Happy Haven with Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Holiday Archives

It’s just a few days until it’s officially summer. This usually signals a mad rush to truly savor the season. But unlike spring, fall or winter, there’s an added expectation that comes with these next few months. So instead of …Read More

Most of the time, my dad throws out tips like the following: “Make sure you eat at that restaurant. It’s a good time to buy a house.” Or he tells me when to get my oil changed or doles out …Read More

Whenever I pass a man or woman in military uniform, I feel overcome with gratitude. I wish I could say aloud what I’m thinking in my head. I wish I had the courage they have. I wish I had their …Read More

It’s graduation season! I couldn’t write this post without one for college grads now could I? Graduating high school was a completely different monster from graduating high school. You grow in college. You get to indulge in exploring who you …Read More

Got big plans for Mother’s Day this weekend? Or are you on the opposite side of the coin, in agony about doing nothing once again? It’s amazing how much suffering we can cause ourselves over nothing. There is the stress …Read More

It’s been well over a decade since I accepted my diploma under hot stadium lights among a crowd of proud parents and excited friends. And when I look back on that momentous day, I remember the following: 1) how nervous …Read More

Earth Day (April 22) is a great excuse to give back to Mother Earth for all the other days when we’re taking advantage of her. But it’s not just about toting a cute reusable grocery bag, getting rid of the …Read More

Happy Belated April Fool’s Day! Did you escape one of these 100 top hoaxes of all time? Surprisingly, the annual “fear of being fooled day” isn’t as anxiety-provoking as the fear produced by being fooled on an ordinary day. How …Read More