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…

Angels That Guide Us

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There are always angels that guide us to comfort us, guide us and soothe our souls to give us peace….

Heaven Is For Real Movie Triggers My Heart

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Yesterday I accidently deleted all my documents and videos on my computer from last year. Luckily I had my information saved from prior years on external drives. Since I am constantly going to a lot of conferences, networking events and my geeky side tends to do alot of research, I ended up with alot of files on my computer. So when I realized that I had deleted them all permanently, I took it as a symbol of letting go and being lighter.

En Español:  El Cielo Es Real
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Last night, after spending hours trying to get back my documents with special recover software which didn’t work, I created this image with the text: “Today is a marvelous day to start something new” to share on my Facebook page. Then today I woke up feeling a bit different knowing that the incident of deleting all the files in my computer triggered something in me. read more…

A Man and His Dog ~ And Hazards of Love at 50

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This is a little story about love at 50. I started dating about seven years ago after the sudden and unexpected death of my dearly loved husband. After being married for two and a half decades, I felt like a dinosaur in the dating game in my late 40’s. Without going in too much detail around ‘The Dating Game’ at this time, lets just fast forward to the age of 53 and dating “The Man and His Dog”.

I live in a very sweet neighborhood. It’s quiet. People actually say “Good Morning” which is an anomaly in Miami Beach. But this particular neighborhood is for the people searching for a bit of that old-time living. We have Hassidic Jews, Latinos, wealthy and blue collar all mixed into the same area. I don’t need to lock my doors. I love it! Melting pot Miami. In the dating game, that translates to dating Peru to Greece to New Zealand to half-Irish half-Crazy?!?  You’re getting the picture right??

 Artículo en  Español: Un Hombre y Su Perro

 

Welcome ‘Adventure USA’

I like to take walks in the early evenings to stretch my back and break away from all the hours working on the computer. On one of these nights and many thereafter, I began to notice ‘the men and their dogs’ and began wondering about them. I would notice their faces and what kind of dogs they were walking. Like if the dog was snarly and unsociable or friendly and kind, or nappy and rude. At the same time, I was observing their owners. Who were these men?? read more…