How I Consciously Stopped to Smell the Flowers This Spring

I’ve always felt that spring passed me by every year, so in an effort to be more mindful and present, I really went out of my way to observe the flowers and nature around me, and there’s no better place to do so than the New York Botanical Garden. Here are my highlights from my day trip up to the Bronx. Continue reading “How I Consciously Stopped to Smell the Flowers This Spring”

How I’ve Learned to Deal with a Bad Haircut

My journey with hair has been strange throughout my whole life, but for some reason I was cursed with bad haircuts for almost a solid two years. Tears were shed, tantrums were thrown—it hasn’t been pretty (and neither has my hair). Here, I will walk through exactly what I have done to cope and what I have learned along the way. Continue reading “How I’ve Learned to Deal with a Bad Haircut”

Falling Out of a Seasonal Funk

The transition from summer to fall has always been the hardest for me and I’ve never understood why because fall is my favorite season.

I was feeling a bit down all September, so I really tried to sit in my thoughts to figure out how I can pull myself out of this funk because mental health is important to take care of and should never be overlooked. I’m happy to report that I’m in a much better place now, thankfully. Here’s what I did differently. Continue reading “Falling Out of a Seasonal Funk”

What I Learned About Myself at Dave Chappelle’s Phone-Less Show

I was fortunate enough to be given tickets to see one of Dave Chappelle’s shows during his August residency at Radio City Music Hall. Beyond being an amazing experience and the fact that he brought together legendary names to perform alongside him, the show did something unlike other shows I’ve been to: Chappelle banned all recording devices. Continue reading “What I Learned About Myself at Dave Chappelle’s Phone-Less Show”

11 Ways I Have Learned to Actually Enjoy Saving Money

I recently had a wake-up call with my finances when I realized that I was spending too much money and needed to scale it back. I thought I have always been wise with how I spent my money, but I was really going out of control with buying clothes, eating out, etc. So, I buckled down and found a few ways for me to save money. Here are my tips: Continue reading “11 Ways I Have Learned to Actually Enjoy Saving Money”

I Gave Up Drinking Coffee for One Week. Here’s What Happened

I. love. coffee. Everyone who knows me knows that I love coffee and need to drink at least one cup every single day. However, I’ve noticed that lately I’ve been feeling more anxious, and I know that caffeine can heighten these symptoms. So, I did a little experiment and did the unthinkable (for me): I gave up coffee for a week to see what would happen. Continue reading “I Gave Up Drinking Coffee for One Week. Here’s What Happened”

How Raising a Cat Helped Me as an Editor at a Parenting Magazine

The valuable lessons I’ve learned as a cat mom.

I know nothing about raising kids. I did not grow up with younger siblings, and I really only had two different types of pets: a rabbit and two Betta fishes. And just between us, my dad took care of my rabbit more than I did.

I’ve always wanted a cat, and one day I decided to take the plunge and adopt my pride and joy: Mochi. Continue reading “How Raising a Cat Helped Me as an Editor at a Parenting Magazine”