Italian chick with a New Yorker attitude. Free-spirited, eclectic by nature, vegan. I'm fueled by my passion for the art of words. I'm addicted to chocolate and love to heal through the sun's rays. Let's talk words.
Becoming Aware of Mental Health
When I first became aware of what I was feeding my physical body, I started becoming more mindful of the consequences behind what I consumed.
Calling Thin People Skinny Isn’t a Compliment
Calling people skinny has historically been associated with a compliment mainly women sought after. But truthfully, it can be just as insulting as calling someone fat. I know it may sound hard to believe. Here's why.
Anger Is My Favorite Emotion
I have always had a difficult time managing my emotions, especially anger. Through years of therapy, it has remained my targeted emotion. And even when I feel that I have it under wraps, it still seems to burst out at unexpected times.
The Evolution of Young Adulthood
I have been thinking lately that with every new day, fresh challenge, or uncomfortable hardship, that I am growing more into the person I will be for the rest of my life.
Wise Words From Oprah Winfrey
I have personally loved and looked up to Oprah from a very young age, even before I truly understood how amazing she is. As a young child, I and my aunt would spend an hour after dinner in her bedroom away from everyone while we indulged in our stack of Oprah magazines.
5 Vegetables You Should Be Eating Every Day
If you're anything like the average American, you probably don't eat enough vegetables (but you know that already since you clicked on this article). I was blessed to be raised in a household where veggies were always delicious, though I understand the dislike of produce from the general population.
The Art of Feeling Alive With Medicinal Music
Ecstatic Dance is a movement. It’s where a community of spiritually enlightened individuals come together to express themselves through the art of dance. The therapeutic sounds of Ecstatic Dance have intentions of empowering people from all walks of life to surrender, quiet the mind, and become in tune with their soul connection.
I Was Only 12 When Dad Got Dementia
He came home from his job as a cook at the prison–it was an odd gig. His voice cracked as he admitted to my mom that he had been fired because he was smuggling cigarettes to inmates. A look of defeat and hopelessness hung over him. My mom, a woman with a fiery temper, immediately started screaming. She couldn’t fathom the idiocy of my dad’s careless choices that would eventually force us to move out of our beloved home.