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…

Real Talk About Anxiety


I host two awesome podcasts, Cocoa Fly and Mental Health and Wellness Radio. I love them both and they're a lot of fun to do. I hosted a show about anxiety disorder for MHWR, and we kept it real. I mean real, real.  I've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which actually comes in handy in my field since I'm always on deadline. But it can also be a problem sometimes. I spoke about this with TheGrio.com journalist Jay Scott Smith and Dr. Eugenie Hsu, a psychologist in Berkeley, Calif.

It was a great, great discussion. Jay and I talked about our own challenges, Houston Rockets player Royce White, triggers and Digital Underground. Yes, the Humpty Dance came up in conversation. See why I love my show?  Dr. Hsu and I talked about treatment and anxiety versus fear. It was an awesome discussion. Give it a listen.



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