‘S’ is for Spa Day!

Okay, so in my book ‘s’ stands for Spa Day! Since we’re experiencing some rather crisp weather here in the Pacific Northwest and with New Year’s just around the corner, I thought I’d whip up a few all natural self-care aids for my upcoming spa day… You’ll need to source the following ingredients in order to…

Evolving Public Opinions Affects on Justice(?)

More often than not I find myself listening to some of the most insightful personal testimonies all the while traversing around town accompanied by my ever expanding podcast playlist; which infuses my day with knowledge, informative stances from ‘others’ perspectives and in turn increases my awareness, allowing me to grow in directions that seems unfathomable…

Consuming Nature’s Footprint

While scrolling through my social media account I came across this rather poignant video. In my opinion it perfectly illustrates how our needless ‘wants’ affect the world arounds us…even if it’s a world that we can’t see clearly from our own backdoor, that vastness that lies out yonder still represent our neighbors. Given the time…

Fleeing Food Deserts in order to Seek Nutritional Justice

So, while I was gliding my way through my newsfeed on Facebook a couple of days ago I came across this meme: Within seconds of seeing this, I felt the need to respond and in doing so I said… “It might have something to do with fast food being more readily available and cheaper in…

Making Knowledge Accessible by Any Means Necessary

Over time I have come to gather more knowledge on the various things that pique my interest, and as of late I find myself intrigued & in awe of those that have to go up against unfathomable obstacles when trying to attain their education around the world over. While taking some time to delve deeper into…

War Relocation Center or Interment Camp – What’s in a Name?

When I returned home (to Arkansas) in March of 2013, I purposely drove to a little town called Jerome (which only has a population of 46 people according to the sign I photographed) just outside of Dermott; in order to take a photo of a particular sign that I saw when my parents had to…

No Más Bebés: The Hidden Historical Traumas Inflicted by the Medical Industry

Unfortunately, I was unaware of this unveiling & eye-opening documentary. However, I’ve since learned that it was directed by: Renee Tajima-Peña & produced by Virginia Espino. I’m always appreciative of those monumental times when my knowledge base expands and after seeing a friend’s post that had popped up on my newsfeed I decided to take…

Greenbacks Generating Continuous Growth in the Emerald City

After reading a rather insightful article on GeekWire, I was reminded of a few statistics that I came across some years ago in relation to what’s known widely as the Emerald City… the place recognizably noted around the world for its AIRPLANES, COFFEE, SOFTWARE AND BOOKS. Some have even dubbed Seattle the ‘capital of the 21st…

Supplemental Gardening Done Right

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus you get strawberries.”…”Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” ~ Ron Finley One of the many reasons I’m thankful to have been able to be home with my family this past year is that I…

Flipping the Script Cinematically

Who else is looking forward to 2016? Well I am, and that’s mainly due to the fact that the World Premiere for this film will be at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. With that being said, you can be certain that I’ll be one of those in line eagerly awaiting to see this once it reaches…

Marketing done RIGHT

As I was browsing my newsfeed earlier this afternoon on Facebook, I noticed that a former colleague of mine (living in Indonesia) had shared this very thought provoking video and of course me being me, I looked up the organization allowing me to learn that they are trying to establish ‘model communities’ in various parts of…