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…

Hope During The Blues:
My Talk on Women and Depression at SHERO

On Saturday, November 10th I will be speaking at the nonprofit SHERO's 5th annual daylong conference on HIV Awareness and sexual empowerment. SHERO stands for Sexual Health Education Resources and Outreach. The conference begins at 10am in Oakland. It's organized by my soror and sex educator   I attended this event a few years ago and it was unforgettable. It's very progressive with a lot of discussion. I learned a lot. SHERO's symposium is not for the conservative. SHERO CEO Nichole Little keeps it real when it comes to sex. And there are some one-of-a-kind presenters. If I recall correctly, last time I attended, there was a presentation on some kind of heart and vaginal meditation. Very interesting. I was relaxed, not necessarily in the targeted lower area, LOL, but  I enjoyed it.  There will be talks on the latest news about HIV/AIDS research, how to protect yourself, sex toys and even polyamory. Not my thing, but I'll definitely listen to that presentation.  I enjoyed the conference when I went two years ago. This year, I'll be presenting on an issue related to the biggest sex organ--our brains. I'll actually be talking about women, depression and my own experiences with mental health issues. But this talk won't be a downer. The point is to explain that people can and do recover from depression.

The event is FREE. Hope to see you there!

Oak Center Cultural Center
 1243 Adeline Street
 Oakland, CA

For more info contact Nichole Little at