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Spicy Mari

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The Spicy Life Inc.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha


The Spicy Life Inc. is a Relationship Consulting Firm that formed for the purpose of strengthening your interpersonal experiences. We realized that many people don’t have a strong sense of how to form healthy relationships in this new digital era. Our motto is Transform Perspectives and Fuel Connections. This means continuously evolving in the way we approach relationships in order to best create them. Our method is based on the S.P.I.C.Y. Fundamentals, which stand for Self, Passion, Intimacy, Communication and learning to say "Yes.” We believe that these are the key components to forming and maintaining healthy and fulfilling relationships. We have taken these fundamental concepts and applied them to modern day interactions. The first interaction we’ve tackled is the ever-evolving realm of dating. Technological advancements have created an abundance of opportunities to communicate with people anywhere in the world. Websites and apps provide algorithms to match you with potential dates all with the ease of a click or swipe! This modern form of engagement has made it more challenging to create natural chemistry and genuine connections. Our innovative assessments and strategic coaching, come together in an online learning environment, to assist you in navigating this complex industry. Our TSL team of consultants come from a diverse background and are experts in what’s relevant in building relationships today and in the future.

Spelman University

Spicy Mari, Founder of The Spicy Life, is a Magnetic Matchmaker & Relationship Expert, focused on encouraging individuals/couples to unlock the power of their passion in order to attract their purpose-mate and find love based on her S.P.I.C.Y. fundamentals. She’s been featured on ABC, the Tamron Hall Show, Access Hollywood, E! Daily Pop, NBC Access Live, VH1's Basketball Wives, BuzzFeed, Essence Magazine, Soul Pancake, Tastemade, LATV Network, iHeartRadio and more. You can catch her Spicy Tips, every week on The Spicy Life Podcast which is available on all streaming platforms. As the founder and CEO of The Spicy Life Inc., a relationship consulting firm, Spicy has mastered the method of fueling deep connections. She has a B.A. in Communications from the University of California-Berkeley, an M.A. in Communication from USC, and a dating certification from the International Dating Coach Association. Spicy is a certified domestic violence advocate for the state of California, a certified YourTango Expert, as well as a Chispa App Spokeswoman. She is also a proud member of Spelman College’s “Sweet” Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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