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[Review] Unf*ck Your Brain

Dear Reader, Reading self-help books can feel oddly productive, especially when the tips are actionable and the writing is both engaging and “to the point.” I’m a fan of the psychology/ mental health genre so I was naturally intrigued by the book “Unf*ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with Science.”... Continue Reading →

Burlington the Beautiful (Part 2)

Dear Reader, I was blown away by Burlington, Vermont. Who knew that this little city on a lake has so much to offer? In part 1 of this post (here), I described some of the aspects that make Burlington stand out. In this post, I have listed a few noteworthy observations about the city that... Continue Reading →

Burlington the Beautiful (Part 1)

Dear Reader, On a weekend trip up north, my boyfriend and I stopped at a busy diner in Nashua, New Hampshire for lunch. Realizing that we were from out of town, the server asked us where we were headed. When we told her that we were destined for Vermont and more specifically Burlington, her eyelids... Continue Reading →

“Blueberry Pancake” Breakfast Muffins

Dear Reader, Pancakes have never been my breakfast of choice, however, every once in a while, it’s nice to have something sweet in the morning. Recently, I stumbled upon a healthy donut recipe on ChocolateCoveredKatie.com. While I had high hopes for a light fluffy pastry, somehow, my modifications created a whole other baked good —... Continue Reading →

This Island, Earth

Dear Reader, If you don’t care about climate change, there is a good chance you are fortunate enough to live in a region that has been largely spared from its negative impacts. In fact, if you live in places like Boston, you can even trick yourself into believing that our warmer, drier summers and milder... Continue Reading →

Black Beacon Hill

Dear Reader, Is Juneteenth celebrated where you live? For those of you who are unfamiliar, Juneteenth is a holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. This holiday was first recognized on June 19th, 1866 in Texas to memorialize the order, which officially outlawed slavery within the state three years prior. Although the significance of this... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Girl in the Mirror

Dear Reader, What fun is it to keep a story all to yourself? Every once in a while, a story leaves me with my jaw agape, frantically, re-reading the last lines in disbelief. Whenever, this happens, I know that I have to share this book with whomever will listen. I have been in a reading... Continue Reading →

Corona Who?

Dear Reader, The world smells differently when you don’t have a surgical mask pressed against your nose. I am so happy to be typing this as a fully-vaccinated gal! Not too long ago, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidelines to permit fully-vaccinated adults to dispense with their masks in both outdoor and indoor locations (except... Continue Reading →

Boston Has Beaches Too

Dear Reader, Most Boston-based tourism is centrally located in the downtown area and the immediate surroundings. But, as you can imagine, Boston, like most other cities, has much more to see than the easy-to-reach hotspots. On this day, I undertook an adventure starting from a sandy city beach, stretching along a causeway with spectacular water... Continue Reading →

Easy Creamy Coconut Cake

Dear Reader, I’m not the most patient person and for this reason, when I bake, I like to keep things simple. So, when I come across recipes, I often make adjustments that will cut down on the number of ingredients or reduce the prep time. Recently, I came across a coconut cake recipe that looked... Continue Reading →

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