On My Way To the Latin Grammy’s

I’m super excited to announce that I am going to be at the Latin Grammy’s! Thank you Verizon Wireless for the invitation. It is my first time attending and have been wanting to go for a long time, so this is a dream come true! Follow my tweets with my fellow bloggers at #vzwbuzz and #mimusica

Definition of God by Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert & Iyanla Vanzant

This video answers questions to three Trailblazers at the event of how they define God: Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert and Iyanla Vanzant.

Rob Bell says that God is like a song and you hear it, but it is in a room where he has to get in. And the more closely you listen, you realize the song is playing in the whole house. And you want to turn up the volume in the whole house because it makes your soul soar. For him, it begins in the little every day moments and that spirituality is the awareness that there is more going on. He goes on to say that the moment you prove something, then it is wrong. You have to experience it to be real.

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Oprah Life You Want Tour Burst My Heart Open

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The Oprah Life You Want Tour in Miami was a moving weekend for me. I have seen Oprah for many years on TV. Seeing her live and share her personal stories, some which I had never heard of, made me see her in a different light than the super star Oprah on TV. I saw that her wealth is a result of her passion to give. Not only that, she is very clear that she is here to be of service God. She said when we made that her priority, her show grew exponentially. I saw a woman who really cares about uplifting and inspiring others.

I captured part of the opening video here. While she spoke, all these plastic wristbands we were given all lit up. With the lights down in the Miami arena, it was a special sight and vibe. So besides being an uplifting weekend, it was two days that filled my soul.  I felt like my heart had burst open and something inside of me shifted. I was so sensitive the following week, that one day, I burst into tears at home. It was those happy tears moments. It was because I felt so blessed. I really felt it. It was raw and real.

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Inspirational Saying ~ Like a Bird

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When I think of the words of this inspirational saying, I take a deep breath, let my mind go of unnecessary thoughts and imagine myself flying free like the bird. Now I wish I could sing and whistle as sweet as the bird, but at least my mind will be more relaxed.

Better To Be Safe ~ Getting Educated With Allstate’s Let’s Go Campaign

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

This week, I participated in a conference call with various bloggers nationwide with Jorge Monsivais, the national voice for  Allstate Insurance for the Hispanic community. The teleconference was about “¡Vamos!” or “Let’s Go!” first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. 

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I myself am a survivor of a severe car accident because of a guy that was driving my car and lost control on a highway exit. So I know the consequences of speeding while driving! You can read my story here.  My son was nine years old at the time, and now at 21, I always talk to him and remind him of the importance of driving safely. He knows..he almost lost his mom to an irresponsible driver.

Artículo en  Español:  Educándonos Con Allstate

In fact, that same day we drove together to the gym and I told him that I was no longer going to look at my phone during red lights in the car. I took it to heart since being a role model is of supreme importance. I never text nor look at my phone while driving, but I did at stops. Not anymore. The phone goes in the back seat!

My son wearing his seatbelt:

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My Son Makes Good Choices Like The Jimenez Family

Disclosure: This is a compensated program between Johnson and Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own.

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My son, Sal Cristian making arepas and scrambled eggs for breakfast

I am a single mother of a 21 year old son. He lives with me and is currently in his third year at Florida International University. My household consists of just us two plus our two little chihuahuas. Since I work from home and he spends a lot of his time studying here, we share great quality bonding time.  One of them is going to the gym and motivating each other to stay in shape. We also do it for the mind since it helps us to stay focused on all our own activities. And since he is such a tall muscular guy, we spend alot of time in the kitchen cooking.  He eats all day!

Artículo en  Español: Mi Hijo Toma Decisiones Correctas

 

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Feeling Peace and Bliss In Chaos

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So where do I start? As I said in my last post, I wanted to share some stories  that I haven’t shared on this blog when I had my own near death experience, also known as my peace and bliss in chaos in 2002. In the story of the boy in the movie, Heaven is For Real, he said he want to heaven, saw Jesus and the angels and came back. It was a vivid visual experience.

My story is a bit different because I am not as visual. Have you heard of the different kinds of senses we all have? There is clairvoyance (visual), clairaudience (hearing) and clairsentience (feeling). Most of my life, I have been more of the “feeling” type. It’s kind of like the gut feelings. You can’t describe it, but you just kind of know.

Artículo en  Español: Felicidad y Paz en el Caos

 I also have sensitivities in hearing, like when I get inspired when I am at the beach and sit down with pad and paper and some really nice words spill out. It doesn’t happen as much anymore because I am so busy working and some of my work includes technical things which make me utilize my left brain a lot. read more…