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According to Tae Heckard: 3 Ways to Feng Shui Your Mental

We all have our own rituals to prepare for the turning of the New Year.  Some participate in extreme diets and detoxing, while others opt for cleaning old files off their hard drives. Even a change of hairstyle says, "Hey, New Year, come at me bro!" But if you'd like to try a more metaphysical approach to your 2013 transition (and even if you're having a late start to kicking the new year into high gear), actress Lashontae Heckard helps us with three ultra simple tips to putting your mind in the right frequency. -- Vanessa Veasley

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1. Reflect & Resolve

VIBE Vixen: What's the best way to let go of last year's disappointments?
Tae Heckard: I think the best way is to evolve from your lessons and look towards the future.

Tip: Grab a notebook and first jot down 2012's lessons (not failures) then proceed with your resolutions. Written and visualized with your new wisdom in the forefront of your mind, your goals will seem even more tangible.

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2. Relax

VIBE Vixen: What's your favorite way to clear your mind?
Tae Heckard: [Watching] the ocean and [reading] a good book is my favorite way to relax in all ways. Self time is very important.

Tip: Relaxing your body and mind improves your immune system, concentration and problem-solving skills. No ocean nearby? Take your book to the park or buy a white noise machine. HoMedics Sound SPA Relaxation Sound Machine makes ocean, waterfall, rain, rainforest and thunder sounds. (Target.com, $20)

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3. ROTFLOL!

VIBE Vixen: What makes you laugh?
Tae Heckard: Shit, besides myself? [Laughs] Every and anything. I'm a naturally happy person so hilarity comes easy and often.

Tip: Laughter heals, renews, purifies the soul and it's free! For a good chuckle, Tae's personal Instagram feed and Twitter timeline never disappoint. Find amazing images of her outer beauty there too.

Tae tells us she has some special "happenings happening" that she can't speak on just yet, but we'll be sure to update you Vixens first when the time comes. Also, catch the lovely Lashontae Heckard again as Jazz in the new season of The Game returning March 2013 to BET.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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