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We live in a time with too many fall wardrobe options. When it comes to fashion, there is always a new trend advertised each year. That’s why we need to reconsider our current wardrobe or be selective with our new purchases. Or else, we might fall in an episode of over-consumerism in our closet. Knowing what to buy and wear doesn’t need to be challenging or difficult. And like many things in life, less is more. Nothing To Wear Five years ago, I had what I call a “crazy moment.” I gave away 75% of my closet. I was having a “transformation stage” and started changing by getting rid of excessive vanity or materialistic items around me (including people). Years of my salary invested in my closet were given away without a second thought. Later, I came down from my pink-unicorn and I discovered that it was the wrong…

I have a list of classic nail polish shades for all occasions. I have been through all stages of nail polishes shades. From the gothic black, girly red, french manicure, bright neon, and happy colors. My all-time favorite was the french manicure. But I didn’t have a style define when it comes to nail polish preferences. Back when I was a student, my nails probably reflected the many colors of the flags at the United Nations headquarter. It was an experiment with colors and to be honest, probably matching colors with emotions as a young adult. It was a carnival. Like everything in life, we learn with experiences and time. It’s all fun and games until we go back to our teen and college students photos and say “Yikes!”. Also, those outfits, makeup and hair colors that we used to wear. But no regrets. At one point in life, those…

One of my many favorite hobbies is writing an inspirational daily journal. It is not easy to write, especially when the writing is honest. Sometimes, it is similar to walking wearing nothing around the street. It could expose your soul bare. Sometimes, for some, it is easier to overexposed their skin rather than their hearts. Include Your Honesty: I once took a writing assignment that left me emotionally exhausted. And that’s when I understood the incredible power of writing. The subject: Grieving and How it Affects Family Members. Two things happened with this job. One: I learned not to take another assignment on grieving. Two: It allowed me to release old emotions out of my chest and heal faster. I never wanted to share my words in the past. It felt like a hidden secret allowing my emotions to be honest on paper. Only those few trusted souls had an…

I miss my relaxing vacations days at the beach at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. My mornings were simple but also quite spectacular. I’m not a morning person during winter, but on summer days or while on vacation, I never want to miss a sunrise. My room was in front of the garden with partial views of the ocean. I would purposely leave the curtains on the balcony half-open at night so that I would wake up with the early sun rays and natural light. The first thing to do after a cold shower was to turn on the coffee machine in my room. And prepare my coffee just the way I like it: dark, strong and made in DR. Of course, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel Punta Cana is an all-inclusive hotel, and I had the option of calling room service for a cup of coffee and breakfast. But I greatly…

During this Valentine’s day, I’m intending on giving my friends and family; gifts of some significance. What could be more meaningful and caring than a present from the heart? Is there such a thing, you would ask? Yes, there are plenty. But, I immediately think of two: a dedicated song or a book. Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday to reveal how much we care for others. Of course, we should do it daily, but we sometimes fail while being busily consumed with life’s problems and responsibilities. Valentine’s day shouldn’t be just considered a romantic holiday, but also an exceptional occasion to honor friends, family members, classmates, and even good coworkers. Honestly, when it comes to giving someone the right book, then all year-long is Valentine’s day, not just February 14. Brands have done an outstanding job with romantic advertisements for only couples. But how about using this holiday not…

Creativity has many benefits for good health. It is a joyful natural habit from our passions, hobbies, and ideas. It is using the imagination to transform an idea into work. Sometimes, we are frequently busy creating but in a robotic way and tend to forget or see the motivation behind each of our creations. Benefits of Creativity Problem Solver Getting in touch with creativity requires constant learning, development, evolution and forces us to become better at our own game. Problem-solving usually requires two types of cognitive skills: analytical and creative. Analytical thinking comes from order and comparison while creative thinking comes from using ideas to find a solution. Creativity helps to produce and develop ideas more often. Left-Hander, for example, are famous for being predominantly controlled by right-brain thinking. The area concerned with feelings, creativity, and intuition. I am a left-hander, and I am not too sure if indeed we…