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: La Bandera Café – North Miami, FL

I woke up on last Friday wanting a really good and hearty breakfast. Those who know me know I don’t like most of the average American breakfast. Pancakes? Waffles? French Toast? Yeah, that’s a no from me, dog. But a bomb sandwich? Sign me right up. I’m a huge fan of Dominican breakfast sandwiches also known…

Letting Go of the Past: 5 Tips for Moving Forward

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. -Marcel Pagnol Whenever I find myself stuck on the past, I think of this quote. While I’m not spending…

My Breast Reduction Story: Before (Part 1)

Since I was in middle school, I had big breasts. It was something that seemed to happen overnight, and since then something I’ve had to deal with. Throughout middle school and highschool, I “looked” older due to my breasts, and gained a lot of unwanted attention, mostly from older men. In school, I didn’t get that…

Happiness Is What You Make It

If you know me personally, you might be able to say you have not really seen me angry. I’ll be honest, I cannot stay mad. I’m that person. I’ll be mad, vent, and in 5 – 10 minutes, I’m over it. I think being able to feel angry is a great thing. Emotions are meant to be…