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When kindness is a way of life, we don’task ourselves, “what’s in it for me?” Wechoose to be kind not because of anypersonal gain, but because it aligns with ourvalues and principles. Serving others helps us toshift our focus away from our own concerns andcircumstances. Kindness possesses the ability togenerate long-lasting joy within us and those wetouch. Additionally, being kind has the potentialto bring happiness … Continue reading BUILDING UP!

More Than A Culture

by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh The importance of Black people and our communities cannot be underestimated, due to our numerous contributions to our current society; from beauty to entertainment, to business, to leadership, and even politics. We can see Black excellence all around us. We do believe that all communities can learn from each other, however, the strength and generational bond that is … Continue reading More Than A Culture

Our Women, Their Contributions

by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh The conversation surrounding influential moments and people in black history often focuses on the contributions of men — leaving the vital efforts of black women by the wayside. That’s why it’s important to make sure black women’s contributions are always part of our conversations about history. While some are more well-known than others, lack of mainstream recognition doesn’t … Continue reading Our Women, Their Contributions

January Issue: Renewal, Rejuvenation is More Than Just Going to a Spa

by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh As I have been thinking about what to write for this month’s issue, I began to think about the topic of relationships.  How do relationships fit with the theme of renewal and rejuvenation? I started thinking about the topic more, and I realized that renewal and rejuvenation are necessary components of establishing, maintaining, and ending relationships. If we … Continue reading January Issue: Renewal, Rejuvenation is More Than Just Going to a Spa

The Comeback!

by Jacquie Johnson, Founder of Jacquie ooh Bouncing back! Rolling with it! Bending with it! The Comeback! I am sure we have all heard these phrases when facing adversity. We have all had to face some sort of trauma or significant stress in our lives. Whether it be with family and relationship problems, workplace, finances, our health, and most recently with the global pandemic, COVID-19.   … Continue reading The Comeback!