+ 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

+ Cuddl Duds reversible top for comfort, style and layering

Cuddl Duds reversible top for comfort, style & layering

I recently shared how Cuddl Duds are the perfect layering separates, no matter where you live. In addition to the leggings, top and socks I featured, I’ve also discovered Cuddl Duds Softwear with Stretch Reversible Tank. I bought the tank top in black and found that I can wear it many different ways. It can be dressed up or down and accessorized for a… Read More

+ My new author photo

Taking my new author photo with a natural but polished look

It was time for a new author photo for this writer. I´ve been using the same one for a few years, because I felt it captured exactly the energy and feel of the books and articles I write. I am all about finding joy in life, being comfortable in your own skin and embracing your age. It´s also the photo I use as my… Read More

+ Layering in style with Cuddl Duds

Layering in comfort & style with Cuddl Duds separates

As a work-at-home mom I’m always looking for comfort & style in any clothes I wear. I recently shared how as I’m writing my next book, I go straight from the yoga studio to the bookstore to work on my manuscript. Then I come home, shower and turn my attention to all other projects. In the late afternoon I pick up my youngest from… Read More

+ 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 In fact more times, if I count the unpublished manuscripts too.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

+ 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