9 Diet Hacks That Sheds Inches Fast

9 ways everyday people can improve their diet to shed body fat quicker

I can’t be the only one sick and tired of working out every single day and still not reaching my weight loss goals. Trust me, it’s very disheartening to know that even though I engage in cardio literally 6 out of 7 days a week faithfully, I still can’t manage to wiggle my way into last summer’s jeans. Boy I tell ya, the difference a year can make!

So, when I finally realized that my bottom stomach decided it just simply wasn’t going anywhere, I knew it had to be something I was doing (or NOT) when it came to my diet. Perhaps, not being on one for starters 🥴?!?

I had to learn the hard way that you can do all the working out you want, move mountains even, but it’s ALL IN YOUR DIET. See, working out is like cutting your grass, while healthy dieting is like treating your grass for all those bald spots. See where I’m going with this?

But, lucky for you, I’ve put in the sweat, tears and research necessary to find realistic, fool proof diet tips that help improve your diet and shed that body fat…FAST! Remember, a quarantine free summer could be around the corner.


This is where I went wrong for a while before I realized how much weight even the good cooking oils like olive, avocado, coconut (just to name a few) we’re adding to my diet. Those oils tend to be high in fatty acids which is a good fat, but it’s still fat nonetheless. Kinda counterproductive on a fat losing diet, right? Cooking spray, however, has 0 fat, 0 calories, 0 cholesterol, literally 0 everything. Its main ingredient is soy so if that’s a problem for you then you may not want to switch to cooking spray. With the cooking spray you can coat your meats, coat your pans, basically everything you do with cooking oils, just without the fat! 😁


Carbs are my kryptonite and literally call my name on a daily basis. I guess that’s how I accumulated an extra stomach huh? But you have to stay away from the bread, the rice (even brown) annnnd potatoes. Lord knows I love me some tatas, I mean I am half country. 😥 Try to make it a habit to double up on the greens and look the other way when you get to the mac and cheese. Just RUN when you smell your Mama’s mouth-watering buttery buiscuits. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience.


Eat breakfast like a King, eat lunch like a Prince and eat dinner like a peasant. Ever heard that saying? I know it sounds crazy but it actually makes all the sense. Think about it, if you eat your biggest meal earlier in the day, you have more time to burn it off throughout the day. By the time dinner comes, you’ll still be so full from a hearty breakfast and a generous lunch that a light salad for dinner will do you all the justice. Which leads to the next tip.


For me, this meant starting my days earlier so that I can make sure I’m not eating dinner after 6pm. Trust me, it’s very easy to find yourself just warming up pots at 7pm when you have a husband that works late and a baby that’s allergic to structure and schedules. But, I promise if you cut this out, you will start to see a difference in your inches since you won’t have food just sitting on your stomach overnight, getting nice and comfortable, just storing itself there.🙈


This creates an alkaline water that helps in the aid of indigestion and improve digestion. It also helps to suppress your appetite. Drinking it before every meal will help you eat less and still feel full and fulfilled. Lime water can also be taken as a meal which is low in calories and high in minerals and vitamins. The high vitamin C content of limes can boost the immune system and also help the body to break down fat during exercise. I’m sure you know what that means!


Cabbage soup is a great option when seeking weight loss. It’s great at activating your metabolism and helping you process and eliminate food better and faster. So, this means fat isn’t just sitting in your stomach. I bet you didn’t know our body only eliminates 75% of what we ate last. So that means 25% of that last meal is left in your intestines. It literally blows my mind that my fupa could be filled with old Big Macs from my former un-woke days!!🙉


Water literally needs to be no less than 90% of your diet. Come on, our body is made up of 70% water. So, if you think you can achieve your weight loss goals without it, you’re sadly mistaken. But I do understand that sometime water just does not hit the spot, especially after a good ole meal. That’s the job of a flavorful Minute Maid juice or even better, a Grape can soda (I know, I’m hood.) So instead of depriving yourself of the sugar, when you get the urge (literally an urge or two and THAT’S IT), whip out your shot glass and fill it to the brim with your favorite sugary drink. Follow it up with some water and boom, you’ve just avoided, crushing an entire cup of the devil’s juice… well, one of them!


This one is the killer, I know. I nearly fainted when I learned that my favorite cocktail (the classic margarita, of course) was part of the reason why I now have two stomachs. I may have even cried; I was drunk so I definitely cried. But the point is, all alcohol, no matter if it’s straight liquor, a cocktail or a beer, make it super hard to shed the pounds. Now, I don’t know about you but I can’t just throw out my liquor just yet but I CAN limit my intake and try to be more mindful of HOW I’m consuming my alcohol. I decided that Monday through Friday, I will not drink a drop of alcohol and just go from there. If I tell myself not to drink at all, I will literally crave nothing but cold margaritas. But by limiting my intake I plan to eventually eliminate drinking out of my diet period. Pray for me. Twice. Please. Thanks.


The psychologist in me came up with the idea to trick your mind into getting used to smaller portions, therefore feeling full with less food intake. Naturally when you have a plate, you tend to fill all the open space with food, subconsciously making yourself eat more than you need. So those beautiful big plates your sister gave you as a house warming gift, throw ‘em out! Jk, jk. Don’t throw them out, just put them up, and replace them with smaller plates. So, when you do have the inclination to fill up your plate, it’s a small plate with 50% less food than what you would have normally consumed. Yeah, I know. Good stuff, right? Thank me later. On second thought, I’m a Capricorn, so you can thank me now! 😉

Aries – First Of The Zodiac

Welcome Aries Season & Find Out What They’re Like As Lovers & Friends

Aries, Aries, Aries! It’s a reason why they come first in the zodiac. They have the strongest leadership capabilities out of all the signs.

Whenever I think of an Aries, I think of the Aries archetype that I meditate on whenever I am trying to get a closer look into the facets of an Aries.

(I do this with all the signs, sometimes the archetype is a man, sometimes it’s a woman, I don’t decide, I let my meditation go wherever it goes and I follow it, not the other way around.)  

And for many reasons, the image that always comes to mind is a handsome high school jock who’s the star of the football team. He’s kind of douchey and fits that football player prenotion, but deep down, he’s a sweetheart. Of course, he’s used to having his way because he’s popular, athletic and usually quite the comic. And if its ever a time he doesn’t have all eyes on him, he knows how to use either his humor or aggression to get it. This guy often throws caution to the wind, and never backs down from an opportunity to lead the way, literally and figuratively.

In my meditations, whenever I call for Aries, he’s makes me meet him in front of his high school. He always has on his football gear with a football in his hands. He LOVES that game. He gives off the vibe that he doesn’t really want to be there with how he throws around his football and looks at me like he wishes I would hurry up and say whatever I need to say.

But somehow, in the midst of it all, he always manages to throw in this adorable, sarcastic smile when he’s trying to be flirty. He often interrupts me with a “I’ll do it”. I guess that’s just how he is, rather skip the small talk and get right to it. He knows he the best for the job, he always gets it done, fast and efficient, whatever it is.

Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, which is the planet of action, initiative, ego and what? WAR! Makes sense now, doesn’t it?

Personally, as a Capricorn, I mesh well with Aries, as friends and lovers. So, I thought you might gain from hearing my personal encounters with Aries. Maybe you share my perspective or need to hear it!


You may not know or believe this but despite Aries constant tough guy act, they are some of the sweetest lovers you will ever have. Once you learn how to co-exist with an Aries, you will find that they are extremely loyal (meaning good to you, if you are good to them, because they definitely cheat.) They will do anything for the ones they love, right after they give you a piece of their mind of course. Nonetheless, as a lover Aries will push you past your potential and make sure you have everything you need to be successful and will beat up anyone or thing standing in your way. Who wouldn’t want someone like that on their team?

The downside to falling in love with an Aries is that their strong personality often finds other strong personalities as a challenge. And we all know Capricorns and Aries never back down from competition. So, for me, this is usually where things get a little cray (literally).

This is usually how Aries view almost everything in their lives; competitively. And in love, that’s never a good perspective to have. Any zodiac sign with a strong personality will find the same issues with an Aries. Some signs will be able to deal with the constant tug of war with their lover. But you have some signs, like mine, that that kind of love will take a toll on and eventually be the reason why they leave. 

But an Aries’ tendency to love self is very strong, sometimes so strong that they come off as self-centered which in relationships tends to leave the other person feeling slighted and unnurtured by Aries. And when you bring this to their attention, you better believe they will laugh you out and insist that you’re being too “sensitive”. Then adding more fuel to the fire, they will resort to joking at a time when you’re not.

Their inability to realize or care enough to refrain from antagonizing behavior is what can make Aries come off as childish. But trust me, holding a grudge against an Aries is impossible. They always manage to reappear in your good graces telling that same joke that pissed you off.

Loving an Aries takes patience, balls and a helluva sense of humor. If you need an idea of what I mean, just think about Martin Lawrence and Gina’s love. Now do you get it?


You need a ride or die? Someone that’s going to have your back more than you have your own? Then, call up your dear friend, Aries. They’ll never disappoint you. But, sometimes I can’t help but question if they go so hard for the ones they love because they love them or because they cant turn down a good ole brawl. Either way, they’ll always have you covered.

If you’re looking for a friend that sugar coats truths and holds back, an ARIES CANNOT YOUR FRIEND, period! They respect friends who they can be themselves with and wont constantly complain about how mean they are or what comes out of their mouths.

Aries are all about the ego, so you have to watch what you say to them if you want to avoid getting cursed out, even if it’s the truth. Ironic huh? They literally say whatever they want to whoever but make you feel like you better think twice before saying what you really think of them. That’s just an Aries for you. Remember how Martin used to treat Tommy, Cole and Pam?

But, what Aries lack in sportsmanship, they definitely make up for in humor. These are some of the funniest people you will ever meet. And if for nothing else, you will want to be in an Aries life just for the kicks and giggles.  

Spring Equinox, Meet Corona!

Learn ways to embrace Spring in quarantine!

The Spring equinox, also known as March Equinox or Vernal Equinox, marks the beginning of Spring every year. Spring equinoxes usually begin on either the 19th, 20th or 21st of March.  But this year, it will be starting on the 19th at 11:49pm, making it the first time in 124 years.

Scientifically, a Spring Equinox is basically when the Sun moves North, or up, the equator instead of across it. And when it moves south, or down, the equator, it’s known as the Autumnal equinox, signifying Fall. 

Spring, in general represents releasing and renewal hence Spring cleaning. Taking out the old to prepare for the new. However, Spring is set up a little different this year due this Corona virus scare. So, we’ll have to welcome Spring in a ‘no contact’ kind of way which sucks. But, that’s ok! Being alone or keeping company to minimum during the Spring equinox is not a bad idea. In fact, releasing and renewing in solitude is actually the best way to manifest exactly what you want because you’ll be focused, no distractions or confused energy. You’ll be able to really identify your “leaky faucets” in the silence, then accurately assess the problem and provide a foolproof solution. It’s hard to do those things when you have to entertain (and feed) Joe, Schmo and Moe.

On the day of the Spring Equinox, the amount of daylight is equivalent to the amount of night time.  But, if I do spill some tea myself, daylight will actually be slightly longer than night by several minutes this year due to the shape of the Earth. But, you get the idea right? Let me add that this introduces a common spring theme, balance.

So, I created a list of things you can do during this reclusive Spring equinox quarantine to still embrace this Spring without compromising your health!

Create A Vision Board. 

This doesn’t have to be “sister circle professional” vision boarding. Just use what you have at home. I am not going to be the reason you’re going to Micheals in these conditions. But, use some old or new magazines and cut out words and pictures that resonate or that you want to resonate with you this Spring 2020. Capture how you want to look, feel and be and over time,  watch it develop right before your eyes.

Clean Out Your Closet, Cabinets, Phone etc.

You should have seen this one coming! They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing. Rather you’re swapping out winter clothes for Spring or just getting rid of things you don’t wear anymore, just get rid of the access. In fact, cleaning out EVERYTHING is strongly encouraged. For instance, I just cleaned out my refrigerator, my kitchen cabinets, re-organized my coat closet and my “hair bag” (yes I have a hair bag) cuz you know sis lives for a good wig!

Sage Your Entire House & Yourself.

Prepare for a Spring filled with amazing energy by cleansing away old vibes and welcoming the new ones.  If sage isn’t your thing (which it should be by now because it’s everybodys thing) you can always substitute that out for burning candles instead while saying your affirmations and prayer.

Cross Something Off Your Bucket/To-do List.

I know you’ve got one. Most of us created this list from New Years. I know I did and it was quite lengthy. And during this qurantine, I realized that a lot of it, I could start on right here in the loneliness of my own home. Like for instance I’ve been wanting to catch up on writing, both blogging and novel writing. So what did I do? I wrote the 1st chapter of my book and my 1st blog post in over a year. Thanks Corona!

Create or Revamp Your Schedule.

Take a look at your schedule again to see where you can improve your time, add a new thing or take away one that no longer serves your purpose. Personally for me, I’m not big on sticking to the script per say,  but I do like to utilize my time as much and as productively as possible. So for once in my life I’m going to start new habit of having and sticking to a schedule to ensure I’m making the most out of my time and self.


Ha! (I can just feel the blank stares) That’s right, I said it. DETOX. That means no liquor, no drugs, no sex. OK, clearly I went to far with the no sex thing but you get my drift. Whatever your vice is,  whatever you overly- indulge in, try to take a break during this quarantine, at least. 

7 Reasons Why You Need A Libra On Your Team

I hate to say good-bye to one of the most popping signs of the zodiac but Virgo season has come to an end, just like our last days of summer.

In with Fall comes the vibrant, cool breeze of those lucky Libras. And trust me, they don’t call them lucky for no reason.


This particular sign resonates with me, not because I’m one myself, but because some of the most important people in my life are. There’s nothing about a Libra that I haven’t experienced firsthand. Being raised by one and having a Libra best friend of 15 years, definitely qualifies me, in my book, as a Libran expert!

Make no mistakes about it, Librans definitely have their ways as any and every other sign does, but they are truly amazing people.

Check out the 7 reasons why everyone needs a Libra on their team!

1. They give you more than one chance.

In love and friendship, though they hate to admit it, they don’t mind handing out passes when someone has turned them sour. They believe in forgiveness and though they never forget, they get over things awfully quick. This sign represents balance and harmony so this is how they prefer things and the people around them, peaceful.

9/10 times when a Libra forgives and gives you another chance, they’re doing it for themselves, not you! So, if you’re known for not being that great of a friend or lover, go get you a Libra. They’ll tolerate your shit as they try to whip you into shape.

2. They’re fair

They make great mediators so always have a Libra around when you’re trying to get to the bottom of something with someone. They have the ability to remain neutral while helping both sides make their point in a respectful way. There’s always two sides to a story and the truth and Libras will find that truth.

No matter if you’re their best friend, parent or boss, they will be fair to you and with you regardless of who you all are in the presence of. You can count on that.

3. Oh, they keep it real real!

Although this sign comes off as delicate and innocent, the mouths on these people are scary. If you’ve never been cursed out by a Libra, do me a favor and DON’T! That sweet smile goes out the window and satan suddenly appears spewing fire from the pit of his gut. Yeah, it’s that bad.

But, it’s only when a Libra truly loves you that they will be brutally honest with you and tell it like it is. Librans are known for having an uncensored mouth so the things they say either ends making you laugh or cry. Who doesn’t want someone on their team who’s going to tell you your ideas suck when they really do?

4. They’re nice to look at

Usually a Libra is super cute/handsome with impeccable style and taste. They have “that eye” for nice things so they make a perfect date for any event you invite them to. They tend to be the life of the party, flashing that perfect smile and batting those long lashes everywhere at everyone. They will be nicely dressed, charming the pants off whoever they’re talking to. Want to seal the deal with those higher ups? Well, bring along your Libra friend and watch as they use their looks, charm and style to help win hearts over. Just don’t forget to thank them later! No, seriously you better say thank you or else…

5. They’re freaks with a capital F. R. E. A. K. S

Naturally, Librans are creative and expressive people. They show their love and appreciation through expressions of affection, intimacy and let’s just say it, SEX! This is a sign that doesn’t hold back in the bedroom and will try anything at least twice. Even if it’s something they aren’t really into, they will continue to do it or allow you to do it if they know it makes you happy; they’re the ultimate pleasers. This is the sign that’s down with the threesomes, public sex, fetishes, remember I said they’re open. Needless to say, they are selfless lovers who embrace experimentation because they simply enjoy loving others how they want to be loved; freely and passionately. Librans are the definition of spice so you can count on them to be up to something hot and wild with some forbidden fruit.

6. They have that “eye” for nice things.

If you have any sort of project that needs creative direction, Libras are your go-to people. They naturally have a keen eye for great visuals and always do things on a grand scale. Careers in photography, modeling, event planning and interior designing are usually taken up by Librans. They do not believe in mediocracy so everything they do has to be a major production. Rather you want to revamp your wardrobe, apartment or website, count on a Librans exquisite taste to get the job done right.

7. They’re Funny ASF

The funny bone in these people is definitely strong and long. They’re sensitive, yes, but they know how to tell a good joke. Libras are the kind of people you can share a much-needed laugh with, like a real laugh, the one where you’re bent over drooling at the mouth , can’t breathe because your stomach is so tight. We all know that kind of laughing is good for the soul. They will have you wondering why they’re not on someone’s stage sharing that unintentional humor with the world. If you don’t believe me, think about some celebrity Libras (Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, Will Smith) and convince me they’re not funny. I’ll wait!

Now do you see why they call them Lucky Libras? They simply have it all; looks, brains and a good heart. Do yourself a solid and get a Libra by your side. You can’t go wrong!

What You Need To Leave In 2018 Based on Your Sign

Going into a new year is always bitter sweet. It’s time to re-evaluate all the ups, the downs and the in-betweens and start making necessary adjustments. It’s another chance to re-do things bigger, better and more bossed up than the year before. Every bad habit, iffy friendship, or dead-end job now has a legit reason to be a thing of the past (as if they needed another reason.)

But, how can you improve and become a better you if you’re unaware, or even worse, are in denial about some of your not so nice qualities?

We all have them. It’s inevitable but that doesn’t mean we have to succumb to them by ignoring or denying that they’re there.

Remember, you have to know yourself in order to grow yourself. And as always, I’m here to help!

Here’s a list of what every zodiac sign needs to leave in 2018 and some much needed resolutions for a better you in the new year.


You don’t know what to say out of your mouth! You can be very harsh with your words when you don’t even mean to. Just imagine when you’re really trying to hurt someone’s feelings. It’s what you say and how you say it. Encouraging words go a long way, longer than you may think!

For 2019 try being a bit more sensitive. Put yourself in the shoes of others more often and try to empathize with those that confide in you. Have a heart in 2019 and you will see how others appreciate the change.


You’re steadily complaining about your situation. You’re stuck, but you can’t seem to make the necessary moves to change your circumstances. You come up with amazing ideas, but execution is where you always fall short. You tend to waste your potential on the wrong people and things. Your complacency will leave you behind right along with 2018.

All of 2019, you need to spend your time and energy making moves to better your situation. Rather it’s financial, emotional, whatever, you have to get moving. Staying still does nothing for you but allow negative thoughts to consume your energy. Stay active, write down ideas and emotions. Start that new business you’ve been thinking about, finally record that song your wrote like two years ago, hit the gym. Just get up, get out and do something! Once you get on the move, it will be impossible to slow you down.


People feel like you can’t be trusted. You have a way of throwing people off with slick comments or unusual habits.You have a tendency to give a compliment and an insult all in the same sentence. Most people aren’t astrologist so they don’t know that you are just naturally a unique individual. To others, you come across as sneaky and a bit envious.

Try being more transparent and genuine in 2019. Make people feel like they can depend on you because you’ll actually be there. Compromise with the ones you love so that they get what they need from you emotionally and vice versa. Try not to be so shady. Give compliments and actually mean them, call to genuinely check on a friend and want anything in return. Don’t be afraid to show people the good in you.


You live in the past and it hinders your present. You get so caught up with who did what back then that you forget about all the blessings currently surrounding you. Every one has a story, you’re no exception. But if you let what you’ve been through, what you didn’t have, or who didn’t love you in the past jade you to the point of complete brokenness then you will never appreciate where you’ve gotten in life and you surely won’t be going too far in the future.

Live in the present for 2019. For once, silence your memory and focus more on the action of creating memories instead. Stop and look around you. Notice where you are in life now, at this very moment, and appreciate all that has contributed to your journey. Life is going to continue to keep happening so you might as well start enjoying it while you can.


Your entitled attitude is turning people off. You have a way of making people feel like they are indebted to you, emotionally, financially, even sexually sometimes. Everything doesn’t have to go your way. You make people feel like pawns in your grand scheme and if they don’t play their position and mess up your plan, they owe you their life. Forever.

Try stepping down off your high horse for 2019. Lower those high standards you’re holding everyone to and try accepting people for who they truly are, and not who you’re trying to shape them to be.


You tend to overextend yourself to others, especially those who aren’t deserving of all your kind services. Unappreciative people can make you bitter which causes you to act out. And let’s face it, you can be mean. Like, really mean.

In 2019, let go of the people or things that are taking your kindness for weakness. After a while, you’re not going to be able to blame other people for why your bitter attitude.


If you’re not complaining about this, I can bet my last dollar you’re nagging about that. You have people running around like a chicken with his head cut off trying to do and find things to wow you. But it never works because you are unappeasable. You make people not even want to try anymore.

Every time you go to complain, say something positive instead, all throughout 2019. It takes some practice and getting it wrong a few times but manifestation is real and eventually it’ll stick.


You have been poking the bear and provoking people all year. You specialize in stirring the pot. Instigating comes as natural to you as lying does, which is another problem of yours. You love getting a rise out of people. People start to notice that when there’s drama, there’s a Scorpio. Then when confronted, you deny, deny, deny or just flat out lie, lie, lie!

You have to simply mind your business for 2019. This year, focus on not being in the middle of literally, everything. This way, you don’t have to lie or deny. Your focus should be on more productive things like improving your self-care regimen or finally getting that job with amazing pay.


You haven’t been practicing what you preach. All year you’ve been telling people what’s going wrong in their lives but haven’t been forth coming about the turmoil you’ve been dealing with in your own life. You make people believe that your stuff just doesn’t stink. Little do they know, it’s stinks just as bad as everyone else’s. You hold on to your deepest, darkest secret and will go great lengths to keep it that way, but will pry information out of others and then judge them as if you can’t relate.

In 2019 it’s imperative that you either stop judging people for their mishaps or reveal your own indiscretions to be fair. Just remember that when people find out all that you’ve been hiding all while you’ve been outing everyone else’s business, they’re going to be pretty pissed.


If you don’t start to control that temper and that mouth, things will end badly for you. It doesn’t take much to get you riled up and then you absolutely lose it. This is never good, because after it’s all said and done, you always tend to regret your actions.

Make meditation and prayer major for you in 2019. The only way to contain your type of anger is to become more spiritually aware of yourself and the world around you. Meditation helps you center your emotions and build up a spiritual and mental calm within yourself that eventually leads to a total change in temperament. Prayer builds a relationship with your higher power. Ask for what you want, in this case, what you need, and that’s help with your anger.


Your stubbornness has caused you to lose out on some really good people and opportunities. When your mind is made up, that’s it. There’s nothing no one can say or do to change that. This leads to you walking around with a chip on your shoulder that you will never even acknowledge is there.

It’s hard for you to open up sometimes because emotions make you feel weak. But, 2019 is definitely the year to simply allow yourself to feel. Show emotion, give love, smile, hug and be loved. Everyone will love this vulnerable side of you.


You cant keep pretending like you don’t know what’s going on around you just because you don’t want to deal with reality. Living in your own bubble doesn’t make the world stop turning. Avoiding things that are happening to and around you is a sure way to kick your 2019 off to a bad start.

Get more engaged in the world outside of your bubble. Try not to sleep life away or tune out the noise of the world. In your case, you need distractions from your own mind so you can finally see who and what is going on all around you, or the lack thereof.

4 Things Every Sagittarius Says


If there was ever one thing you needed to know about a Sagittarius, it’s that they are notorious for their sharp tongues. These people think a little too quickly on their feet and have the golden gift of gab.

If you’ve been lucky enough to really get to know a Sag, I’m sure you can agree that they will keep you on your toes with their snappy clap backs and opinionated perspectives.

You have to have extra thick skin and one hell of a sense of humor if you plan to befriend this sign. Lucky for you, I’ve experienced more Sagittarius than I care to recount. So, to give you an idea of what you’re up against, I’ve devised a little list of things that you can almost count on any sassy Sagittarius to say, male or female. Just to help lessen the blow a little, you know?

Now, let me introduce you to the most uncensored sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius!

“It Is What It Is”

You will almost ALWAYS hear a Sagittarius say this line. This pretty much sums up their personality in a nutshell. Sagittarius are known for being that brutally honest friend that will tell it like it is, even when–  no, especially when you didn’t ask. This sign simply doesn’t hold back their thoughts which can hurt or intimidate the people around them. And when you confront them about their unwanted honesty, their response is never an apology. Just a shrug of the shoulders and a dry “it is what it is”. Everybody can’t handle the truth, Sag. A lot of people can’t actually so good luck with that!

“I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About”

Whew Chile! This is should be number one. I love my Sagittarius people but they have a hard time accepting accountability when they’ve messed up. They fail to acknowledge the part they play in any situation that’s not in their favor. Somehow, it’s always your fault. They did this because you did that. If your Sagittarius ever hits you with “I don’t know what you’re talking about”, just know they know exactly what you’re talking about. They just want to know what it is that you think you know. And if you’re not able to spot this tried and true act from your Sagittarius, they will get you every time.

“That Ain’t Got Nothing To Do With Me!”

A Sag’s name is Bennet and they ain’t never in it! Or, at least that’s what they like to think. A Sagittarius is one of the coolest signs to hang around, but let’s face it, they can be a tad bit self-centered, especially when they’re going through something or God forbid, it’s their birthday! They’re just not interested in what you have going on if it doesn’t concern them in some way. This can be a little frustrating to lovers and friends of this sign because they easily come off as selfish and like a borderline user. Though they may never admit it, this is often how they lose friendships.

“Look, I Gotta Go”

A Sagittarius lives life on the go, one foot out the door and any other saying that expresses the freedom that Sag’s symbolize. Rather you’re out to lunch with a Sag or chatting over the phone, please believe that they will be ending the conversation with a “look, I gotta go” within a short amount of time. That’s just what they do. They are truly busy bees and will always be the first one to leave the party. Even if they don’t have anything else to do, you’d never know, because a Sag knows exactly how to make themselves seem and look important.

They will keep you guessing with their “I gotta go” demeanor, wondering just where and what they have to do that’s so important that they have to leave the party two and half hours earlier than everyone else. All I can say is keep guessing because a Sag will never tell. Every now again, they’ll invite you on their spur of the moment adventures, but if you turn them down, even once, they will never ask again and you’ll just be looking from the sidelines, along with everybody else they left at the party.

J’Moris “RnB” EP

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The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up Texas. Born in Fort Worth and raised in Hillsboro, rapper J’Moris is relentlessly making a name for himself, not only in his own city but up and down the east coast, and the buzz has finally made its way to the DMV.

As if his last album “Extra” wasn’t an entire vibe (which still is in heavy rotation on my playlist), he’s hit us with yet another hustle inspiring 6 song EP entitled “RnB”. But this time, J’Moris unveils a more intimate side of himself with songs like the album titled “RnB” and “Lights Down”. Let’s just say, he’s as well versed behind bedroom doors as he is in the studio ladies! (wink wink)

Nonetheless, J’Moris never forgets where he comes from and makes sure to always pay tribute through reiteration of memorable lyrics describing his upbringing like “hard life, street life made a man, sold dope to maf**kin kin” (from “Pretend”)

Jmoris Looking Left

His raw yet relaxed and intentional lyrics always seems to pair flawlessly with a well-produced, catchy trap beat that’s drizzled with a little southern drawl.

The projection in his tone demands your attention. The beat peaks your interest.  However, it’s his unique but relatable perspective that keeps you hanging on to his every word during this entire album.

Never ashamed of his struggle and addicted to his hustle, “RnB” is definitely inspiration for those on an unstoppable grind of any kind and will certainly help you “Get To The Money”  just like the title of one of the hottest songs on “RnB”.

Off the tracks, the best way to describe J’moris’s personality is humble and hungry. Just dont get his laid back demeanor and rap style confused for anything other than just that. He’s beyond aware of self and his surroundings and has learned some valuable life lessons at an early age. “Letting my emotions consume me during hard times would cause failure” he explains when asked if he’s really as calm as he let’s off.

“Everything I rap about is true” he vows. And judging by the conviction in his lyrics, it’s not hard to believe.

Things can only get better for J’ Moris and if he continues to consistently feed the strong momentum he’s building, his future is limitless. And in today’s new sound of mumble rap, J’moris’s effortless lyrical transparency is refreshing and more appreciated than he may know.

What You Need To Know About Every Zodiac Sign


The zodiac consists of 12 signs relative to the months in a year. Each zodiac sign lasts for about a month hence why there are 12.

Oh, and you know how typical calendars begin in January and ends in December? Well, not in astrology! In this particular science, the very first zodiac sign begins in late March to mid April, making the year begin with the zodiac sign, Aries, not Capricorn.

So, basically when Beyonce sings “Signs” and starts the chorus with “Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini…” you better believe that astrologers everywhere cringe but sing along anyway because it’s Beyonce, duh. But really, the song should go like “Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra”

Yeah, I know. Doesn’t sound right to me either!

But anyway, the zodiac we go by, we meaning the Western hemisphere, is called the Tropical System. While there are other types of zodiacs to refer to such as the Vedic or the Chinese Astrology, the Tropical System is the easiest to understand and is most prominently used.

Each zodiac sign comes from a particular story in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. That’s a story for a whole other post. But, the gist is that the zodiac isn’t just a random idea that some crazy lady with 17 cats came up with; there’s a story and science behind each and every sign.

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Astronomically, every zodiac is just a constellation of stars positioned in a unique way that represents a particular zodiac sign such as Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, etc.

I’ve included each sign’s fundamentals, kind of like a Carfax report, but in this case, it’s a Starfax report! (You like what I did there, don’t you?)

Once you familiarize yourself with your own Starfax, you can begin to explore other signs of the people closest to you. You will see that getting to know the Starfax of other signs just as well as your own can put you at strong advantage when finding and maintaining true love, building new friendships or some cases avoiding them, bonding with your children or advancement in your career.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Symbol: The Ram

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Mars

Aries are the warriors of the zodiac. They are very competitive and make great team leaders. Because of their innate dominance, they usually wear the pants in their relationships. Because of their strong and respectable demeanor, they are very influential; people tend to think very highly of them. Aries are known for their very down-to-earth sense of humor and can make anyone laugh without even trying. But, say the wrong thing to them and you will see a side of them you never want see again; the temper on these people is simply indescribable. On the contrary, Aries can act childish when they don’t get their way, throwing fits, giving people the cold shoulder and just out right being mean. Patience is something Aries lack and can really gain a lot from.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Symbol: The Bull

Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Venus

We don’t call them the bull for no reason. Taurus are very direct people. They mean what they say and say what they mean. They are very confrontational and can come at you full force, without hesitation which intimidates some people. Stubbornness is something you can guarantee to find in all Taureans. These are the kind of people that are dead set in their ways. Once their mind is made up about something, that’s pretty much it, there’s no changing it so don’t even bother. But under all that thick, stubborn skin, there is a really affectionate and dependable person who knows no bounds when it comes to love and loyalty. Although, Taureans are known for their wondering eye, they never stray for too long; they believe in foundation, structure and stability. Taurus is like the wild child of the zodiac. They purposely break rules, ignore caution and do what they feel at all times.

Gemini (May 21- June 21)

Symbol: The Twins

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Mercury

I’ve never met a Gemini who doesn’t have the gift of gab, I don’t think they exist. They use their charm and way with words to nestle their ways into your heart. These people know a little bit about everything, true braniacs. Gemini’s can be nervous and jittery so they can throw you off with their unusual tendencies, at first. But, once you finally get them to relax and get comfortable around you, you easily find that they are extremely intellectual and interesting. There’s never a dull moment with a Gemini and let me just say the turn up is real with these folks.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Symbol: The Crab

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: The Moon

The emotions that come with a Cancer are full and plenty. They literally feel everything, and have the strongest intuition which is how they make decisions and draw conclusions. There is no in-between with these people. Either you’re on their good side or their bad side. When it’s good, it’s absolutely great. There’s nothing like being in love with a Cancer. They are passionate, affectionate and have a way of knowing just what to say to get in the nooks and crannies of your heart. Cancers really know how to nurture emotions much like a mother. In fact, they are considered the Mothers of the zodiac. But like the raft of Mother Nature, when a Cancer’s feelings have been violated, all hell breaks loose and they don’t mind revealing that bitter and petty side they all have inside.

Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)

Element: Fire

Symbol: The Lion

Ruling Planet: The Sun

Leos are like the stars or celebrities of the zodiac. The way that Leos crave attention and acknowledgement makes for them to be in the lime light quite a bit. They love putting on shows with grand gestures, being extra, telling amazing stories., that sort of thing. Leos are so magnetically lively. But they are also very calculated just like the Lions they are. They are go-getters and know how to take advantage of an opportunity. These people are survivors so you can count on them to prey on you before they are ever preyed upon. They are prideful and care what others think of them, maybe even a little too much. These people are constantly in their heads, thinking and formulating, which causes their insecurities to surface often. They need attention, constant reassurance, and high regards at all times. These people want nothing but the best for themselves and will not waste their time if you fail to meet their high standards and steep demands.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Symbol: The Virgin

Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Mercury

These people have the heart of gold, for the ones they love. They will give you the shirts off their backs, their last meal as well as their last cent; Virgos are naturally givers. But for the ones they don’t, beware. Virgo have a mean side that comes out after they have felt unappreciated or played with. Since they value family, traditions and stability so much, they will go to any measure possible to make sure that their loved ones are ok and have everything they need, even if that means they have to be without. They tend to be a bit manipulative when trying to get their way, but for the most part they are honest people who don’t mind showing their hand.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Symbol: The Scales

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Venus

Libras are known for their extremely good looks and impeccable style. People born under this sign are socialites and enjoy attending and throwing extravagant events. Libras are extremely creative and it shows through their choice of fashion, art and home decoration. Libras can be very sexual and passionate which others find highly attractive. However, their good looks can’t cover up those bratty, emotional tantrums they just love to throw. Ironically, Libras are known for their continuous quest for peace and balance, but they tend to be argumentative and unfair in some situations. They tend to throw a blind eye to the ugly truths about themselves and/or the ones they love; they have a hard time dealing with reality and would rather live luxuriously in Libra Land.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Symbol: The Scorpion

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Pluto & Mars

This sign is by far one of the most difficult to figure out. They have a unique ability to adapt and fit in amongst so many different types of people and personalities that sometimes it’s hard to decipher which traits genuinely derive from Scorpio. But, one thing any and everyone knows about Scorpios are their high sex drives. Let me tell you, that is no myth honey! The libido on these people will definitely put you to shame and make you step your game up. Scorpios are usually good with numbers and lets nothing or no one get in the way of their money. These people are definitely riders, as Drake would put it. They have your back up and down, back and forth without question when they care about you. But, any enemy of a Scorpio can tell you that they are untouchable when it comes to war. But, aside from unbeatable war tactics and sex crazes, these people have so much love and dedication to offer. It’s just hard to see sometimes, these mysterious Scorpios love to play in the dark.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Symbol: The Anchor

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Sagittarius is like that kid that always has to explore everything. They appreciate the journey of life and love to make the most of things. These people look at the glass half full, not half empty. They get bored easily so they are always trying something new to stimulate their minds. Though they’ll never admit it, Sagittarius tend to have an envious side for people who are doing better and have more than them which makes them extremely territorial and on-edge. They can be a bit selfish and self-centered, only paying attention to things or people that concern them. However, Sagittarius are very business minded and are the masters at turning opportunity into gain. Rather you believe in luck or not, Sagittarian people naturally harbor the gift of luck, things just always seem to go in their favor, one way or another.

Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 19)

Symbol: The Goat

Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Family plays a big part in a Capricorn’s life. They believe in foundation and stability just like their fellow earth signs. They are very resourceful and can make something out of nothing. They think quickly on their feet and always has an opinion. Capricorns can come off as cold because they are really good at separating their mind from their emotion to make sound decisions. This is why Capricorns are considered to be the Fathers of the Zodiac, they have a very stern and judgmental demeanor. People born under Capricorn tend to have old souls, no matter their age, like they’ve been in this life before. This usually makes them a good judge of character. Capricorns are super hard-headed and prefer to learn the lessons of life on their own accord, which is why they tend to have things the toughest out of all the zodiac. Although they have a serious demeanor to people they don’t know, people who know them well know that they are really just goof balls. Capricorns live for a good laugh and are usually pretty funny their selves. They speak sarcasm pretty fluently and get off on a good, clean debate with their loved ones or even strangers, every now and then. Capricorns are the epitome of the definition of loyal. In fact, they are most often loyal to a fault and loyal to those who simply do not know how to reciprocate such honorable gestures.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb.18)

Symbol: The Water Bearer

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Saturn and Uranus

Aquarius always remind me of that kid in class that’s always raising their hand that either has the answer to the problem first or they are questioning the teachers methods. That’s what Aquarians do, ask a lot of questions and ruffle feathers. These are the most analytical people you will ever meet. They treat everything like an investigation and you can bet they will get to the bottom of things each and every time. They get the bigger picture and are big dreamers. You usually can catch an Aquarian actively participating in some humanitarian movement to save the earth, the whales, fashion, something! These people love to exercise their rights and express their individuality. These people do no conforming to others people’s ideas of normal for them. Though they may not conform, they definitely know how to fit in and be the life of the party. Aquarius are heavy socializers; they always seem be in the right places at the right times.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Symbol: The Fish

Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Neptune & Jupiter

Pisces are naturally loners. They really enjoy alone time because they need that privacy to reflect and plan. They are completely analytical and borderline perfectionist. Their need to be perfect gives them anxiety, then the anxiety stresses them out. Before you know it, they have tired themselves out before they even do anything. They are their own worst enemy. All the self-doubt and fearfulness of failure tends to water down all their amazing creativity and brilliant ideas. Any friend of a Pisces knows that they are great listeners and seems to always know the right advice to give. Most times, Pisces allow others peoples problem to become their own which can add to their sensitive and sad nature. Ironically, they never take heed to the good advice they give others for their selves; Pisces are known for dealing with people who take advantage of them and aren’t the most emotionally stable. Pisces are delicate people who need positive people around who can understand their uncertainties, not judge or make light of them. They just have a problem with telling that to the people who need to really hear it.