Social distancing has forced us into converting our homes, our peaceful oasis, into our office, gym, resort, restaurant, movie theater, and nightclub. Social media is trying to convince us that we must use all of this “free” time to create something amazing. Additionally, it is trying to shame us into connecting with everyone we have … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday
While we are practicing social distancing, through social media we are also witnessing the resiliency, creativity, and unity of people all over the world. In Italy, neighbors leaned out of their windows and stood on their terraces while belting out the words to “B*tch Better have my Money” by Rihanna. Djs are throwing virtual brunches, … Continue reading Host a Virtual Happy Hour
At the beginning of the year, I created a vision board and wrote down approximately ten of the goals that I wanted to accomplish this year. To my surprise, most of the goals were related to writing. Although, the last blog post I wrote was in October 2019. Since then, I have also rewritten an … Continue reading Author’s Note
Next year will make 20 years since my mother died of breast cancer. She was 33. I was 15. Losing her has drastically changed the course of my life. I imagine that when other people’s parents pass away from natural causes or something non-hereditary, the pain lingers on in a different way than it does … Continue reading Surviving Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A mammogram story
I received the pictures from a significant event recently and all I could see was my chubby face. It was slightly disappointing. For years, I had been telling myself that I needed to work out and eat healthy. I also told myself that I looked good and I would lose weight eventually. Looking at those … Continue reading Lessons I Learned from Hiring a Personal Trainer
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been dealing with an internal struggle trying to determine if I should be boycotting Starbucks. While I do not regularly go into Starbucks for coffee, I love their prepackaged coffee. I drink Starbucks at least 3-4 times a week and I really do not want to stop. … Continue reading Are We Boycotting or Nah?
For some people, Valentine’s Day is overrated. They believe that people should show their love and appreciation for each other every day. While I agree to a certain extent, I think having one day set aside every year to do something special for each other is a good idea. I do understand that this could … Continue reading 5 Gifts You Can Buy Your Man for Valentine’s Day
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to come together with family and friends to eat and give thanks for the many blessings that you have received. But after dinner, what’s next? Do not just allow the kids to retreat to their cell phones and/or tablets. Do not let the adults pack their plates and sit around … Continue reading 5 Things to do on Thanksgiving to Make Memories with your Family
I really love holidays! Holidays have a special way of causing an influx of positive energy that radiates through all aspects of my life. People seem happier and the decorations seem to get more outlandish year after year. My favorite holidays are my Birthday, Christmas and New Years Eve but Halloween is definitely trying to … Continue reading Growing Up Halloween…
I believe in celebrating my birthday every year. My birthday is my own personal holiday! It is a time for reflection and planning for the future. To read more about why I celebrate my birthday every year, click here. This year, I celebrated my birthday by having a dinner party at my house. Below you … Continue reading Decorating for a Dinner Party at Home.
Each year as it gets closer to my birthday I feel a ball of excitement start to bounce more and more frequently in my stomach. I start window shopping and thinking about how I should treat myself. I wonder what my husband will surprise me with and if I’ll be able to get my friends … Continue reading Why I celebrate my birthday every year…
Have you ever been so frustrated that you were ready to say, “to hell with it all”? You were ready to dump your boo, quit your job, delete your social media pages, or whatever else you thought would make your life easier at the moment. Well, the urge to totally dump some “baggage” came over … Continue reading Unpacking my baggage: 3 strategies that prevent me from throwing in the towel