+ Why you should not worry if you did not peak young

The benefits of not “making it” early in life

One of the benefits of being of a certain age is that you really can look back and dish out advice based on decades of experience! And no, I don’t mean the kind where you explain to your kids how, back in the day, you walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways, with no coat or mittens, barefoot. I’m talking about the… Read More

+ Does your online work interfere with family time?

Does online work get in the way of family time?

Oh, this one´s a biggie for me. And I don´t just mean since I became a mom. I´ve always worked a lot, ever since I was very very young. Maybe it´s because I love what I do. Even setting up this website and blog. I didn´t do it in little pockets of time here and there. On the last stretch, I worked hour upon hour non-stop… Read More

+ Freelancing tips from an expert

After freelancing for almost 40 years, these are my tips

I’m a die-hard freelancer—I´ve been doing it for (yikes!) almost four decades—and, even though I sometimes complain about crazy deadlines and struggle when I’m juggling several projects at once, I would never trade it for a 9-5 job at an office. People have asked me often how I manage to discipline myself and make freelancing work. I know first-hand uncertainty, high demands and unfair pay, tight deadlines, sleepless nights and… Read More

+ Why I post my yoga photos on Instagram

This is why I post my yoga photos on Instagram

So I recently watched this video by JP Sears on yoga photos on Instagram and I laughed so much that I had to share it on my Facebook page. Before we go on with this post, I´d love for you to watch it because now every time I make (yes MAKE) my photographer husband take yoga pics, I can´t get this video off of… Read More

+ Do I ever feel like quitting? You bet!

Do I ever feel like quitting my business? You bet!

This has to be the most frequent question I get asked. Do I ever feel like quitting my digital business? Do I have doubts? Do I ever feel down? And of course, the answer is a resounding YES! In fact, it happens quite often. While it´s true that I enjoy being an entrepreneur, I admit that I am more of a creative soul. I… Read More

+ Breaking the news of grandpa's death to my teen and tween

Breaking the news of grandpa’s death to my teen and tween

Breaking the news of a loved one’s death is never easy. I’d rather endure receiving bad news myself one hundred times than having to break it to my kids once. But life and death are intertwined and so delaying the news or trying to sugarcoat it doesn’t make much sense. And yet, telling my daughters that their grandfather was dead is the hardest thing… Read More

+ 6 Books for creative entrepreneurs

6 Books for creative entrepreneurs

One of the things I recommend to anyone who wants to excel at entrepreneurship, blogging, writing and social media – or anything else, really – is to read about it. I am obsessive about reading and rereading books that can inspire me to grow and flourish in any aspect of life. So since people ask me what I read for inspiration when it comes… Read More

+ Why do I feel guilty when I'm sick?

Why the heck do I feel guilty when I’m sick?

I’m an artist, a dreamer, but I’m also a doer and a go-getter. I’m getting pretty good at working smarter rather than harder or longer. But I still have this urge to feel productive at least a few hours out of each day. No matter WHAT. Nothing can stop me. Or so I wish to believe.  By productive I mean doing something that moves… Read More

+ 7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

7 Meaningful gifts made by women, for women

I’m a big proponent of gifting items and services made by women for women. It’s a way of supporting small businesses and other ladies. Here are some of my favorites, and please know that the list is just a small sample of what is out there! Pressed Intentions Maura Hernandez is a journalist and an editor who launched this Etsy shop as a creative… Read More

+ Consumer Reports, an organization that works with and for the consumer

Visiting Consumer Reports headquarters in Yonkers, NY

I’ve teamed up with Consumer Reports and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors; my personal opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Consumer Reports. I picked up my first Consumer Reports magazine at the supermarket when I moved back to the U.S. 12 years ago. It wasn´t worth shipping everything we had back in Spain, especially home gadgets and electronics,… Read More