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 the same, humans, that my pain is not more hurtful than your pain, that my happiness is not more deserving than … Continue reading 6 prompts to help us reflect during hardships

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

A poem from American poet Adrienne Rich

I have been reading The Norton Anthology Literature by Women (from when I was in college) it is a huge book and once in a while when I fill down or deflated (had to cancel my next week Mediterranean Cruise trip due to the ongoing Coranavirus outbreak) it is the best companion to get lost in the minds, hearts, souls, and creativity of amazing women … Continue reading A poem from American poet Adrienne Rich

One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it

I constantly think of phrases or quotes that have impacts in my life, when doing my life manifesto or weekly journals, I am always looking for inspiration on these timeless phrases that can so well summarize our thoughts and feelings at any given time. Over time, this phrase has remained constant in my thoughts, every time I read it, every time I write it, every … Continue reading One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it

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 people who are part of our lives, we tend to spend our time being able to fulfill our responsibilities and obligations … Continue reading How can we be a better friend?

Romanticism when your Partner is not a romantic!

I am of the opinion that we all have something romantic inside us, romanticism may manifest itself in different ways from the most romantic (dinners with candles and rose petals in bed ), to the most subtle romantics (coffee made in the morning), we are all romantic, but we all are to different degrees. When I met my husband right away I realized that he … Continue reading Romanticism when your Partner is not a romantic!

When a simple Thank You will do

Last Friday night we went to bed a bit late since we had friends over for dinner.  I cooked the appetizers, side dishes, and dessert, while our friends did the most tastefully, tender, and juicy Brisket ever.  We laughed, and talked, and laughed some more. As I and my husband went to bed, although we were tired, we both acknowledged how lucky and thankful we … Continue reading When a simple Thank You will do

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 every problem or situation and it is my goal to pass the “common sense” approach to my kids. She has gone … Continue reading Lessons Learned from my Mother

The power of true friendship… looking into my memories

I grew up with a fantastic group of friends.  Some of them are part of my life since I was 5 years old (really we met in kindergarten!).  Others were added to the circle as we grew up, however, we, all together, go back since we were 12 years old. We are now older, we would think smarter, definitely more experienced, we want to believe … Continue reading The power of true friendship… looking into my memories

Affirmations to start your day the best way

An affirmation can be defined as the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that “a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything.” For years I kept hearing about affirmation and the powerful transformations that can cause in our emotional state, however, I was very skeptical and did not trust the power that a sentence could have in my life. … Continue reading Affirmations to start your day the best way