Earlier today, I was scrolling through my TL on Twitter and I came across an inspiring tweet from director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. A fan tweeted to DuVernay a request for birthday advice she could give to them on their 37th birthday. Here’s what she wrote: “Start a note in your phone and every night… Read More The Best Birthday Advice
Sometimes we need a break from the news cycle. Here are ten cute animal videos (and a couple of funny ones) to brighten your day! I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been bombarded with a lot of bad news these last couple of months. I know for me it often feels like a… Read More 10 Cute Animal Videos to Brighten Your Day
As Earth Month comes to an end, I thought I would share a blog post on how we can be more mindful of transitioning to toxic-free living or as most call it– green living. No, I’m not talking about eliminating drama or toxic relationships out of your life (although we all could benefit from a… Read More 5 Tips for Toxic-Free Living (+ How You Can Share Your Green Living Journey on #TOXFREETHURSDAY)
Have you ever looked back at old photographs to remember special moments in your life that made you feel happy? The other day, I came across my collection of Detroit photos from last spring– a time when quarantine life and social distancing was nonexistent and not even a thought in our minds. As I was… Read More Reminiscing Last Spring in Detroit
Hi. It’s been a little while since I’ve written a piece for Good Life Detroit because I was taking a brief social media break. How are you doing? I hope you, your family, and loved ones are doing well during this challenging time. I know things are scary and uncertain and everyone is just trying… Read More How are you doing?
I know making resolutions are a big tradition when entering a new year, but I decided to try something a little different. I honestly don’t do well with New Year’s resolutions. After about a few weeks, I pretty much forget about the goals I set for myself. Not this year, though. Instead, I decided to… Read More Four Promises I’m Making to Myself in 2020
You may recognize Detroit entrepreneur Dr. Sabrina Jackson for her work on Detroit’s “911 People with Dr. Sabrina” on FOX 2 and “The Essentially Sabrina Show” on 910 AM Superstation, but did you know she is also diving into the fashion world? Fondly known in Detroit as “The People Expert”, Dr. Sabrina is excited to… Read More Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week
I have rediscovered my love for journaling again and it’s all thanks to Alexandra Johnson’s book Leaving a Trace: The Art of Transforming a Life into Stories! I love this book because it covers a number of journal writing ideas such as how to start a journal, what to do when you experience writer’s block,… Read More Do You Keep a Journal?
A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I were invited to attend TEDxDetroit 2019. It was our first time attending a TED Talks event so we were really excited to go! In this post, I’m sharing seven TED Talks that I felt were very inspirational and had a positive impact on me. Wrapping up its… Read More An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019
Hi, friends! In today’s celebrity interview, syndicated entertainment journalist Allison Kugel talks with Deepak Chopra “to unpack the pressing issues of isolation, anxiety and depression and the growing epidemic of suicidal ideation and suicide, which has taken sharp incline over the past eighteen years.” Hope you enjoy today’s blog post! Leave a comment sharing your… Read More Deepak Chopra on the Healing Power of “Love-in-Action”
Happy October, friends! On today’s blog post, I’m sharing a new Fall vintage blazer I bought at my local thrift store. Now, I’m not much of a fashion blogger (LOL), but I really wanted to share this cute style with you because it was a GREAT deal and I LOVE vintage fashion! Today’s post contains… Read More Happy October!
**Screaming from the rooftop** I had a girls’ night out last Friday! It’s a big deal, folks! I am the mother of five children. It’s a no-brainer that my life stays busy. Not to mention, I homeschool my kids and I work from home. So I spend a lot of time at my house– with… Read More “Wow, it’s really been years since I had a Girls Night Out!”
About two weeks ago, I was invited to a tea party called High Tea. Now, this wasn’t just any tea party. I guess you could call it a tea party with a twist (kind of like Painting with a Twist), only this tea party was all about marijuana! Did your eyes just widen at my… Read More High Tea: Cannabis Tea Party Teaches Women the Health Benefits of Medical Cannabis
What podcasts have you been listening to lately? Right now, I’ve been listening to the new Jemele Hill Unbothered podcast. Have you heard it yet? It is really good! I like to listen to podcasts when I am putting on my makeup (because it takes me 30+ minutes to do), while I’m working on my… Read More Four Podcasts I’m Listening to Right Now
You may recognize Dianna “Miss D” Williams from Lifetime’s hit television series Bring It— a reality show which documents Williams’ career as the founder and dance coach for The Dollhouse Dance Factory. Williams (or Coach D as her dance team calls her) is a successful, self-made businesswoman. She is a graduate of Jackson State University… Read More Catching Up with Coach D from Lifetime’s Hit T.V. Show ‘Bring It!’
Speech Pathologist Katie Boyce has lived in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan with her husband for three years now. She keeps a very busy schedule and often works long hours. To help her find relaxation from her career, she started knitting. “Right now, it’s truly therapeutic for me,” Katie explained to me during our phone conversation. “I’m… Read More Warmth Detroit’s Katie Boyce Talks Sustainable Fashion and Worldwide Knit in Public Day
Hi, friends! Did you happen to stop by Eastern Market’s Flower Day over the weekend? Travis and I went to the annual flower festival after a brunch date, and we had a wonderful time. It started raining toward the end of the festival, but we didn’t let the rain keep us from enjoying all of… Read More A Sunday Date at Eastern Market’s Flower Day
Freelance makeup artist Jasmine Wagner has a great passion for beauty. She recently launched her freelance beauty business and enjoys working with clients in the Detroit and metro area. “Seeing the beauty that [my clients] have naturally and bringing that out and not just changing the look entirely, that’s why I do what I do,”… Read More 4 Beauty Tools I Recommend to My Clients
Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Co. (GLBC) I have partnered with GLBC to introduce you to their new Great Lakes IPA beer. All opinions shared in this post are mine. Being busy parents of five kiddos, it can be a little challenging sometimes for Travis and me to get out and enjoy… Read More 5 Ways to Recreate Happy Hour at Home
With Women’s History Month coming to a close, I thought it would be nice to feature an interview with a Detroit-based female entrepreneur who is killing it in her career field! Meet Rebecca “Becky” Scarcello, a woman who wears many hats in the professional world. She’s the co-host of The D Brief, co-founder of Michigan… Read More The 4 Career Tips I Recommend for Women Entrepreneurs