Ayiti Chic

Ayiti Chic

It’s All In The Name

There’s great meaning behind a person’s name. In some cultures, names are highly regarded and ceremonies are held where newborns are given names which are carefully selected. It’s understood that the children will live up to their namesakes. A person’s name is a part of who she is. Events and experiences will always reflect the…

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Pride vs. Confidence: What’s the Difference?

I was once told a story about a young man who was a first-year medical student. One weekend, he returned to his hometown to visit his father, who, due to unfortunate circumstances, was recently admitted to an institution. While there, the young man came across the people who were staying on his father’s floor. The…

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You Are Not Your Job

A few days ago I was talking to a friend, who had moved down south to be closer to her family. I was checking to see if she was okay because I had heard news that Hurricane Matthew was not only ravaging certain areas in Haiti and Jamaica, but it was also making its way…

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Look Back to Move Ahead

I was given the opportunity to attend an event hosted by the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 29, 2016. While I was there, I decided to visit the newly opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Thankfully, I had a ticket. As…

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I Am in a Relationship… With Myself

During moments of boredom, I would reach for my phone to check if I have any unanswered emails, or log onto Facebook. The posts made by friends and acquaintances almost always provide entertainment, insight, and/or intrigue. Babies are being born. People are getting married (or breaking up). Goal setters are achieving while haters are not…

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Understand the Value of Money

By Cindy S. Johnson

What does money mean to you? For some people, they need more of it. Others can’t have enough of it. Those without it equate money with happiness. We all know that there’s more to life than the amount of money in our bank accounts.

Help! I’m Always Broke
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Help! I’m Always Broke

“Can you cover for me?” Do you always find yourself asking your friends this question whenever you’re at a restaurant? It’s one of the most humiliating and shameful experiences. You just got your paycheck on Friday, and it’s already gone. You are a responsible person, but you just can’t get your finances together. How do you…

Accept the Truth: It’s Over
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Accept the Truth: It’s Over

The end of a matter is better than its beginning… -Ecclesiastes 7:8 Sometimes, it’s hard to accept when a relationship is over. If it came with or without notice, you will find yourself in the middle of an emotional storm or wilderness. In the midst of the storm, God is there to catch you when…

Say What You Mean
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Say What You Mean

Collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone to produce or create something.” It’s a great skill to have no matter whomever you come across on the spectrum of relationships. What kind of relationship do you want to create with someone? There are certain actions which need to be in your toolbox, and one of…

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