Uplifting Community Stories

Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Let’s talk about healthcare! I know healthcare and health insurance can be a touchy topic these days, especially with the spike in insurance premiums. Trust me, my husband and I are feeling the pinch, too. But healthcare is an important topic that everyone should take […]

Naturally Flyy Detroit Hosts Annual Natural Hair Meetup

Naturally Flyy Detroit Hosts Annual Natural Hair Meetup

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, my family and I attended We Rock Dope Hair: A Natural Hair Experience. We Rock Dope Hair is presented by Naturally Flyy Detroit, founded by sisters Jennifer Thomas and EttaFlyy Espy Thomas. Jennifer was very kind to extend an invitation to Good Life […]

Memorial Day: Not Just a Celebration of Summer – Honor the Fallen

Memorial Day: Not Just a Celebration of Summer – Honor the Fallen

Memorial Day Weekend in the United States is celebrated as the unofficial beginning of summer. Many people across the country plan cookouts, trips to the beach or lake, and attend summer parties. But Memorial Day means so much more than a celebration of summer. Memorial […]

Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Corktown – Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is in store for an exciting event this coming weekend (May 20, 2017)! Spring Into Corktown is a new event created by Erin Gavle, owner of Eldorado General Store and founder of Spring into Corktown, which celebrates community and welcomes the […]

Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy

Community Event: GIVE Club Collecting Prom Attire for Covenant House Academy

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women. Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. […]

All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017

All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition 2017

On Sunday (5/7/17), Travis and I attended the All Things Detroit Pre-Mother’s Day Edition. The Detroit-famous shopping extravaganza was held at Eastern Market. It was our second time attending an All Things Detroit event, the first being in March. I was excited to attend this event […]

Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Get a Jump Start on 18 Markets Opening This May!

Metro Detroit Farmers’ Markets: Get a Jump Start on 18 Markets Opening This May!

It’s that time of year again! Farmers’ market season is back, and I am SO excited about it! I love going to the Metro Detroit farmers’ markets! I remember going to the farmers’ market in Atlanta with my dad. He’d buy peaches, watermelon, peanuts and other delicious […]

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 Hamtramck, Michigan   *All photographs by Jennifer for Good Life Detroit.    

GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit (Part 2)

GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit (Part 2)

On Tuesday, I introduced you to the GIVE Club. Today I am sharing with you the second part to my two-part story of the GIVE Club. The nonprofit organization focuses on serving communities in Detroit and the metro area. They are making a great difference […]

GIVE Club Serves Detroit on Make a Difference Day

GIVE Club Serves Detroit on Make a Difference Day

The first time I drove down Third Avenue in Detroit, I noticed there was a large group of people gathered around in a vacant lot. There were tents up and a few shopping carts. I looked to my right and saw the homeless shelter. That’s […]

Rosie the Riveter: Meeting the Original Rosies

Rosie the Riveter: Meeting the Original Rosies

Have you heard of Rosie the Riveter? In today’s time, Rosie is a very popular costume for women. I have also seen women empowerment campaigns and groups use Rosie the Riveter as a symbol. Rosie is seen as a symbol of “girl power”, promoting great strength for […]

Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo

Highlights from the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love my head wraps! Since moving to Detroit, I have collected an assortment of wraps. Detroit is very popular for the head wrap fashion style because many men and women wear head wraps for […]



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