Three Ways To Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19

By ena ganguly Happy October! This is one of my favorite months. Not only does the weather turn cooler (but not too cold, I’m a Texan, remember?!), but fall festivities begin! One of my favorite days to celebrate, which honestly should be a national holiday, is Halloween.  Like many other cultures who have their own calendars marking harvest time, seeding …

Feeling Stuck & Growing Through It

By Bryan Garcia he/him/his Have you been feeling like you are having trouble focusing in class or at work? Maybe you have done everything in your power to distract yourself and avoid doing that one thing on your “to-do” list. Do you feel extra tired despite having gotten 8 hours of sleep last night? Stiffness in your joints? No motivation? …

allgo Love

By Omar González, PhD I remember the calm voice of my future caseworker, Trish.  She called me at work to set up an appointment for lunch to discuss the services offered at allgo.  I had just recovered from a bout of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and did not see much of a point in trying to survive.  My self-fulfilling prophecy of …

Benefits of Walking

By ena ganguly Walking is probably one of the most beneficial types of movement for our bodies. So why not engage in it more often? The best way to get it in to our routines is to schedule it in. Designate a certain time and day of the week specifically for walking. Even 30 minutes of walking does our bodies …

Accessing Health Care as Queer People of Color

By Bryan Garcia  We all deserve to be able to take control of our wellness, advocate for ourselves, and find autonomy in our well-being. We deserve to feel welcomed with dignity and respect when we step into the waiting room at a doctor’s office and have a health care provider (HCP) that wants to know who you are so that …

Power of Morning Routines

By ena ganguly Many world leaders and savvy businesspeople cite their impeccable morning routines as one of the reasons for their success. Now, I’m not writing this with the intention to encourage you to be like these folks, because we know that they can be problematic, and oftentimes, approach their health in a capitalist sort of way, often shaking hands …

Three Great Benefits of Gardening

By ena ganguly These past few months, many of us have ventured into or rediscovered gardening. Perhaps because we are spending more time at home, or because we want to grow our own food, even if it’s a few herbs that we use regularly. Gardening is so beneficial for not only our physical health but our mental health as well. …

Relishing Leo Season In All Its Glory!

By ena ganguly August is Leo season, as in, the month of self-celebration and living without a care in the world. One of the three fire signs, there is something truly regal and intense about this zodiac sign as it takes center stage with utmost confidence and enthusiasm. Here is a pretty succinct summation of all zodiac signs’ potential during …

Managing Expectations and Revisiting Intentions

Photo featuring a Filipinx woman by Chona Kasinger for Disabled and Here, a publisher of free stock photos featuring and celebrating disabled BIPOC in the Pacific Northwest. By Bryan Garcia Can you believe 2020 is halfway done? As we look back, it may be hard not to notice that a lot of well-thought-out plans and wonderful ideas have been derailed …

Benefits of Drinking Tea

By ena ganguly Drinking tea is a global activity that many communities of people partake in almost every day. Food and drinks have often been a literal meeting point for family, visitors and communities. It’s often over a cup of tea that we get to share in our realities and experiences together. Here is a great video about just a …