Eco-anxiety: it’s real.

For the past three weeks I’ve been “quarantining” at my mom’s house in New Jersey where my brother, his wife, and my grandmother are currently staying. Needless to say I’ve been living outside of my comfort zone and outside of my normal routine. It seems I am always confronted with my own privilege, biases and overall financial security whenever I leave my bubble in DC … Continue reading Eco-anxiety: it’s real.

Coronavirus 1 – Cat 0

I wanted to write something inspiring this week, and preferably something completely unrelated to the current situation but it seems that everywhere I turn it’s all about Coronavirus. I can’t even rub my eyes without freaking out wondering when was the last time I washed my hands. The other day I had a “Virtual Happy Hour” with my two good friends and we really struggled … Continue reading Coronavirus 1 – Cat 0

Personal Reflections: What A time to be alive

I like to consider myself someone with high functioning anxiety— someone who can keep her cool under pressure and stress. My mom always says “A ella no la mata nadie,” literal translation, “No one can kill her, ” what she really means, “Nothing phases her, she can’t be bothered.” For me, this “unbothered” state of mind is a defensive mechanism that keeps my anxiety at … Continue reading Personal Reflections: What A time to be alive

Things you learn after it’s too late: Building an Emergency Fund

When it comes to money, I have two goals: build wealth and pay off debt. To achieve these goals, my money is calculated down to the last dollar. You want to know what I didn’t calculate for? Coronavirus. The only other time I’ve been around for a major recession I was 16 years old. This time around, when the recession inevitably knocks on our door, … Continue reading Things you learn after it’s too late: Building an Emergency Fund

Trigger Word: Sustainability. Is it even doable?

In my post a few weeks ago on the “zero waste movement,” I shared my anxiety and general disapproval of the term “zero waste” and why it should be renamed something seemly more attainable, such as “low waste living,” or “eco-living.” I described the movement as an attempt to reduce our environmental impact (particularly when it comes to single use plastics) and stimulate a circular … Continue reading Trigger Word: Sustainability. Is it even doable?

Stop Wasting Away Your Life: A Case for Mindful Living

I was complaining to my co-workers over lunch about the terrible crowds at Trader Joe’s and how people have to get in line as soon as they walk through the door because the line wraps around all the food isles. One of my co-workers mentioned that he usually shops while in line to move things quicker and then burst into laugher from the look of … Continue reading Stop Wasting Away Your Life: A Case for Mindful Living

Living “Zero-Waste” to save money.

What is Zero-Waste? It all started with composting. Naive little old me, I just thought it was a nice idea that my food scraps could be reborn into soil. Next thing you know, I watch a documentary that debunks the glories of recycling and BOOM, I’m suddenly falling deep into an investigative youtube rabbit hole about all things zero-waste. The first thing I learned was … Continue reading Living “Zero-Waste” to save money.

How to Budget your Time

Recently I heard the term “Budget your Time” and it intrigued me because I’d never heard someone phrase it in that way. More often we hear the term “manage your time.” The term “manage” for me has a negative connotation, suggesting that your time is something to be dealt with, supervised, controlled even. On the contrary, when I hear the term “Budget your Time,” to … Continue reading How to Budget your Time

Fitting Self-Care into the Budget

I’ve been obsessed lately with YouTuber and skincare enthusiast, @susanyara, and her channel Mixed Makeup. She’s constantly talking about the importance of self-care and feeling good about yourself. I have to say, I’m here for it. As someone who has always loved makeup and skincare, I was a bit hypocritical of people like Susan who spend ALOT of money on products and services that the … Continue reading Fitting Self-Care into the Budget