+ El éxito no existe en el futuro: es HOY

My secret to writing a book while juggling life & work

I´m writing a book. I´ve done this before. Many times. 18 to be exact. In fact more times, if I count the unpublished manuscripts too. I´m not saying this to show off, believe me. At 53 I´ve had plenty of time to write in my life. It´s what I do. That´s the only reason I know for sure I can pull it off. And… Read More

+ The busy mom´s way to make a family photo book

The busy mom´s solution for making a family photo book

I will never forget the day my youngest, who must have been 7 or 8 at the time, walked into my room and asked: “Mommy, do I have a baby picture book?” My heart sank. She did not. You see, when my eldest was born in 2001 I only had an analog camera. I always ordered double prints of all her photos. I made… Read More

+ Covered Perfectly top is flattering for all figures

Classic & versatile top that flatters all figures

Packing for a social media conference or a press trip can be daunting. I always struggle to travel light while carrying enough options for my work travels. If the event requires “business casual” then the task is even harder … I’ve never really been a shirt or blouse wearer. I prefer simple tops that can go both ways and that you can dress up… Read More

Open letter to my three inspiring teens

Yoplait Go Big is inviting parents to write open letters to their tweens or teens telling them why they are amazing and why they inspire us. I will take any opportunity to highlight the positive in life, so I was really excited about this campaign. If you are a parent of teens, you know it can be a challenge. That´s why I find it… Read More

+ Qué hacer cuando te sientes mayor

Remedio para esos días en que te sientes “mayor”

El paso del tiempo es inexorable. Por ello, hay que acostumbrarse desde jóvenes a enfrentar cada cumpleaños con alegría. Eso sí, reconozco que a partir de una cierta edad cada cumpleaños puede traer consigo una pequeña o gran crisis de identidad. A los 30, 40 o 50 y tantos ya no eres una niña, pero tampoco eres anciana. A estas edades el cómo te ves no siempre… Read More

+ The one trait that will help you achieve your goals

The one trait that will help you achieve your goals

I’m a 50+ woman who has a track record of setting and achieving goals. For example: writing and publishing books (I´m ecstatic to share that my next one will be released by HarperCollins in 2017). Making a full-time living as a digital communicator and influencer. Being in decent shape by practicing yoga daily. Having a good relationship with my former husband, which makes my kids happy…. Read More

+ 6 Beauty picks to look and feel luxurious

6 Beauty picks to look and feel luxurious this fall

There is nothing like the look and feel of luxurious pampering. Any self-care that indulges the senses makes me feel on top of the world, no matter what kind of a day I´ve had.  If like me, you are in search of a little something to make your stress melt away, while you take care of yourself, here are a few of my favorites. I… Read More

+ Uncommon Goods sari bag and necklace

A versatile necklace & a bag to brighten your wardrobe

I own just a few simple clothes that I enjoy accessorizing with funky jewelry and handbags. I also love bright colors. If a piece of jewelry or a tote bag is all of these things plus original and unique, I got myself a winner. I treat myself to such beautiful items when I travel. I enjoy chatting to local artists, as I did during… Read More

+ 5 Things that keep me coming back to Haiti

5 Things that keep me returning to Haiti

Haiti is the only country in the Caribbean that earns only 10% of its income from tourism. Most of the other Caribbean countries earn 90% of their income from tourism and related industries. This fact is not surprising, given that most of what people hear and see on the news about Haiti is not exactly inviting. You´ve probably heard about its political instability and… Read More

+ The best beauty advice for any age

Tried and true beauty advice for women of all ages

At 52 I can already see the signs of ageing on my skin. It´s not always easy to embrace a new fine line or wrinkle and a sagging neck. It´s a tad unsettling to look at my hands and see how they tell the truth about my age. But I also realize that I’m lucky. I have a pretty healthy-looking complexion. And this is… Read More