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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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Gritos al Cielo: Latina Prayers for Patience
December 22, 2011 – 7:32 am | 8 Comments
Gritos al Cielo: Latina Prayers for Patience

¡Ay! Virgencita, Ayudame!
By Jessie Nuez
¡Ay! Gran Poder de Dios!
¡Ay! Virgencita de la Altagracia ilumíname el camino a la tranquilidad.
María Santísima que estaré yo pagando!
Dios de la Vida, Padre Celestial, cuida de mi que no quiero …

Del Alma: Turquoise, symbol of Compassion, Escape y el Mar Bello
December 10, 2009 – 9:04 am | 5 Comments
Del Alma: Turquoise, symbol of Compassion, Escape y el Mar Bello

I have dunked my body in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Moments of personal Bliss and “All is right with the World” that I look back to when I need a …

Prayer for Ruins
August 17, 2009 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Prayer for Ruins

Sometimes instead of traditional prayers, I pray poems. One of them, en particular, me encanta and it’s became a go-to for times during which my life feels in disrepair. It’s titled “Festival of …

Preparing for the Tormentas
August 10, 2009 – 5:00 am | 2 Comments
Preparing for the Tormentas

There’s something terrifying about tormentas, something that as a child sent me hiding into my closet, clutching my osito.
But as I’ve grown up, I’ve also grown to love the way the air smells before a …

Caricias
August 3, 2009 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Caricias

In the past week, I have been to the hospital three separate times- twice for my older daughter, once for myself; all for things that ultimately ended well, gracias a Dios- and been in the …

Live Like Someone’s Watching
July 27, 2009 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Live Like Someone’s Watching

As a mami, I’ve heard the expression that “little eyes are always watching” more than once.  Meaning that, even if my kids are not prestándome ni un poquito de atención, they are still watching what …

Citas, in the Time of Recession
July 20, 2009 – 5:00 am | 3 Comments
Citas, in the Time of Recession

Much has been said about President Barack Obama’s date nights with his wife, first lady Michelle Obama: how they show Americans that it’s important to make one’s relationship a priority, how they model taking time …

Receta
July 13, 2009 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Receta

I love that the word receta in Spanish can mean both a recipe and a prescription.  Whereas “comfort food” in English makes me think of eating ice cream standing over the freezer or the solitary …

The Luxury of Imaginación
July 6, 2009 – 5:00 am | No Comment
The Luxury of Imaginación

Back when I used to do a meditation class, we’d end sessions with the instructor leading us through a guided visualization.  Esos últimos diez minutos of class, where I’d get to lay on my mat and …

Revisit El Plan
June 30, 2009 – 5:00 am | 2 Comments
Revisit El Plan

José Martí (se dice) dijo “Hay tres cosas que cada persona debería hacer durante su vida: plantar un árbol, tener un hijo y escribir un libro.”  Plant a tree.  Become a parent.  Write a book. …