• Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Words of Wisdom

    5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering Graduate School. Ron Burgundy Style.

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    You live and you learn! Just take it from me and watch Ron Burgundy’s slip ups before you decide to enter a graduate school program. Otherwise, you’ll enter a war you never wanted to sign up for. 1) You will have no sense of rest and be filled with emotions:   Your brain will run a mile a minute. “Do this! Do that! Go to school! Finish this paper! Don’t forget that group presentation! Did you eat yet? Don’t forget your friends and family!” So many demands  that create a critical you for not being on top of everything. Give yourself space and compassion. Take it day by day, week…

  • Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Travel + Leisure,  Words of Wisdom

    How Thailand uses Mental Health to Heal.

    ได้อย่างเสียอย่าง (dai yang sia yang) Translation: You have to lose something to get another thing. Meaning: You can’t make an omelette without breaking any eggs Thailand’s values of honor and hospitality led me to tears. I wondered, “How can a nation that does not have mental health budget give so much to us?” It felt undeserving to receive the love and compassion when I traveled to Thailand to study abroad program from California State University Long Beach. I took this class in May of 2017. We visited many facilities, each one very unique, yet very similar to mental health in America. In order to break the stigma, we must acknowledged…

  • Fashion,  Lust for Life,  Words of Wisdom

    Thirty Four-Ward

    Well, I have been officially 34 for a week now, and I feel not as much changed. All I can think about was the last 10 years of my life and the amazing things that have surfaced to lead me in this direction of blogging, fashion, and theatre arts. From working as a nanny and a private investigator (this will take another post to describe lol), to going back to graduate school and processing a lot of pain and trauma, I feel as if things are moving forward. Becoming a participator truly is better than being a spectator! I just wanted to share my birthday plans: Shopping at Miss Lola…

  • Words of Wisdom

    Patterns and Paving the Way for MORE

    Good Evening Beauties and Beaus, I’m curious to know how your goals for this year are coming along? Truth be told, this ‘motivational speaker’ has not been so motivated. 2019 Goals are in fact 2018 goals…. maybe even 2017 goals. I think I’m coming to a realization that you will not always meet your goals. Goals are meant to roll over. How weird is that to say? I wish I can be my perfectionistic self and meet my goals quicker, but I murdered her during graduate school. This was necessary so I can have compassion for myself (lol fo real though!). I’ve been thinking about the term ‘goals’ today, and…

  • Fashion,  LALA's Looks,  Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Words of Wisdom

    Velvety Little Christmas

    Merry belated Christmas! I wanted to share my outfit for the holiday season. My outfit of choice has been the wine color. Soft textures with an indented print with the wine color has gotten me super obsessed with wanting more of this style. Dress: Velvet floral imprint dress, circular flounce sleeves Boot: Velvet over the knee boots Accessory: Kitty bell headband Hairstyle: Two twisted knotted buns with front bangs For me, this was the perfect outfit. About a year ago I bought this dress from a thrift store near the hair salon. At first I didn’t like how it fit me, but I remind myself I am continually accepting my…

  • Fashion,  LALA's Looks,  Love + Relationships,  Lust for Life,  Words of Wisdom

    Family Fashionistas

    All you need is love.

    John Lennon

    My Grandma Cookie is such an inspiration to me.  She never considered herself fashionista, but it shows as I see her photos throughout the years.  She has influenced my mother as my mom lives and breathes fashion. She has that retail therapy addiction and she has passed it down to me! Lol! I hope you enjoy these photos. Let me know about your family styles! My mama and I Grandma Cookie Loved her clown collection Afro Grandma Cookie Posing by her pool My mom and Grandma 1960s vibin’ My grandma cookie with her first two sons Grandma Cookie looking sharp