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6 Ways My Cuban Heritage Has Enriched My Marriage

My husband and I had a "Cuban-Southern wedding," we like to say. His half is Southern; my half is Cuban. We come from families that like big families, good food and drink and dancing. The blues and bluegrass of the south partner well with the tropical rhythms of Cuba. We had as much bourbon as we did rum, and our signature drink, we called the Georgia Peach Mojito (trademarked!).

I honestly had never met anyone other than myself who enjoyed and actively sought out the sounds of Southern Bluegrass music before I met my husband. Granted, I didn’t know much about the genre of music. I owned two very cheesy compilations of Bluegrass CDs from Target. I had heard it somewhere once, and one …

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Will Want to Keep

New Year's resolutions may as well be called next year's punishments. It's one of the reasons we all binge eat and drink over the holidays. We try to squeeze in as many treats as we can before the ball drops. Then-- we wake up the next morning, hungover from days of eggnog, meat, cheese and cookies. We tend to dread our first bowl Fiber One of cereal in the new year.

New Year’s resolutions may as well be called next year’s punishments. It’s one of the reasons we all binge eat and drink over the holidays. We try to squeeze in as many treats as we can before the ball drops. Then– we wake up the next morning, hungover from days of eggnog, meat, cheese and …

My Most Handy Mental Health Articles for #mentalhealthweek

Apparently, it's Mental Health Week, according to buzzfeed and some hashtags I've seen floating around. While, a Mental Health Month would be better, dedicating a week to mental health seems like a swift first step in the right direction. After all, I might still be in bed, if it weren't for my own mental health awareness.

Apparently, it’s Mental Health Week, according to buzzfeed and some hashtags I’ve seen floating around. While a Mental Health Month would be better, dedicating a week to mental health seems like a swift first step in the right direction. After all, I might still be in bed, if it weren’t for my own mental health …

8 Free Ways to Expand Your Mind Legally

Try these 8 creative habits to become more open-minded, more knowledgeable and more global without breaking your brain or the bank.

Try these 8 creative habits to become more open-minded, more knowledgeable and more global without breaking your brain or the bank. [listly id=”sXv” layout=”slideshow” per_page=”1″]

How to Write Fabulous Blog Posts all the time…a great cheat sheet

How To Write Fabulous Blog Posts--all the time! Can you imagine if Sylvia Plath had her own blog? Her posts would have been fascinating.

Long before blog posts even existed, women writers already had the wisdom and skills to author a blog. Can you imagine waking up on a Sunday morning, warm coffee in hand, to read Sylvia Plath’s latest blog posts? Or Virginia Woolf’s weekly newsletter in your email inbox? “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there …

10 Tiny Ways to Help Save America

It's my home. Do I get antsy about the current state of things? Yes. Mos def. So little by little as the days pass, I've been thinking about the small moves I can make as one tiny citizen.

Perhaps I read too many articles on Flipboard, or watch too many documentaries on Netflix, and this is why I’m worried about the U.S. Truthfully, I know it’s neither of the above. My worries are the result of simply living here, observing and interacting. It’s my home. Do I get antsy about the current state …

Closing the Curtains: How I Cope With Bouts of Depression

Whether or not you're diagnosed with a mood disorder, whether or not you have ever defined yourself openly as feeling depressed, most likely you've encountered the circumstance at some point for whatever length of time. I'm an artist, so "luckily" my moods and sensitive understandings are not that surprising to others. People sort of expect artists and writers to think on a different beat. Regardless of anyone's beats, a bout of depression can creep into one's day without consent.

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy, even when she was sad. And that’s important.”  ~Marilyn Monroe Depression is like a bad word with bad connotations. People overuse it inappropriately the same way they might throw a cuss word or two to the breeze, neglecting the true meaning of the word itself. You might hear, …

Sweet & Simple Weight Loss Infographic

5 Simple Steps to Longterm Weight-loss and Health.

“To Do Today, 1/17/08 1. Sit and think 2. Reach enlightenment 3. Feed the cats” ― Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This Instead of focusing on numbers throughout a weight-loss regimen, try focusing on your-self, without outside influences and expectations. You’re #1. Got any more mind-body tips?

5 Steps to Designing An Authentic Eclectic Home Space

Check out this simple 5 step process to designing your authentic eclectic home space. Let's make things interesting. Discover the interior designer and unique designs inside yourself.

If there’s one thing I know to be true about my style, it’s the eclectic tendencies in it. Across all the expressive fields of my life, writing, painting, getting dressed to go out, home decorating, the vibrant theme of my upcoming wedding etc, eclectic details are consistently present. However, as much as my stuff mixes …

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