Life Lately

If you follow me on social media you may already know why things have been crickets here lately... In the past month, I completed the full stack coding bootcamp I was doing for the past 6 months, sold my house in Philadelphia, moved the rest of my belongings out west,...

2018 Reading Challenge: May

Mental health can be hard to talk about.. Historically it's shrouded in shame and ambiguity, yet it's one of the topics we need to discuss the most. In honor of mental health awareness month, let's read a mental health memoir. What I'm Reading An Unquiet Mind: A...

5 Books For A Long Roadtrip

Whenever I am travelling, I always bring at least four books along. What can I say, I like options! If you have a trip coming up and are not sure what to bring, here are 5 great books that are perfect for a road trip. Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of...

2018 Reading Challenge: March

March is my favorite month of the year for several reasons - it's National Women's Month, March has awesome holidays like St Patricks Day and more importantly International Women's Day, and ALSO happens to be my birthday month (yay Aries)! So keeping with the theme of...

Tell Me About You…

It occurred to me the other day that I've been blogging here for over eight years now. ?  Mind. Blow. I can hardly believe it's been that long! It's been fun discussing everything from good books to the struggles of life with you. But I would love to know more about...

The Choice

It's a rare gift to read a book that changes your life. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, you carry it with you. The Choice was written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a therapist, and Holocaust survivor. It's a book that traces her path from trauma to healing while...

How To Focus Better While Reading

I recently did a Twitter poll asking what is your biggest challenge when trying to read more books and here are the results... What is your biggest challenege when trying to read more #books? — Chaucee (@chaucees) January 16, 2018 I can totally relate! Just because I...

Happiness Practice: January

The other day I overheard a woman complaining about January. I don't get it. January is the perfect chance to recharge and relax after the holidays. Staying in, drinking less, focus on cooking at home, eating healthy, reading books, and going to bed early. It's the...

2018 Reading Challenge: February

This month's reading challenge is to read a book that features a person of color as the main character. One of the great blessings of reading is to be able to view a different perspective than our own, to become immersed in a character's thoughts, struggles, and...

How To Develop An Early Morning Reading Habit

I wanted to start waking up earlier in the day to make better use of my time. I find that as the day goes on, I generally start to lose steam, concentration, and productivity. So I decided to become a morning person. Now I wake up between 6-6:30am and spend that time...