Lifestyle, Travel, Uncategorized

Taking Steps to Overcome Your Fears, One Foot at a Time – Part I

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Psst…let me let you in on a little secret.

Come closer…


Black people can’t swim! YES, we came to America questionably on boats. And, YES, we love us some South Beach for spring break, but I hate to be the bearer of bad news…WE CANNOT SWIM!

Now, if you’re one of those bougie Black people who grew up vacationing in the Hamptons or jet skiing every summer at Lake Tahoe…this post ain’t for you or about you. Come back later…not really, keep reading, but, I’m not speaking to ya’ll right now. 

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Health, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Uncategorized

How This “Rub-a-Dub” Helped My Mental Health


Poopy-di scoop.
 Whoop-di-scoop-di-poop. [Insert Eye Roll Emoji]

Relax. This isn’t another “woke” think piece on Kanye West.

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Although, I will say if you REALLY “miss the old Kayne,” you should check out the good folks over at, The Live Playlist for details on the #IMTOK tour. Sponsored by Disctopia and CelebYou, they’ve hit up nine major cities with a DOPE karaoke-style/cover band that introduces indie artist paying homage to the “college dropout.” They even had R&B sensation Elijah Blake out at the Chicago stop.

But no, this is a piece on mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with the way my April went and my May is set up, I can HONESTLY admit, to chanting the hook of “Lift Yourself,” quite a few times.

For weeks, I was looking forward to yesterday’s visit to The Happy Place Museum,
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