How Brooklyn became my motivator while I grieved my mother

“Brooklyn’s a mythological place, where great artists, great people, have come from and always can represent.” — Spike Lee The year is 2012 and I’m faced with one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I’d just given my resignation to my job. I was prepping my mind (and my pockets) to pack up 2 suitcases and move to…
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I’m crying because, I am finally a best selling author!

At the beginning of my authoress journey, I wanted to be a New York Times bestselling author. I wrote it down in every journal I owned. Like how you practice your spelling words. Then I would practice how people would introduce me at all my Ted Talks. Introducing Ty Alexander, New York Times Best Selling Author. I even drafted an…
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My New Eyeglasses That You’ll Think I Paid A lot Of Money For But…

Revelation #852,824,927,419,749: I woke up a few weeks ago and realized that I was ready for a new pair of eyeglasses. Yes, I know that I have plenty of prescription glasses. Hell, I know that I have an abundance of sunglasses too but I am addicted to the new and shiny things of life. It makes me ridiculously happy. For…
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GRWM: Fancy Date Night Look [VIDEO]

It’s been a minute since I’ve recorded a makeup tutorial for YouTube. But I have literally adopted this fancy date night makeup look as my go-to look. It’s so crazy simple. And I’ll also admit that the release of IG Stories made me a lazy content creator. And now we got IGTV! I can’t deal. But my takeaway is that…
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5 Instagram tips straight from Eva Chen & her gladiator team

Last week I was invited by P&G to visit Facebook headquarters in Manhattan. Our goal: gain insights on how brands can increase Instagram followers, drive engagement and master Instagram Stories and Instagram Live (read: how to really use Instagram!). So I cleared my schedule because, duh Facebook. The event, “A Conversation with Eva Chen and Instagram Experts”, was hosted by the…
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Save your spot: Gratitude. Forgiveness. Growth. A Self-Care Session

I’m finally pulling the trigger on our first event. I am so freaking nervous. Like anxiety on twenty-one thousand. But I’m pushing forward and allowing my passion for helping you to spill out into the Universe (read: I’m doing what God told me to do). My vision for Destination Heal was not clear in the beginning. It was just a…
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How to thrive during your first year of marriage

I cannot believe we’ve been married for 9 months. Even though husbae and I had been together for nearly 2 decades marriage is a different beast. You’ve got these new “forever” roles and now it’s time to define them. Problem is, some (most) couples wait until it’s too late to create those definitions. Now you’re 8 years into your marriage…
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Here’s what your bridal shower should really look like [video]

My bridal shower weekend happened nearly a year ago and I realized that I never shared with you all. It’s been a crazy year. Buying a house. Getting married. Moving! Renovating our house. So much has happened. I took a break from blogging and didn’t even realize it. So I’m rewinding to my bridal shower weekend. Still funny AF so…
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10 Tips You Need To Read Before You Go Shopping For Your Wedding Dress (So That You Don’t Go Crazy!)

Shopping for a wedding dress can be both wildly fun and seriously daunting on your soul (watch my first wedding dress shopping vlog here). I remember having major anxiety trying to shop for my wedding dress. From what style I wanted to wear to who to invite to help me make the decision (watch my second wedding dress shopping video here).…
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What To Pack For A Trip To Ghana + What I forgot

What to pack for a trip to Ghana was an ongoing and overwhelming thought for me. Even though we got a list of things to bring from Hayet I still felt super unprepared. So I made a list of things I packed (and the things I forgot) because if you should find yourself in Ghana I want you to be…
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