Tag: life

6 prompts to help us reflect during hardships

I believe in the power of gratitude, to look into our lives with kindness, compassion, and love. To believe that we all have a life purpose and that the pursuit of happiness is imprinted when we are born. I believe that we are all…

Falling in love with your life

Prioritize what is important to you and your love ones

How can we be a better friend?

We are all unique in our essence, in our abilities and in our personal qualities that allow us to contribute positively to the lives of the people we love most and the people around us.  Many times, although we are aware of these wonderful…

Lessons Learned from my Mother

My mother has been a constant inspiration in my life.  She is kind, compassionate, realistic, assertive, composed and self-assured.  She is, by all I believe in, the wiser person I know. The use of “common sense” has always been her go-to-solution to all and…

First time traveling solo…

When I was 16 years old my parents offered me the opportunity to go to Bournemouth, England to study English and I happily said yes.  The English course would take 4 weeks and after its completion, I would fly to Rotterdam, where my cousin…

Recipe of the Week… Chicken Wings with Potatoes… YUM!

This week I would like to share a quick, easy-peasy, uncomplicated meal that I usually cook when I need a fast meal and an even faster clean-up. For the chicken wings: 2lbs chicken wings 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp avocado oil Salt and…

Mari’s Book Review – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I picked this book from my dad’s library in one of my visits to Panama. Actually, I picked book number 3 without knowing it is a 4-book series and started reading it. Soon enough I realized that I needed to stop and get books…

Question of the week…

I have been thinking about ways to engage with you, the reader, and have decided to do, every Thursday, a “Question of the Week” segment, in which I will ask a fun, insightful, interesting and hopefully smart question that will challenge you to answer…

7 Tips for making a bedtime routine that works for you…

With years of trying to perfect multitasking (and never really accomplishing), I have come to the conclusion that following a routine makes it easier for me to accomplish all that is needed to be done. I have a morning routine, a working routine, an…

Happy 15th Wedding Anniversary!

Today is our 15th Wedding Anniversary.  It has been a crazy, wonderful, inspiring, and daring journey.  When I first think about it it seems like the time has flown by, but when I look deeper it has been a long ride to where we…