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
Two words: Delayed Gratification. This message really spoke to me in Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad and I feel it was one of the major things that separated rich dad from poor dad. Even in the beginning before any lessons were taught, he talked about how rich dad lived in a smallish, beatdown house, whereas poor dad had a nice-ish house. It’s the … Continue reading Life Lesson #70: The Path to not being BROKE
Director of the Personality and Self-Knowledge Lab at the University of California, Simine Vazire, told The Atlantic in 2017 that the only thing a personality test can tell you is what you already know. And that’s it folks; no mystery here, that is my thesis. But let’s unpack this, shall we? Okay, first things first, let’s all agreed that the majority of people LOVE personality … Continue reading Why Personality Tests are Useless
NUTRITION… I have alot of thoughts. Nutrition is such a tricky topic because so much of it is cultural. I remember one day talking to one of my friends who is studying to be a nutritionist and she said (not in these exact words) “the job of a nutritionist can be very touchy because people have had the same diet for generations, and for a … Continue reading Stop Eating Trash
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