Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tapered Cut /// The Deets on My New Hair Cut!

After 7 years of growing my hair out, I decided to chop it all off into a tapered cut and I love it! I've come to a place where hair is just hair. It's sole purpose and job in life is to simply grow. With that said, cut it if you feel like it, it will grow back. Hair length doesn't make a woman beautiful (many South African women have low cut hair and they are stunning!), her confidence, love of herself and energy makes her beautiful and attractive.

This hair cut represented my desire to feel freedom. Freedom from detangling sessions and monitoring the weather to see when I could wear my hair out and freedom from thoughts, beliefs and energies that no longer served me or never did. I believe hair holds energies and though cutting it to release those energies isn't necessary, I personally felt the desire to release some energy that way. I also felt that because my hair is fine and of medium density that shorter hair actually suits me better. It's less maintenance and manipulation needed and my hair appears fuller when it's shorter.

Now let's get to the details on my hair: where I went, what I'm using and how I'm styling and caring for it. Keep reading to find out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

31 for 31 /// 31 Things I Learned During the Age of 31

On Tuesday, October 27th, I; Milan Staples, will be turning 32 and I couldn't be more excited. 31 has been nothing short of an amazing age for me filled with lots of adventures, revelations, epiphanies, blessings, fun and growth. I feel like I grew spiritually at an exponential rate and made some very large vibrational shifts. (We'll talk about vibration and vibrational shifts another time; if you know about Abraham Hicks, then you understand what I'm talking about.) Some of the shifts were quite large and resulted in me crying a lot this year. The crying wasn't from a place of sadness or any negativity. Crying almost often isn't a bad thing, it's the intention behind it that can be bad but that's another post for another time.... My crying came from a place of releasing different thoughts and energies that no longer served me or never served me. I've come a long way. I'm happy with how far I've come, where I'm at right now and I am leaning into where I'm headed.

I haven't felt this free and empowered since I was a young child, before adults were able to permeate my brain. The little girl, the child, inside of me is being reawakened. She is frolicking around, blowing bubbles and doing cartwheels on a field of green grass. She daydreams and places colorful stickers on her journal pages and challenges anyone brave to blinking contests. I feel like I am viewing the world with a lens I haven't looked through in a long time. These are not rose colored lenses, no, they are TECHNICOLOR multi-dimensional lenses. There are some things I learned and some things I re-learned that got me to this juicy place and I am sharing 31 of them with you. Join in the fun and share some things you've learned lately or learned when you were 31.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 2015 Editor's Note: Scorpio

It is October! I say it every time around this time of year: this year flew! October is my birth month so it's my mug on the cover and the theme is Scorpio. If you know anything about Scorpios, one of our characteristics include being very passionate individuals. We love life and living well in all aspects of life. This month includes featured topics about things that I am passionate about. Some long awaited posts, including the fertility awareness method and yoni smudging, will be going live this month because my zodiac sign, Scorpio's, planet is Pluto which is the ruler of the genitals and fertility.

My birthday is October 27th and I boldly share that I will be 32! I know, I know, I don't look 32 but alas, I am and I am leaning into 32 with pride and enthusiasm. 31 was such a beautiful age for me and very transformative; I learned so much personally, professionally and spiritually. I'm on an amazing journey. One of the featured posts for this month include 31 messages or concepts that I learned while being 31 titled 31 for 31. Some were new things and others were things I either re-learned or was reminded of again. I am very excited for 32 and what revelations, blessings and adventures will find me. I remember, as a teenager, thinking that a 32 year old was ancient and now approaching 32, I see that I've barely scraped the surface and am excited to know that I am nowhere near finished. 

If you aren't following on our Instagram account then this will be your first time seeing that I chopped all my hair off! This was not only my birthday treat to myself but a liberating and reawakening experience. I believe that hair can hold energy and I wanted a reset so I cut all that energy loose and I feel feather light and free physically and metaphysically. I may not be quick to grow it back out! One of this month's featured posts also includes all the details on my cut including, where I got it done; my new regimen and what products and methods I'm using.

Scorpios often get a bad rep but we are not all calculating, jealous and possessive. There are many of us that use our "dark" powers for good and emit a love that gives freedom. If you don't know any of those, you can say you know one named Milan.

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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