+ 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

+ Tu mejor edad para tener una vida extraordinaria

Tu mejor edad para tener una vida extraordinaria

¿Temes tu próximo cumpleaños? ¿Te avergüenza confesar tu edad? ¿Te asustan los cambios físicos que trae consigo el paso del tiempo? ¿Crees que a estas alturas ya deberías haber conocido al hombre de tu vida, tenido hijos, conseguido el trabajo de tus sueños o escrito la novela del siglo? Si es así, no eres la única. Desafortunadamente, muchas mujeres comparten estos sentimientos. Esto no… 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

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Abordar el paso de los años con alegría

Hay que acostumbrarse desde jóvenes a abordar cada cumpleaños con alegría. Aunque reconozco que a partir de una cierta edad cada cumpleaños puede traer consigo una pequeña o gran crisis de identidad. Pasados los treinta y tantos, ya no eres una niña, pero tampoco eres anciana. A estas edades el cómo te ves no siempre coincide con cómo te ven los demás. Te puedes sentir espiritualmente… 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

+ 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

+ Latina moms express their fears in wake of election

Anti-bullying, anti-racism resources for families & teachers

The day after one of the longest and toughest election nights ever, my eldest went to school in Sarasota, Florida, to find that every other kid was wearing a Trump T-shirt. I told her to lay low and not talk politics. As white-skinned Hispanics, we can blend in and not raise an eyebrow unless we speak Spanish. The city where I live is liberal… Read More