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Self Love

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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...

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.
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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...
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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...
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“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...
Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness

Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness!

About a month ago, I decided that it was time for me to quit my job and pursue my entrepreneurial passion full time. For 20...
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Brown Butter is Love

Cocoa skinned girl your eyes should be the sun Disillusionment begets bitterness begets hate Feel the mass in your chest that can’t let you swallow Been drowning...
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Wake Up Call: My Journey to Loving Me

Sometimes the kick in the butt you need comes from an unlikely place. From the time I noticed a difference in the way I was...
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5 Ways to Find & Own Your Happiness

Do me a favor. Ask yourself one question: "Am I in a prison that I created for myself?" If you are, don't waste time. Grab those keys. You...
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8 Things Confident Women Just Don’t Do

There's nothing like a confident woman. A woman who is sure of herself can rule an entire empire. But what if your confidence isn't where it...
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5 Steps to Embrace F.A.L.L.: Freedom to Authentic, Limitless Living

What if you gave yourself permission to amplify your greatness? I mean, categorically take all of what makes you amazing, and boldly allow your truest...
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Forty, Fabulous and Fallible

Like many teenagers I naively created a time line of my life of when and where I would be during certain stages of my...

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Why I Started Nia Magazine

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But God: The Waiting Game

Are you a single female? Are you a hopeless romantic wishing, praying, and hoping that the next one will be THE one? If you answered...

4 Steps to A Positive Mind Space

If we are honest with ourselves, we can admit that as women it is sometimes very easy to get caught up in our emotions....

But God: Traveling Through the Valley

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod...