Let me be clear — violent-free homes and locations exist. However, I agree with Micky ScottBey Jones,
“There is no such thing as a “safe space”
We exist in the real world
We all carry scars and we all have caused wounds.”
Erin Casali argues a ‘safe space’ is merely…
Prior to creating a garden, we need to verify ownership, not simply buy-in. As community engagement specialist Lisa Attygalle explains,
Ownership requires front line staff/citizens to develop the idea, make critical decisions, design the action plan and act on it.
Whereas buy-in has someone who is not on the front…
There are three destructive habits in life.
C) Forgetting to buy chocolate.
Today, we will dig into self-criticism, as Dr. Kristen Neff beautifully explains,
“Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you’re good enough, self-compassion asks what’s good for you?”
In her TEDx talk, she acknowledges the cultural…
During Shark Tank’s most recent episode, Daymond John disallows Mark Cuban to ignore the narrative of the common American. Daymond stresses the fact, it’s not OK to normalize burning through colossal sums of money and ignore the inequities that exist in this country.
Rather than Mark taking the time to…
Recently had a bit of awakening when someone who cares about me told me straight up —
stop overanalyzing and overcome your fear and insecurity.
Some people in their 20s perceive criticism as intolerable, rude, and unnecessary…
I’d tell those people to take a humility pill.
To be clear —…
Remember everything you have survived up until this day.
Rejection, heartache, hurtles, betrayal, grief
That pimple that waited until your school’s picture day.
Now, let’s focus on what’s yet to come…
Your hike across the Grand Canyon
Soaking up the sun rays by the ocean bay
Relationships should help ease stress, not be a source of stress. Sometimes we want a partner because we think it’s better than feeling lonely. Well chicas, hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can still feel lonely and sometimes more lonely in a relationship.
No one should…
Long black shiny hair
Long golden legs
These are some of the problematic stereotypes given to Latin American women in the United States. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family personifies all of these characteristics and more. And guess what?
Latina women are sick…
Wake up every day and give yourself a big hug and mentally acknowledge the following words —
Someone may be unkind to me today but it’s not going to be me.
You can not control what others say, think, or feel but we can absolutely control what we say to…
Spanish-speaking Latinos constantly preach the two-word resilient phrase, “Echale ganas.”
“Echale ganas” translates to “work hard” in English.
The Washington Times had an infamous headline titled,
Rev. Samuel Rodriquez states, “I can tell you that our work isn’t driven by narcissism, hedonism, consumerism, and self-interest in the way that so…