Curvy U: Spring Cleaning – Amankeda Triplejewel

Floral design by Dohki Mirmirani -
Floral design by Dohki Mirmirani –
Spring and Summer are my absolute favorite seasons. The days are longer there’s so many options to entertain and have fun outdoors. This is also the time of year for new beginnings in nature and in our consciousness. When we think of Spring Cleaning it brings to mind cleaning out our closets, our home, our car and anywhere we have clutter. More often than not, we don’t consider a spring cleaning of our spirit, our soul.
CurvySwagger contributor and Urban Medicine Woman, Amankeda Triplejewel shares with me the ways we can create a fresh start by being conscious of the relationships and environments that surround us.

“…You’re releasing the clutter, releasing the old and opening up for the new. That is also what you need to do regarding the inner…” – Amankeda

What DO Men Really Want? – Wisdom Revealed

While I’m not promoting #e-harmony neccesarily, I am however re-posting this because it has some very solid advice. I’ve had great male friends both straight and gay all my life and have amazing times with them. However, by no means do I really understand what they want romantically. When I read this article by  I couldn’t help but nod my head from a very hopeful place. What’s even better are the comments from men about the list she’s created. Lots of good information for those of us who are cynical or just tired of misinformation.

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The truth is that most men are a lot more emotionally deft and capable of intimacy than we’ve given them credit for. Most times, we let society’s lies create fear in us and this fear get in the way of us being ourselves around men and communicating our needs. We’re left feeling despaired about love and forced to assume men are enigmas.


What Do Men Really Want + 5 Dating Myths Debunked