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Maximizing productivity through menstrual cycle awareness

Going with Your Flow: Harnessing the Power of Your Menstrual Cycle 

Have you ever felt like your energy and productivity levels fluctuate without rhyme or reason? One day you're killing it, getting things done and slaying the day. Then the next, you can barely muster the motivation to tackle your to-do list, let alone move. What if I told you that the key to mastering your productivity lies within your own body, specifically, your menstrual cycle? That’s right, sis, instead of simply living with your menstruation period, you could be[...]

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The Truth About Living a Soft Life

Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you've seen or heard the term "soft life" somewhere. It seems to be a great societal shift taking place and personally, I'm here for it. But, what does living a soft life mean, exactly? Before we dive into that, let's rewind a bit. Many of us are still trying to bounce back and pick up the pieces of the last two and a half years. One thing that the god-awful pandemic (or panorama as I like to call it) showed us, is that there is much more to life than being over[...]

Monique Elise wears a tan two-piece set. She is sitting behind a laptop computer on a bed, which has a green plant on one side and a pink wall on the other.

5 Mindset Shifts I Made to Improve my Mental Health

I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve had quite a few challenges when it comes to managing my mental health. Truthfully speaking, after the last two and a half years we’ve had, I am not alone. None of us are immune to experiencing burnout, depression, anxiety attacks, or full-on psychotic breaks. I believe that now more than ever it’s important to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Want to know the trick? You have to learn how to master your mind. In order to do that, you have to do the work to[...]

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My Honest Tape-in Extensions Review & Everything You Need to Know

It seems like tape-in extensions are all the girls have been talking about lately. I won’t lie, I’ve been on the hunt for a solution to my extension woes. I love the length and added body that extensions offer but I hate the restrictiveness of sew-in weaves, wigs, and clip-ins are damaging. After hearing such great things about tape-in extensions and doing a ton of research, I finally decided to give them a try. Keep reading to see my honest tape-in extension review and everything you need to know. My Initi[...]

Last Minute Gift ideas for girls on the go

Christmas will be here in less than two weeks, so I have to ask… Did you finish your holiday shopping? If you're anything like me, probably not! But no worries I've created the perfect shopping list that's sure to cover all my last-minute shoppers. Here's a special list I put together with all of my boss babes in mind. Because we're closing deals, making moves, and on the go! Keep reading to see a list of last-minute gift ideas for girls on the go! read more[...]

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Monique’s Must-Haves: November 2021

Farewell November! I know that I’m not the only one that feels like 2021 flew right on by. Yes, I'm aware that I keep saying that, but I truly can’t believe we only have 31 days standing in between us and 2022! Are you ready for the new year ahead? I know that I am. But before we get there, I just have to share my favorites from the past month. Keep reading to see the things that I loved in November! read more[...]

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Monique’s Must-Haves: October 2021

Sigh….I’m so sad to see October go. It’s one of my favorite months out of the year. For starters, it’s my birthday month. But not only that, by this time of year all of my favorite shows are back on television, and who doesn’t love Halloween?! I’m always down to enjoy a treat and I had my fair share. That said, I have some serious treats for you too! Check out my absolute favorite items of from October 2021. read more[...]

10 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Are you feeling dissatisfied with your current job? Nothing can be more draining than working at a job that you hate every single day. Day after day, you’re forced to walk a fine line between finally putting in your resignation or sticking things out for a little while longer in hope of some kind of improvement. Just know this, the desire to change jobs is normal and shouldn’t be ignored. Keep reading to learn about 10 signs it’s time for you to quit your job.  read more[...]