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Keep it Moving

Conflict, loss, setbacks, and challenges seem abundant these days. For some, it feels like one crazy thing after another.

Adversity is like a punch in the gut. Overcoming hard times is what builds resiliency in us. How quickly we bounce back from life’s blows determines the success and happiness we have in life.

Although sometimes adversity is not easy to come back from, doing hard things is what being a strong person is all about.

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

Sometimes, all we need is a soft nudge to continue taking small steps forward. I hope in some way, this one serves you as a reminder to #keepitmoving 💛

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Bringing BELLA Latina Magazine Home to Mom

Her reaction is #Priceless 😭 Cuando la verdadera jefa recibe su primera copia impresa de @bellalatinamag 🫶🏽 te adoro mami 💛

 

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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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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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Happy Friday Chicas 🫶🏽

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The Power of Prayer

When you want something with all of your heart, the universe conspires for you to achieve it. I prayed really hard last night. So hard that the tears flowed. My one ask: if what I am doing in my life + businesses are not serving you Lord, please take it all away. Let your will be done, not mine.

All I can attest to is putting everything into His hands. He has never led me astray or from my heart’s desires.

Answered prayers today.

Thank you God 🙌🏽 now off to werk, werk, werk 💛

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Reminder 🎗

All things are difficult before they are easy. To improve is to change. The greatest discovery of all time is that you can change your future by merely changing your attitude. •

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Good Friday 2022

I remember days when I used to pray to not wake up. I’d cry myself to sleep, hoping that the weight of the world would be lifted from what I believed to be a miserable life -until my faith was restored.
It took going through a lot of pain, slaying mental dragons, making peace with my past to be able to stand in who I am, to accept it and know that the only thing I can strive for is to do better.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I choose joy, happiness, kindness, love. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
“Good Friday is not about us trying to “get right with God.” It is about us entering the difference between God and humanity and just touching it for a moment. Touching the shimmering sadness of humanity’s insistence that we can be our own gods, that we can be pure and all-powerful.” Nadia Bolz-Weber
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Keep On Keeping On Chicas

Sometimes you’ll have to swim upstream. Walking by faith is not always easy. There is always a lesson to be learned in all of it 🤗

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Returning to OneSelf

First selfie of 2022 🤳🏽My son asked me this morning why I was so “dressed up”. If lipstick, concealer + mascara is all it takes -then hellz yasss 🤣

Truth is my soul is tired. Here’s why:

It is said that disembodied voice dreams may occur at any time but particularly when a soul is in distress; then the deep self cuts to the chase, so to speak. Bang! A woman’s soul speaks. And it tells her what comes next… if we do not come on our own, if we aren’t paying attention to our own season and the time for return the Old One will come for us calling and calling until something in us responds. Perhaps we have become too intense about something. We can become too worn down by something. We can be over-loved , under-loved, overworked, underworked… each costs much.

In the face of “too much” we gradually become dry, our hearts become tired, our energies begin to become fair, and a mysterious longing for —we almost never have a name for it other than “a something” rises up and up more and more; then we hear the Old One calls. 

That feeling of being torn, comes from hearing, consciously or unconsciously, something calling us, calling us back, something that we cannot say no to without hurting ourselves…

“…one night

there’s a heartbeat at the door.

Outside, a woman in the fog,

with hair of twigs and dress of weed,

dripping green lake water.

She says “I am you,

and I have traveled a long distance. 

Come with me, there is something I must show you…”

She turns to go, her cloak falls open,

Suddenly, golden light … everywhere, golden light…” 

Returning to OneSelf

Women Who Run with the Wolves

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The 20 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Herself

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how much you really know about….well, YOU?

I am not talking about your hobbies or your favorite shade of lipstick, I am talking deep…how well do you know your mind? Your heart?

Getting to know yourself is thrilling. It can be scary but if you’re wanting to live wholeheartedly, getting to know yourself is the only road there!

O Magazine recently released this roundup of essential questions which are so fascinating and real, I wanted to share them with you!

Now go ahead… play 20 questions with yourself:

  1. Do I feel at home?
  2. What should I try today?
  3. Am I doing this right?
  4. Am I smart?
  5. Am I funny?
  6. Do I have enough money?
  7. Do I have enough fun?
  8. Do I have enough friends?
  9. Should I be having more sex?
  10. Do I enjoy my own company?
  11. Am I waiting for my real life to begin?
  12. Do I feel my feelings?
  13. Do I really know what I think I know?
  14. Do I see myself as others see me?
  15. Am I ready for whatever comes?
  16. What is my blind spot?
  17. Am I overthinking things?
  18. Am I ignoring the obvious?
  19. Have I made peace with my past?
  20. What’s in store for my future?

If when you turn a corner you see a road of doors…please know that you can open ALL of them.

Here’s to knowing and loving yourself even more!