The Wonder of Ivy Presents: Who to Watch in 2019

Last year I created The Wonder of Ivy’s “Who To Watch” list because I felt like I did not see myself or my peers represented in our community. Day in and day out I saw so many of us grinding in our lanes and felt that I needed to use my platform to elevate us…

All Eyes on You – Clean Floors & More: Gil and Claudia Nazario

Last year, I created the “Who to Watch” list, which spotlighted 16 creatives or entrepreneurs from Reading, PA. In honor of the new list approaching, I followed up with the 2018 class to see what they’ve done since we started watching them. How has your company/ brand/ you grown? We’ve gotten closer to our goal…

All Eyes on You – Jordan “Jay” Rodriguez

Last year, I created the “Who to Watch” list, which spotlighted 16 creatives or entrepreneurs from Reading, PA. In honor of the new list approaching, I followed up with the 2018 class to see what they’ve done since we started watching them. How has your company/ brand/ you grown? My brand and company has grown…

All Eyes on You – Taliah Feldi

Last year, I created the “Who to Watch” list, which spotlighted 16 creatives or entrepreneurs from Reading, PA. In honor of the new list approaching, I followed up with the 2018 class to see what they’ve done since we started watching them. How has your company/ brand/ you grown? I have yet released my Natural…

The Importance of Great Friends

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” I first heard this line from Mr. Calloway, one of the vice principals at Reading High back in 2007. It has always stayed with me, but it wasn’t until recently that I was able to recognize the value of it. I have had a lot…

When It Comes To Jealousy

This was originally part of my 11/18/18 newsletter.  Click here to subscribe. This week I learned about an event that was recognizing people in our community. I saw the program and recognized a lot of people I love and admire. But I couldn’t help feeling disappointed that I was just learning about this event and that I…

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…