Today is #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that developed as a response to the commercialization of Christmas. Black Friday has become a representation of our capitalistic culture, while Giving Tuesday has developed into a movement that provides us with the opportunity to give back.
I don’t throw hashtags around lightly, kids. Yesterday, having spent the day with soon to be, extended, step family, I do feel Thanksgiving: #Blessed. It was a welcomed respite from the usual holiday celebration in that it was rife with laughter and warmth (and food). Social anxiety took hold of me, but I somehow managed to force myself to work through it and I’m glad that I did. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the holiday with such lovely people.
I am not that girl. I tried very hard to be and even achieved mild success in living her life, but she is not me.
Podcast topics run the gamut, from pop-culture to personal finance to spirituality and everything in between. I’ve been listening to podcasts for more than a year, now, and I have become a huge podcast nerd. The ones I gravitate to most are those involving folklore and horror themes. (Surprise, right?) Some of these podcasts examine famous myths and legends, while some act out stories and create their own lore. Truth be told, they all have the ability to keep the listener awake, at night. Here are 5 spooky podcasts to put you in the mood for Halloween!
Losing my brother shattered my world. I’m surprised that I’m still standing, to be honest. Before he passed, I had reached a point where I was doing fairly well. I had overcome many of my anxieties simply because I had no choice, but now, I’ve regressed. But I’m trying. I’m trying to forge ahead and carve out my niche in this world. To do this, I identified my primary goals in order to better understand the things that are truly important to me. Thus, my bucket list was born.
My best friend is vegan. I am not. I love animals, but my willpower is lacking. Especially when it comes to denying myself something like cheese. That being said, in spite of knowing my limitations and knowing that I don’t have the ability to commit to never eating meat or dairy, he has inspired me to work harder to reduce my meat consumption and in turn, my carbon footprint. Thus, vegan banana fritters were born.