Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

Danielle Belton of BlackSnob.com on Mental Health, African Americans and Living with Bipolar Disorder

Danielle Belton
Photo from BP Magazine
One of the many things I do at my day job and love is hosting a podcast about mental health. And one of my favorite interviews is with journalist and blogger Danielle Belton of BlackSnob.com. Last summer she wrote an article for BP magazine about coming to terms with her bipolar diagnosis. Danielle was my second guest. I had a lot of fun with that interview. I know the words "fun" and "bipolar" don't seem to fit together, but mental health affects many people. Yet it's so stigmatized. And one of the goals of my show and the org I work for, is to show people that you can have quality of life with a mental health challenge.  So yes, we had a fun interview but it was very enlightening as well. Click here to listen.  Learn something and enjoy!

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