Rewired: Triumph Over Fear

What better place to lose my writer’s block than gliding over the fluffiest of clouds, clouds that look like gigantic sheep floating in the sky. Indeed, inspiration strikes in the places we least expect, and truth be told I never imagined my heart would rumble and shake, hungry for a flight. Somewhere, somehow when I…

Fashionably Conscious

Awareness of your own mind is consciousness. Radiating happiness isn’t only external it is mutually internal; beauty is evoked in being at peace with yourself and others.  After losing a chosen one, I contemplated, I meditated, I reflected on every aspect of myself. Confronting the ego is complicated.  It’s accepting failures, letting go of pride-accepting…

Drink Tea Here: American Tea Room

Forget the Cup of Joe and indulge in the tea experience offered at American Tea room in Los Angeles. Located on the outskirts of the Arts District, the cafe is a refreshing site from all the grey buildings surrounding it. Upon entrance, you are immediately enveloped by the stores eye-catching design and friendly staff. If…

Practice This: Compassion

There are times we hit bottom. We hit it so low we knock ourselves out by the blunt force of our sinking emotions. In life we live we die; we find love we lose love. In those intense moments of life we intentionally and unintentionally yearn for compassion; a sincere understanding of the process and the…

Selling Love: Love Freely This Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is the time when marketing campaigns start slapping lovers, and those lacking one, with print, radio and television advertisements reminding them that modern love is displayed with monetary,shiny and materialistic gifts. As February 14th inches closer, bitterness foams on the lips of the broken-hearted, hope steams from the hearts of  hopeless romantics, and love…

Eat Here: Silver Lake Ramen

Ramen: A Japanese noodle soup dish. Oh, Silver Lake, CA you have drawn me in again with your eateries. Usually, my go to after party snack is a couple of tacos with a side of salsa, but last weekend I stepped outside my comfort zone. Friend: “Let’s get ramen!” Me: “Uh, okay…hmm” I wasn’t too…

Taco Lovers: Eat at Guisados in Echo Park

  Tacos run the streets here in Los Angeles; some are greasy, some are healthy and some are memorable. So, how can a common food staple like a taco have such a resonating impact on the locals? Well, have you ever had delicious braised meat or a veggie stew wrapped in a warm not-too-thick-handmade corn tortilla? That’s…

Attention Foodies: Eat at Forage in Silver Lake

Forage: (Verb) To search widely for food or provisions. Walking down Sunset Blvd in the heart of Silver Lake you will find one of the best spots to eat in town. Forage is located in an unassuming spot, but don’t underestimate it because it is home to fiercely fresh food prepared Tuesday – Saturday. Once you walk…

Reality does bite…

I sat on a couch talking with friends, all of whom are in their late twenties and mid-thirties the other night, and one thing seemed apparent; they all wanted more. More money, more love, more happiness, more self-growth, just more. I sat and reflected on the conversation: nothing is what it seems as we grow older, we get…

Life: Balancing Act

  Not long ago, I held onto things that caused unbalance in my life. How did I know my life was unbalanced, well after I let go of those things, I felt internal equilibrium and the peace that comes with it. My frown softened and my breathing regulated with the awakening.  It’s not easy to back…

Life: Sometimes We All Need That ‘Pick Me Up’

Today you took breaths between words unknowingly. It just happened like a machine set into motion, you moved throughout the days and nights unaware of your efforts and of those around you. Whether you are just opening or finally closing your eyes for the day, you are about to mentally or physically travel to another…

Health: Read this before you chug another glass of milk.

The Got Milk campaign retired and with its departure went my consumption of milk. Yes, it was hard, in my world cookies and milk are a package deal-there is no separating them. I know, my head slumps as I write this, my cookie addiction is bad for me, and I am aware of the harm sugar can have…