It has been quite a while since I’ve paid tribute to my Vietnamese culture. There was a time period where I didn’t bother to embrace it as thoroughly as I should have. In hindsight, I regret not having been raised speaking Vietnamese or skipping a trip to Saigon for a children’s musical theater program. What … More Beyond Banh Mi
For some reason, I genuinely believe that there has been a special era in the health and fitness community that distributed all kinds of misinformation…I say has been because we are experiencing what one would consider the same era but with different notions and rumors that simply aren’t true (at least not proven based on … More Health and Fitness Myths that I Used to Believe and Wish Were True (but aren’t)
“Oh, I’m not like the other girls. I actually hate wearing makeup and I think Starbucks is overrated. Also, I only have guy friends. Girls are just, like, too much drama.” *proceeds to roll my eyes so far towards the back of my head that I can view the car behind me or the tree … More Not Another Detox Salad + Cilantro Goddess Dressing Recipe
Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links–if you purchase anything through this link, I receive a small commission without any extra payment on your end! All opinions of these companies and products are my own. My birthday was just a few weeks ago–I am officially twenty-three years-old! That’s right! Being a year older is…h’woo, babe. Nothing … More Birthday Beloveds: Small Businesses to Support During the Holidays
And a gooooooooood morning to you all, folks! Hello, happy December! Yes, my birthday passed, I am graduating EARLY (what?! Although, there will be a delay in sending my tassel and graduation cap and robe), and my internship has ended this Friday. I personally have been in a mental spiral of “unrealness” where everything feels … More 2021 Goals: Re-branding my YouTube Channel, Work Endeavors, and Personal Life Pursuits
Happy weekend and ALMOST THE END OF THE YEAR!!!! Wow, time has flown by and for GOOD reason–I mean, our lifestyles have changed in such a way where all the minutes and the days simply pass by without solid notice! But hey, 2021 is almost here, there is hope, and there is potential. With that … More Real Talk: the Struggles of Job Hunting, Self-Loathing, and Pre-Quarter Life Crisis Woes
The time to FINALLY play holiday music during a socially acceptable period will arrive in approximately less than two weeks! Am I the only one that would DEFINITELY play “All I Want for Christmas is You” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in October? Well, I would gladly stand by that podium alone because … More Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts (many of which do NOT require shopping)
Back at it again with discussing reverse dieting! I receive DMs on Instagram quite often about exactly how to pursue reverse dieting, the quantity of calories one should eat, and exact weight gain, both in my case and on a general basis. As you most certainly know, this post will center around how much weight … More Reverse Dieting Part 3: How Much Weight Will You Gain?
Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bagels…there is no shortage of our love for pumpkin spice and the pumpkin fruit itself when it comes to enjoying food! I kid you not–there was a time in my early high school days where I’d eat pumpkin spice oats and roasted kabocha squash for breakfast IN … More No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Dough Bites
It’s been over a millennium since the first traces of dieting began. We’ve witnessed the emergence of SO many diets, discovered what is scientifically sound and what isn’t, and experienced what life is like without thinking about dieting versus it being a crucial part of our routine. With everything we know, understand, and recall, as … More It’s 2020. Why Do Diet Programs Still SUCK?