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On the Couch With GG

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

Hi Nikki, I was reading Essence magazine this weekend and became so inspired by the “I Love Being a Black Woman” theme that is a feature of the July issue. I have a four year old daughter and another baby girl on the way, and my biggest wish for their lives is that they love themselves for everything that they…

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Accepting Yourself Despite the Flaws

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A great majority of the women I see for therapy struggle with the same issue: lack of self-acceptance. In fact, many women (myself included) find it hard to love and appreciate themselves, harping on their various flaws rather than accentuating the positives. Are you guilty of this? More than likely, the answer is yes. We’ve been taught to play up…

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On Becoming a Diva…

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Dear CurlyNikki, I greatly enjoyed your first article. I’ve battled with low-self esteem and social phobia since before I can remember. I’ve taken many of your tips to heart and I’m finally having days where I feel pretty good about myself. My question is, can too much self-esteem lead to self-centeredness or selfishness? I want to fall in love with…

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Natural Hair and Self- Esteem

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

I’m the creator of, a site dedicated to educating folks about healthy, natural hair. features styling tips, inspirational stories, celeb interviews, and product and ingredient reviews. If you’re assuming that I’m a trained cosmetologist, it’d be a good guess, but you’re wrong! The only head I do is the one sitting atop my neck — I’m a psychotherapist….

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