Love of Gaming: Animal Crossing, Gaming as Self-Care, and More

If you know me, it is no surprise I still play video games. I’ve had just about every incarnation of the Super Nintendo and the GameBoy color. All my life I’ve played only two kinds of games: Super Mario and Pokemon. (Most likely because I suck at other video games.) However, all that changed when…

Nighttime Routine

A couple of months ago, I posted about my morning routine and got some great feedback on it so why not follow up? While not too much has changed with the morning aspect, I wanted to do a post specifically about my nighttime routine. Since starting therapy for my anxiety, I have adopted some new practices…

TBT – Another Again by John Legend

You ever have one of those days were none of the music that is currently out is doing it for you? For me, it’s more like “one of those years.” This year I think I’ve listened to more podcasts than anything else. With the exception of a couple of projects, (I’m looking at you Whipped…

Talking Therapy: My Struggles With Anxiety and My Experience With Therapy

The word therapy was not something I grew up hearing unless it meant physical therapy. With parents and family members who worked in factories, it was not uncommon to hear them discuss their coworkers needing physical therapy. When it came to mental health therapy, my first experience with it was on TV and movies. Sitcoms…

Sunday Dolphin Beard Company – Hispanic Business Highlight

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am spending the entire month of September highlighting the Hispanic/Latinx community and the amazing small businesses we have in our community.   Sunday Dolphin Beard Company Lancaster and Reading, PA     Founder Frankel Tejada & Domingo Tejada Ethnicity Dominican Background Sunday Dolphin Beard Company is a business…

Migz Custom Empire – Hispanic Business Highlight

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am spending the entire month of September highlighting the Hispanic/Latinx community and the amazing small businesses we have in Reading, PA.    Migz Custom Empire Muhlenberg , PA Founder Miguel Nunez Ethnicity Dominican Background Migz Custom Empire started about three years ago when I decided I wanted…

Dealing With Mental Health In The Hispanic/Latinx Community

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am spending the entire month of September highlighting the Hispanic/Latinx community and the issues we face.   Mental health was never something I grew up hearing of, at least not in the proper terms that I learned as I got older. No one in my family was…

TWOI Bites: The Sugar Factory – New York, New York

The Sugar Factory is that place you always see in those Facebook videos that looks amazing but seems out of the way to go and find. However, when in Rome…you got to the Sugar Factory! Bae and I visited the one in New York and it didn’t disappoint. What You Go For The big attraction…

Morning Routine

In David Nazario’s debut book, Make Love Your Religion: How to Put Love First and Succeed at Doing What You Love, he discusses the importance of morning routines. I am a firm believer in morning routines because I believe that what you do in the morning sets the tone for how your day will go….

Cardi B – Be Careful: The Spring Song for Heartbreak

Late last night, I saw that my problematic fave, Belcalis, was dropping a single. My interest peaked and I made mental note to listen in the morning. I debated waiting up for it but a girls got a bedtime on weeknights. So the first thing I did this morning was play, “Be Careful.” “Be Careful” is…