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…

Digital Fatigue…

Several days ago I was asked to join some girlfriends on Zoom to “just talk” and I took a hard pass. I thought I’d never say this, but I am officially experiencing digital fatigue. Everything that I must access is currently found on the Information Highway otherwise known as the Internet. Internet use to be … More Digital Fatigue…

Save Yourself

The past few weeks I have sat in several conversations where someone said, “I need to let it go” or “I’m letting it go”… it struck me that there is a marked difference in these words along with their actions and all I kept thinking was “save yourself.” “Letting go,” is a slow and sometimes … More Save Yourself

Forgiveness is difficult to give..but required…​

Warning this blog may be too revealing for some.  Read at your own risk! As a little girl, I witnessed the many times my mom would hold a grudge, and I mean that lady could hold a grudge like nobody’s business.  I promised myself I would never be that person.  That I would just forgive … More Forgiveness is difficult to give..but required…​

The casualness of life…is getting too sloppy …

My parents were slightly confused, they were traveling to Puerto Rico from NYC, the flight attendant approached them and ask to see their boarding passes, “Mr. & Mrs. Ortiz, please follow me”.  They thought they were in the correct seats. It was right there written clearly on their boarding passes. As they followed the flight attendant … More The casualness of life…is getting too sloppy …

They are completely different…but their hearts are the same.

I sat and watched as tears flowed down his tender face as he watched his older brother remember his Uncle.  His older brother stood tall, spoke with grace and tenderness about the sweet memories he had with his Tio, yet the tears flowed uncontrollably.  I sat quietly as the tears streamed down my face for … More They are completely different…but their hearts are the same.

The older I get……the less I need…

This past year I have experienced loss, and with each loss, I have sat still to ponder…what do I need.  I realized I needed less of everything and more of anything! Fewer bags, shoes, clothes…these are things that can’t love you back. I needed more of human connection. I needed more memories of moments that were … More The older I get……the less I need…

Relationships…they’re complicated..but they are necessary!

Have you ever met someone and thought, where have you been all my life?  Or say, I am so glad that you are a part of my life and I couldn’t do this without you. Folks come into your life, sit at your table, break bread, and then BAM! They are gone!  One disagreement, one … More Relationships…they’re complicated..but they are necessary!

She’s my friend…with no judgment, I think!​

Growing up my mom had a very best friend…her name was Mery.  They couldn’t be more different.  My mom liked fancy things, Mery was simpler in her taste. Mami loved jewelry and makeup, and Mery only wore her wedding ring and a watch.   Even with their extreme differences, my mom loved her and defended … More She’s my friend…with no judgment, I think!​

When the Year to be Brave…becomes a Blanket of Blessing…​

It was January 8, 2014. Robert and I were enjoying dinner, in the city of Miami.  I felt to tell him that things were going to get challenging. I felt it in my spirit.  At that time I thought it was only about his mom’s cancer battle, little did I know that when given the … More When the Year to be Brave…becomes a Blanket of Blessing…​

“You’ve changed…”

I enjoy compliments…really who doesn’t? Yet the ones that make my heart swell are the ones that speak to my character. “You’ve changed”… When I hear someone say those words to me, it acknowledges that I’ve grown. Everyone should grow, learn, always be teachable. If we don’t change, we will live angry, frustrated, full of … More “You’ve changed…”

“51……”

“The only time she looked back was to see how far she came.” YES!!! The cover of this journal confirmed why I journal and how I choose to live my life! It was an AHA moment, an epiphany, the sweet whisper of God into my spirit letting me know the following… “The unhealthy relationships of … More “51……”