There is no way to fulfill all the expectations demanded of you – Be merciful to yourself and have strong boundaries

Tone your muscles! Take a vacation! Relax at home! Learn a new language! Learn how to train your brain! Be efficient! Rest! Eat healthier! Bake the best merengue! Lose weight! Run! Do yoga! Jump and someone will tell you to jump higher! The media and ads will tell you [...]

Your child doesn’t know that you’re angry because you are in a hurry, they will think you’re angry at them

I've worked very hard to be able to have peaceful mornings with my children. I hate having to rush the kids to get dressed and then rush to daycare. I realized something during one of these precious peaceful mornings. Something that made my heart sink. Me and my two-year-old had [...]

What to do when you’re stressed, anxious or busy?

Try this three-minute exercise, guaranteed to relieve your symptoms We've all been pulled into that tugging, nagging feeling in our body. An internal twist of the organs, telling you something isn't quite right. We've all overanalyzed, losing our focus and concentration in the never-ending thought loop. If we find ourselves [...]

You deserve respect, forgiveness and love

I respect you regardless of what you have done. I respect you regardless of what you have said. I respect you regardless of whether or not you have made me feel anger, sorrow, bitterness, abandonment, shame, or guilt. I respect you whether or not I can see your inner light. [...]

A letter of compassion to myself

Dear me, I have travelled a long way to be here. I've encountered storms, obstacles, joy, even love during these travels. Every experience has brought me here, to now. Sometimes my journey has taken me through muddy waters, sometimes I've been sidetracked, lost even. In hindsight it may seem like [...]

Don’t believe your thoughts when you’re tired – life really isn’t what it feels like

We've all heard the story about the new mother being overwhelmed with the fatigue of staying up all night and sleep walking through the day. Whenever I hear this story, it transports me right back to where I was five years ago. My daughter was diagnosed with reflux when she [...]

When you’re in a hurry, you turn into a selfish idiot with no consideration for others

My husband and I were taking our five-year-old daughter to daycare. She was cycling with her little bike, and since no one else was on the road, we gave her permission to speed up towards the double gates on top of a hill. There was a space between the [...]