May Love Prevail

For the past few years, the 4th of July has been a time of deep reflection for me. I speak two languages, have lived abroad and have a multinational and multicultural family. I have worked as a college advisor for years with immigrants and refugees. The current state of affairs in the United States affects … Continue reading May Love Prevail

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Becoming a Mamapreneur for Mommies

About 5 years ago, I began to regularly write about my musings on wellness, and writing became a sort of public meditation for me that turned into my blog, Meditations From My Ecua-Gringa Life. I had been researching topics like stress management and mindfulness for several years then as a result of feeling extremely stressed … Continue reading Becoming a Mamapreneur for Mommies

Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors

“...the only way to stay creative is to keep moving forward.” ~Dr. Travis Bradberry Whether you think of yourself as a creative person or not, creativity is what fuels any kind of change in our life. This year my creativity has taken on a completely different form--motherhood. It’s active, it’s in-your-face, it’s singing many times … Continue reading Creativity: One of the Best Elixir’s to Life’s Stressors

The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day

How we turned a previously described “dreary” day into a more “cheery”--or at least more mindful day... This morning when I got up, my energy was pretty low and when I looked at the window, there was the infamous Seattle area drizzle happening. It didn't feel very inspiring. But staying inside isn't always the answer. … Continue reading The Importance of Mindfulness – Especially on a Rainy Day