Ways to practice mindfulness as a family

Mindfulness is, without a doubt, a source that can help us lower our stress level and allow us to recharge when our tanks are running empty.  Day after day we focus so much on “getting things done”, sticking to the planner, and dealing with the unexpected. As part of our mindfulness practice, is important to practice it as a family so that as a family … Continue reading Ways to practice mindfulness as a family

Tips for your Morning Routine that works!

Mornings can be tough… The eternal juggling of managing people, pets, and oneself so early in the morning can be quite overwhelming. I remember getting out of the house and sitting in my car thinking… I’m ready to call it a day, and I still have to go to work!! With time, I started to pay more attention to our routine , and with practice … Continue reading Tips for your Morning Routine that works!

Practicing Gratitude with the Family

My husband and I have been trying our best to practice gratitude at night time.  With time we have noted how been grateful influences our day to day thoughts and feelings.  From being grateful for the big things (the health of our kids) to be grateful for the more ordinary things (My new recipe worked).  As the night sets in and we are resting in … Continue reading Practicing Gratitude with the Family

Lo Mein with Steak and Veggies

Since I was 5 years old my parents had the tradition of eating out EVERY Thursday!  No matter what was happening during the week or the weekend, the three of us knew Thursday meant going to a restaurant (most of the time to a new one or one we have not gone in a while), it could be Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Panamanian, Seafood, or it … Continue reading Lo Mein with Steak and Veggies

Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school

My son, following the public education of where we live, will go through four schools before graduating from high school. He is truly unfazed by the system and is already looking forward to going to his third school, I,  on the other hand, cannot help but feel anxious that he is not creating roots and love for the “alma mater” the way I did. You … Continue reading Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school

Quick and Easy Cucumber Pickle

Ingredients: ½ cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds ½ teaspoon of caraway seeds ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes 1 garlic smashed 1 English cucumber (or any cucumber) thinly sliced Step 1: Mix all the ingredients except for the cucumber, in a small saucepan at medium heat.  Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Step 2: … Continue reading Quick and Easy Cucumber Pickle

The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist

We are three weeks away from our Mediterranean Cruise and Barcelona Trip and we have pretty much all tied down (as much as possible).  We are starting to look into packing our clothes, finishing our excursions selections, and getting to know more about Barcelona. So as I start packing our bags and getting ourselves ready, I wanted to share our packing list for both the … Continue reading The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist