Desiree Haros

Life Through My Eyes

“White Rice Covered in Soy Sauce” is Published

Good news! I am thrilled to tell you that Hive Avenue Literary Journal has published my essay “White Rice Covered in Soy Sauce.” It can be found on their website @ https://www.nwacc.edu/campuslife/registeredclubsorganizations/hiveavenueliteraryjournal.aspx Go to the current Issue IV January 2022.

Losing Sight

I sit in a waiting room with people who are significantly older than me. Most them slumped in their seats, staring into spaces that sight cannot reach. Some have one hand resting on their walker attentively waiting for their name to be called. Others sit in a wheelchair, drowsy from too much or too little […]

Stressed? It’s Forking Desserts

Did you know that desserts spelled backwards is stressed? It was news to me. It’s no wonder that desserts are often given to us when we are stressed the fork out. So, Are You Feeling Stressed? Stress forking affects EVERYTHING in my life. Be it mentally, physically, and emotionally. I wished I wouldn’t let it […]

“The Photograph” is Published!

I originally published this in second person on one of my first blogs. I decided to rewrite it, this time in first person. After several rejections, Talon Review accepted The Photograph. Hope you enjoy it! Click here to view it. Thank you for taking the time to read this piece. We all have busy schedules, […]

Change Your Mindset and Have a Day to Remember

April and I used to have this inside joke where we would tell each other to “Have a day!” You know, because having a good day would be expecting too much. Well, I’m learning to expect more. It’s about making your day and not your day making you. Do you know what I’m talking about? […]

Making Connections: Penny in My Thoughts

We were The Bania’s, a family of three. It consisted of my dad, Lou, my mom, Remy, and myself. My dad found a niche as an electrician and refrigeration technician in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. His accounts included Taco Bell chains, Pizza Hut, and Wolf Gang Puck on the Pier, and what he […]

Half Empty or Half Full?

I have read and used psychology throughout my life. Next month I begin my journey towards my Ph.D. in Psychology. Unfortunately, people won’t take me seriously without that paper that says, Desiree Sharon Haros, is certifiably able to say, “blah, blah, blah.” Listen to her because she has a Ph.D. I have already joined the […]

Coffee for the Brain

That accident shook me to my core. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please take a moment to read my previous post.  You have to listen carefully to understand. No skimming. I tell you this because I’m guilty of skimming. I like to get my information from my source as quickly as […]

A Come to Jesus Moment or What Have You

Choice #1 Two nights ago, after a minor “discussion” with my husband. We decided it would be in our best interest, if we went to get some food…meaning fast food. Choice #2 We saw Lexi and Lauryn (our two oldest) on the way out. Lexi had picked Lauryn up from work. Lauryn works at Wendy’s. […]

Depression: The Big “D” Word

Let’s make that a double. This is Desiree on Depression. What I’m about to talk about comes from deep within my soul. I have talked about this sort of thing before, but not at this level. You can say “I’m leveling up.” -quote from the movie Free Guy. I have been in a dark place […]

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