Depression and Cognition: A Correlation

Once upon a time, depression was viewed by many as a term used by desperate individuals, who were seeking attention or individuals lacking willpower and coping skills. Flash forward to today and we’re seeing the dangerous effects of untreated depression, such as suicide, murder, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and so on. We all … Continue reading Depression and Cognition: A Correlation

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Simple and Delicious Shepard’s Pie

We each have our favorite memories and things we’d love to recreate from our college years, and for me, that memory is having Shepard’s Pie for dinner with my then, closest friends. It was the energy of chattering BFF’s chowing down on loaded mashed potatoes while side-eyeing the day’s man crush. Yum! Shepard’s pie is … Continue reading Simple and Delicious Shepard’s Pie

Just Ask Him

Scene from a short film I had the pleasure of working on this summer. From since childhood I've enjoyed the craft. I remember playing the Virgin Mary on numerous occasions throughout elementary and junior high. I also played Principal McGee from Grease (1978) in my high school musical, and college was filled with student plays … Continue reading Just Ask Him

Must-haves for Your Summer Travels

There are some things that you just shouldn’t live without and it's a fact-a part of life, whether you know it or not. Summer especially, is no exception, for it's the best time of the year to gather your must-haves and hit the road. Personally, I am very much attached to Lysol! It's one of … Continue reading Must-haves for Your Summer Travels

Suicide: What’s the Deal?

From since the beginning of 2017, it seems like there's a suicide happening every week, as though life is only getting harder to the point where there's just too little faith in the world. What is it? Many of you may ask, but never really wanting to hear the truth. Well, here it is, some … Continue reading Suicide: What’s the Deal?

Hypothyroidism and its Effects on the Mind and Body

Ever felt tired just because? Or maybe you've noticed your mind drifting off more than normal? Or your friends are more prone to confessing their deepest secrets to you because well, you have no memory? Are you moody and not just during your menstrual cycle? Maybe your blood flow is heavier than before and your … Continue reading Hypothyroidism and its Effects on the Mind and Body

Recipe: Spicy Herb Lamb with Saffron Rice

There's a special feeling you get whenever you've managed to concoct a meal with little to no direction. It isn't celebratory, it's a "man, I'd love to share this delicious dish with someone else besides my family" kind of feeling. This was how I felt after preparing this recipe and I hope you get the … Continue reading Recipe: Spicy Herb Lamb with Saffron Rice

What I Experienced on My First Visit to a Healing Crystal Store

I grew up in a household where the only gemstones celebrated were diamonds, emeralds, pearls, and rubies. Apart from these highly popular stones, I wasn't aware of the others that were used for not only fashion, but as a healing alternative to medicine, among other things. As I navigate through our modern society, I've discovered … Continue reading What I Experienced on My First Visit to a Healing Crystal Store

Three Shows Worth Watching, if You Haven’t Already

Season after season, networks introduce us to new characters and plots, gripping us to our screens with no point of return because we crave drama. Netflix and Amazon Studios have taken notice, and now they too, are getting in on the action! Gone are the days when we passively sat in front of our television … Continue reading Three Shows Worth Watching, if You Haven’t Already

Religion in Minority Cultures

Whether for good or for bad, religion often becomes the focal point of how we choose to live our lives at one point or another. In minority cultures, however, religion tends to play a much bigger role than simply "doing right by God." I was baptized Catholic and was raised in an Anglican household, but for … Continue reading Religion in Minority Cultures