Dominicana Soy

Dominicana Soy

I was the first-born of two girls, so when I came into the world by way of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY there was only Spanish. Mami and Papi hadn’t become fully proficient in English yet and I had no older siblings or cousins to teach me the language. My first language was Spanish straight [...]

Turmeric Wellness Shots

I've had a lot of people reaching out to me and asking about the turmeric shots I sometimes post pictures of. I take a single shot in the morning on an empty stomach 2-3 times a week. I've read that you can take them daily if you feel so inclined. These wellness shots are great for [...]

The Hate U Give

It is nearly impossible to ignore the honorable mentions and accolades being handed over to debut novelist Angie Thomas for her YA book “The Hate U Give.” The literary world has been ablaze with praise for the Black Lives Matter inspired narrative. It has spent 49 consecutive weeks as the number one New York Times [...]

“Whereas” Book Review

Things I (re)learned from Layli Long Soldier’s debut collection of poetry, Whereas: On Saturday, December 19, 2009, US President Barack Obama signed the Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans. No tribal leaders or official representatives were present to receive the Apology. President Obama never read the apology aloud publicly. Reservations have a suicide rate [...]

SMART Goals

Parent-teacher conferences are around the corner and I have three IEP meetings this week. I am writing goals and progress notes like it's no one's business. By trade, I have been trained in the work of writing SMART goals for all of my students and clients. SMART as in: Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. and Timely. For [...]