Anticipation has two faces

My favorite part of any vacation or event is the anticipation leading up to it. I imagine myself already home for Thanksgiving break and reuniting with family, friends, and my dog, who I haven’t seen in months. Anticipation gives me something to look forward to and immersing myself in that feeling gets me more excitedContinue reading “Anticipation has two faces”

Dealing with productivity guilt

Moral of the story: we should all give ourselves some grace. Have you ever felt a rush of satisfaction after finishing a task? You’re not alone. The act of completing tasks and goals causes your brain to release dopamine, one of the feel-good chemicals, which in turn motivates you to work harder and keep going.Continue reading “Dealing with productivity guilt”

March Media Picks: Bridgerton and Dating Dr. Dil

Here’s one show and one book from this past month that absolutely blew me away. Full of South Asian representation, love, family, and drama, these picks will leave you hooked on the stories and unable to rest until you have gotten to the end. Bridgerton Season two just came out and I am obsessed! SetContinue reading “March Media Picks: Bridgerton and Dating Dr. Dil”

Book Review: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Written by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the doctor who uncovered the Flint water crisis, this book covers exactly how she discovered the high lead levels in Flint water and the brave and admirable fight she led for environmental and social justice. What’s the Flint water crisis? In short, the Flint water crisis refers to the tragicContinue reading “Book Review: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City”

Strength Breaks Walls and Builds Resilience

Whatever roadblocks you may face in your life, whether physical or mental, you may know that it takes strength to overcome the obstacle. Women in STEM AP World History One day in AP World History, we had an evaluator sit in the back and observe how our teacher conducted our class. The next day, ourContinue reading “Strength Breaks Walls and Builds Resilience”

The Tennis Partner: A genuine tale of two friends (Book Review)

Description The Tennis Partner is a beautifully authentic story about two friends who meet each other through medicine and bond through tennis. Abraham is a practicing physician in El Paso, Texas who loves all things internal medicine and all things tennis. His love for tennis is so tunnel-visioned that his wife Rajani feels that heContinue reading “The Tennis Partner: A genuine tale of two friends (Book Review)”

Be True, Be You, Be Brave

Disclaimer: All views are my own. The events that transpired this past weekend and our feelings are of no fault of nexmasfest as an organization. Historically, the event has been held in Boston. We feel that it is the demographics of the venue and surrounding area, that contributed to our experience. We choose peace, love,Continue reading “Be True, Be You, Be Brave”

Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception

It had been a long time since I picked up a romance novel. After a deep dive into historical fiction, I decided to give this book a try after seeing an amazing review on TikTok by @aymansbooks. I am so glad I read this one! Elena Armas did a great job of setting up aContinue reading “Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception”

The Circle Season 2 (2021): Netflix Show Review

As a huge fan of Season 1, I was so excited to see Season 2! Never heard of The Circle? Here is an overview: Overview The Circle is a reality show centered on social media and gaining popularity in a virtual environment. We begin with a group of eight players who can choose to eitherContinue reading “The Circle Season 2 (2021): Netflix Show Review”

The Importance of Weak Ties

As I write this post, we are currently in July of 2021. Compared to where we were a year ago regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, I think it is safe to say we have come a long way. Vaccines have been rolling out, the public has been re-opening, and masks are no longer required in manyContinue reading “The Importance of Weak Ties”