One Year Anniversary

When people ask me what it’s like to be married, I always tend to respond “nothing has changed.” And for the most part, that’s true. Nothing changes in the way you think it will. There’s no dramatic transformation from boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife. You don’t suddenly start walking on air nor do…

The Art of Letting Go

This was originally part of my 11/11/18 newsletter.  Click here to subscribe. It’s funny the things we hold on to. Whether it is a box filled with your school year memories or those shoes that are super uncomfortable but you just know you’re going to need them somewhere down the line, sometimes we just don’t…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Curly Sisterhood Live!

I’ll preface this right away by saying that I do not have curly hair: my hair doesn’t curl, never has, never will. I’ve grown to accept that after 20 something years of growing up with a mom and two sisters that have curly hair. Don’t worry, I’m not bitter. I am still fascinated by curly hair….

5 Dominican Creatives to Follow

Happy Dominican Independence Day! As a Dominican creative, it is important for me to follow and support other Dominican creatives. In a world where the media is saturated with the same faces, seeing people who look like me, that have similar backgrounds, and that I can relate to fuels my fire to continue this path…

TWOI Presents: LOVE[LESS]: A Collection of Poems

This Valentine’s Day I collaborated with Brianna Tyson and Lindsey Heckman to create a collection of some of our poetry! Click the link below to read in browser or download to your phone now. TWOI Presents- LOVE[LESS] This book is perfectly paired with this Valentine’s Day mix created by the one and only, Taliah Vibes….