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Ding Dong the Dic(tator) is Dead

Versailles Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. Photo credit: Jorge Zamanillo In a span of 12 days, the world lost not one, but 2 influential Cuban leaders. One rose to fame and power with a loud and powerful roar, making sure everyone and everything in his path knew whom he was. The other, quietly and politely from behind the scenes, led his fellow Cubans in his own way on their individual paths to freedom and the American dream. The [...]

By |2016-11-30T02:50:01-05:00November 30th, 2016|Mindset, Parenting, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Warning: Battery Critically Low

What I learned in helping my elderly father navigate the transition from totally independent human being to end of life care in 2 months or less: Being in control of another human’s life choices, all of them, is a responsibility too great for one person to bear, especially if that human is a family member. Being in the hospital all the time for months on end is not good for anyone’s health, not even a really healthy human. For an [...]

By |2016-11-10T04:16:18-05:00November 10th, 2016|Inspiration, Mindset, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Degrees of Cuban Bacon

Okay, so I realize this post is completely self-serving, and I’m okay with that. Sometimes, shit happens. And it makes me think and ponder and wonder… and these thoughts yell and scream at me until they are allowed out into the world. Sometimes through spoken word, sometimes through a blog post. It helps me process. So there’s your warning. This may or may not resonate with you. It doesn’t matter. It just needs out. But be careful if you choose [...]

By |2016-09-30T01:39:18-05:00September 30th, 2016|Energywork, Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Questionable Carnivals

Motherhood Today we went to one of those questionable carnivals…you know what I’m talking about, right? The ones you go to, pay for a wrist band so your kid can ride everything a zillion times, then you take a look at the rides and you question their safety? You constantly wonder if the screws holding the pieces that are holding you were tightened all the way? And if you’re going to enjoy the ride or plummet to your [...]

By |2016-09-12T01:58:08-05:00September 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Give Medicine to your (Highly Sensitive) Child in 33 Easy Steps

If you are blessed with a highly sensitive, or sensory processing challenged child, you already know that some things are, well, let's say, more of a challenge for us parents as well. Like administering medicine for example. Which can be extremely stressful to a parent who is trying to help their child heal from an illness.  I am the first to hold off for a good long while before giving a fever reducer or an antibiotic if its not warranted. [...]

By |2016-06-12T03:08:19-05:00June 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|16 Comments

The Magic Formula

The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]

"You're a Do-what?"

It seems like even with the current evolution of the birth world- with documentaries like "The Business of Being Born" and "Born in the USA" becoming quite well known, and more women choosing home births or seeking out birth centers, you hear more and more about "alternative" birth practices and birth-related terms. Home births, water births, unassisted births, midwives, doulas, placenta encapsulation, placenta smoothies....these are all terms that are now quite common. Well, at least you've probably heard the terms [...]

By |2016-05-02T16:18:23-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Birthwork|1 Comment

Loss is Loss

Yesterday, we had a bit of a trying day with my family. Nothing major, just everyone being in a funk at the same time. It seems the more people I talk to lately, it's kind of like a cosmic epidemic of funkiness at the moment. Seems like realities are shifting, systems are getting upgraded, our world is changing and at times it feels like "forward progress is STOPPED" intermingled with "EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART" and a dash of "WHAT THE HELL WAS I [...]

By |2016-03-09T20:28:45-05:00March 9th, 2016|Birthwork, Inner Peace, Spirituality|0 Comments