Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays


Wishing each and every one of you reading, a happy and healthy holiday season spent however brings you the most joy rather it's away from home, at home, alone, with friends, family or total strangers. I wish it is what you want it to be. Give thanks for 2014 and I'll see you guys in 2015!

Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

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My 2014 Year End Review


Number 1 taught me to stop asking with modesty for what I wanted. Ask for what I [really] want! I asked for a $4,000 international trip and I received it. 


At most jobs, every year you will have a performance review where you and your supervisor look over the year and assess your accomplishments, what areas you can work on to hone and improve yourself and your skills and you determine what goals you want to set for yourself for the following year. Why should our lives outside of work and households be any different? I've gotten in the habit of meeting with myself and God/the Universe to review my life on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. It keeps me self aware and prevents me from just going through the motions and watching life wiz by me. I plan to hold household meetings every week, month, quarter and year when I have a family of my own. Communication is important rather it's with others or your own self because it creates a platform to identify and discuss observations and devise actions or solutions for them.

I'm going to review and recap 7 of the things I experienced or accomplished this year and share 7 things that I want to accomplish or work on in 2015. I welcome you to review and recap some of the things you experienced this year and what you're striving for in 2015 in the comments.

In 2014 I:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Emotion in Motion Blog Tour // Feeling Powerful

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When you know more, you fear less. And when you are fearless, you are powerful.

Hello everyone. Today's post has the honor of being a part of Bernadette Pleasant's Emotion in Motion Blog Tour. I'm so excited to be involved in such a positive project with other emotional and expressive women bloggers. Learn more about the blog tour HERE and be linked to the other participating blogger's posts. There's more to being a woman than trying to keep up with Beyonce and having eyebrows on fleek. Let's dig a little deeper sometimes to get to the root of things so we can live lives that are as great as they look.

I was given the option to talk about the emotion of feeling powerful or panic. I decided to talk to feeling powerful. At first I wasn't quite sure what I was going to talk to in regards to power and applying it to women's lives but as a creative writer, I figured it would come to me as I started to write. A few hours before I started writing this piece, it hit me out of no where what to talk to. Women many times think their power is in "thinking like a man", being as fast or strong as a man, being deemed equal to and being equally respected as a man or having some high level position in life or their own business. I think our magic and power is in our yoni and our reproductive system. What makes women very powerful is our ability to carry and sustain life. I've found more power and pride through knowledge encouraging me to understand my cycle and my reproductive system instead of fearing it and feeling as if I needed medication or luck to have control over it. It took me getting on birth control, experiencing terrible side effects and one particularly frightening experience on it that led to me getting off of it immediately afterward to see that (not only was I harming my body but that) I was pretty ignorant about my reproductive system.

A lot of women are. It's not our fault. The things that I am learning now, most of us weren't taught growing

Friday, December 12, 2014

AGCM Book Club // Books on My Wishlist






If you've been following my Instagram as of late, you'll see that I'm on an amazing journey discovering how nature truly knows what it's doing and provides us with all the tools and supplies we need to understand and heal ourselves. I'm learning more about my femininity and that it's more than just my exterior parts. I'm learning how to read and take care of my internal feminine systems and cycles and learning to communicate with them and not just ignore them, begrudge them (like periods) or unnecessarily medicate them. Below are some books I want to read and add to my personal library (or someone can gift me with them, if any of my peoples are reading!). I will always be about positivity and good health overall. That's always my main life's theme and desire so my latest book wish list is reflecting me building on that and I'm excited about what I'll learn so that I can share it with you all.


Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity and Overcoming an Angry Vagina: Journey to Womb Wellness

Both are written by the renowned healer, Queen Afua. I had the pleasure of attending her wellness center grand opening two weeks ago. When I tell you her energy was so bright, wow. A truly inspiring woman who really wishes to help heal people and teach them how to heal themselves. I'm excited to get my colon cleansing treatment done at her new center next month. More on that later though!

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health



One of the readers left a comment under my Periods & Productivity post and suggested reading this book so I'm going to!













Any new books on your wishlist? Please share.

Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

Follow AGCM on Twitter /// Instagram /// Pinterest /// Youtube

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 is Coming to a Close

Hello, HELLO! I've been gone for a bit because I have been distracted with some positive things and by some less positive things. If you've been following the Instagram account, then you know what the less positive things were and you know what I'm going through now. What I shared on the Instagram account, I will be writing about on here but it's not ready yet and I want to do just a bit more research before typing up a masterful and uber helpful (I hope) post. It is my desire that it will rock your world because some of these things that I discovered totally rocked mine and I think helped me to discover more of what my purpose on this earth is about. A lot of meaningful and special things can come out of our experiences.

I have at least 2 new posts that will in these last couple weeks of the year. Please be on the lookout for them and I've got tons of plans and initiatives to launch  for 2015. I'm excited about that and so much more.

Oh and the e-Booklet is almost done! This publishing journey, I tell ya. I keep finding stuff to add, change or omit!

Stay tuned and as always thank you so much for reading. Happy Holidays!



Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

Follow AGCM on Twitter /// Instagram /// Pinterest /// Youtube

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