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The Importance of Loving Yourself

Life is busy, and for most women, you wear a lot of different hats and you are a lot of different things to all the people in your life. And in the craziness that is your life, you focus on everything and everyone but yourself. I am here to tell you, that is no way to live. Don’t get me …

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How To Overcome The Loneliness of Valentine’s Day

Perspective is everything, and it can really set the mood for any day, including Valentine’s Day. What are your focusing on when it comes to V-Day? Are you thinking about the love you don’t have, or recognizing and appreciating the love that is around you daily. Love just does not come from a significant other, but it is experienced with …

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Black History Month: Unsung Heroes

Black History month is a time to reflect on all those who have gone before us in the black community, who have inspired us to not only do more but to be more. People who have reminded us that there are things worth fighting for. While there are so many, today, we would like to pay tribute to a few …

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Response to Taking Racist Comments at Work

Racist Comments at Work? I’m sitting at my computer fuming because I just read a blog that suggested that someone who experienced a racist comment at work should keep silent because it would be unprofessional to speak up. WHAT?!? Did we not just celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday who reminds us that “our lives begin to end the day …

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful

We know it’s been a rough couple weeks. With Thanksgiving tomorrow, we decided to write this blog to remember what we are grateful for in this season. Although many of us are still in shock and disbelief by this month’s past events, here are 5 reasons we are still thankful. After reading our list below, take a minute to fill …

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Post Election Traumatic Stress

We don’t usually write about politics at The Ladipo Group but this time politics are too personal to keep silent. I woke up to shock, disbelief, fear, and sadness. I was scouring Facebook at 4am to connect and commiserate with others. By 9am some people were enraged and ready for action. Others still in shock and disbelief and not knowing what …

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The Personal is Political

Today is voting day. It’s been a whirlwind these last few months. One can’t even turn on their TV without watching political ads bashing either opponent at every commercial break. The Facebook debates on friend’s timelines arguing with each other is a daily occurrence. When you travel to work or even the movies political signs are everywhere. There are times …

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How to Encourage Creativity and Create Good Work Habits

How does your creative flow process work? How often do you experience a creative block? We were hooked when we came across Danielle LaPorte’s, 5 Pointers for developing freedom-based creativity & work habits. Her blog got us thinking about our own pointers to encourage creativity and create good work habits. Here’s our list below. Being Still and Paying Attention to …

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Hillary Clinton: The Dilemma

In a society where women are viewed as being weak and fragile, Hillary Clinton leaving the 9/11 event last week has brought about a lot of talk that she isn’t fit enough to be the next president of the United States. And for Black women, we have another standard to live up to as well. The standard of being a superwoman …

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5 Things You Learn As You Grow Older

There are things, that I wish I would have grasp a little sooner in life. But you know how it goes, I am a self-professed work in progress. In a society that likes to compare, it has a direct effect on how we interact and view others. It also affects the way we love and treat ourselves. After reading a …