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Life

Change

The only constant in life is change. This means that the world is always changing and so are people.

Allow yourself to work harder than you ever have before, get a new perspective, and use this as a chance to start over in a different beat than you previously had.

Changes also bring new opportunities to learn something new, such as taking care of yourself, new hobbies, new ways of doing things, new relationships, and new financial alternatives that can be of use to you in the long run.

Take every change as a new adventure. Because since things are constantly changing, we are continually learning. Here’s to new adventures 🥂

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Biz

The Universe Is Always A Yes

There’s been so much going on over the past few months in my life + businesses. And although prioritizing my family has been a nonnegotiable, difficult decisions have been made. I do know this as @gabbybernstein has said, the universe is always a yes 🌻 just be open to the signs along the way 🙌🏽

Grateful + resilient as we keep it moving over here 💪🏽 thank you God, for everything 🫶🏽

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Life

When All Else Fails, Yoga

Yoga has become my haven. With time, I’ve realized that it’s not about being good at the pose. It’s about being good to yourself.

 

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From A Dream to Reality: The Beauty of They

This vision came to me in a dream. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful human to help bring it to fruition by stepping fully + fabulously into who they are 💛 thank you @romancontrol for saying yes to all of the beauty you represent. I’m so grateful to also have you as part of my team 🌈 you are the dream 🫶🏽

@bellamag.co’s Beauty of Pride Issue celebrating The Beauty of They ♥️

Model: @romancontrol
Hair: @eddiewunderlich
Makeup: @makeupartist_lv
Photo: @jessicacirzphotography
Styling: @lolasnj
📍 @bellworks

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In Between

It’s never been about me. It’s always been about the work we do.

After sharing this email with him, my husband wrote me back, “What you do matters.” I cannot begin to express what this means to me. The reality is sometimes I wonder, I doubt, I’m afraid … but ultimately -with every cell in my body- I work really hard and make a lot of sacrifices, to lead a team + stay the course: to remain obedient.

It’s never been about me. It’s always been about what we do because it makes an impact in an industry that continues to set unattainable standards of reality + humanity.

Thanking God for not letting me falter + continue to use our platforms to do what is right.

Thank you AG for this + sharing your little angel with me. Thank you @vsantora73 for connecting me to this group + believing that my work has value.

Thank you @bellamag.co + @BELLALatinaMag team for all the work you do even when it sounds bonkers 🫶🏽

Check this out @sofia_morales_l , @showtimewerner + @grace_strobel 💛💙

 

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This Old Pup

After 1.5 years of meds, 5 different ones to be exact… my Pepe got a much better bill of health than expected today. His heart condition is better, he’ll be taking 1 less pill + was given a follow up in 1 year.

My old man is resilient + brings me so much joy 💛🐶 here’s to 18 more years boo!

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In Between

Remember That You Are Powerful

2020, 2021 + 🔚 2022.
🗣 Remember that you are powerful.

Most of the time we have no idea what we are supposed to be doing. We are not our professions, our feelings, our bodies, or our circumstances.

What we are is far greater, far superior, far more important, and far more mysterious than our mind can define. This is why we are far more powerful than we think we are.

I never lacked confidence, even at 207 lbs. I’ve always believed to be divinely created and especially after having kids, I learned to love all of me.

As I’ve shared in parts, with 2020 came a huge health scare.

-50 lbs later … still a work in progress … Different 🧠, even bigger 💛

In 2021 I chose health. I chose life. I chose to truly love myself.

I became even more aware that I was here and everything I needed was too.

Open your eyes and see that you already have everything you need to be happy, loved, and fulfilled. It’s not out there. It never was.

Accept everything that you are. You are beautiful. Believe it. Don’t make the mistake of putting off being healthy and happy because you are waiting for the right moment to shine.

Every minute you are living is a blessing that has to be experienced in the moment. It’s not always easy, but it’s always a choice. And guess what? It’s YOUR choice. To better daily choices✌🏽

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Biz

BELLA Magazine’s 2022 Pride Issue

Representation of diversity in the beauty industry + advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community is something we are deeply passionate about here at BELLA. You would think that in this day and age, showing up for our fellow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual colleague, family member, and friend should be second nature. Until we get there, and in the hopes we’ve helped make a change in this industry, I am thrilled to bring you the second edition of our Beauty of Pride Issue.

 

Photo by Gilles Toucas

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Biz

When I Am Asked, “Why?”

When I’m asked why? “I felt this tug as if the universe was speaking to me + telling me to do this,” Stay tuned for @thelistshowtv where today I spoke all about @bellamag.co @bellalatinamag + filmed a fun tabletop segment also highlighting some of our favs that made the #BellaBeautyAwards2022 cut like @aloisiabeauty@makeupartist_lv + @desertharvestaloevera ✨ stay tuned for air date + more from BELLA 🫶🏽

 

 

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How To Avoid let Downs

The easiest way to avoid letdowns and disappointments, is…
No, it’s not lowering your standards. That’s quitting.
No, it’s not releasing expectations. That’s an old wives’ tale.
And no, it’s not relinquishing all mortal desires. That’s an ancient religion.

It’s never tricking yourself into thinking that your happiness is dependent upon the things and events of time and space, or what other people think, say, and do.

So go ahead, aim high, expect a miracle, and want it all… ✌🏽