Girls Weekend Away – Visit Foxen Winery

My husband has been working from home for 483 days (but who’s counting!!??!!) at the time this article was published. I don’t know about you, but after so many months in quarantine with my nearest and dearest (and if you know me well, you can see that deadpan half smile as I say those words out loud), I’ve been DESPERATE…

Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles is BACK!

Live Music Is Back!  Walt Disney Concert Hall is a Los Angeles iconic venue designed by Frank Gehry ‘from the inside out.’  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is the first ensemble to perform a live concert for in-person audiences, after Covid-19 restrictions abruptly stopped performances in March 2020. The beauty of live events is each one is a unique experience, creating memories…

10 Reasons to Visit Black Rock Lodge in Belize

Black Rock Lodge is a magical eco-lodge committed to offering a fully sustainable experience in the San Ignacio area of Belize. This stunning 250 acre rainforest location sits on the banks of the Macal River in the middle of the jungle, filled with birds, monkeys, spiders, lizards and other tropical animals. Here are 10 Reasons why Black Rock Lodge is magical: 1. If you…

10 Reasons to visit Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave in Belize

Deep in a cave in Belize’s jungle is a sacred Mayan burial site, where the remains of 14 human sacrifices have been found. The Belize Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave tour is one I promise you absolutely cannot miss. In order to preserve the integrity of the site, only authorized tour guides are allowed to bring people into the cave. Tourist dollars are very…

Sirenian Bay Resort – Belize

When Belize announced they were opening up to vaccinated tourists, we did a happy dance and began to plan our trip. We were looking for part relaxation to decompress from the past year and part adventure. We decided to stay at Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas, an all-inclusive resort in Belize to relax, decompress, and be pampered. This stunning boutique resort is located on…

Belize: Monkey River Tour with Captain Jak’s

One of the most popular tours from Placencia in Belize is the Monkey River Tour by Captain Jak’s. It’s easy to arrange for this tour through the Sirenian Bay Resort concierge desk. As our boat rode through the mangroves and the Caribbean Sea, our guide, Doyle, pointed out the stunning wildlife and explained what we’d see on the tour…

Cancer Survivor – 6 year ‘cancerversary’ reflections

For most of you April 29th is just another day. For me, this day is a reminder of when my life changed forever. April 29th 2015 was the day I had both breasts and 13 lymph nodes removed, and breast cancer was evicted from my body. I am a 6 year cancer survivor. Hearing those dreaded words, “I’m afraid you have cancer…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother’s Day is my favorite day of the year. Not because we usually do something big and fancy… but because it’s the one day my kids know they need to step up and show me the love. And they do. Over the years I’ve cherished their sweet handmade cards, freshly picked flowers, misshaped pancakes, home-made gifts, and some store…

Covid-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

A year ago we all watched with horror as we came to grips with our new reality: the world was dealing with a deadly pandemic. Every single person across the globe has been impacted and suffered in some fashion; this pandemic has changed pretty much everything. Our college freshman packed up his dorm with 24 hours notice and flew cross country to shelter at home…

Systemic Racism: Dr. Naina Mahngar, Oncologist

Medicine has long been a male-dominated field. But that is changing. Women now account for 36.8% of physician’s according to census data, and 33% of medical oncologists are women. However they still encounter disbelief of their profession on a daily basis. Racist and sexist bias against patients is a prevalent issue, but often overlooked is the existence of racist and sexist…