Personal Growth

Gratitude and Giving Thanks

November 24, 2019

It’s been around six months since I wanted to write a blog post. I can name all kinds of reasons why I didn’t sit down to write, but they are all excuses. The reality is that I jumped into making my dream of opening a non-profit day labor center, into a reality. The last 11 months have been full of challenges, disappointments, and tears, but above all, gratitude and personal growth. This Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the importance of…

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Travel

Day of the Dead – San Miguel de Allende

November 18, 2019

I have always dreamed of going back to my native Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead. When I mentioned this to my friend Enid, she responded with much enthusiasm that she too wanted to go. We purchased flights and made hotel reservations.     Day of the Dead – History The Day of the Dead is a celebration that takes place in Mexico, and elsewhere by people of Mexican heritage. Altars are made in memory of those that…

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Beauty & Skin Care

Dry Brushing, the Benefits

June 2, 2019

As we age, our skin cell turnover slows down, and dead skin cells linger much longer on the skin’s surface.  To remove these dead skin cells and get that glow-from-within look, try dry brushing and reap the benefits of this simple method.   What is It Dry brushing is a manual method of removing dead skin cells from the skin. This will buff away dulling dead skin cells, which will allow better absorption of skincare products to penetrate the skin.…

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Hair

Styling Product Buildup & Clarifying

May 27, 2019

Since I switched to the Curly Girl Method (CGM), my use of hair care products has dramatically increased. This leads to styling product buildup; the results are frizziness, loss of curl definition and dry scalp. Although I only use CGM approved hair products, I clarify my wavy hair once a week. Clarifying helps to remove product buildup, which leaves my hair soft, bouncy and with lots of curl definition.   How Buildup Occurs Product buildup occurs by using hair styling…

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Beauty & Skin Care

Favorite Skincare Purchases

May 19, 2019

I am obsessed with skincare and frequently purchase products that claim miracles. Most of them turn out to be disappointing, but over the years, I have discovered some real gems that deliver on their promise. Today, I am bringing to you some of my favorite skincare purchases.   Skinceuticals AOX Eye Serum To reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eye area, try the Skinceuticals AOX Eye Gel. This gel is full of antioxidants, vitamin C, caffeine and herbal extracts.…

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Beauty & Skin Care

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, 1970

May 14, 2019

There are so many skincare products on the market that claim wonders; but one that delivers on its promise is Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. A toner, which I use after cleansing, doubles as a mask, and is known as a facial in a bottle. The toner balances the skin’s pH. It can be used if your skin is oily, dry, normal, or have acne flare ups. It is also anti-aging. How to Use To use, take a cotton ball and add…

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Immigration Advocacy

Will We Ever Have Immigration Reform In America?

May 12, 2019
Florida Trend Magazine covered the impact of immigrants in the work place

Many people avoid discussing immigration reform with friends and family due to differences in opinion; the result is the inability to discuss one of the most important topics of our time. If we are not able to have a civil conversation with each other, how can we work towards immigration reform?   During the last couple of years, I’ve had several conversations with friends and family about illegal immigration. I have lost count of the times I’ve heard that undocumented…

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Book Club

Book Review – White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

April 28, 2019

Following is a book review of  White Fragility, Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo. I purchased the book captivated by the title and the Ms. DiAngelo’s impressive credentials. We live in world where a callous or inappropriate comment can derail an opportunity or end a career. More importantly, many of us want to make sure we uphold our self professed values. How can we start to understand our place in a system…

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Personal Growth

Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition Summit, New York City

April 23, 2019

New York City is one of my favorite cities in the world. It has world renowned museums, stunning skyscrappers, and delicious food. I visited in early March 2019 to attend the Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition Summit; at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Although the weather was still cold, it was a welcome change from the warm South Florida weather. The Summit was on a Friday, but I decided to stay a couple of days and enjoy the city.…

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Personal Growth

Your Vote Counts

April 18, 2019

Have you ever heard anyone say something along the lines of, “I don’t bother to vote, my vote doesn’t count”? Every time I hear that I feel an overwhelming sense of despair. I am here to tell you that your vote counts. Each and every single vote matters! Just take a look at the close races across the country in recent elections.   Community Awareness I have always had a strong interest in politics and government. At one point I…

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