All posts tagged: feel good

Hello Only me October, goodbye Stormy September

You think we’d learn our lesson whenever we say: oh, it can’t get any worse. We all know the Universe will show you that it can. And that’s exactly what September was for me. Despite it being my birthday month, it was fucking hell. Well, I guess hell would be stormy. And normally, I thrive through chaos. Because that’s just what I do. But this…Nah. We’ve had break ups and breakdowns, turn ups and hook ups, and many firsts. Anyway! It’s October now! The trees are shedding their leaves and I’m taking a page of their book by shedding my leaves as well. What does that mean? It means, I’m ready to drop habits that are not in alignment with the version I’m working on becoming to make room for new healthy habits, which I’ll share more about in another post. It’s time to focus on me. I have been very di(ck)stracted, while others have been focusing on them. Which is a pattern that needs to be broken. Especially, now that I’m newly single after …

Books I’m reading in September

Recently, I have found myself going to the library more and more again. One, because my home gets insanely hot during summer. I’m talking about oven hot; take a shower and sweat two seconds later hot; channel your inner sloth hot. You get my point as to how hot it was getting. And second, well…Because libraries and bookstores have always been my happy place. At first, I didn’t want to get library membership because it’s another subscription along with the endless streaming services we pay for nowadays. Plus, I have so many books at home I have yet to read (Lord knows when I will ever finish those). But since I end up going to the library and reading the books there anyway, I thought maybe if I get a membership, I will actually finish these borrowed books as there’s a deadline. You know how some people need a little sense of urgency to get things done…Me. And so, with my new membership, I have recently borrowed five books that I’m going to be reading …

Cover photo for boozy vanilla iced coffee recipe

Boozy vanilla iced coffee in 5 simple steps

Do I love me some beautifully made frappuccino? Most certainly. But do I also love me some easy to make flavored iced coffee? Most definitely. There are days where I will take my sweet baby Jesus time in the kitchen to make my frapp, like I’m a whole barista. A barista without a coffee machine, but a barista nonetheless. And you know what they say in the law of manifestation: you gotta live it, to achieve it. So, I am living my best barista life in my tiny kitchen sans coffee machine or icemaker. And then there are days where I want to have a coffee that doesn’t take me more than 5 minutes. For days like those, iced coffees are just absolutely amazing. They usually require no more than 3 ingredients: ice, cold brew and milk. Want to spice it up? Throw in some syrup. Want to make it extra spicy? Throw in some booze.  And you got yourself a boozy iced coffee in less than 5 minutes! Alright, so let me get to …