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Wednesday, August 26

Candace's Pick Amani Hoops: LAST DAY!

Today is the last day to get Amani Hoops for $15. (Reg. $20) Don't miss out!
Amani (Swahili for “peace”) Hoops are made with African trade beads and black glass beads. Created especially for peaceful women. These earrings are available in two sizes. Our smaller hoop hangs about 2 ¾ inches, and our larger hoop (pictured above) hangs about 3 ¼ inches. Both sizes retail for $20.00. Made with sterling silver fish hooks.
**Goddess Zuri’s earrings use unique beads from all over the world; therefore, they are only available as long as the beads from our vendors are available. So, don’t put off your purchase

Friday, August 21

Goddess Inspiration: Dorothy Height

Thursday, August 20

There's No Escaping Fate

For those of you who don’t know, I’m an aspiring interior decorator. And a few weeks ago I went to WithIt’s (Women In the Home Industries Today) annual professional conference. There were many highlights throughout the conference, and one of them was author and motivational speaker Leslie Haskin.

Leslie’s story is truly amazing. She was a high powered executive at Kemper Insurance Company in New York City, and one of only two black women to hold an executive position within the corporation’s eastern region. On September 11th, she was talking to her assistant when the tower that housed her office started to fall. Leslie and her co-workers frantically started to make their way down thirty-something flights of stairs, but not all of them made it to the ground. It took Leslie years to get past the depression and post-traumatic stress to rebuild her life, but she did.

I was blown away with Leslie’s personal account of 9/11, but I was even more blown away about what she said next.

After years of rebuilding her life, which included finding peace within herself and becoming an author and motivational speaker, Leslie was ready for love. Leslie had an older brother in Chicago that kept insisting that she meet one of his friends. But Leslie didn’t want to have anything to do with any of her brothers’ friends because she figured they would be just like her brother: stiff. Her brother was a minister.

So, for years she refused to meet this friend based on the assumption that he was square.

Leslie’s best friend also had a friend that she claimed Leslie had to meet. From the way Leslie told the story, she was also apprehensive about meeting her best friend’s friend. But she agreed to it any way.

It turned out that they met for dinner, and by the end of the night she concluded that she was kinda digging him. So, they kept in touch and kept dating.

Fast Forward.

On one date, they had a picnic at sunset and then laid down to watch the stars. Her boyfriend started playing with her hand and in the process slipped on an engagement ring. After Leslie’s hooping and hollering when she took at look at her hand, they were officially engaged.

Great romantic story, right? Right. But, here’s the irony. Her new finance that she loved and adored so much turned out to be the same friend her brother wanted her to meet years prior.

Moral of the story: there’s no escaping fate. This particular story is about love, but it holds an important lesson relevant to many aspects of life. It teaches the rest of us goddesses that fighting life is futile. Too often we try to guard ourselves from life’s disappointment and roadblocks, but in that same effort we may be preventing ourselves from learning life’s best lessons or experiencing some of its best opportunities. We can either choose to roll with life or fight it. This story shows us that regardless of what we choose, what is to be will be.

Wednesday, August 19

Candace's Pick: Amani Hoops

So, here’s the deal. I absolutely love these earrings! (Amani Hoops) They’re my new favorite pair. And I know they’re hot because every time I wear them I get compliments not only from my ultra fly natural bellas, but also white women, Asian women and Indian women.

So, I’m putting my favorite earrings on sale! For a limited time only, of course. Get them now for $15.00. Regular price $20.00.

Love Her!: Lauryn Hill

It's The Little Things

Guys don’t just don’t get. No matter how many times we tell them, gently remind them, or hint to them; they just don’t get it.

We had a great conversation going. We were laughing, exchanging stories and experiences, and enjoying each other’s time. Then he got a beep. It was his mom, so he said he’d call me back. But he never did.

We talked several times throughout the day. He mentioned that he would stop by after work. He called while I was out running, so I missed him. But I called him back when I returned. He was out eating with some friends but said he would call me in a few to let me know if he was going to come over. But he never did.

So, I try to hint how important it was to me for a guy to keep his word, no matter how big or small. It seemed like he got it. Because he got better. But then….

I went to a friend’s party. He was supposed to call me to let me know if he was going to meet me there. But he never did.

I grew more frustrated and reiterated that I needed him to keep his word. And just when I thought he understood….

He came over to hang out before watching the game with his boys. He told me he’d call me later, once the game ended and he got back to his house. But he never did.

Guys just don’t understand how much the little things matter. They don’t understand that if they say they’re going to call back then they actually should. They don’t quite comprehend how important it is to follow through on their word, no matter how big or small. They think all they have to do is wine and dine and sprinkle in a few other fancy dates. But they fail to realize that we’d give them so much more credit if their attention was on the details.

Friday, August 14

Goddess Inspiration: Lena Horne

Tuesday, August 11

New Goddess Zuri Hoops: Jahzara

Goddess Zuri has new hoops!

Jahzara ("blessed princess") Hoops are made with batik bone beads and transparent green glass beads.

These earrings are available in two sizes. Our smaller hoop hangs about 2 ¾ inches and retails for $18.00. Our larger hoop (pictured above) hangs about 3 ¼ inches and retails for $20.00. Made with sterling silver fish hooks.

**Goddess Zuri’s earrings use unique beads from all over the world; therefore, they are only available as long as the beads from our vendors are available. So, don’t put off your purchase!

Check the hoops out at

Sunday, August 9

Goddess Art: Chow Time

Chow Time
by Alvin Hester

Such a cutie!

As goddesses, we must nurture young goddesses so they grow up with a sense of self-confidence and self-acceptance.

We have to teach them early that their skin is beautiful, their features are perfect and their natural hair is fly!