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Hair Care with Maka Capilar Health

@eddiewunderlich + I did a thing with @maka_usa (🤫he’s the first hair stylist in the US to try it 😱) … let me tell you, the results are FABULOUS 🙅🏻‍♀️ more to come on that. In the meantime, get your @makacapilarhealth on at Amazon.com 🛍

 

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Gratitude

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles 💛 sooo much has happened over the past few weeks, good, amazing, bad + incredibly shitty too 🤷🏻‍♀️ but that’s real life for you.

 

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I am SOOO grateful for lessons in every 💩 moment. They make me stronger + more resilient. And GOD I’m so grateful for the blessings. Reminders that all things are working for my good 🫶🏽 happy Friday Chicas 💛🤍🖤

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I Like Me

When @makacapilarhealth @maka_usa does this to ya’ ✨

 

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You Attract What You Are

Finally decompressing after what has been a very busy few weeks in biz (still have a few more to go) + challenging on the personal front.

I looked up at the sky this morning + it’s beautiful hues of orange + purple, returning to my breath, I was reminded to be grateful for all of it.

When God brings you to it, He will get you through it.

Through @bellamag.co @bellalatinamag @bella360.co + @ettwomen, I am fortunate to say that I have an incredible support system. People who go out of their way to make sure I am ok.

Thank you God for the gift that is to see another day. For the gift to create with REALLY GOOD people. For the gift that is to be who I am, to be loved, accepted, encouraged + supported. Can’t wait to navigate what else You have in the books for my life, even when I can’t see through the tears or fear.

You attract what you are. To be able to state that knowing it’s truth is one of my biggest blessings.

Keep it moving 🫶🏽

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The Best View In The House

Not gonna lie, as the EIC of @bellamag.co I always get the best BTS views 🙌🏽

This crew, this shoot 💪🏽 thank you @olivia.ponton for helping us crush it today at @swnwnyc ☀️

 

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First Cover of BELLA Latina Magazine

First cover of BELLA Latina conceived + produced entirely by an incredible team of Latin@ creatives. I’ve been WORKING + waiting 10 years for this day. It happened + I’m so humbled + incredibly grateful 🫶🏽

Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen. Know this: Your dreams will make room for the life you deserve, but you have to do the work. @bellalatinamag @bellamag.co @bella360.co@jennifer__decillis @thisisjcali @marthaluna@renaissance_lens 🙌🏽

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The Thing About First Impressions

First impressions are the kiss of death. There’s science to back this statement.

Humans are built to size each other up quickly.

First impressions are influenced by a number of factors: facial expressions, tone of voice, physical appearance, and someone’s general emotional state.

We are nasty to others -women to other women especially- because we project our unwanted parts onto others (especially fear, envy, jealousy, suspicion, resentment, rage, anxiety or lack of self-esteem + confidence). We also do this because we haven’t learned the skills to recognize or change our behavior.

When we are disconnected from ourselves, our emotions and true needs, we can become narcissistic and oblivious to our impact on other people. It doesn’t enter our consciousness to even consider that we need to be an adult, to be reasonable, to be enquiring, and to celebrate difference.

So, when we foster that detachment, it’s no surprise that others will have the wrong (first, second, or even third) impression of who we really are.

Some things to ponder:

1. When you judge others without knowing them, you don’t define them. You define yourself.

2. Conversations have the ability to fix so many things -so many.

3. Sometimes people don’t change not because they don’t want to, but because they are detached.

4. Sometimes it’s your own shit that gives you the wrong impressions about others.

5. We are all a bad guy in someone’s story.

6. Life is hard sometimes. Your happiness + well-being is a daily choice.

7. You can develop the skills to recognize and change your behavior.

You can live with integrity. You can speak your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behave in ways that are in alignment with your values.

You can be the one who forgives first. The one who loves more.

The impression of who you are or aren’t to other people is not your cross to bear.

The question will ultimately be, does the impression you have of yourself match who you look back at in the mirror?

“Realize that only the ego thinks in terms of superior or inferior. At the level of being, you are above or beneath no one.” Deepak Chopra

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Walking In Faith

Each of us is a small part of God’s plan. I’m a small part. Let’s roll 🙌🏽

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It Takes A Village

It took a village but mission accomplished 💛 here for work but managed to sneak a surprise visit to my mom to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend in the DR 🥰

 

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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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