Book Review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

Initial thoughts When I first read the description of this book online, I was immediately drawn to the suspense and adventure alluded to in the description. The story of how Lydia and Luca escape a dangerous drug cartel and venture North reminded me a lot of the 2007 film La Misma Luna (Under the SameContinue reading “Book Review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings”

I Tried the Viral Baked Feta Pasta and it’s 10/10

There’s a trend circulating on TikTok and the internet for a baked feta pasta, and honestly, it’s worth the hype. I was so excited to try this recipe because my love for both cheese and pasta. Check out my TikTok for the video and other fun recipes! Baked Feta Pasta

My experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine

Last week on CBS Sunday morning, there was a segment about overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. The piece included an interview Reverend DeWitt, who runs a nursing home located in West Baltimore. The reverend talked about how the majority of his staff did not trust the vaccine and were resistant to receiving it. This mistrust isContinue reading “My experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

Praise for The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

A novel that is eerily similar to the current pandemic but worth the read While I was worried that reading about the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic would be difficult given our current pandemic, Wiseman reveals to us the inner thoughts of her characters to make them more relatable, thus creating a compelling story. Pia LangeContinue reading “Praise for The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman”

Inspiring Quotes from Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime

I recently read Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, and absolutely loved it! Here are a few quotes that really resonated with me: On racism and inequality: People love to say, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eatContinue reading “Inspiring Quotes from Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime”

Review: The Defining Decade

Graduating from college is monumental enough. But graduating amidst a pandemic, into one of the worst economies, and during a pivotal election year is even more daunting. Much like how I receive a lot of new information, it was through Instagram stories that I discovered this book, The Defining Decade, by Meg Jay, a clinicalContinue reading “Review: The Defining Decade”

Quarantine Activities That Have Kept Me Sane

Because we’ve reached more than 100 days in quarantine and I’ve started to think my social contacts consist of the deer and rabbits in my backyard. 🙂 As a disclaimer, I would say one of the most powerful things that has lifted my spirits is talking to friends and family. However, it doesn’t happen asContinue reading “Quarantine Activities That Have Kept Me Sane”

5 Reasons Why ‘Never Have I Ever’ is Rightfully Number One on Netflix RN

Having recently watched this show on Netflix, it left me feeling so many things that I had to share. So keep reading for 5 reasons why this show is so great. *Spoiler alerts* below. 1. It deals with grief and unresolved trauma. This is something that was so refreshing to see on a show. Devi’sContinue reading “5 Reasons Why ‘Never Have I Ever’ is Rightfully Number One on Netflix RN”

Life Happens, ft. Corona

3.13.20. It’s honestly crazy how life can change. On Thursday 3/5, the week before spring break, I was excitedly lugging my suitcase on the 28X airport shuttle, on my way home to Boston. We were going to be attending my cousin’s wedding in India for the week of spring break. When my dad picked meContinue reading “Life Happens, ft. Corona”