Okay, not really. But it got your attention. The title should actually read, “Joy’s Common Sense Eating Tips.” There are different tips that we pick up from day to day that just make sense, like, cutting down on the sugar, alcohol, etc. So let me comprise a brief list of what my “starvation” diet entails, and you will see that at first you may feel like you are starving, but once you get use to these minor adjustments, you won’t really (feel as if you’re starving). [Read more…]
So many women today are wearing weaves. You can’t go a day, without running into a woman with a weave! I will say this: BE CAREFUL!!! For years I wore twists and grew my hair longer and thicker than I ever had in my entire life (shout out to Sonya McIntyre on Facebook for being my “twist lady” for YEARS. My twists were hot!)! My hair was natural; no chemicals. Then my twist lady moved away and I started going to…others. They didn’t do twists like I like, so I let them do various forms of braiding before I opted for a weave for the first time for my wedding.
That was the beginning of the end of my hair. [Read more…]
Many people think that sexy has to do with sex (which is why many Christians look at me sideways when I talk about sexiness). Well, not necessarily. Being sexy has nothing to do with showing skin. Being sexy has nothing to do with generating lustful feelings in the other sex. Being sexy is about feeling confident in yourself. Your mind is at peace, your body is fit, and your soul is rejoicing. You feel as though you can conquer the world and take no prisoners! You walk tall, your talk is self-assured, your smile is genuine, and you exude inner beauty. Now, you may not be perfect. You may worry a little about getting that next pay raise, losing that next 5 pounds, and you may be lonely sometimes. But, sexy is when you can rise above this and make progress. Sexy is moving forward. Sexy is looking in the mirror and truly feeling good about yourself. With that said, let me give you some tips to help you feel sexy today: [Read more…]
We have all heard someone teach on the topic of forgiveness, and we know all about it, yada yada yada. And yet, we still do not consistently practice it. Let me see if I can place it in a different light.
When you forgive someone, you may still hold them responsible for the offense, however, you stop holding the offense against them, i.e. you stop beating them up for it either directly or indirectly. Now, you may file the offense away in your mental rolodex (as you probably should so that you will remember what/who you’re dealing with), but you learn from the experience and release yourself from any anger or vengeance associated with the offense. This is forgiveness. [Read more…]
I have learned the number one reason why relationships fail. Are you ready for this? When you learn what it is, will you be ready and willing to fix this in your own relationship? The concept is simple, but the work may be challenging. Check this out: [Read more…]