One night in Costa Rica my thoughts were every where as I swung back and forth in my hammock. I reflected on my day and how I wish I had a few more days at… More
Before we go over the itinerary that Sam and I used, I’d like to give five general tips about traveling to Mexico City too.
The weather is mostly mild and sunny year round, but the altitude (over 7000 ft above sea level) means it’s windy and sudden storms can take you by surprise— bring easy layers and comfortable tennis shoes.
Don’t try to dress down here. By all means wear whatever you please, but know that Mexico City is very well dressed, basically everywhere. The only place I didn’t see blazers was hiking Teotihuacan’s pyramids.
Many restaurants are wonderful here, but the magic is in the carts. Almost every street cart and bodega is making delicious, fresh meats and tortas. You’ll see tents full of suited lunch break bankers sitting on plastic stools huddled over a plate of steaming al pastor tacos. Trust these tents, and walk up to them as often if not more than you would Yelp a place first.
We walked nearly everywhere, but this is a massive city. Continue reading “Must See Mexico City: 10 Days in a Culture Capital by Danna Sweidan”
Your tomorrow starts today.
We sometimes let our busy schedules and/or tiredness interfere with getting certain things done. We will put things off until tomorrow however, when tomorrow arrives it’s always “tomorrow!”
If there is something you can complete today, DO IT!
The longer you push it off the longer it will take to accomplish.
You should build those up around you! Even Beyoncé and Jay- Z said it in their song, “Boss!”
We measure success by how many people successful next to you.
Here we say you broke if everybody is broke except for you.
Build each other up!
Seeking help from a Mental Health Professional is important because he or she will give you sound advice and unbiased counseling.
Don’t get me wrong, speaking with family and friends can be beneficial when you need a support system, but I have found professional help makes it easier to be open about emotions and addressing things that have taken place.
Some people will attempt to hide and ignore symptoms that point to mental health issues: he or she may be ashamed or don’t know how to handle it. According to Better Health Television, talking to your doctor or mental health professional about emotional difficulties is a positive step toward improving your mental health. A professional can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. For example, he or she can improve your problem-solving skills, build and increase confidence, help you heal from the past, and set and achievie personal goals.
I recently spoke with a young female in her late 20s and asked her three questions about speaking with a mental health provider; she was glad to share part of her journey.
1.Did you make the decision to see a mental health professional on your own, or was it recommended?
Historical locations amaze and excite me. During my first visit to the South of France, I was in love with the fields of lavender and the architecture of many buildings. There are three “must-see” monuments in the South of France I recommend.
Always remember your results are determined by how much work you put into something! If you want to see something manifest into something beyond amazing…….GET TO WORK!
Raleigh, North Carolina, has its very own Caribbean festival, CaribMask, which is going on its 7th year!
The festival celebrates the Caribbean culture through food, dance, music, art and a lot more. This year the festival started on August 22, 2018 and ended August 26, 2018. However, I only attended the Saturday portion of the event, which involved the Parade of Bands and Village Festival, where several food vendors and pop-up shops took over Fayetteville street in Downtown Raleigh! Continue reading “It’s A Celebration, CARIBMASK!”
Believe In Yourself
Invest In Yourself
Only you can determine that YOU ARE ENOUGH!
If you struggle with this thought, self-confidence and self-love equals knowing YOU ARE ENOUGH!
In order for you to be enough, you have to believe you are enough. When it comes to being enough you are simply you; have self-confidence and self- love. Continue reading “You Are Enough”
Let’s face it, life is demanding – work, family, bills, organizational commitments, social life (ha) – we spend a lot of time doing “the things”. Our personal wellness and mental health often fall victim to neglect as we focus on getting “the things” done and maintaining the moving parts of life. For many, the thought of travel is a luxury, an illusion that time away from “the things” will be relaxing and refreshing however the lingering notion that there is no time for vacation haunts the mind. Continue reading “The Importance of Travel and Mental Health by Tabitha James”