Saturday, June 8, 2019

Netflix's 'Black Mirror' Strikes Again with New Episode 'Striking Vipers'

Netflix's 'Black Mirror' has returned for another season and is once again tackling how technology is affecting how we live our lives but also diving a bit deeper into human emotion and family dynamics. In the first episode of the new season, 'Striking Vipers' we see a man who moves to the suburbs with his family struggling to find his place in his new setting.

  *spoilers ahead*

Monday, June 3, 2019

How the Burden of Perfectionism Is Ruining Millennials

Something I've wanted to address on the blog for a while now are a lot of the myths and some of the truths surrounding Millennials. And while I'm more at the tail end of this demographic, being in my almost mid-thirties, I felt the need to speak up and shine a light on some of the things we're doing right but also call us out and talk about some of things we're doing very, very wrong.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Triumphant?? Return of Reality by Rach-My Marathon Journey

"Let's go for a run" is a phrase you'd absolutely 100% never hear me say! I hated - no, what's stronger than hate - loathed running. So you can imagine the shock of those around me -and honestly, I think I even shocked myself-when I signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. 

 I played soccer growing up and while I enjoyed the short sprints up and down the field, running a long distance was something that never crossed my mind to do -  and it is certainly not something that seemed enjoyable. So, when I met my now-husband in college and found out (once I was already too far into the relationship to turn back) that he ran 5K's and 10K's for fun, I found this information mind boggling. After cheering him on at a few races, he finally convinced me to run a 5k with him. I begrudgingly agreed and with minimal training set off one foot after the other to run my first race. Things were going great until after I crossed the finish line and ended up having an "athletic" induced asthma attack! I was 40 pounds overweight at the time and thankfully, after a few minutes, my lungs stopped turning on me and finally let some air in.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Netflix Series And Movies I'm Obsessed With

In the vast world of streaming services, web series, and tons of cable shows(for those of us who still overpay for a bunch of channels we don't use) it can be hard to sift through all the content out there. Ever since I took novel and film during my junior year of High School I've wanted to to be a movie critic. Like old school flip open a print newspaper and read the review for a movie you were looking forward to seeing because it was $5 back then, (which seems like a bargain these days!)and you didn't want to waste your money, kind of film critic. So thanks to the wonders of the internet I get to hop on my own platform and hopefully help shut out the noise and offer up some fun and enlightening content to binge watch!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Renewal of '13 Reasons Why' For A Third Season And Its Cultural Relevance

With the second season barely having a chance to settle into its streaming home, Netflix has renewed controversial teen drama '13 Reasons Why' for third season.

And while the renewal comes on the heels of an uproar from the angered public over the graphic scenes portrayed once again in the series it seems note worthy to address why this conversation the show has started needs to continue.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

America's Fascination With American Crime Story

With the newest installment of American Crime Story, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace debuting of FX this week it has many fans asking the question:

Will it mesmerize audiences and critics as much as the first installment of the anthology series, American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson?

The first thing to keep in mind is how drastically different this season of American Crime Story is compared to the first.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Having Difficult Conversations

Talking about grief is never easy. Perhaps that's why we don't talk about it. I mean like at all. For me, I think it was always this fear that I projected onto to others that I would make them sad if I talked about how I felt. It turns out, the only person I was hurting was myself. I don't think I ever fully realized the toll that losing both of my parents so close together would have on me.

But then suddenly I had this huge epiphany. this sort of WTF moment where I realized that it was finally manifesting itself. I was having panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed ( oh yeah, that's anxiety) and somehow had been living in my own time warp as I had no real grasp on how long ago they had passed away. But now I can say, as hard as it is that it's been seven years without a Dad and four without a mother. Which is wild because to be honest I didn't think I'd still be standing once they were gone. When the two people that brought you into this world are gone how can you feel that you still exist?