Finding Happiness Through Designing My Life

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Many years ago, I decided that I wanted a flexible lifestyle, in which I could choose my own work hours, pick projects that excite me, and allow plenty of time for self-care, adventures and fun. I embarked on the journey of being self-employed part-time back in January 2000, and went full-time right after 9/11 back in 2001.

Finding Happiness Through New Positive Habits

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For Lent this year, I have launched Project Happy FACE, which refers to four things I am giving up (FACE): Fish, Alcohol, Cheese and Eggs. Essentially, I’m not eating anything with a face, or anything that comes from anything with a face (i.e. cheese or eggs). I have always found happiness through creating new challenges for myself and adopting new positive habits. I have wanted to eat an entirely plant-based diet for a while now, and decided to officially give up alcohol as well to keep my diet as pure as possible.

Finding Happiness Through Spiritual Inspirational Mentors

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Last Thursday night, I treated myself to a trip to New York City to meet a long-time spiritual inspiration and mentor of mine, Kute Blackson. Sometimes one way of boosting our happiness is to get some fierce inspiration from someone who is all about helping people live their highest and best lives. The event was called […]

Finding Happiness Through Saving Girls

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Do not underestimate the importance of finding your life’s mission when seeking happiness! I am finding happiness now through discovering that my true life’s mission is saving girls from oppression and abuse, and helping to ensure that girls globally receive a good education.

American Blogger Film Ignites Blogging Shitstorm

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I started my first blog back in 2003. It was back in the dinosaur days when people were using dial-up and the Internet was the equivalent of wild-west.  It was a time where meeting people from your online world made you a freak to your family and friends. Starting and running a blog was fun and […]

How To Foam Roll To Get More Flexible

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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 A New Family

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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!