Sunday, May 8, 2016

What I know for sure

About a couple months ago i purchased the book  “What I know for sure” by Oprah Winfrey, It's in my audio books so I’ve now listened to it over and over.  There's a lot of great anecdotes that Oprah describes about her life and what she knows for sure. I got to thinking, what do i Know for sure ? What have i acquired from my years on this earth? I came up with some notes and i will constantly update them. I encourage you to do this for yourself as well sometimes its good to reflect on what we have acquired throughout the years on this planet. I am far from the person i want to be, all i hope is that I'm getting a bit wiser by the decades. :)

What i know for sure ...

I hold the only key to my happiness.

You make a conscious choice each day to live the life you desire.

Complaining doesn't change your situation.

You can avoid triggers to negativity. 

There's never enough time, you make time.

I can change my day by changing my thoughts.

Waze isn't always right.

There's nothing a little hip hop cant fix. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Love Thyself

Love Thyself.

I've learned so much in these first two months of 2016, and pushed myself to places and things I thought I would never experience. I'm on a healthier road. I wanted to share some of the things that have been effective in my journey. Super corny but many people go their entire life without Truly loving themselves & that's a shame. You're a beautiful person, unique In your ways. I think that there's always room for improvement and in my road to be a better me, I've discovered many different things that I wish to
Share with you too. 
 xo- L

  • Exercise: just go for a walk. 
  • Consistency: this ties into working out. No matter what never stop. Make a plan to enjoy some time for you and your body.
  • Read: I love Audio books, I listen to them when I need something extra and I can't get myself to actually sit down and read.
  • Write: I started a gratitude journal, everyday I write down something that makes me happy. I'm also a fan of lists. You have a notepad in your phone. Jot down some thoughts. 
  • Drink water: this is supposed to be #1 but I'm still working on this everyday. I play a little water game with my friends. We kind of battle each other to see who's drinking more water. 
  • Take a break: I've taken a break from activities that don't suit me. Actually take a break from anything that distracts you from all above. 
  • Create: it's so easy to get caught up in life and work, you forget your passions and what makes you feel alive. 
  • De clutter: I'm working on this, I read a book last year & it suggested you throw out a bag of stuff each day. I don't do it everyday but it's such a simple trick that really works wonders! 
  • Go outside: nature is so important and we have to enjoy it. I'm trying to get outdoors more. It helps me appreciate the little things like changing color leaves.
  • Don't stress about it: I gave up stress for lent. Find what triggers you and avoid it if possible. Breathe and if your neck feels tense there's always Icy-Hot 
  • Sunday, November 15, 2015

    Thanksgiving 2015

    I'm so excited to say this is the 5th year we're hosting the Thanksgiving project!!!!

    The Thanksgiving Project started in 2011 when a group of people decided to give a special meaning to Thanksgiving. This holiday represents sharing, unity, team work and kindness. Your donations are hand delivered to our families in need for their celebrations. Any extra donations are delivered to LA mission and help our skid row family. 

    This could have not been possible without the help of you all and I Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for all your previous contributions. 

    Over the years you all have helped put a meal on someone's table, that is what thanksgiving means to me.

    For year 5 we are doing a special celebration and expanding our horizons.
    If you would like to host a family please let us know. If you of a family in need this holiday season please send us information.

    Ideas for donations are listed below and not limited.

    Donations Needed
    ¨       Turkey
    ¨       Ham  
    ¨       Chicken (any; Whole, drumsticks, thighs etc.)
    ¨       Turkey stuffing
    ¨       Vegetables (all kinds)
    ¨       Fruit  (all kinds)
    ¨        Rice 
    ¨       Beans
    ¨       Past 
    ¨       Mashed Potatoes
    ¨       Gravy
    ¨       Dinner Rolls
    ¨       Cases of Water
    ¨       Beverages
    ¨       Desserts (ex. Pies, cookies, brownie etc..)
    ¨       Canned Food
    ¨       Gift Cards
    *All food must be uncooked

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Friendship Talk

    Friendship talk.

    Last September I went through a tough time. Family is the most sacred thing to me, perhaps the only thing that can shake my world. I didn't tell my friends exactly what was wrong. All I stated was something was wrong. Sometimes you only need people to show up and be there, not to fix your problems just to talk about them. We don't only need friends for the fun parts. Without question 2 of my bests showed up at my door with food and vino. When I think back on that time I knew everything was going to be ok and in the end it was. I have a close family even if we annoy each other there's always love. One trouble is all our problem. We're closer than we've ever been before. We set our minds together and we were a great team, we are a great team. Even with all that I couldn't have been back to myself without my friends, those 2 that showed up that night no questions asked. It taught me a lot about friendships and about the friend I want to be. When somebody calls me and tells me they have a problem, I listen. There's no problem too small or too large. The point is to be there, no questions asked. When I ask my friends now " How are you? " I make sure it's not superficial and I actually care to be there if it's not fine. I make sure to answer honestly as well. When you ask your friends about their day make sure you care enough if they're not okay. You have no idea what a difference it makes. 💓

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Mexicans in Iowa

    Dear Brother, 
    Thank you for making my parents so proud. We were the only Mexican Americans attending  Orientation day in Iowa. People were looking at us funny for speaking Spanish. It made me speak more Spanish. 
    Never Forget you are part of that low percent of Mexican kids that makes it into Medical School. I know I always remind you of how I made you take Spanish instead of French in H.S. But those Spanish classes will come in handy. One day you will help many people. Till then I'm glad you took the pressure from us to become a doctor or a Lawyer. 

    With love, your big Sister.