Let’s Talk Cancer: Women and Breast Cancer Awareness know the Symptoms

Let's Talk Cancer: Women and Breast Cancer Awareness know the Symptoms

Let’s Talk Cancer: Women and Breast Cancer Awareness know the Symptoms The American Cancer Society states that Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in women.  1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life time.  With statistics like this,  it is very likely that many of us or someone we know has been affected by breast cancer. The month of October...

Ask Toni: Nervous with people???

Do you have any tips on how “not” to be so nervous when meeting new people?  I’m always nervous in crowds or when meeting anyone new.

 

Answer:

Hi,  We all get nervous when meeting new people sometimes.  It’s natural to want to make a great first impression. 

When meeting new people always make eye contact and smile.  Smiles are contagious and it shows everyone that you are warm and inviting.  Also,  once you learn their names,  use them when addressing them.  It forms a sense of  familiarity.   And lastly,  ask questions and give compliments.  People love talking about themselves. 

Smiles, using names, and asking questions are all icebreakers.  Once the ice is broken they will feel comfortable and you will feel less nervous and comfortable too.

I hope this helps.

 

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Take a knee….. #takeaknee why are so many people upset??

Take a knee..... #takeaknee why are so many people upset??

Take a knee Yep,  like clockwork,  I’m back again with another random thought.  Well maybe not so random today.  My thought for today?  #takeaknee why are so many people upset? Unless you’re not a football fan,  you are familiar with what went on this pass Sunday in the world of football.  Many individual players and several organizations banded together in protest of the mistreatment of black people in America.  ...

Self-care: 5 Things you Should say to Yourself Everyday when Looking in the Mirror.

Self-care: 5 Things you Should say to Yourself Everyday when Looking in the Mirror.

Self-care: 5 Things you Should say to Yourself Everyday when Looking in the Mirror. Let’s face it,  sometimes life can be difficult.  The day to day of career,  family,  household,  and task can be more than we can chew.  Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the pressure of it all. Not to mention,  the outside eyes and opinions that are judging how we perform from one day to the next.  It...

Ask Toni: My Best Friend tried to Date my Ex.

What do I do if my best friend tried to date my ex after I said I wasn’t okay with it?  He broke up with me,  stuff happened,  and I just didn’t want to hear about the things they were doing.

Answer

I’m sorry Dear but,  she is not your friend.  True best Friends don’t do things like that to each other.  She has broken “girl code” rules.

She’s put her own selfish feelings ahead of yours.  Do not continue a relationship with either of them.  Neither one of them respects you or cares about your feelings.  It’s time to make new friends.  The kind of friends who uplift you, cheer for you, and protect you.

Fake friends don’t deserve a place in your life.  Surround yourself with people who love you.

 

Try Reading:  Girlfriend Code101: 5 Rules of Sisterhood

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Run your own Race you’ll reach your Destination much Faster!

Run your own Race you'll reach your Destination much Faster!

Run your own Race Hello Everyone,  I’m back again to share more random thoughts. Thought for today?  Comparisons and competition! How many times have you decided to do something, took the leap,  and actually did it.  Many of us have,  right? You took the time to research,  plan,  execute,  and launch.  Everything is going great,   you’re proud of your work and all that you’ve accomplished and life is so...

Marriage Talk: You’ve got the ring…..but did you have the talk? Things you and your mate should talk about before marriage.

Marriage Talk: You've got the ring.....but did you have the talk? Things you and your mate should talk about before marriage.

Marriage Talk: You’ve got the ring…..but did you have the talk? Things you and your mate should talk about before marriage. Congratulations!  You’re getting married.  This is one of the biggest milestones of your life.  There’s lots of planning to make everything right for the big day and you’re making sure that everything is perfect. You’ve got the ring,  the dress,  and all your bridesmaids in order.  Your dream venue...

Ask Toni: My boyfriend is a narcissist. How can I leave?

My boyfriend is a narcissist. I’m in love with him, but I know it’s ruining my life. How can I help myself get out of this relationship?

Answer:

I want you to sit in silence and ask yourself why are you staying?

Finding the reason to the “why” will help you figure out what’s going on with you.  You are the key to all of this. This is about you not your boyfriend. If you do find the strength to leave or if he leaves you, you will end up in the same kind of relationship over and over again.

You deserve better!  Work on yourself first and learn to love yourself.  Once you do that everything else will make sense.

I hope this helps….

You Deserve Better.

 

Try Reading: Relationships, Guilt, and Starting Over: Do you feel obligated to Stay?

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How to increase Productivity and Rock your day!

How to increase Productivity and Rock your day!

How to increase Productivity and Rock your day! Productivity!  Being productive is something that most of us would love to master.  When we put in the work we expect it to yield high results.  But,  what happens when input does not produce the output we’re looking for? How many times have you felt like a hamster spinning your wheels and going nowhere?  Putting in the work and not seeing results...