Finding Happiness in Returning to San Francisco!


I will be moving back to my favorite city – San Francisco! – later this summer. In celebration of finding happiness in returning to the “City of My Heart,” I am sharing here a favorite essay that I wrote in March 2007 for the Noe Valley Voice in SF.

How To Foam Roll To Get More Flexible

How to foam roll to get more flexible

While I work on my own fitness goals, I have a great opportunity to help others get fit every week day morning at Santa Rosa Fit Body Boot Camp. Just this weekend I assisted with an hour long seminar on Foam Rolling for a friend of mine, Harmony. Harmony is also my Massage Therapist and […]

Finding Happiness in Exploring Vegas

always a happy ending

I hadn’t planned to spend my day shopping in Las Vegas, but a delayed flight during a Vegas layover left me stranded in the glitzy city overnight. I don’t drink or gamble, and I had a few hours to kill, so I walked down to the famous “Strip” to see what there was to see. […]

Finding Happiness in Being Real

Today is April Fool’s Day, and all around the world, people are playing pranks, pretending to be pregnant or engaged, and making their friends crazy with fake announcements on Facebook. Last year I played an April Fool’s joke on my friends and posted a pic of an engagement ring! This year, I am finding happiness […]

Finding Happiness in A New Family


This past weekend, I spent the day with my new adopted family: my future husband, Rafa; my future son-in-law, Gianluca; my future mother-in-law, Rosario; and Rafa’s brothers, Danny and Alex, his Abuelita (Grandmom), as well as some other family and friends who are also from Ecuador. Finding happiness for me right now means marrying into an amazing Ecuadorian family!

Finding Happiness in Falling in Love


There is no happiness that is a match for the bliss of falling madly, head-over-heels in love. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be finding happiness through love right now.

Finding Happiness Through Magic


I am a big believer in magic, and I think we can live and create our lives in a spirit of magic. Last week was a magical week for me, and I am grateful for finding happiness in all the incredible joy I was blessed to experience.