There is this misconception that life happens to us when the truth is we create our lives by the type of thoughts we have and the choices we make. Many of us choose to live a life of scarcity focusing on what we don’t have or what we want rather than appreciating and living in gratitude for what we do have. When you focus … Continue reading The POWER of Believing in YOURSELF: Why You Have to Change the Way You Think In Order To Change Your Reality
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Buddha When it comes to following our dreams and doing the things we’re most passionate about we can be our own worst enemy. We fill our brains with negative self talk so much that we eventually begin to believe it. We begin to believe that we’re not worthy enough, we’re … Continue reading “Live On Purpose” Challenge Day 6: Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy
There’s a saying in Spanish that says “Dime con quien andas y te digo quien eres (Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are). Who we surround and align ourselves with has a huge influence on who and what we become. The same way running with the “wrong” crowd can get us into unnecessary trouble, rolling with the right crew … Continue reading “Live On Purpose” Challenge Day 5: Who’s On Your Team? Get your squad up!
Steve Jobs has got to be one of the greatest innovators of all time. His love and passion for his work has cemented his legacy in history. If you do anything today WATCH this commencement speech he gave at Stanford University. Once you’ve watched this I want you to think about the following: How are you connecting the dots in life? What experiences have led … Continue reading “Live On Purpose” Challenge Day 4: Are You Following Your Heart
The greatest contributing factor of why many people do not go after their dreams is the fear of failing. Anyone who has achieved ANYTHING great, anyone who has CHANGED THE WORLD has at some point made a choice to embrace failure instead of fighting it. If Thomas Edison had believed in failure we would still be living in darkness. If Henry Ford had given up, … Continue reading Live On Purpose Challenge Day 3: If You Have A Dream, Go Get It
So many us are living mediocre, unfulfilled lives because we are afraid of actually living the life we are destined to live. We have subscribed to the belief that living passionately and purposely is not meant for us; that somehow living a great life is not something we are worthy of. How often have you started your day with the same routine? When was the last time you actually gave though to what you were doing and why you were doing it? When was the last time you did something that you truly enjoy, something that was just for you and nobody else? We have become a society so accustomed to putting the needs of others before our own that in doing so have become comfortable in neglecting our own desires, needs, and wants. The time has come to start putting yourself first. Continue reading Why Aren’t You Living Your Dreams? 4 Ways to Get You Moving In the Right Direction Right Now!
I watch you in the morning while you are sleeping. I prepare my altar carefully so not to disturb you. I burn sage to remove unwanted spirits. They say this is how you keep the evil away. The smoke fills the air. The faint light of dawn creeps through the window highlighting the softness of your face. The stillness of the room interrupted only by … Continue reading The Mamí Chronicles: The Gift of Mothering
If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life. — Unknown On Tuesday, after 3 months of compiling and editing the work of Christ the King’s 4th grade class, I went back to the school and presented the students with their very first book of … Continue reading Giving Back: It’s good for the soul
Earlier this week I hosted my second Power of the F.I.E.R.C.E Woman event and the first workshop. The workshop focused on two main objectives: Identifying your dreams and goals and Learning how to visualize them My co-host, Justine Hornedo and I were joined by 30 women who all came willing and eager to get started on making their dreams a reality. I arrived around 5pm … Continue reading Power of the F.I.E.R.C.E Woman Workshop: The importance of dreams, goals, & visioning
Today I am reflecting on all of the new connections that I have made in the past year. Building relationships with encouraging and supportive women is so important. I have been blessed with an amazing network of sisters that ranges from my fellow Visioneras to my childhood friends to those who share my love for creativity and the written word. In short, today I am … Continue reading Learning to be grateful…