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Natasha Nurse is a proud ’08 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. She is a DEI Professional, Coach, Speaker, and Podcaster. She started Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource for women to gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle-focused blog and coaching services. Natasha focuses her coaching on media, career, and accountability. She started the innovative podcast WokeNFree with her husband to address hot topics in an entertaining and educational way. Additionally, she is an enthusiastic mom who loves creating content, reading and enjoying time at home with her husband, son, and dog.
My son is, by any measure, the best thing that has ever happened to me. He makes me laugh every day, he's incredibly kind—and gives me shnuggles when I need them the most. Because he's growing up so fast, and I'm trying to soak up every moment with him, I wanted to share the top 12 lessons he's taught...
You'll be excited to read Jump: Dare to Do What Scares You in Business and Life by Kim Perell for the following 5 reasons:  1) This book will teach you how to think about risk differently: Instead of thinking about risk as something negative or dangerous, Perell shows us that risk can be seen as something positive and exciting—a way...
When you're hit with a loss, it's easy to feel like there's nothing to be done. Maybe you've been laid off and don't know how you're going to pay your rent next month. Maybe you just lost a family member who was very close to you, and now all of those moments will never happen again. But here's the thing:...
You know that feeling when you're just starting your day, and you get a good night's sleep? It's like your mind is clear and open, and there are no obstacles to getting through the day. You feel rested and ready to take on anything. Well, what if I told you that you could feel like that every day? That's right: even...
When you're a mom, your life is full of moments that make you cry. You cry when your kids are born. You cry when talking about a new milestone reached. When they get older, you cry when they go off to college for the first time and then again when they come back home for Thanksgiving break. You also...
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins is a book that will make you want to read it twice.  You'll want to read it the first time because it's an incredible story, but then you'll want to read it again because of how Ellen Hopkins uses language in the book. She uses words in ways that are fresh and surprising, and her descriptions...
Mom guilt is a real thing, and it sucks. It's time to silence that mom guilt once and for all. It's not just you—we all have it. And it sucks. But you can make it stop. Here are 5 ways to silence your mom guilt: It's admirable to want to help others, but sometimes it's just not possible. Let go of...
Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella is a book you want to read if you're looking for a light and fun read that will make you feel good and escape into a world where the characters are interesting and well developed. If you love reading about secrets (there are so many!), and if you want to find...
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman is a memoir about her time in prison. In this book, she describes her experiences at Smith Correctional Facility in Connecticut for money laundering. She also shares information about what life was like before she went to prison and how her life changed forever.  I would...
Since we have a couple of weeks of summer left, there's no better time to get outside and enjoy your life to the fullest. But with so many choices about how to spend your time, it can be hard to know what to do with yourself. I've put together some of the most common choices people have when they're...