Spider-Man: Miles Morales

“Wow, a mainstream super hero who looks like me.” That was my first thought when starting the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”. Miles hails form the Bronx but in this story is coping with a move to Harlem after the death of his father. We find him still learning the way of the web from…

Small Business Spotlight: Dellamorte & Co.

This post is part of the Small Business Spotlight, a series featuring independent creators and artists during the holiday season.  If you’re looking for eerie, eye-catching homewares and decor, look no further than Dellamorte & Co. Founder Michael Locascio started the shop in 2011, drawing inspiration from his childhood interests in anatomy and mythology to…

Not in Control

Do you find yourself, or have you ever found yourself, feeling incredibly disconnected and out of control with what’s going on around you that you think, “What am I even doing here?” 2020 has been many things, but forgiving isn’t one of them. With every new month/week/day/hour, something happens to shake up our sense of…

What is God’s purpose for Sex?

I have often wonder, why is sexual relationship pleasurable! Is it because God wants to encourage us all to indulge in sexual intercourse? Probably, it is NO!
If it is a YES, it would not have been a sin to fornicate, nor would it have been a sin to commit adultery. Right?
The sexual union was planned by God in the beginning, to be between married couples. That has not changed.

Sephora Advent Calendar Series: #2 — Voluspa Mini Candle Advent Calendar

Although best known for their makeup, beauty, and skincare, Sephora offers slightly different variations in products sold at their stores. Among the lesser-known are hair tools, sunscreen, and even candles. Voluspa, a high-end candle brand based in California, regularly offers their products for sale at Sephora year-round. For the holidays, they have “luxuriously crafted and…

8 Easy Halloween Treats to Make at Home

Halloween is slowly approaching and although we can’t have a huge party with costumes and many friends, we can always enjoy some recipes, savory or sweet, that will pair nicely with some Halloween movies. 1. Peanut Butter Cup Bats The ingredients you will need are peanut butter cups, chocolate sandwich cookies and small decorative candy…

Disappointment and Regret

To be honest, it’s hard not to feel as though disappointment and regret are one-in the same. Beginning to write this, I’m still not entirely sure I know where I’m going with this piece. In the end it might only be filled with disappointment and regret, and still somehow I think that’s the point. Disappointment…

Gray Beauty

It’s easy to feel inspired by color, it’s easy to feel some sense of emotion brought on by vibrancy. Most of the time in life, we tend to see things as one way or the other: black and white, good and bad, law and order. We learn early that there aren’t really shades to living….

Tiger parenting WILL put a negative impact on your child’s mental health

Yale Law School professor introduced us to the term ‘Tiger parenting’in 2011 in her memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” and the outlook on toxic strict parenting has never been the same ever since even though tiger parenting has been existing since forever in brown families and other Asian families. It’s so normalized in…

Salad Can Be Satisfying

I never used to eat salad because I don’t like lettuce. I don’t like butter, iceberg or romaine, the typical bases of salads. However, I recently discovered arugula and this changed the game or me. Finding a leafy green that you enjoy is the first step to enjoying salad. This could be lettuce, arugula, spinach…