Why this hurts…

Several years ago I attended a TedTalk style event featuring Cristina Saralegui, otherwise known as the Latina Oprah. She was having a conversation about the state of Latinos on Television and the power and the importance of her show, although on a Latino Network (Univision) she was experiencing great crossover success with her guests and audience.... Continue Reading →

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Free-Falling…​.

Have you ever felt like you are free-falling? Everything you are trying to get done is coming undone. Your relationships are broken, your finances are in chaos, and your mind is racing and your nights are sleepless, and you feel all alone.  Well, guess what, you are not alone. By nature of being nuturers, we... Continue Reading →

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Just be…yourself!

Just be... In this generation of striving and being and creating, we’ve lost of the art of just being. Being ourselves, not a copy of someone else. We have fallen into the vicious trap of trying to be, act, look, talk and walk like someone else. When I was younger I was a victim of... Continue Reading →

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ONE MORE SLEEP…

One more sleep and I will face one of my biggest fears! Flying internationally... ALONE! An 11-hour flight with no one to tell me "it’s going to be okay," except maybe a stranger whose hand I may grab (I’ve done that once before). Was the excitement of seeing so many beautiful things (including Megan Markle’s wedding... Continue Reading →

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What lives in the Soul of A Woman?

  My desires My dreams My regrets My fears My loves My heartache  My plans My wishes My anger My determination  My sorrow My laughter My strength  My eternal hope... What lives in yours? Lessons: Remember to guard your heart... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be. (Matthew 6:21) "Til Tuesday  

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This week…

This week was difficult to sit and write. First, the shootings that shook a community that was confident in their safety. The senseless shooting that took innocent lives. The senseless shooting that changed the reality of every family that lost a loved one The senseless shooting that shook me to my core, in not knowing... Continue Reading →

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“If only…”

Are you content? Do you feel - satisfied, pleased, gratified, fulfilled, happy, cheerful, glad; unworried, untroubled, at ease, at peace, tranquil, serene? So you accomplish all your goals.  You check all your to-dos and sit back say..and then what?  Were you satisfied?  Did it meet all your expectations?  Did you get out of it all... Continue Reading →

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Crazy Faith!

"Crazy Faith! Don’t just pray about it, ACT ON IT! Normal begets normal. Crazy begets crazy!" - Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle So I decided to go back to school after 25 years!!! Yup, 25 years since I earned my Bachelor of Arts. Not only did I choose to return to obtain a Masters Degree, but... Continue Reading →

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Living Ready…​

These past few weeks I have reflected deeply on one simple theme - Am I living ready?   It seems we live ready for the next job, the next relationship, the next opportunity to seize the moment.  We want to take on the world, become the next big star, influencer, motivator.  We live ready to... Continue Reading →

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The Measure of a Man

We met 25 years ago.  I was broken, and he was whole.  We married and built a life together that was nothing but unconventional. Through it all he is consistent.   His character is consistent His temper is consistent His commitment to our family is consistent When we met, I lived in New York City,... Continue Reading →

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Summer of Simplicity…

Though the summer season is not over, in our home, it is.  School starts up along with the hustle and bustle of it's routine. With several weeks left into our summer season, I often wonder how many of us really did the following - relax, unplug, slow down, meditate, smile, have fun, enjoy life, breathe and... Continue Reading →

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Keyboard Courage…is it?

Several months ago I found myself the victim of attacks from "friends" on social media because of a difference of opinion.  It immediately made me re-evaluate the relationships and my role in social media.  Was I going to fall victim to their bullying and name calling or was I going to just walk away and leave... Continue Reading →

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Wonder Woman….

As a child, I have always loved Wonder Woman. I have countless images dressed like her! There was no one like Lynda Carter and her twirl and gold cuffs. Now as we walk into this new generation of Wonder Woman -I have come to understand and believe that ... We all have a little bit... Continue Reading →

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The “Burden of Eve”

Burden - (1) a load, especially a heavy one.  (Thesaurus) encumbrance, strain, care, problem, worry, difficulty, trouble, millstone; responsibility, charge, duty, obligation, liability. During a conversation I was having with my soul friend, I remember telling her ... “we must speak life and not death into our husbands, into our circumstances, it’s our burden the "Burden... Continue Reading →

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Lessons…along the way.

"Drudgery is the test of genuine character."  - Oswald Chamber I’ve learned several lessons these past few weeks - Live teachable... There is greatness in doing simple things greatly. Don’t think of yourself insignificant in your path, it's your journey. Live your life as best as possible and if along the way you inspire or... Continue Reading →

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This is me…

So!  It’s my birthday! Yup, that time again to reflect! Shed some tears, laugh out loud and walk in silence. Growing older has been quite the journey for me. Aging, well that is another matter altogether -  Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Listen Love Cry Laugh out Loud without... Continue Reading →

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Just write…

How do I inspire when it's me that needs to BE inspired. It’s hard to write when your life is experiencing chaos and turmoil. It’s hard to write when all you want to do is lay in bed and sleep until your trial is over. It’s hard to write when what you want to say... Continue Reading →

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Do I call?

The call came in. My father had a heart attack and is intensive care. I sit still and wait. I sit still and process what is before me. Do I love or do I walk away Do I choose to remember how he protected me or do I remember how he treated my mom? Do... Continue Reading →

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Just keep polishing…

I have attended several weddings in the past months, and one ceremony had a poignant moment. They asked specific people to surround them.   They stood up, walked up to the couple, surrounded them and prayed over them, blessing their marriage. These were their mentors.  Folks that will keep them accountable in marriage. Now that's a... Continue Reading →

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Being Latina !!

I have always felt proud of being a Latina. Never once was I embarrassed by my heritage. Until... Growing up in the projects among low-income Hispanics, African Americans, Irish, and Jewish families we really didn’t see or feel different. We were one community. We celebrated our color, hair (well on some days), our food, our... Continue Reading →

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You are challenged!

It was a challenge, but I did it… I unplugged from EVERYTHING for seven whole days! And by everything I mean, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, Talk Radio (in my car) and TV! Yup, even TV. It was the most rewarding and freeing feeling I have experienced in a long time. Think about it. Twitter... Continue Reading →

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Doors…​

I currently am walking through the long corridor of Menopause! I’ve found a couple of doors along the way I refuse to open and others that I couldn’t help but open, walk in, take a seat and stay for a while! In those rooms, I’ve learned lessons that have shaken me to the core and... Continue Reading →

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Complicit…Are you?

Complicity the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: complicity in a crime. This blog became bigger than me than my opinions, experiences or conversations.  I was going through a personal experience realizing that I would be complicit in the neglect of someone I love if I did not speak up. Hence, this... Continue Reading →

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Expectations…

A few weeks ago I received an email that kinda rattled my cage… It made me say “wait…what? Excuse me? Then I realized the person who wrote the email had an expectation of me that I never offered. They expected me to react and respond to their request in a way that I never intended.... Continue Reading →

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He’s not broken…

This week I struggled... You see the senseless tragedy of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, known as Valentine's Day and the celebration of Ash Wednesday for Catholics and Christians around the world, is now a date where countless of families will remember the loss of their child, their loved one. The irony of both, Valentine's Day, a... Continue Reading →

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