Posts in Self Love
When A Dream Is Worth Fighting For

Every New Year a mantra reveals itself to me that serves as a compass for my decisions and actions and that challenges me to go beyond my limitations of ego and mind. The mantra is more than just words.  It’s an invitation to break a hypnosis that quietly runs aspects of my life...

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Thoughts on Rebirth
There is joy and fulfillment just around the corner when you are open to the unknown, when you engage a conversation about your truth and what really matters.

Let that be your compass, your true north. Allow that creative expression of your essence to emerge regardless of your age. Allow yourself the blessing of emergence, the blessing of being honest about who you are and the courage to lead your life accordingly.

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What Being Latina Taught Me About Each Of Us

The story Amy Tan tells in The Joy Luck Club reminded me of my life as a teenager.  At the time I wanted to disown everything my parents were.  I didn't want to admit where my parents came from. 

I recognized the same shame as the daughters in the book experienced. My parents weren't sophisticated enough, they spoke differently, and they looked different. They thought differently, they just didn't fit in.  

I was busy creating a career based on the “American Dream” and they didn't fit into my American way of life. 

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A Deep Breath and a Shift

I am about to take a dive into the deep end. I’m about to share with you something significant and personal because you and I share a mutual commitment to live authentically, to lead with integrity and to be the best possible version of ourselves so we can do the work we are meant to do.

I hear the voice of fear nagging at me. “What if they don’t like it?  What if they think I’m wasting my talent? What if they think I’m crazy? What it they leave me? What if I lose all my income as a result?  What if they lose confidence in me?  What will they think of me?”

"When we understand, we are at the center of the circle and there we sit while YES and NO chase each other around the circumference."  Chuang-Tzu

If I cannot stand in the center, in my authenticity and in my commitment, how could I ever ask you to do the same?  The only grounding I have in times like these is to stand in the center and observe the inner conversations of my mind go around and around, going nowhere. I know that my power is in the center so I must stand there and be true.

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What To Do About Self Doubt

Everyone experiences self doubt at times. But we can transform that into positive energy to move forward. If I doubt my ability to do x then the question is what do I need to do to become capable of doing x. Go do that and you keep growing.

When you feel like you are not enough or you are not worthy or deserving you are likely attached to a story you tell yourself about the past. 

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