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Branding: Check and constantly recheck your ability to fully recommit to your goals

· Adjust where and when necessary ·

Yesterday I had a consultation with a woman looking for help with taking her product line to the next level.  A friend of hers who attends may Brown Skin Women expos referred her to me as a possible resource. She was struggling with taking her business to the next level.  I always begin with a…

Event Planner Tip: How to execute a stellar event

· The more organized you are, the more professional and well executed your event will be. ·

My life as an event planner has become overwhelmingly busy over the past three months. Thinking back to when I first realized I actually loved project management, I didn’t have a mentor to guide me with event planning specifically.  So I’m sharing some gems I’ve learned along the way. Event planning details are fun, stressful…

Event sponsorship

· how to land your own ·

I started my Brown Skin Women virtual diary after a decision to impulsively chop off my chemically relaxed hair. I chose the Brown Skin Women name after a life changing experience with being a chosen volunteer for the 58th presidential inaugural ball for former president Barack Obama, as well as a one-of-a-kind experience recording a…

When you get, give

· Can't play the victim when you're also the suspect. ·

Confession.  I used to be SO selfish with my resources.  Like I did not want to share some of the things I benefitted from with others. Not everything…but looking back they were always things that could help others get ahead.  Not general selfishness though, only when I was asked directly and by certain people. Well…

Work Life “Balance”

· Do what you love ·

During one of the most trying times of my life I attended my first yoga class.  I immediately fell in love with it.  The practice, the journey, the way it made me feel.  Some years later I singled out and became slightly obsessed with the meditative aspect of it.  It’s something intensely profound about becoming…

Event Decor Tips

· Decorating for an event is just as special and intimate as decorating inside of your home. ·

It’s no secret I have a thing for pretty things! Β Blame it on my love for color, various prints and shiny things. Β It’s lived with me my entire life and so it naturally leaks into my professional world. Decorating for an event is just as special and intimate as decorating inside of your home. Β It…

My Food Diary

· Life as a pescatarian ·

Growing up I tolerated meat just like I tolerate many things (people for instance) that I didn’t prefer.  It was a struggle to eat meat growing up, as the sight and thought of consuming it would literally make me feel sick to my stomach.  Being raised less fortunate (but with grand love) in a household…