Top 10 songs about sisterhood and women empowerment

Top 10 songs about sisterhood and women empowerment

Sisterhood isn’t always something that is celebrated in the music industry.The industry can be tough and most artist are writing songs about competing with other women, not empowering them.

How to maintain boundaries when friends become family

How to maintain boundaries when friends become family

As we get older, and our circle of friends shrinks, the ones we do keep into adulthood often become like family to us. New research conducted by the journal Personal Relationships, found that having friends in old age was a better indicator of happiness and health than having strong family connections.

Three ways to make your sister your best friend

Three ways to make your sister your best friend

If you have any siblings, they were probably the first friends you ever had. With girls, having sisters give you your first does of what it will be like in school with your own group of friends.

What to do when you don’t get along with your friend’s friends

What to do when you don’t get along with your friend’s friends

We all have different types of friends that we hang out with for different occasions. There are work friends, hometown friends, best friends, internet friends, college friends and so much more.

How to handle your boyfriend and best friend not getting along

How to handle your boyfriend and best friend not getting along

As if friendships aren’t tricky enough, add in a significant other that doesn’t mesh with your friends and watch things get messy. While most people can be friendly with their friends romantic partners, that’s not always the case.

Why the "I don't like other girls" mentality is toxic for women

Why the "I don't like other girls" mentality is toxic for women

Although it may be true to say that sometimes a woman’s greatest opponent is other women, this doesn’t have to be the norm. Society has tricked women into believing that all women should be competitive with one another - for jobs, men just about everything else.

How to balance friendships with your new relationship

How to balance friendships with your new relationship

We’ve all seen it before: your best friend who used to call all time and want to hang out has gone completely ghost now that she’s in a new relationship.

Why it's important to balance squad care and self-care

Why it's important to balance squad care and self-care

Self-care is all anyone is talking about these days. In fact, the hashtag on Instagram currently has more than 2.5 million posts. But we know it takes a village to reach success, so when is it necessary to reach out to others to help heal us? 

10 movies on sisterhood every black woman should watch

10 movies on sisterhood every black woman should watch

There aren't too many movies being made that show Black women just being human. Films that celebrate Black women being smart, funny, loud, outrageous and vulnerable should be celebrated, because Black women aren't always afforded that right. 

10 things to avoid when building a sisterhood and new friendships

10 things to avoid when building a sisterhood and new friendships

If you feed into what the movies and the media will tell you, you'll probably end up thinking that all women are catty and would prefer the company of men. Despite how women are portrayed on our television screens it's important to know what make a true sisterhood. 

5 ways to get to know yourself better

Getting to know yourself as you get older can be a tough but necessary process. But when you decide to learn who you truly are, its important to know how you can approach this reflective time in your life. 

Not knowing who we are can come in the form of a quarter-life crisis. According to the Guardian, about 86% of millennials experience a quarter-life crisis. Many millennials report having experienced periods of loneliness, depression, and insecurity. It's during these times of soul searching that you really have to do the work to figure out who you really are and what your place in the world is. 

Here are five ways you can get to know yourself better and avoid a quarter-life crisis:

Journaling. Writing in a journal can be a great way to express yourself in a safe space. Whether you are recounting moments in your life or jotting down some affirmations to keep positive, keeping a journal is a therapeutic way to get to know yourself better. Keeping a record of what experiences make you feel good and bad can be a good system for analyzing your moods and thoughts.

Meditate. Another good way to get to know yourself is to practice self-care through meditation. When you meditate, you're putting everything out of your mind for moments of peace and silence. 

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Exercise. Blowing off steam and approaching your problems in a calm manner. Whether it be yoga, Pilates or even kick-boxing, exercise gives you time to think and reflect on your day. So if you are going through a time of disappointment, getting active can help to clear your mind for better choices and help you figure out what you want in life. 

Travel alone. Solo travel is big now but if not to meet people, then definitely to get away from it all. Treating yourself to a solo trip might be just what you need to figure your life plans out and take evaluation of your current situation. You'll also get to know yourself better by having to make every decision alone and be completely emotionally independent. 

Talk it out. Talking to yourself to figure out who you are and what you want out of your life isn't a bad idea. You can also go to therapy to work through any issues with a licensed professional. Feeling like you aren't close to yourself or going through a quarter-life crisis are completely normal and its always best to seek professional help when it comes to your mental health and happiness. 

 

What do you do to get to know yourself better?