Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I am a Speaker at XY Relationship Workshop January 11, 2015 in Brooklyn

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Children are people too: a world of children with rights and the United States

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rightscivil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.

The Convention sets out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children's rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services. - UNICEF

In an effort to protect children's basic needs and allow for their personal actualization, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an international treaty, serves to present  standards, mandates and responsibilities to that end. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's 11:30pm in NYC. We have 30 minutes left of 2013 and we are reading against the clock to make it to the best party ever.

As I ride the LIRR with my younger sister and her Boo, I feel blessed to have the family I do. We decided that wherever we are at midnight w will stop and hug and kiss and think of our blessing and our wishes for 2014.

I have 12 grapes in my purse ready to make 12 wishes, as the Colombian custom goes...

So maybe I won't make the party, but wherever I land at 12 midnight, I will be blessed!

May 2014 bring you blessings- blessing that include a better you, a happier you, a joyful you!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 1, 2013: The end of something and the beginning of something else

We'll call this
Winter White
taken in Aug
I wasn't sure I would be able to come back to blogging- not regularly anyway.  Here's my attempt of starting again.

It's been about six months since my last post.  That's a record of NOT BLOGGING for me.  The reality is that so many more things in my life became much more important during this time than my need to write for the sake of documenting, sharing some good info or for the sake of the common bloggy biz of branding.  The other reality is that with everything else I had going on like teaching two Intro Psychology courses at the community college in the Bronx and completing the close of a certain chapter, I didn't even know how to find the room for it or where to begin when I could actually write.

Still, something inside me felt like giving it a go and here I am.  Maybe it was the prompting from the Cynthia Occelli 21 Day Challenge (see affirmation statement below) or the reminder from besties, that the New Moon on December 2nd is a great time to set special wishes in motion that turned the light on in my mind.

Yes, I want the optimal ME to show up and have an abundance of goodness flow as I manifest my deepest wishes with inspiration and action.  Again, here I am.  Healthy ME.  It's the end of something and the beginning of something else.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Short Update & Pre-Launch Jitters

 I feel like I have to remove some cobwebs from this blog. Oy! Four months ago, I had knee surgery.

It would take me out of the social loop and 100 other loops in so many ways.  I hope you can forgive my long-ish absence. Still, this is a time, that would become the beginning of something better for me- a life with more health, more wellness, and more gifts from the Universe!

Thank you, Cynthia Santiago of Latina Wellness and Dr. Helen Troncoso for their respective coaching services.  I owe in part, my sanity to the coaching process Cynthia took me through during the hardest weeks of recovery.