Praise Our Peeps

La Familia Counseling Center

This week as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we want to give a giant shout out to La Familia Counseling Center for their tireless efforts to make sure that community members received the assistance needed to stay in their homes after the eviction moratorium for California renters ended on Sept. 30″. “Juana Peralta Gallegos is […]

Tips & Tools

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

Laura E. Gómez “In this audacious effort to reframe the often-confused and misrepresented discourse over the Latinx generation, Gómez provides essential context for today’s most pressing political and public debates—representation, voice, interpretation, and power—giving all of us a brilliant framework to engage cultural controversies, elections, current events, and more. A treasure trove of information on […]

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

When you feel the world is against you or you give up hope, you look at your heroes and say, “They were able to do it. They had hard times and a lot of opposition, but they got through it.” Then you feel, “I can do it too.” –John Leguizamo


Fat Bear Week

Today marks the culmination of one of my favorite niche interest weeks. It’s the end of FAT BEAR WEEK! If you can’t tell I am incredibly excited that this event has gathered so much attention this year and that now, partly because of Tic Tok, more people know about this cool event. The annual tournament […]

Ear Candy


Tenderness, from New York based band Parquet Courts, keeps popping up on almost every playlist Spotify recommends for me. The song somehow feels new and familiar at the same time and it has quickly taken over as one of my favorite songs for fall. I may listen to it so much that now all my […]

Praise Our Peeps

Youth Champions in Woodland

Recently we have been doing some awesome work with Woodland Joint Unified School district. Whether it’s working directly with their administration and staff to ensure that the Supports and Opportunities are present on their campuses, or leading listening circles to support a community youth master plan; WJUSD has shown us that they are incredibly dedicated […]

Tips & Tools

Self-care in 2021

Back in January of 2021 the New York Times released an article that says “One of the challenges of 2021 will be to continue making self-care a priority once the pandemic has passed.” While I appreciate the optimism that was shown here, I am sitting in a coffee shop, masked up, writing this Too Dope […]

Tips & Tools

13 Tips On Parenting Dos and Don’ts: ADHD and Discipline

Raising a child with ADHD isn’t like traditional childrearing. Normal rule-making and household routines can become almost impossible, depending on the type and severity of your child’s symptoms, so you’ll need to adopt different approaches. Fostering the development of a child with ADHD means that you will have to modify your behavior and learn to manage […]

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