May 8th, 2019 – My 28th Birthday

In the days leading up to my birthday I feel like I finally realized I consciously wanted to slow-down. Lately it feels like I have been moving a mile a minute, and while that’s not a bad thing, the last thing I want is for any part of my life to feel like a blur.…

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#JCarChats | Inspiration, Dreams + God

 

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#JCarReads | Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

“My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe.” Book Summary: Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully…

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#JCarReads | Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

“Perhaps passion and excitement were meant to be secondary to a stable adult life.” Book Summary: Every woman has a secret life . . . Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she bartends at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional…

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#JCarReads | The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters

“Service simply means we embrace the possibility of living for more than ourselves.” “I want to live an interesting life.” Wes Moore, a Baltimore native who went on to be a decorated Army officer, a Rhodes Scholar, an investment banker, philanthropist and entrepreneur, uses this book to explore and explain how he found his passion.…

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#JCarReads | Outliers: The Story of Success

“The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old…

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Perhaps you were born for such a time as this?

Perhaps you were born for such a time as this? In the story of Esther in the bible, this question is posed, and it’s truly one that captivates my soul. Perhaps you were born for such a time as this? Have you ever thought of that? What are the chances of you, one, even being…

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#JCarReads | Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

Black Privilege – I just want to start off by saying that I recommend this book…so much. I really don’t want that message to be lost or missed. This book was such a refreshing and unique surprise. I figured it would be a fun book, possibly an invigorating book, but I never thought it would…

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#JCarReads | The Last Black Unicorn

Tiffany Haddish, LAWD, what can I say about Tiffany that hasn’t already been said. Girl is awesome, but oh so crazy. Her book is quite refreshing, absolutely hilarious, but  shocking at the exact same time. She says some WILD things y’all, wild. For one, I really enjoyed getting to know her. The first time I…

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#JCarReads | Promise Me, Dad

Joe Biden, wow. I’m quite honestly not even sure where to start. The man he is, the character he’s built, the heart that he carries….I just get blown away, each and every time. I pre-ordered his book, Promise me, Dad, as soon as I saw it was getting released on audible because I couldn’t wait…

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Hair Care Routine for Curly Hair

My hair care routine is something that is constantly evolving. I absolutely love hair care, if you haven’t noticed by now, so all of this is super fun for me. I don’t really view it as a chore. I love trying new products and switching up my processes and steps to see what works best…

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#JCarReads | The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

I just want to start by saying that I love DeVon Franklin. He’s a soulful inspiration to me, and after this book he is one of my aspirational mentors. This book is a great read and the best way I can try to share some of its glory is to give short snippets by chapter.…

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#JCarReads | Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

This memoir, all about Taraji baby is such a delight. It’s honestly an awesome story about a strong black woman, who has risen to success, battled to stay true to herself and has come out on the other side. So many battles, so many desires to not be put in a box or labeled showed…

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#JCarReads | The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

Y’all, this book was unique for sure! If you want a true account of what a man like Gucci Mane’s life was like, this is a must-read. Personally, I haven’t been one to follow Gucci’s career and I am not too familiar with his back-in-the-day music or story. That meant that for me, this book…

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#JCarReads | I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

This book was an interesting one for sure. I chose this book initially because I had seen some of my friends pick it up, and the title spoke to me immediately since you know, I am not the perfect Mexican daughter, LOL. Anywhoooo, as I got into it I felt that it had a slow…

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