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finding my purpose

The Importance of Being Still – On Purpose

It was New Year’s Eve 2003. Instead of being at a gala or the city’s hottest bash, I was at home with my infant...
Learning to Love Myself Again Nia Magazine for Black women

Learning How To Love Myself Again

Who I was last year at this time and who I am today are two very different people. I’m not the same physically, mentally, emotionally...
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Sheri Riley Wants You To Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of...

For a long time, I’d look in the mirror and never actually see… me. Sure, my face beat was on point, the kinky curls were...
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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: 4 Surprisingly Life Affirming Messages I’ve Learned From Trump’s...

It's always important to concentrate on what can be gained in a situation, rather than harp on the injustice of it all. While many are still...

I am Worthy

The first man to ever hurt me was my dad. I couldn't decipher the difference between his absence and my worth, so I used the confusion to build my walls. I was hardened on the outside, but within those walls I was just broken.
thanking God

Why I Thank God for the Closed Doors

On November 29, 2016, a plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed killing 19 of its members. Only three survived. What's more heartbreaking is, according to...
Black Girl Magic

Sometimes Black Girl Magic Is A Buried Treasure

I’m a grown, empowered, magic having Black girl. Standing strong in an identity that feels good. Grateful because that wasn’t always my truth. For too long, I...
Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Business. Yes, I Said It!

It happens to all of us. That moment when you’re scrolling down your timeline and you see it. Someone launched the idea you have been sitting...
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5 Things Every Woman Needs To Be Successful

So you’ve decided that you want to be successful.  Great!  This will be the easiest decision you make on your road to success. The road...
get your life back

5 Ways God Empowers You to Get Your Life Back

Life is hard. Life as a Believer can sometimes feel even harder. I remember how this was my story back in 2010. I had worked diligently...
black travel abroad

6 Lessons Living Abroad Has Taught Me About Life

For the past six months, I have lived in southeast Asia as an English teacher in Thailand. Being a born-and-bred Californian, the experience has been...
love myself doing fine

“I’m Doing Fine”…and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

As a therapist who counsels people with mental health disorders and addiction issues, I have come to the conclusion that the most over-utilized word...
finding God

My Testimony: The Path To Finding My Faith

As a child I was sent to church. I say sent because this seemed to be a requirement only my sister and I had...

APRIL BOOK CLUB SELECTION

April Book Club Selection: “Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on...

We're so excited to announce our April 2017 NiaMagazine.com Book Club selection: Exponential Living® - Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You...

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Loving Yourself in the Age of Social...

In the age of social media, it often seems that perception is everything. Everyone wants to have the perfect life, the best selfies, a flawlessly...

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A Jones for You

I remember the night we met in Atlanta. On a cold evening in December, I turned around and there he was. 6'4", beautiful mocha skin, an electric smile escaping...

Career Advice: How to Conquer The Internal Work Bully

Today's work environment has its challenges. Staying current with trends, being on top of deadlines and remaining one step ahead can be downright draining. While...

Celebrate Black History Month with “Terrell and Keke’s Adventures Through Time”

I must say that I never dreamed that I would become a children’s book author or even thought it was in my wheelhouse of...