Tips for a Perfect GALentine’s Day (Valentine’s for Singles)

Posted: February 13, 2018 by Shanelle

Three days ago I reached out to all my single ladies who follow me on Instagram on how they plan on making Single Awareness Day into a day of SELF-LOVE! And you guys! The response was phenomenal! Any suggestions that didn’t make it to the comments slid into my DM’s (also am I the only one who finds that saying provocative? 😂). But all jokes aside your collaborative effort to help all your fellow singles out is…

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Playing the Sexual Waiting Game: Exclusive Interview with Milena Ciciotti

Posted: February 13, 2018 by Shanelle

When Milena Ciciotti posted her YouTube video, “Untold Truth About Saving Yourself for Marriage”, I doubt she ever imagined it would go viral- collecting over 1.1 MILLION VIEWS in a very short span of time. But God had a different plan for her, and when I came across the up-and-coming YouTuber… I knew she was the perfect fit for the first interview I would feature on my blog. She is a woman of faith with refreshing…

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#BellLetsTalk: Violence Against Women Doesn’t Stop at Physical or Sexual Abuse… It’s Mental Too!

Posted: January 31, 2018 by Shanelle

Some of you may not know, but last year I ran for Miss Universe Canada. One of my sole reasons for running in such a high profile pageant was because I knew it gave me the platform to TALK about issues I was passionate about. One of those issues that I ended up being a strong advocate for was “Ending Violence Against Women” and speaking on behalf of the psychological aftermath of physical/mental/sexual abuse. I…

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The Worst Week of My Life

Posted: January 21, 2018 by Shanelle

Where do I even start? This past week has literally felt like the worst week of my life. I haven’t had this feeling is so long. I truly don’t even know the purpose of this post. But for some reason, in my heart, I thought by perhaps sharing my raw emotions… I could maybe resonate with some of you and we can get through these murky puddles together. Because life is tough. And NOTHING, no…

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3 Powerful Ways to Begin Healing After Hardship

Posted: January 8, 2018 by Shanelle

First of all… the best way to get over anything is to indulge in French fries, because food makes everything better! (At least for me that is…) But speaking of food… what happens when life throws us lemons and we don’t want to make lemonade. Sometimes we want to bite into that sour little lemon just to prove a point. We grieve, sulk and enjoy that bitter taste of life. But are you really making a healthy…

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How to Tell if You’re His Emotional (or Sexual) Back-Burner

Posted: January 4, 2018 by Shanelle

A few nights ago, my friend M* and I were chatting and got onto the topic of men. (Cue agitated groaning here, ‘ugh- men.’) She started describing her scenario to me… Cute guy, some platonic conversation, the odd hint of flirtation or saucy talk, and then… GHOSTING. It was apparent to me what was going on as soon as she laid her cards on the table… she was in a back-burner relationship. What is a back-burner…

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My Pier1 Holiday Home Decor Love

Posted: December 17, 2017 by Shanelle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… is it not? I cherish Christmas, beaming from ear to ear, knowing it’s the one time I get to relax and have downtime with my loved ones. This year, is also a very special year for me. It’s my very first Christmas I get to celebrate with a man in my life that loves God as much as I do. That’s why, I wanted to really go all…

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5 Tips to Beat the Single’s Blues at Christmas

Posted: December 11, 2017 by Shanelle

Is it just me… or is Christmas the absolute worst time out of the WHOLE YEAR to be single? Halloween? I’ll manage. New Years? A glass of champagne and I’ll kiss a stranger (if he’s cute) . But Christmas? You might as well shoot me in the foot. If it’s not seeing your relatives that constantly ask when you’re going to meet a nice man and start having babies… It’s seeing your friends as they do meet nice men and start having babies! But don’t you fret, I’ve developed 5 amazing own coping strategies to avoid crying into a bucket of Ben and Jerry’s at the end of every holiday party…

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