back on track baby

back on track baby

Image found on Pinterest After a week of little-to-no motivation, poor sleep, minimal physical movement, and consuming the not greenest of foods, I decided I had enough and it was time to bounce back. This bout of poor sleep and diet descended upon me after two weeks of pure enthusiasm. I was doing so well! [...]

FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

The need to attract and attach and react like the fire inside... Growing up surrounded by musical theater, the trumpet was one of those instruments that always drew me in. It's powerful, brassy sound instantly makes an entire theater of people stand up in attention to listen. So what happens when you combine an expert [...]

Loves Games with Lani Renaldo

Loves Games with Lani Renaldo

Lani's goal is to show others the importance of self-acceptance and to encourage others to be themselves, be uncomfortable and be truthful.  Lani Renaldo is an artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from LA. Her passion and talent for songwriting began early on when she was one of six songwriters chosen to attend GRAMMY Camp at Converse [...]

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy laugh with me ppl Just popping by mid-week to offer a few reading suggestions, as a treat. The article I’m Clinging to Personal Writing More Than Ever Right Now by Harling Ross (also referenced in this post) has me nodding my head in unison. I'm finding comfort, solidarity and mucho entertainment in [...]

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

It's hard to begin a sentence with "In West Philadelphia," because well, you know. But that's how this begins... In West Philadelphia, Overbook specifically on the corner of 64th and Carlton, once resided an Italian restaurant called Lebano's. I believe this place to be to be my first memory. My brother's probably, too. I was [...]

checking in

checking in

Art by Tyler Spangler Checking in The lyrics of Madonna's "Hung Up" plays in the background of my mind. "Time goes by, so slowly..." There are days when time flies by. Then are days that drag like a 3-hour college lecture. "How is it only 2 o'clock," I'll wonder. Some days are filled with grief, [...]