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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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 ยฝ cup of green onionsโ…“  cup jalapeno or ยผ 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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