for me to bring in the new year with a clean slate.  The title of this entry is called “How To Guide: #DatingAtlanta,” in which the reason behind it clearly speaks exactly what you see.  Atlanta is known to be flooded with women and with its ratio being so high (According to AJC.com, there are 80k more women than there are men), this is going to be quite an adventure ahead of us.

This evening, I have decided to bring you along with me as I begin a journey into the world of online dating.  A lot of you have heard of it and I am sure enough of you have experienced it.  Online dating can be fun and easy going at times and then a big turn-off and brutally overwhelming during others.  This will be the first time, however, that I post my dating quarrels online for others to view, so your interaction is going to play a big role.  

I will not inform any of these men who I meet on the site, about my journey in blogging it as I do not believe their reactions will be as genuine.  Those who I could really give a damn less about, I will inform.  I will also consult with a male friend of mine who will help me out along the way when it comes to digesting/translating the responses (from a male’s perspective)…we’ll call him “John”

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Networking 101: Meet Spin-A-Rella

Are you a small business, seeking growth?  Are you an entrepreneur and you’re just not sure what needs to be done in order to build and network?  Well, you’re not alone.  Sad to say, I’ve noticed more that when you are aspiring to become your own boss or really just put your foot forward towards that leap of faith, not too many people rock with you.  

These are the same ones on FB that rather flock and comment on some ratchet news, than support those who are trying to make a difference.  So if you have a small business, this is what I am going to do.  Simply fill out the form which will have the following questions below (you can find its’ link on the homepage to the right labeled “Market Me!”) and submit it.  Please: No Get Rich Quick Schemes or other Illegal Hustles!

Every week one entry will be selected and listed on my site as well as under my “Small Businesses” page.  All that I ask from you in return is to mention my site on your social media and like my page on FB.  That’s all.  In this world, the best thing you can give is the word of mouth.  Now…for my first listing! 

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Abuse.

stop-domestic-violence-copy-940x513Defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

“noun \ə-ˈbyüs\

Definition of ABUSE

1:  a corrupt practice or custom
2:  improper or excessive use or treatment :  misuse <drug abuse>
3  obsolete :  a deceitful act :  deception
4:  language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily
5:  physical maltreatment”

So when do you say enough is enough?  At what point in life do you decide that being taken for granted has run its last lap and you are ready to reclaim ownership?  Abuse comes in many different ways.
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BYOB! Be Your Own Boss

20151128_145809.jpgAs I was having lunch today, it came to me.  So many people rather sit back and be content with the 40 hours of labor and paychecks full of deductions, instead of really going out there and claiming what truly belongs to them.  Everyone has a dream but when you wake up, is it simply a captured vision you see unconsciously?

WAKE UP!

Be.

Your.

Own.

Boss.

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Suicide: How to recognize it and help prevent it from happening…

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

  • For every woman who dies by suicide, four men die by suicide, but women are 3x more likely to attempt suicide.i

  • Americans attempt suicide an estimated 1 MILLION times annually iii

  • An American dies by suicide every 12.95 minutes i

  • In 2012, firearms were the most common method of death by suicide, accounting for 50.9% of all suicide deaths, followed by suffocation (including hangings) at 24.8% and poisoning at 16.7%

  • Over 40,000 Americans die by suicide every year.i Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24 • 5th leading cause of death for ages 45-59 • The suicide rate among American Indian/ Alaska Native adolescents and young adults ages 15-24 is 1.8 times the national average i

Do you know what that means?  While you’re sitting in front of your computer for five minutes, stressing about something that could probably be resolved by a goodnight’s rest, twenty men decided the world and its’ contents were too much for them to handle and took their lives.  This is a very serious matter and anything about it should not be taken lightly.  You ma be friends with someone on Facebook and even though you barely speak to them, they could be reaching out to the world for help.  The signs are not always evident but if you take a minute or two and just read the following, you could possibly save someone’s life before they call it quits.

  • Has this person been making references or has ever mentioned the idea of taking their life?
  • Have they been undergoing a great deal of depression?
  • Maybe you’ve checked their browser history and you notice they’ve been researching death, acts of committing suicide or even past suicides in the news?
  • Have they been acting as though nothing in the world matters to them anymore?  Do they come off as if they are invincible?
  • Someone who was once a social and bubbly individual, has now become a loner and stays to themselves a majority of the time?
  • Do they seem angry all of the time and are very quick to lash out over the slightest pushback?
  • Thing that they once held dear to them, no longer matter?

Sometimes, when we are on the outside looking in, everything could seem like there’s nothing wrong in someone’s life.  We all are guilty of that, simply because we tend to focus on what is going on within our own situations.  Hell, even I am guilty of this.  The message here is just to be more aware of what you see or hear.  A weird text or online posting just might be their last cry for help.
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If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, please reach out and talk to someone.  You are loved and we’re all here to help.  If you feel as though you cannot confide in someone you know personally, then reach out to the following resources:

Anytime you are in crisis you can call or chat with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are a veteran or the family member of a veteran, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to speak with a trained crisis counselor. You may also chat online or text 838255.

Safety plans can help guide people through difficult moments and stay safe. Learn how to make your own.  The My3 App can help you stay connected to people in your support network.

~Sabrina

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Sources:

Photo: North Dallas Gazette

Statistics from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention:

i Data obtained from CDC’s Web Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
ii National Center for Health Statistics for the year 2006
iii Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide – Facts at a Glance
iv Department of Veterans Affairs 2012 Suicide Data Report

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