Caroline had an interview early in the morning but her friends convinced her to go to happy hour until late the night before. She made it to the interview on time but had a massive headache and was off her A game. James has tried to quit smoking time and time again but every time he hangs out with his college buddies, he starts back … Continue reading Life Lesson #799 Want success? Ditch your loser friends.
The trauma and pain in this book truly touched me. It goes without saying that humans can be unbelievably cruel and treacherous, to the point where we barely process the deep wounds left behind. I love the way Human Acts breaks down that pain, one human at a time. Buy it here. This book takes a deeper dive into the shortcoming of military service in … Continue reading June 2020 Book Review
In all honesty, I picked up this book because I wanted to get to the bottom of the term, “Defund the Police.” It was something that scared me because I thought, well don’t we need the police? But like most slogans, it’s just a down bite that has more meaning and nuances then simply defunding the police. So I more or less knew it meant … Continue reading July 2020 Book Review
Whether I was brainwashed by the “American Dream” or whether it’s for other reasons, ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to buy property. I imagined myself making money from my 6-7 rental units and traveling the world. I wanted to be a real estate guru and business women extraordinaire. Far all I have is debt. It’s not a new or unique story but quite … Continue reading Don’t let Despair Drag You Down
Wouldn’t it be nice to work if and when you want to? To not spend over half your day making money just to pay bills and rent? That’s the basis of the “work optional” movement. Not to be confused with the FI/RE movement, work optional is having the financial freedom to work on your terms. Financial advisor, Doug Dahmer phrases it as, “Doing the things … Continue reading Three lifestyle changes that will bring you closer to Work Optional
I hear the whispers of friends and family who look at me funny when they see me seemingly thriving after a recent heartbreak. I felt it when I lost my father. She’s not even crying, they said. Is she broken? I see the look when I tell a friend I’ve broken up with someone and they ask me how I feel. I’m fine, I say. … Continue reading Life Lesson #6: How to deal with losing someone you love…
I know who I am. I am a women. I am Latina. I am a reader, a writer, an investor, a compassionate person, a treehugger, an animal lover. I am a human being. I thought I knew who I was. I am Black. My people are Black. We come from the Hispaniola. Our people are mixed with Taino, African, and European culture. We ignore the … Continue reading Who am I?
I’m back in NJ with the family. If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know they cause me eco-anxiety. Yesterday I went to the store with my nephews and whipped out my reusable bags at checkout, to the surprise and amusement of my nephew, Michael. He told me NJ has started charging for plastic bags at supermarkets and other stores (progress!). In my … Continue reading A Low Waste Dog: How Fido can Help Save the Planet
You know the story— the he said, she said; the lies; cheating; the arguing; the “getting back” at each other. Or maybe it’s not that bad— maybe he just sucks the life out of you with his negativity; maybe her constant nagging is crushing your soul; maybe they are just holding you back from your true potential. But you love them…Can love conquer all? That’s … Continue reading When is the right time to end a toxic relationship?
Recently I added a section to the website for books that I’ve read and highly recommend. But I think it’s important to talk about the books that I am planning to read, especially during these crucial times where we could all use some more guidance and education. As we enter a new era of social justice, people of all shades, shapes and sizes would benefit … Continue reading On my reading list: Books by black authors