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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 …

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Colin Kaepernick: Following Your Heart Isn’t Always Easy

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you knew your decision to follow your heart would result in many people disagreeing with you? Following your heart isn’t always easy especially if there is criticism and pressure to do differently. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the 49ers, learned just that when he refused to stand for the National Anthem before …

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Practical Relaxation Tips for Busy, Working Women

Life can get so hectic at times, and juggling home and work can become pretty stressful. The never-ending mission to create balance can feel almost impossible for even the most resilient of women. As woman we wear so many hats, and in the midst of all life’s craziness, we tend to neglect our own needs. Every busy, working woman needs …

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Lessons Learned From Gabby Douglas

“Each of us has feelings, and not to have feelings is not to be fully alive.”  – Anne Wilson Schaef Gabby faced severe criticism at this 2016 Olympics in Rio for failing to put her hand over her heart during the national anthem, and for seeming to be distant from teammates as they pursued Olympic glory.  Too often, those on …

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You Can’t be Everything to Everyone

I am beyond overwhelmed these days. I’m wrapping up an intense class that I’ve been taking since January. My work is expanding in ways that are stretching me. And I still need and want to be present for my family and friends. A good friend reminded me to take my own advice so as I sat down to journal I was reminded …

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How to Say No like a Boss and Still be a Lady

As women we get so tripped up in being nice that we don’t consider our own needs. We give automatic yeses to situations that require nos. We agonize over saying no. What will they think? What if they think I’m a b*itch? What if they don’t ask me again? runs through our heads. How many events have you attended because …