gapmuse Quarterly Roundup: Inspiration, Transformation, Hair Secrets & More

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Be inspired.

You know what they say, once the first quarter of the year is over, the year is pretty much done! We’re not complaining, though. After all, it’s April, the beginning of our favorite season (sans allergies, of course.)

We can’t wait to break out our colorful, playful, and sometimes flowery spring dresses, do some much needed spring cleaning, get our mani/pedis (hey, I’m the first to admit that I neglect my feet in the winter), and plan for our summer activities and vacations.

But before we get going, we thought we would take a minute to peek back at what we’ve been up to in the past 3 months.

From discovering hair care secrets and honoring women who inspired us, to exploring transformative principles, and celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we were thrilled to discover, share, and muse about positive and empowering stories of women and girls and thankful that you came along for the ride.

So in case you missed it, here are our musings and what you, our readers and fans, cared about most in the first quarter of 2016.

2 Haircare Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind

Sometimes a bad experience can lead to a positive outcome (no, seriously!) Take what happened to me recently. I ran out of my hair cream and decided to  replenish it through even though I was not too pleased with the results; it smelled a little funky,  weighed down my hair, and only kept it hydrated for a short time. Read on…

10 Transformative Principles Women Should Commit To In 2016 [+Video]

You’re probably wondering why we’re musing about commitments for the new year when we’re already into the 3rd month of the year? After all, shouldn’t we have our goals or in my case, themes for the year locked and loaded by now? Maybe. But who says there should be a time limit on when we decide to make a change? Whether it’s in the beginning, middle or end of the year, meaningful change is good at anytime. Read on…

Photo of little girl drawing some flowers

6 Women Who Inspired gapmuse The Most In 2015 [+Video]

Portrait of beautiful young girl (laughing) walking with umbrella under rain

Each new year we take stock of the amazing women who inspired us in the previous year and reminisce on how they’ve transformed our lives.

This year is no different. From the first black woman to be appointed principal dancer in 75 years and another who has revolutionized television, to one who proved that you don’t need much to make a difference. These phenomenal women are living proof that you can achieve your dreams even when all your cards are stacked against you. Read on…

Mammograms: Why Women Are So Confused [+Video]

Happy female patient looking at doctor while undergoing mammogram x-ray test

Inconsistencies, conflicting reports from the experts…it’s no wonder women are increasingly confused about when and how often to get a mammogram. This video from The Wall Street Journal along with the accompanying article seek to explain why it’s been difficult for the experts to come to a consensus. Read on…

Women’s History Month

We were so excited to come across this great video that honors and celebrates all the women who have made a profound impact on the world. Go girl power go!


Dr. Martin Luther King Quote

Our Martin Luther King quote that we showcased on Instagram on Martin Luther King Day is by far your most popular quote.  No surprise here, though, because it’s just as powerful and rings as true today as when he coined it many years ago.


Other musings that resonated with you across our social networks included: 













Thank you for liking and sharing our musings and staying connected with us. Your undeniable support for our blog for the past 3 years inspires me to keep it going even when life gets hectic. I appreciate you and I heart you. 💕

As we dive into the 2nd quarter of 2016 and to the warmer spring season, we can’t wait to share musings that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Hope you’ll stick with us and share your musings with us too. We love to hear from you!

May you have the happiest spring gapmusers!

Be inspired.





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