Personal Growth

Manifesting Dreams into Reality

April 7, 2019

I wrote about my intent to open a community center to serve the immigrant community in my previous post. Since then, the state of Florida has approved the incorporation filing for Esperanza Community Center, Inc. A nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to operate and serve the common good and general welfare of the community. My heart is bursting with joy and excitement! So many people have come forth to help make my dream a reality. Not a day goes…

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Volunteer

Esperanza Community Center – the idea

March 24, 2019

Community.  When I think of the word community, images of people helping other people come to mind. A community where neighbors help others, a place where if there is a need the community steps in to help find solutions in order for the community to grow. I previously wrote about my volunteer work with the migrant crisis at the US/Mexican border. Upon my return, I started to think about my life purpose and how I could help in my community.…

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Travel

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

March 18, 2019

Casa de Campo Golf Resort in the Dominican Republic, is a 7,ooo acre luxury vacation destination; it is a short flight from Miami or anywhere in the East coast. As a result, Casa de Campo is the ideal location in the Caribbean for my family. We elected Casa as the destination to celebrate our niece’s 16th birthday and had a wonderful time during our stay.   Flights Most major airlines have direct flights to Santo Domingo or La Romana airports.…

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Food

Eating a Plant Based Diet, the basics

March 16, 2019

I was exposed to a plant based diet and its health benefits at a young age. The town where I grew up still has a small produce store that sells organic and seasonal produce. We ate out occasionally as it was expensive and my mother prepared our meals at home. Our diet was made up of tasty Mexican food, fruits and salads.   Struggling With Weight Gain As I grew into a teenager my weight became a struggle and I…

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Hair

Using Natural Oils to Promote Healthy Scalp & Hair

March 3, 2019

  There is so much conflicting information about the pros and cons of using oil on our hair. A simple search on-line left me more confused than enlightened. Since I got serious about my scalp and hair health, I stopped using harsh chemicals and hair care products with drying ingredients. As well as limiting the use of heat, such as hair dryers or curling irons. After cutting my hair short, I noticed the natural wave of the hair and wanted…

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Personal Growth

Living a Meaningful Life with Purpose

March 3, 2019

    My beloved sister passed away on February 14, 2017, as a result, my world came crashing down. For months the shock of her loss haunted me with questions. I could not understand how a vibrant, young woman could die. As the months turned into years, I slowly began to realize that I had forgotten a truth; death is inevitable and the time uncertain. As a result of this, I have an urgency to take steps to live a…

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City Guides

Worth Avenue Stroll, Palm Beach

February 26, 2019

  Palm Beach, in South Florida, is known around the world for its luxury shopping, stunning homes, and gorgeous women. Countless articles and books have been written about Palm Beach; depicting a life that many of us can’t even imagine. However, you don’t have to be a millionaire to visit and enjoy Palm Beach, which I did on Sunday after meeting my mother and sisters for brunch.     I have a weakness for Chanel… When to Visit The winter…

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Personal Growth

Dream Big, be fearless

February 22, 2019

  As a young girl I needed and wanted the approval of those around me. Growing up, I had dreams that I didn’t dare pursue because I was worried about the “what will they say?” Or because I didn’t think people would like or accept me. And worst of all, I was scared of failure. I was insecure and my fears and self doubts didn’t disipate as I became an adult. It took years of hard work and commitment to…

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Hair

The Curly Girl Method – back to basics

February 10, 2019

  Sometime in early August 2018, my niece paid me a compliment “I like your hair straight, but I miss your curly hair.” She did not know that earlier that day, my husband had asked “Why do you blow dry your hair, then curl it with a curling iron, when you have curly hair?” I too missed my wavy hair; I had been fighting my natural hair texture with regular chemical treatments and hair color for years.   My once…

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Beauty & Skin Care

Skincare Serums

February 3, 2019

If you are not using serums as part of your skincare routine, then you may be missing out on powerful ingredients that can help transform your skin from dull to glowing.   I have been using serums for years. During this time, I have always looked for powerful ingredients that combat occasional acne, help minimize the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s easy to add one or several serums to your current skincare routine. Following is a brief…

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