12, 08, 2016

25 Major Life Keys I Learned in 25 Years


This past Sunday I celebrated my 25th birthday (yay me!). I celebrated my birthday in a real chill way: date night with bae and some fun with the bestie. As I was reflecting on my 25 years on this Earth I realized that I’m definitely still figuring out life, but I can comfortably say that I’ve grown into myself and learned a lot along the way. So I though it was only right to do the very cliche post on the 25 lessons I’ve learned.

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25, 07, 2016

Challenging Negative Self-Talk: 25 Compliments You Need to Give Yourself


Photo by Sitovea Williams

I have a tendency to be really hard on myself.  Maybe it’s a woman thing. Maybe it’s a person thing, but I tend to be my worst critics, and I know I’m not the only one out there. Usually, it’s in the spirit of wanting to be better. sometimes our desire for perfection can take a negative turn. And in walks the negative self-talk.

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18, 05, 2016

3 Ways to Ease Anxiety About the Future


Photography by Akia & Co

I struggle tremendously with thinking about the future. I know this may sound like a good thing and not a struggle at all, but believe me it is. It’s to the point where, sometimes I’m consumed. So consumed with how to get to the next level or the next thing that I cannot and do not enjoy my current stage. The danger with worrying about the future is that it builds [what I call] irrational fear and prevents me from ever being satisfied with where I am now.

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15, 04, 2016

3 Things I Learned My First Year of Blogging


A little over a year ago, fresh from quitting my office job, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while– start a blog.

I’ve wanted to blog ever since my freshman year of college (about seven years ago), when I was stalking sites like Black Girl with Long Hair and The Feisty House, but I’ve always been afraid. I was afraid to fail at something that I was passionate about and wanted to successfully accomplish.  After seven years of thinking about it, starting blogs but being too afraid to continue and working for other people’s blogs, I prayed and realized that it was time to throw caution to the wind. I gave birth to TaniquaRuss.com on April 1, 2015.

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04, 01, 2016

Doing The Most


Looking at my outfit, you’d think that I am doing the absolute most– and I am. I have on thigh-high boots, a head tie, fur vest, two necklaces and a cowhide purse; not to mention that I’m mixing prints, textures and colors. It’s extra, but I love it! My friend, on the other hand, was not feeling this look.

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29, 12, 2015

7 Things I’m Doing More of in 2016


It is the last week in the year and, as usual, everyone is making resolutions. I am not the a fan of the word resolution. Each year I’ve ever made one, I’ve never accomplished anything. I prefer to use the term goals and create actionable steps to help me achieve my goals.  Minor semantic issue? Yes. But it makes a big difference in the way that I approach the things I want to accomplish. Now that I view these as goals, really #LifeGoals, I am not waiting until 2016 to start working on them. I’m starting now!

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