Quick City Guide: Downtown Phoenix

I just got back from spending 4 days in downtown Phoenix. I was there speaking at WordCamp Phoenix, a WordPress event that I’ve attended at least half a dozen times. This time however, was the first time attending any WordCamp as a soloprenuer, and so I had the ability to be on my own agenda and it felt fucking incredible. I stayed Downtown Phoenix, at the Hilton Garden Inn. We were convening at the Phoenix Convention Center, so I wanted to stay somewhere nearby within walking distance. Unfortunately, while Downtown Phoenix is pretty walkable, most of the health and wellness…

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Recipe: Easy Peasy Avocado Red Pepper Dip

No pease were harmed in the making of this dip 😂 Super straightforward, super simple. The hardest thing you’re gonna do is put the peppers in the oven and have to wait 10 min while they roast. But baby, I promise the smell of roasted peppers in your house will be worth it. Heart Healthy Red Pepper Avocado Dip: 2 Ripe Medium avocados1 Lime 1 Red Bell Pepper ½ cup of green onions⅓  cup jalapeno or ¼ cup serrano pepper1 bunch of fresh cilantro1 tablespoon of oil (olive or avocado) Salt and Pepper to taste To Make: Grab a food…

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Who is Shayda and How did We Get “With Her”?

Been sitting here contemplating how to open this post up. What is something profound I can share or statement I can make. The best thing I decided was that I could just openly begin sharing my story, my gift to you is literal word vomit. A (sub)conscious stream of the narrative I’m retelling in my head. My name is Shayda Torabi, I’m in my late twenties. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and other fun facts about my upbringing, I went to college in Austin, got my first job in Austin and thus have only ever lived and…

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