Channeling #PositivePauletta, Resisting #NegativeNakeisha

Dear Sista Friend, It’s been roouugghh. “Senioritis” was so real as I entered this last semester of coursework. But even before then I struggled through burn out. Going to school straight through with no breaks is for the birds (stay tuned for blog post)! This semester has been even worse because I’m so close I […]

How I Developed A Growth Mindset

Welcome to 2018! Our feet are firmly planted in the new year. Some of us have already fallen off the bandwagon of resolutions and our resolve has softened some. That’s ok. It happens. Instead of focusing on resolutions – there are ways to create life – shifting habits this year, ones that will change your […]

Securing the Bag: Tips for Beginning the Job Search Process

Dear Sista Friend, This time last year I was hyping myself up about starting my job search.  During my last year of graduate school, “the search” was all that anyone ever really cared to discuss.  The “if, when, and where” Faith would find a job. They did not bother to ask me how I was […]

How I Ate My Feelings and then Faced My Feelings

Welcome back! The DSF writers took a short hiatus, but we’re back to continue to challenge your thinking, push you to your “better” (whatever that looks like), and advocate for you to be the BEST YOU! Over the past two years I’ve lost close to 60 pounds. While the physical benefits have been fantastic (I […]