How to Heal When Your City is Struck by Tragedy

How to Heal When Your City is Struck by Tragedy

On Valentine's Day, 17 children and educators lost their lives to a maniac that had legal access to military style guns. I couldn't believe that something so terrible could happen so close to home. It was my best friends dad. It was my teacher's daughter. I knew the people in the building. I once walked the halls where people's bodies now lay. I pass an empty building every morning with a full parking lot. No one ever talks about what happens after a tragedy, once the news camera turn off and the reporters go home. The city that holds the memories of my childhood has been struck by a horrific event and its not so easy to get over. Thankful there are a few things that we can do to help our neighbors when we can't stop all the hurt. 

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How to Prepare for Your First Doctor's Appointment

How to Prepare for Your First Doctor's Appointment

Going to the doctor is never a fun to do especially when your mom no longer comes along to do the hard stuff. On our own we have to fill out paperwork, have a valid insurance, speak, AND GET BLOOD DRAWN! I think they are asking just a little too much from us but no worries...I've got you covered. Just out the tips below on how to get through your first doctor's appointment and a few must haves!

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How to Start a Blog When Everyone is Doing It

How to Start a Blog When Everyone is Doing It

Today marks one year since Ana Jane first premiered on the interwebs! I've shared a lot of how tos and personal battles with adulthood and I can promise that I will continue to be raw and real with the content that I provide because let's face it, being an adult is hard and we all need someone on our side. So, this Blogaversary isn't just about me but YOU and the impact this blog is making in the lives of millennials everywhere. Here's to another year of learning and growing and glowing up! Let's start it off by talking about how to create your own blog!

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Winter Netflix Recommendations

Winter Netflix Recommendations

This past week, I had the pleasure of battling the seasonal flu because well everyone and their mother had it, so I got it! But lucky for you that allowed me the time to binge watch Netflix and create a list of favorites and reasons you should watch too. You can thank me later when you are knee deep in popcorn and running to the store for more wine!

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How to Cultivate Friendships that Last

How to Cultivate Friendships that Last

Friends are the special people that God places in our lives to get us through this journey of life. Some times that presence in forever and some times only for a season. But I believe that no matter the time you have with them, it should be cultivated with love and gratitude. Though it may not always be easy, loving others and being loved is the very thing that keeps our hearts beating. 

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7 Self Care Habits that Won't Break the Bank

7 Self Care Habits that Won't Break the Bank

Whether you run your own business or work for a company, dealing with every day life can be quite the challenge. But some how you manage it and do it well. Now you need a break from it all. Take some time to RELAX. RELATE. RELEASE. Even if your bank account seems like it won't permit, here are a few ways you can regroup without going broke.

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The Natural Transition

The Natural Transition

In the last two to three years, the natural movement has taken over the mainstream (well, everything!) and I don't think its changing any time soon. From the harsh chemicals that we've used in our hair for centuries plus the over prices appointments to the salon has us relaxed girls running to find a better alternative. Here to discuss all things natural hair is my very own sister, who has been a part of the movement long before it was ever a movement.

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27 Before 27

27 Before 27

Today begins the first day of my 26th year of life. I've seen such tremendous growth within myself over the last 12 months and I know that I can only grow further from here. With that being said, here are 27 "goals/plans" that I want to accomplish prior to my 27th birthday next year. Some are pretty simple and others are beyond crazy (for me!) and I can't wait to get started. I know that with each new experience comes knowledge that I can share with you here on Ana Jane. I look forward to the next 12 months and I hope you follow along with me.  

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How to Leave Your Job in Good Standing

How to Leave Your Job in Good Standing

There comes a time when your current position no longer fits you and you must move on to bigger and better things. Whether it be to start your own business, move up in the company, or just to move on to a completely new endeavor. It's important that you leave your job in good standing for many reasons. Though it may not be easy, here are a few pointers on how to leave your current job without burning any professional bridges.

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