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We hear stories from a lot of folks and there seems to be a common theme amongst them that resonates with many of us. They hate their jobs, but they don’t want to be the person that the associate or former colleagues walk up and down the hallway talking sh*t (and possibly start rumors about) […]

Dec 16, 2021


When starting a business, making mistakes is basically a given and the struggles are real. We all make mistakes but that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. It’s important to learn and grow from them. When knowledge is gained from mistakes it means the new content you are creating is only gonna get […]

Dec 3, 2021


Let’s be real here. Law firms and other corporate spaces create a terrible work environment. And it’s because most of the people there hate their jobs. Rightfully so. It’s hard to be happy in a workplace that cares more about the results, than what people had to go through to get them. That’s what we […]

Nov 9, 2021


I don’t know if anyone’s told you lately but it’s not your responsibility to change folks. It never was and it never will be, sis. This idea that you have to help others become educated in certain areas of their life is total BS! All it does is mentally and physically exhaust you to your […]

Nov 5, 2021


Let us guess, you’re working in corporate America in a job that sucks the life out of you and you don’t know how to fix it? Whether it’s working long days, dreading to wake up and go to work, or you’re constantly stressed over the corporate bs you have to go through on a daily, […]

Oct 20, 2021


Setting boundaries are HARD, we get it. But you’ve got to start somewhere – anywhere. Because the destination through this difficult journey can be so rewarding. So why not begin it here, with us? When it comes to enforcing boundaries, the first step is to ask yourself: what is the dream? Usually when someone hits […]

Oct 13, 2021


Commitment is hard, y’all. Like, real hard. Especially when we’ve been spinning our wheels at a job we hate. And it takes time, sometimes time that we don’t think we have. But to be the best versions of ourselves and get to the places we wanna be, we have to put in the work.  Now, […]

Oct 1, 2021


Folks are scared of boundaries. We’re scared to have them, and we’re offended or off-put when they are exercised on us. But the truth? Healthy Boundaries make us significantly happier and make all of our relationships better. Creating and enforcing boundaries have single-handedly made the largest impact on my wellness and well-being. Here is how […]

Hey J Guide to Healthy Boundaries

May 1, 2020


On the dating apps, the first weed out metric for me is if the person is a good text message conversationalist. My logic: if you can clearly convey thoughts, feelings, emotions AND tone in a text, the probability you effectively use your words in real life is also pretty high. Welp, as we all find […]

Apr 14, 2020


“I never want to run my own business.” I used to say those words. Regularly. Crazy enough, I now run two…and manage to half-way maintain a full-time job… I’d say that’s a lesson in never saying never. But a couple weeks ago, I was sitting in a training program at my law firm regarding a […]

Dec 5, 2019

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