I left my job right before a global pandemic to strengthen my mental health. From two weeks to seven months, it’s hit an all time low.
The Karen meme has evolved from a harmless meme into a slur associated with racial justice and privilege.
Welcome back to another retail horror story! Today we talk about conartists and what to look for and do when they walked through those doors.
We are already halfway through the year and most of that time has been spent indoors! Finding time for the outdoors is crucial to our health.
A poem by Jason Suerte Felipe. Junior Brown believed in chasing a dream Writing about freedom since he was eighteen But then he realized life is not what it seems … Continue reading The Story of Junior Brown
Whatever you feel right now is one thousand percent valid.
Our garden only thrives when we do. When we’re doing something we love, when we are with a loved one- when we are exercising self love and improvement.
Well the truth is, distance really sucks. But that doesn’t mean it has to.
All I need is a strike of lightning.
If you keep one leg in the past and the other in the future, you’re just pissing on today. Find the closure you need to keep moving forward. By: Jason Suerte … Continue reading Finding Closure From Your Past in 4 Steps
Grief. Let’s talk about it. By Jason Suerte Felipe I recently just lost my best friend of 14 beautiful years. Its been nearly two months since I’ve lost Massy. I … Continue reading Grief and Coping With The Loss Of A Pet
I know, I know- super cliche. But it has to be done. Like every year, this year has come and gone in a blink of an eye. And for some … Continue reading January Theme- “New Year, New Me”
The holiday season can be a kick to the back of the knee.
Everyone always says they have the best dog ever. But you’re not like most dogs. A lot can argue that you weren’t the greatest- but you were definitely the best … Continue reading To My Dog, Massy. My Baby Boy.
Ordinary things can be extraordinary.
Welp. Welcome back to another installment of Retail Horror Stories. Where we share the best moments you’ll have working in retail. So hang tight! It’s back to Hell!- erg- I mean- … Continue reading Retail Horror Stories: Revenge Of The Karen
Never grow up, that was the rule. . .
If the absinthe doesn’t kill you, the ghosts will. . .
Every human being must undergo at least 1 year of retail work. Not to share in the pain and suffering, but honestly to teach people basic understanding of human decency and interaction.
When your heart breaks, it shatters into a million pieces. Some small and some too large for you to carry on your own. But if we are so lucky, someone … Continue reading Broken Glass (Poem)
second chances are a blessing. but a third, fourth, a fifth- that’s a hamster stuck in a hamster wheel. he says you’ll come back around, but don’t give him the … Continue reading Hamster Wheel of Second Chances (Poem)
Writer and Photographer Jordan Daniels tackles Queer representation in his latest personal project, This is Queer Family, showcasing individuals within the LGBTQIA community and what it means to be Queer. … Continue reading “This Is Queer Family” Project Sheds A Spotlight On Queer Individuals
Porn is fantasy, not reality. In what way can using these sites boost your self confidence?
A spoken word performance of LGBTQ oppression and resistance.
When it comes to mending loose ends, we need all the time we can get.
the mint tin box.
here’s to the quiet ones. who bite their tongue, and grip their teeth. holding back the tears, with a smile so bright, while hiding a history so dark. the strength … Continue reading Here’s To The Quiet Ones
Does age really matter?
we shot for the moon, but got lost amongst the stars. separated by a sea of galaxies, billions of specs apart. shooting stars crashing towards earth, trying to find our … Continue reading Fallen Star (Poem)
Is cheating like the proverbial tree in the forest? That it doesn’t exists if there’s no one around?
We’ve all done it. Having a friend or partner confront us about a problem and we immediately follow by changing the spotlight on ourselves and giving unsolicited advice. This is … Continue reading Being Fully Present In Your Everyday Interactions
Things change. People change. That includes me. And that includes you. . .
The river down my cheeks have finally run dry. . .Now to move on.
My lips were never meant to be kissed by another. . .
But please. My soul needs sleep. So haunt it another day. . .
Here’s the thing about New Years and everything associated with it- it’s a scam. . .
that kind of love exists. believe me, I know. . .
sometimes i feel you pull the tether. waiting for me to pull back. . .
Things don’t always go as planned. But I’m glad it didn’t. . .
Our love drowned to the bottom of the ocean.
Love is a gift, not an obligation. . .
From there, we see truth. From there, we see heartbreak, pain, freedom and comfort. . .
Please understand. I’m not a bad man. I’m just a man. . .
Find a love that works for you.
Why it’s so difficult for us to have a healthy relationship with our body.
Sure, they sounds great on paper. But how do they make you feel. . .
I can’t trust others, because I don’t know how to trust myself…
How just one bottle of wine brings us closer together…
The moment where words are just words, and they don’t matter anymore…
Honesty is the best policy. . . Right? There seems to be a fine line between being honest and being a straight up asshole. By: Jason Suerte Felipe I was … Continue reading Honesty Isn’t An Excuse To Be An Asshole
Some old. Some new. Some just above the surface and some deep within. Most fade and few stay as a reminder of the pain. And some reopen…
Relationship trauma is important to understand. We have to be able to first acknowledge the trauma in attempt to heal from them.
The Challenge: 365 days. 1 blog post each day.
Never confuse lust with love.
It’s crazy how in one moment a person can mean the entire world to you and in a blink of an eye, they’re nothing.
Relationships can come to an end. And although it may feel like it, it is not the end of the world.
“I’m not the jealous type.” A statement that we all firmly believe until jealousy rears it’s ugly green head. It wasn’t until my first real relationship when I realized I was … Continue reading Overcoming Jealousy in an LGBTQ Relationship
I can’t help but overthink. A dreadful clash between who, what, when, where and why. Who am I? What am I doing? When will I be happy? Where do I … Continue reading A Stranger in My Own Body
Hiking miles through desert. Eating our own cooked meals. Sleeping on desert ground and gazing at the night sky. An experience to remember.
First words were amazing grace
Some important lessons only retail can teach you.
People never leave. Like flies stuck to honey. . .
Relationships are messy and far from perfect. But there is one thing that can help strengthen it- forgiveness. We have to understand that mistakes do happen and if we can’t learn … Continue reading Lessons In Forgiveness And Letting Go of Resentment
It is an absolute terrible idea to do… but I guess you make stupid choices when you’re doing something you love. Just a few weeks into his sophomore year, aspiring … Continue reading Profile Story: Alberto Zacarias
“It’s time to stop talking and start doing.” I have been scratching my brain, overanalyzing and overthinking how to make this post perfect. Then I realized, nothing is perfect. … Continue reading Create, Connect, Inspire: The Start of Something New
“You now have to think of every single part of the news animal. Tail to snout.” Having experience in journalism and running multiple multi-media platforms, Michael Fleeman, managing editor … Continue reading Out With the Old. In With the New: How Journalism is Changing
“We train as if our life depends on it, because it does.” During a tour at Fire Station 70, a journalism class from California State University, Northridge were … Continue reading Fire Station 70