Why I Continue to Attend & Support Mana de San Diego’s Latina Success Conference & You Should Too

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As a young Latina, during my last year of college, I had the opportunity to apply for an internship with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). I was fortunate to be selected for Continue reading

Creating Peace From the Inside Out: The Power of Connection 21-Day Meditation Experience – Presented by Oprah & Deepak

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(Graphic from Chopra Center Meditation)

Like other things in life, meditation takes practice. It is one of those things we (I) wish we had more time to do. But, meditation can actually take as little as five minutes a day. In the past two years, I have meditated on and off. In addition to helping me through a tough experience I Continue reading

What I Miss Most Since Becoming a Mom: First Month

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Leaving Sharp Mary Birch Hospital with baby Alessandra. 

First of all, I want to say that I feel incredibly blessed to be Alessandra’s mom. She is a doll, a good baby, and I love her so much! I am still amazed by her and probably always will be! I am grateful to God and life for giving me the privilege of being a mom, her mom. Having said this, motherhood can be  Continue reading

My Labor Story: Our Baby’s Birth

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During my pregnancy I read lots. Many books, blogs, and internet articles. It was my first pregnancy and I wanted to be informed. When it came to the delivery, it usually always said one could have a “labor plan” but to know it was just a plan which could change. I thought of those words often. I wanted to have a Continue reading

Easy Way to Cut Calories From Holiday Parties & Everyday

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The holidays are in full swing, we still have New Year’s Eve and Dia de Reyes (Three Wise Men Day) parties coming up. It is fun to indulge in our favorite meals and drinks during the holidays, but after a month of parties and dinners, all those calories can add up. An easy way to cut a few calories from Continue reading

Listening To Your Body: Sometimes We Need to Slow Down & Rest

 

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Luckily, I have had a pretty good pregnancy (thus far)! I didn’t have any morning sickness or nausea, my legs haven’t gotten swollen, I don’t have preeclampsia or gestational diabetes, and I have been able to continue exercising regularly. Even though Continue reading

Easy & Quick Ravioli Meal

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Lately, I have been cooking more for my hubby. He is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, he is German after all. I have learned to make lots of meals from scratch, but sometimes I like to mix it up on the menu and seek out healthy options of prepared raw meals which I can cook at home. On some weeks, like this Thanksgiving week, Continue reading

Enjoying Local Resorts: My Day at La Costa Resort & Spa

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My hubby had purchased a golf four-some at La Costa Resort & Spa at a charity event we attended and after several months he fit time on the course into his schedule. He asked me if I wanted to join him, but Continue reading

Easy Low-Calorie Chocolate Healthy Dessert

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Everyday, I try to eat some type of fruit. Mostly papaya or tropical fruits. Now that I am pregnant, I have increased the amount of fruit I eat so I can add some extra nutrients. I don’t always have time to chop up fresh fruit and always feel bad if Continue reading

The Power of Appreciation & How to Practice Gratitude

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We all have tough days, some things that worry us may seem petty or small later on when we put it in perspective, but in the moment they can bring our mood down. Sometimes bad things do happen and we cannot control them, such as an illness, accident, or losing our job. I try to practice the Power of Appreciation everyday and it has helped me through some serious tough times and moments of Continue reading