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Rhonda Aghamalian

Rhonda Aghamalian is a freelance writer, third-generation Arlington native and occasional guest contributor to the Pursuit of Happy blog. Arlington organizations she’s been involved with as an employee or a volunteer include Arlington ISD, Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington and the Junior League of Arlington.

A Look Behind The Scenes on Valentine’s Day in Arlington

A lot of single types don’t like Valentine’s Day, but I’m not one of them. Years ago, I worked a side gig at a Hallmark store for extra cash, and the best part of the job (besides my discount and reading greeting cards when the store was slow) was working during Valentine’s season—mostly because it involves three of my favorite things: pink and red…

Namaste Q&A with Arlington Yoga Center

The ancient practice of yoga offers an array of benefits for the body and mind, but many people shy away from giving it a try. In some cases, this is because people don’t connect with what they assume to be yoga’s “New Age-y” guiding principles; in other cases, it’s because they feel too out of shape to participate, or because they’re intimated by…

5 Things to Know About the Esports Awards 2019

I can’t lay claim to the “World’s Greatest Sports Fan” title, but I do love the fact that Arlington is such a great city for sports watching, whether you’re a casual fan or an over-the-top sports freak. Seriously, we’ve just about got it all: baseball, football, basketball, college sports—and as of last year, Arlington is now home to the largest…

7 Spooky Spots in DFW

When the nights become longer, the temperature begins to drop, a smell of fall fills the air, and the mystery and magic of Halloween beckons—it’s time to do a little ghost hunting. In the spirit of this spookiest of seasons, may we suggest a visit to one or more of the Arlington area’s most haunted destinations: Six Flags Over Texas guests can…

Pumpkin Heaven: 5 Places to Get Your Pumpkin On in Arlington

If you know me or you’ve read my blog articles, you know I am ridiculously in love with all things October, Halloween and fall in general…including pumpkins! The fact is, you simply can’t do fall properly without indulging in a little pumpkin action, so let’s take a look at six spots in Arlington where you can enjoy pumpkin-themed fun: Board +…

What's Hot in Downtown's Urban Union

The emergence of the Urban Union district has upped the cool factor in Arlington by more than a few percentage points, and no wonder—it’s a destination where everything’s a bit different, and you can do bit of everything—eat, drink, enjoy live music, throw stuff, make stuff, even knock out some work. Situated along Front Street (just south of the…