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One Year Down…

Hello June! This month has been super exciting for me so far, from vacations, to attending BBQ’s and completing my third novel, I must say that I’m having a great time! However, that’s not all that I’m blushing over! Can you believe that it’s been ONE YEAR since I officially launched Monique Elise?!

Happy Birthday to moniqueelise.com! Looking back on when I first began, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew is that I wanted to write, share my thoughts and connect with my readers. When I first launched my site, I hit the ground running! Continue Reading

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How to Be a Liberated Woman in 2018…

Two of my favorite female artists are Rihanna and Beyonce. Besides the number of hits each of these ladies have released over the last few years, I’ve always admired their ability to not only embrace being a black woman, but also being a sexually liberated black woman. We’re living during a time where women’s empowerment and feminism is at an all-time high, especially with pop culture. But before there was Rih Rih and Bey, there was platinum selling artist, Adina Howard. Back in the nineties, Ms. Howard was a rarity amongst her peers. A woman that was unapologetically sexy while embracing her sexuality through her music and image. Continue Reading

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The Art of Staying in Your Lane…

Hello 2018! I hope you all had a FABULOUS holiday and that you all are ready to kick this year in the butt! Being that most of us start the new year with new aspirations and goals in mind, I thought it was a good idea to revisit an old post of mine. (Originally posted at my sister site – Spot 86). I want to start by telling you guys that I am in no way, shape, or form perfect. There are days that I wake up stressed, discouraged, or anxious. I have a tendency to put huge amounts of pressure on myself. As I approached this new year, I couldn’t shake that feeling. Like what I was doing, or my goals weren’t good enough. Continue Reading

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Take a Chill Pill…

Am I the only person that catches themselves rolling their eyes when they see others bragging about working while we’ve all been asleep? I don’t know about you, but I need my eight hours each night. And I don’t think I should be made to feel bad for doing so. Between working a full-time job, managing my blog, and being an author – a good night’s sleep keeps me sane! I work better and am much more productive when I feel well rested and have a clear head. I don’t get it, it’s like people get the side eye when they opt to relax and take a break to recharge their batteries or enjoy some leisure time. Whether it’s by taking a well-deserved vacation, or sleeping in for the day. What’s not to love about being able to kick back and chill every once in a while?

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The Girlfriend Code…

 

A few weeks ago, I posed a question on my Facebook about women that say they don’t get along with other women. Then like fate, my sister from another mister (in my mind at least) Issa Rae tweeted something along the lines of – “I feel sorry or women who don’t have female friends.” Quite honestly, I couldn’t agree more. There’s something about having a connection with other women that can’t be replaced by relationships with men. And if you ask me – in this cold ass world, a woman needs her girlfriend(s)!

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