Breaking News!!!

I am back! Starting today! I return with the second season of “Conversations from the Green Couch Podcast!” Simply tap on the link and listen in on any and all platforms where you listen to your podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-from-the-green-couch-w-annette-ortiz-mata/id1566969656 I am excited about this season. I am doing something different, and I hope you join me … More Breaking News!!!

All good things…

And I say that with a bit of sarcasm. I am taking a significant break from all Social Media platforms to focus on a writing project.  I need my “own” undivided attention. I know that I run the risk of “FOMO” – LOL I know that I run the risk of simply not remembering birthdays, … More All good things…

What’s your life fragrance?

Fragrance is a sweet or delicate odor (as of fresh flowers, pine trees, or perfume) and aroma. So what’s your fragrance? What lingers when you leave the room? How will you be remembered in a world where our last thoughts are memorialized on Twitter, the perfect snapshot uploaded on Instagram, our latest message promoted on … More What’s your life fragrance?

Time…

Time: – (n) the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole Time is an interesting concept. I have been around long enough to remember when “time” was only a keeper of wrongs.  When I refused to let things go because I was hurt, angry, or simply disappointed…but TIME. … More Time…

My Why…

Someone asked me what prompted me to write a book on faith and when did my outlook on faith shift? It began when I realized that indoctrination (the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically) was no longer working in my life.I had equated church attendance with a relationship … More My Why…

What I listen to…

Lately, I have been listening to several podcasts during my long walks. It makes the time go by faster, and I get to catch up on some of the current events, get updated on pop culture, and learn a few new things about finances and relationships, hoping that something sticks. It made me think – … More What I listen to…

Perceptions…

Several months ago, I was enjoying a beautiful dinner with some friends. We shared stories and lots of laughter. It was an evening filled with poignant moments, tears, and encouragement. As the evening was coming to a close, one of my friends made a strange comment, and it literally shifted the moment. It was a … More Perceptions…

Did you hear it?

Several weeks ago, I was obligated to sit in silence – not an easy task since I love to be “busy” or “productive” – depending on the day. But this time, I had no other choice. So I did; I sat in a room and sat still near an open window and just listened…to the … More Did you hear it?

Stop saying …

WOMEN CAN HAVE IT ALL!!! This blog is a declaration! We must stop saying that women can have it all.  I have never been more disappointed by any statement in my life.  If we choose to be a wife, mother, professional, etc., having it all comes at a price. It is my personal experience that … More Stop saying …

What every mother SHOULD tell their daughters and every MAN should know!

What our mothers forgot to tell us…. When you are moving towards menopause, ya bettah put on some rose-colored glasses; if not, you won’t survive!!! The kids you have will begin to look like monsters…Your spouse looks less appealing! You don’t want to talk to anyone…Yet you want to talk to everyone  You are hot…you … More What every mother SHOULD tell their daughters and every MAN should know!

A day in the life…

What would they learn if someone walked in your shoes for 24 hours? I often ask myself this question. Will they enjoy the day? Will they see how productive I am? Will they learn how charitable I can be? Will they sense joy? Peace? Will they experience kindness and generosity? Or will my shortcomings be … More A day in the life…

A beautiful life…

He said, “we have a beautiful life….” I didn’t understand….until I did. All I knew was my heart was broken; how can that be called a beautiful life. I let the words settle until the realization of what he was saying became greater than my simple understanding. Our life is beautiful- Every test  Every trial … More A beautiful life…

Shards…

I often wondered how many of us are walking around with shards in our hearts that we simply can’t talk about because it just hurts too much. I understand that pain. I am learning to soften the scars left behind by the shards that ripped through my heart. I am processing the pain I have … More Shards…