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Feeling the emotion of fear or anxiety is natural to all human beings. Many of us usually fear or dread over little unimportant things happening in our life. Fear or stressing over some bad and little things can really hinder our daily activities. But, some of us feel moreContinue reading “How To Face Your Fears? A Guide To Understand And Face The Tough Circumstances Of Your Life”
Are you struggling to save and grow your finances? What if I tell you I have a “magic penny” formula that can double your money in 31 days? Sounds interesting right? Most people haven’t heard of the magic penny before. How about your one penny turns into a million.Continue reading “Compound Interest “The Magic Penny””
If you own your own company, it’s possible that you haven’t considered financial literacy programs in work. Should this be your responsibility?Well, those with lower levers of financial worry also have higher levels of financial literacy.So, what does this have to do with you, as an employer?Financial literacy is,Continue reading “Should you make financial literacy a part of your company culture?”
It’s weird times – it can feel increasingly difficult to actually feel motivated and reach goals. It’s an endless cycle, too. We feel bad about ourselves, we can’t find motivation, we don’t meet goals, and then we feel bad about ourselves – it continues and continues. So, what areContinue reading “How to find motivation right now”
For many of us, the current pandemic has really made dealing with anxiety and fear unbearable.Death Anxiety (or Thanatophobia, if you want to get medical), is known as the anxiety surrounding the fear of death or the dying process. It’s understandable and pretty common. Actually, worrying about the mortalityContinue reading “How to deal with Death Anxiety during a pandemic”
Transgenerational trauma or intergenerational trauma is a psychological term which suggests that trauma can be transferred or inherited through generations.Essentially, when a first-generation survives a large ordeal of trauma, they can transfer this trauma to their children, and even further generations of offspring. This becomes known as a complexContinue reading “How the trauma of slavery can be inherited”
The Missing White Woman Syndrome/Effect is prominent in our society, and with social media picking up on otherwise unreported news, it’s more obvious than ever.So, what is missing white woman syndrome? And why does society seem to care less when women from BAME communities go missing? Let’s dive intoContinue reading “Why do people care less when women of colour go missing?”
Jealousy can keep you down, so how do you get over entrepreneur envy? We’ve all been there – scrolled through Instagram and seen people doing INCREDIBLE things with their careers. Better yet, read through a Forbes “30 under 30” list and felt terrible, especially when they claim somebody asContinue reading “How to overcome entrepreneur envy”
It’s something we all have – that we usually exclusively keep to stalking Instagram profiles, making calls, and sending memes. Gone are the days of heavy bricks with ariels (if anybody can even remember those), now we have tiny little computers in our pockets. We should be making theContinue reading “Can your phone help with your finances?”
What are ETFs? ETFs as we all know them are shorts for Exchange-Traded Funds. An ETF is a basket of securities that contains stocks, bonds, securities, and other financial assets. These funds are index funds that can be traded on an exchange just like stocks and bonds. ETFs wereContinue reading “The Beginner’s Concise Guide to Understanding ETFs”
Given the current economic situation and recent financial market events, you may be wondering whether to invest or make changes to your investment portfolio. While I cannot tell you how to manage your investment portfolio, I can give some tips you can consider before making your decision. So yeah,Continue reading “Five Things to Consider Before Making an Investment Decision”
The Color Purple, published in 1982, is a classic novel that celebrates black women who challenge unjust authorities and raise their head beyond the yoke of their situations and circumstances. The novel follows an impregnated and abused young girl, Celie, through her personal and spiritual growth in slave-bound Georgia.Continue reading “The Color Purple by Alice Walker”
It is indeed sad to hear about Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was only just 43 with so much to offer the world. Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor most renowned for his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther. Born on the 29th of November, 1976, Chadwick diedContinue reading “Classics Don’t Die and Neither Do Legends!”
When you hear Africa, what’s the first thing that pops in your head? The home of black people? The home of crude, primitive men that live in caves and trees? Maybe a more refined ideology but crude nonetheless: a continent filled with poor, homeless people. Perhaps an abstract: crime,Continue reading “The Dangers of Subscribing to the Single Story about Africa and Black People”
While random African and Caribbean brothers might be receptive towards one another in their continent and countries, it might not be the most common thing to see random brothers in the diaspora connect on that same level. Dr. Joy Degruy chronicles this in her book (Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome:Continue reading “Growing Different: The Bearings of the Past on the Present in a Post-Slavery World”
Every once in a while, we all get stressed out and it affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Stress can reveal itself in a number of ways. These signs include: Persistent headaches and migraine Chronic muscle aches Chest pain Digestive imbalance (this spans from simple stomach discomfort to pronouncedContinue reading “How to Know When Stress Is Starting to Take A Toll on You and Steps to Addressing It”
The first step in addressing an issue is recognizing it. It is after you recognize the various forms it takes that you can take active measures to curtail it. However, when it comes to anxiety, it may be a bit difficult for you to recognize it for what itContinue reading “Three Healthy Ways to Deal with Anxiety”
Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan, tells the story of a young boy, George Washington Black, born into slavery. When Washington is first introduced, he is eleven and working on the Faith Plantation in Barbados. He lives with an old, rather disillusioned woman that takes care of him. His bossContinue reading “The Adventures of Washington Black”
Choosing the next book on your reading list might be a bit of a challenge especially if you’re looking to try something different. What book should that be? You’ve got so many options. Or none at all. Either way, worry not! If you’re looking to read a book byContinue reading “Three Powerful Black Female Authors You Should Most Definitely Read”
The black skin tone has come to be associated with evil. Villains in more than 50% of movies have the tendency to have a darker skin tone than the rest of the folks on the set. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why this happens? Consider even theContinue reading “The Biased Portrayal of Black People in Movies”
Regardless of the racial mix, black people have their own cultures. They have their way of doing things that are generic to them. It’s very common to see a group of black people conversing differently from how they would when they’re among different people. When together, slangs might notContinue reading “The Attempt at Preserving Culture through Code-switching”
Mention every impressive brand you know and I will tell you of their humble beginnings. As ginormous as they might have now become, every business started with a single step and bloomed into something grand and beautiful. If you are looking to start a business as well, you canContinue reading “Simple Tips to Starting your Independent Business”
Almost everyone has lost their purse or wallet at one point or the other. Remember what it felt like then? You’d most probably have slipped into a mild state of anxiety within a few minutes of losing your purse? It’s normal. You’d want to know where you dropped orContinue reading “How do I deal with Financial Stress?”
Are you hurting? Are you going through a terrible phase of your life? I want to let you know you’re not alone and you can ride your overwhelming emotions and find healing in a lot of things. You can especially find healing through poetry. It’s simple. All you haveContinue reading “You can find healing through poetry”
It’s very easy to deny the fact that trauma was passed down through the years of slavery. After all, hasn’t it been a really long time? Time heals all wounds, doesn’t it?! Not this one! Time doesn’t heal all things- especially not untreated trauma. Untreated trauma only gets worse.Continue reading “Who needs to heal from Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome?”
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