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Let’s talk about relationships. A few months ago, I did a Fun Lunch Friday entitled What’s Taking Him So Long where I gave my perspective to a question from one of my Breakfast BFF. Following the post, I thought it would be great to get a different perspective, so last Thursday I had a live relationship talk with Relationship Coach, Heath Wiggins from His Leadership Her Trust.
Below is the playback from our chat. We experienced some technical difficulties in the beginning, so please jump to 9:53 to start the content of this chat.
I want to hear from you, what is it about relationships that you don’t understand?
With Cuffing Season quickly approaching, it can be easy for us to find ourselves in a state of emotional unbalance. As the weather gets colder and everyone wants to retreat inside, both males and females experience the desire to be “cuffed”. Simply put, cuffed means, taken or entertaining a significant other. Here are 4 tips to help you control your emotions so you don’t end up with any ol body just because it’s cold outside.
- Be Mindful Of Your Consumption
The Word of God encourages us, as Christians, to guard our gates. Luke 11:34-36 talks about our eyes being the lamp of our body; what we take in gets in our heart and ultimately determines our actions and desires. Often times, what we watch on television, listen to on the radio and the conversations we engage in, fuel the way we feel, long after the action accrued. It is not a coincidence that you what to be boo’d up on Saturday night after you have binged watched every Netflix episode of Being Mary Jane on Friday night to unwinds after a long week.
- Think About What You Are Thinking About
We have become so programmed to “live free” and allow things to “just happen” that we are less intentional about living lives with purpose and this includes being purposeful in our thinking. The only way to do that is to think about what you are thinking about. When we let our mind wonder, without having any control of where our thoughts are going, we place ourselves in the position of being subjected to any emotion because we have freely entertained the associated thoughts. The Bible encourages us in Philippians 4:8, to focus our thoughts on things that are true, pure, of noble character, etc. The only way to accomplish that is by being mindful of your thoughts.
- Identify What Time It Is
Women, it is important that you know your body and the cycles that you are going through. For every woman it’s different, but at a certain stage of your body’s cycle, you are more susceptible to the feelings of relational stimulation.
Men, you all have a cycle too, it’s just not quite like ours. But we all experience times of vulnerability, where we want to be relational with another human being. During this time, we are to identify it as that, knowing that the feeling will soon pass.
- Direct Your Attention To Christ
I know, it may sound WACK, the last thing you want to think about when you want to be cuffing is Jesus. “I JUST WANT A BAE!” But seriously, when you direction your attention and energy to Christ, everything you thought you needed and wanted, seems to not be as important. Isaiah 26: 3 reminds us of the promise that God will give us true peace when we focus our attention and thoughts on Him. When we take the energy and attention we have for the desire of another human and focuses it on the Creator of all humans, our outlook begins to change. When you truly focus on God, He will give you a peace and a spirit of contentment that extends past far beyond your lack. Plus, cuffing leads to…. and you ain’t supposed to be doing that anTway! Don’t pop me, Ms. Sherleen, I’m just the messenger.
These emotions and feelings that we have are perfectly normal. God created us to be relational people, Genesis 2:18 confirms that. But that doesn’t mean we are to enter into a relationship and entertain someone every time we have those feelings. I would encourage you to be mindful of these 4 tips the next time you find yourself scrolling through your phone looking for someone to text, as the tune “I just wanna be loved, I just wanna be loved” plays repeatedly in your mind.
So let me hear it, what do you do during those times of temporary mental weakness to keep yourself emotionally balanced? Drop your response in the comments below.
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A while ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Miss Madison Poole the 15-year-old owner of Princess M Cosmetics I met Madison and her mom a few years ago at Over Accessorized, Baltimore’s Ultimate Girl’s Night & Shopping Party.
Since meeting her and falling in love with her nail polish, Madison has built her nail polish brand into a full-fledged cosmetics line. This past week, she launched a new lippie collection offering lipgloss and matte lipstick!
Breakfast With Tiffani: How did you get started with Princess M?
Princess M: I have always been interested in cosmetology. I eventually want to be a cosmetologist and have my own hair products and provide basically everything cosmetics. I first started Princess M Nail Polish when I was 13 years old. Originally, I wanted to start selling lipstick but mom didn’t think that was a good idea.
Mom: Madison wanted to do lipstick first and I disagreed. I disagreed because she was 13. Not many parents would let their child wear lipstick at 13. I even said do lipgloss. She didn’t want to do lipgloss, she wanted to do lipstick. Madison’s creativity takes her far beyond her age level. She is definitely known for her nail polish. I think that we made a good decision to start with nail polish. As her parent and business manager, I think that I encouraged her to make the right decision.
BWT: With being a teenager in high school and a business owner, how do you manage it all?
Princess M: It’s a lot. Besides Princess M, I’m also a cheerleader, so it can be hard sometimes trying to balance Princess M, cheer, school and still try to enjoy my teenage years. Sometimes I miss out on things with my friends if I have a business event. But I have to remember to stay focused. My mom gives me pep talks to help motivate me when I feel like I want to quit.
BWT: I saw that you recently partnered with the youngest women to open their own beauty supply store in California. Tell me about that partnership. How did you get connected with KD Haircare?
Princess M: Someone tagged us in a post on Instagram and the girls reached out to us. We were able to start wholesaling with them and I’m really excited about that! I have never physically met them. So maybe we can go to California? *looks at mom and smiles*
Mom: Hahaha, I have been thinking about popping up and surprising them. I would really like to meet their mother. KD Haircare was online first and while they were looking for employment, their parents encouraged them to look into transiting to a storefront business.
Their process reminds me a lot of Madison’s. Their parents told them they would go half with them on the startup cost for the storefront. They already had revenue from their online business so their parents gave them half. Madison’s dad and I agreed to loan her the money with the intention of her paying us back. So we are definitely excited about this collaboration!
BWT: How has your faith impacted your success with Princess M?
Princess M: Honestly, whatever God tells me to do, I’m doing it! I know He has so much in store for me.
BWT: Where do you see Madison at 21… 25… 30?
Princess M: Well, I want to move to California to attend school. I don’t have a particular school, as long as it’s in California. At 21, I’m hoping that I will be starting the process of opening my own hair salon. By 25, I want to be able to sit back and bask in my accomplishments… on the beach!
Mom: Hahaha, Yeah, I’m going to be in the office and she’s gonna be on the beach.
Princess M: Mom, you can work half days, lol!
And with your work ethic and focus, you will definitely be enjoying the fruits of your labor by the age of 25! Thank you so much for your time, Madison and mom!
Stay connected with Madison via social media on Instagram and Facebook. Now you know I can’t NOT give away some of Madison’s cosmetics. Ladies, click here and like BWT on facebook for your chance to win a free polish and lippie. The giveaway ends Monday, Septemeber 25th. Best wishes!
Our Fun Lunch for today is actually in the form of lunch, well sorta. Last month, I mentioned on my Instagram that I had started subscribing to Blue Apron, a weekly meal subscription box program. I have had it for about a month and I must say, it’s pretty cool when I get the time to actually cook the food, but that’s another post, for another day.
And today, in this post, I am giving away four, that’s right, four weekly subscriptions to Blue Apron. Two winners will be selected from both Instagram and Facebook. All you have to do is follow me on either or both (for my over-achieving Breakfast BFFs) social media accounts, like or thumbs up the associated picture mentioning Blue Apron and tag at least two people that you think will enjoy Blue Apron as well. Don’t be selfish, TAG A REAL PERSON ELSE! Now, because it’s Friday and on Friday, we do the most, if you are following me on both social media accounts, you have the potential to win twice, meaning two weeks of free subscription! Come on Jesus, You betta be mighty! Winners will be announced on Monday, September, 19th. Best Wishes!
** This post is shared over at Elegantly Fashionable so make certain you head over to her site as she shares with us her NYFW experience!
3 things about me:
- I love watches.
- I wear them for fashion purposes only.
- I don’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter who it’s intended for, male or female, if I like it, I’m wearing it!
So you can imagine how overjoyed I am to have the opportunity to partner with JORD Wood Watches as a part of my month long, yes I said “MONTH long,” birthday celebration. I like celebrating and I’m not ashamed of it, so that judgment, you can keep it!
I was so excited to receive my watch that I couldn’t even wait to get home and open it, I opened it in the car. I know, pressed! But let me just tell you, the unveiling of my custom handmade watch was an experience within itself.
The watch box is HUGE! It’s made of all wood and has two compartments. The first one is on top where the actual watch is stored along with a watch pillow to keep it safe during shipping. And then there’s a dope little drawer that slides out to store the additional watch links. I plan on storing all of my watches in the box, it’s just that big!
Now about the watch, I choose Koa & Ash from the Frankie series. I have been looking for an everyday watch, so when I saw this one, I thought, “well, show out Jesus!” It was just what I was looking for, simple with personality, just like me! I personally like the contracts between the Koa wood and the Ash face. I knew that I could dress it up or down to get maximum wear out of it. And the fact that it matches my Damier Ebene Neverfull, yup, sign me up!
I’m really not concerned about the Swiss Ronda Normtech Caliber 763 movement of the watch because again, it never has to tick again, and I’ll totally be fine with that. But if you are into watches for functional purpose then there you go.
Now the sapphire glass, I’m here for! And because I’m also here to keep the people informed, here’s your material science lesson for today. Sapphire glass is known in the luxury watch world as the definitive material for transparency and durability. Sapphire is a synthetic crystal (aluminum oxide Al2O3) rather than actual glass. It is colorless and optically clear. Mechanically, it is second only to diamond as the hardest and most scratch-resistant materials on earth. I plan on wearing Frankie daily, so yeah, Imma need that luxury sapphire!
And you know what, I want you to have it too! As much as I like celebrating birthdays, I also like giveaways. Because I was so blessed to have this post sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, we are offering the opportunity for one of my Breakfast BFFs to win a $75 e-voucher towards your own JORD watch. Click here, for your chance to win. And because God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, anyone that enters will receive a $20 e-voucher. Come through God! The giveaway ends on Septemeber 25th. The $75 voucher will expire on 1/1/2017. You know I’m nosey, which watch is your favorite?
Last month I did a post, 5 Summer Scents You Should Be Wearing. In that post, I mentioned Scentbird, a fragrance subscription company that offers hundreds of top designer fragrances for only $14.95. I enjoy Scentbird so much that I wanted to include it with my Happy Birthday Celebration Giveaway.
Any male that subscribes to my VIP Breakfast Guest List will have the chance to win one of these two Michael Kors neckties and Artisan by John Varvatos cologne from Scentbird. Click here for your chance to win. You must confirm your email addy to be eligible. Two winners will be selected. The winners will be announced on Sunday. Best wishes!
We’ve been hanging out and I really like him. He said he likes me too. So what is taking him so long?
Note: At 13:35 I meant to say, “guys have an advantage.” not “disadvantage.” I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.