Archive | July 2017

Facebook News – Ladies Edition!!

Hello ladies!!  This is for you!!  Every week (for entertainment purpose) I post “FB News” on my PERSONAL Facebook page.  It’s all in fun, yet informative. Lol  So I’m sharing this with you, to brighten up your day!!  Feel free to laugh, like, and even share this post (just don’t forget to give me the credit)!!

#LadiesEdition – In FB news brought to you by Nancy L. Collins:

1) We’ve been faking it for years. #ItsNecessary#GoldenGlobeAndEmmyAwardWinning
2) If we say that we love you just the way you are – believe it.#UnlessItsASideChic….#YouCantReallyTrustThemThatMuch
3) Tell the truth on important issues!! Know when to lie to us (new hair do, weight, our attitude, etc.).   
4) We have our own way of cooking. Stop telling us how your mother does it.#EatItOrGoToYourMomsHouse
5) We know when you’re up to something.#WePayAttention#YouAintFoolinUs #AWomansIntuition
6) If we say “Forget It/Nevermind/Don’t Worry About it”…understand that you can’t be saved. #ItsASetUp
7) It’s okay for you to help around the house.
8) We’re really not that interested in CNN or social media at night.#YouMessedUpAndWeAreMad ….#SoGoToSleep
9) Just like you don’t like our makeup, we don’t like your beer cans, cigars, line up, hair cut, & friends..but we #Adjust.
10) We don’t compete with your mother or past girlfriends.
11) It is a complete turn on, when our man take charge. 
12) Next week it’s all about the fellas! I’ve done my research! Lol  




Don’t forget your emoji shirt (for $16)!!  Sizes 2XL -5XL (add $2).


Living in Wellness

A few weeks ago I made the decision to gain my health back.  About 4 years ago I traveled down the road to better eating habits, and it turned out great for me.  To able to fit into a pair of cute flared white pants was epic for me!!!  It was a goal of mine, which came to pass.  However, soon after I accomplished that goal, I got off that road.  I became comfortable with the then current weight loss, and stop doing the necessary things to keep it up.  Isn’t it funny or rather crazy, how we can fight for something and then once it’s achieved, we become complacent with it?  That’s very much so weird, yet so common.  Anyway, I slowly started adding back the same foods to my “diet”, that I should have stayed away from.  Instead of having a long-term goal, I had a temporary goal idea.

One of the lessons I learned from that experience is that, the Comfort Zone is a dangerous place.  Once you’re there, it will keep you longer than you want to stay. Being in the comfort zone, will have you misplace the important things in life.  It will have you overlooking things, which you should have noticed a long time ago.  What’s important to you will be left on life support, and you’ll be scrambling around trying to rescue it. I realized that I was scrambling around, when my cute white pants no longer fit my shape.  When my shirts & blouses started fitting tighter around my hips, and that was a no, no for me!!

No longer can you & I afford, to allow corporations & industries to choose what foods are best for us. Because based on the amount of fast food places popping up, our health is not of their concern.  We must begin to take charge of our own bodies!  From our sleep schedules, to how much and how often we eat, we must begin to change!  I plan on being around here for a long time.  Yet in order to see that happen, changing my food choices is the first step.  I encourage you today (as I encourage myself), if you haven’t already done so, begin to take charge of the wellness of your body.  Don’t allow this year to come to an end, and you’re still lying to yourself about going to the gym.  Start with what goes into your grocery cart and ultimately into your fridge & on your plates.  It’s a hard task but you can do it!!  We can do it!!  You won’t see the results over night, but you’ll begin feeling them “overnight.”  Let’s hold onto the bodies that we have and take care of it.  In the long run, our bodies will thank us.  “Take care of your body, and it’ll take of you” – that’s one of my new motto’s.  Wish me the best as I’m wishing the same for you!!



Insecurities….report to the front desk!!

The other day, I posted this photo of myself featuring my new product.  The product is all about self-love. In particularly, for my African-American sisters to not be ashamed of their skin tone, rather to embrace it.  I added my selfie picture to it, to display my own self confidence.  After posting the pic, I took a second and third look at it.  Only to notice that my under-eye area was kind of dark.  Now although I believe and KNOW that I’m a beautiful person, I want to share something with you.  Many women who deal with low self-esteem (after reading this post), will see themselves in a better “light.”

I could type out an entire paragraph, explaining the cause for my dark under-eye area, or I could just ignore it.  However I want to focus on something else.  Before mentioning the under-eye area, you probably didn’t even notice it.  Which is the same case for many of you.  Most times people don’t even notice the things, that you pay attention to.  It’s not because they could careless.  Yet it’s because their focus is elsewhere.  Their attention could be towards something that they like, and you’re drawing them into something YOU’RE uncomfortable with.  As I normally do, let’s flip this conversation towards relationships.


You’re complaining about being too short, too tall, the size of your breasts, the thickness of your thighs, your smile, your forehead, etc.  The person who’s interested in you, may or may not have noticed those things.  Nevertheless, you’re bringing his attention towards it.  Listen honey, let me help you out!  A grown man won’t waste his time, if he didn’t find something attractive about you.  He would just keep it moving. Whatever you think is an area of lack, could be a plus for him!  Your thighs could be the very thing he wants, after a long day of work.  Your forehead could be the very place he wants to plant his kiss.  Stop diminishing yourself.  It’s possible that over time you may have become comfortable with negativity.

However….I dare you to start becoming comfortable with yourself.  Some things you can’t change, and if you could it would it be worth it?  Accept who you are!!  Love yourself!  Somebody somewhere is wishing for the very thing you hate about yourself.  You’re upset about the size of your breast?  There’s someone battling breast cancer, who would love to have healthy breast of ANY SIZE.  You’re upset about the size of your lips? Someone is going under the knife, to get what you naturally have.  You’re upset about your skin tone? You’re beautiful – enough said!!  Stop allowing negative thoughts to feed your self-esteem.  If he thought enough to talk to you, well evidently there is something wonderful about you!!!  Even if no one has stepped to you in a while, that’s okay.  Because you’re still awesome!  Leave your insecurities at the front office.  Walk through the halls of Beauty & Strength, with your head held high.  Knowing that you deserve to be there, because there’s not another person like you.