Identity: What’s in a Name?

Our family is a conglomeration of sounds. There's the run of the mill Nana, but we also have Deeta's, Dita's, Mare Mare's, juniors, Big Danny's, and little ones. Hell, we even knew a Goober, a stuttering John, and a Gaggi (don't ask). Our identities were crafted by baby talk and of names mispronounced by too-small… Continue reading Identity: What’s in a Name?

I Tried Meditating Every Day for a Month; Here’s What Happened.

"Hard work good and hard fine hard, but first take care of head."Sublime An overload of stress from work, life, and family had me pondering how I can do better. I was tired of being tired; anxiety had been keeping me up all night and lasted throughout the day. It was like a steady hum,… Continue reading I Tried Meditating Every Day for a Month; Here’s What Happened.

How to Write a Ceremony; for the First Time Officiant

The wedding industry has seen an increase in nontraditional weddings. We see more weddings moving outside of churches and places of worship, creating a desire for personalized ceremonies. These couples are choosing their loved ones to officiate their marriage. Some couples choose to write their ceremony and vows, and some want nothing to do with… Continue reading How to Write a Ceremony; for the First Time Officiant

The Fond is Where the Flavor is: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fond

The Vegan Sheperd's Pie Recipe You Need in Your Life https://media.giphy.com/media/demgpwJ6rs2DS/giphy.gif Yes, it's that delicious! Fond is a French word that translates literally to “bottom.” In cooking, it describes all those crusty, yummy little brown bits that get stuck to the bottom of the pan. By deglazing your pan, you use the fond to add… Continue reading The Fond is Where the Flavor is: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fond

Things You Learn Growing Up Poor

Growing up poor, you learn, first, that school trips are not a given. Trip slips being handed out, created a distinct sort of anxiety. Lord knows, you didn’t plan the trip, but that won’t stop the hooting and hollering when you hand it over to your Mom. “How much money does this school need?” she’ll… Continue reading Things You Learn Growing Up Poor

Where do I even start?

You may have found that you have a growing dread of going to work. You may have come to this realization while you were beginning your morning routine. Staring in the mirror brushing your teeth, while thinking to yourself "how much longer can I do this?" Instead of ignoring that nagging feeling, and telling yourself… Continue reading Where do I even start?