Oct 24, 2014

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7 Spanish Idioms That’ll Inspire You To Think BIG

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We all grew up with abuelas whose favorite sayings sometimes left us at a loss. “What do you mean, “Crea fama y échate a dormir?” More often than not, it’s those little Spanish sayings I grew up with that serve as tidbits of motivation. They capture so much in just a few words. And yes, […]

Fotografía from the inside out (en Cuba)

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 La Quinceañera during Cuba’s special period A Few Líneas – is a weekly column — less than 200-word posts on everyday trivial and not-so-trivial observations, by Dharma E. Cortes. Today is time for MORE than “A few líneas” because 200 words are not enough to share one of my best travel experiences ever. I recently spent a […]

4 Minutes of Music Inspiration: It’s Time to be Brave, Be Your Own Savior

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Is it time to say goodbye to that situation that’s been weighing you down, or confusing your mind and heart? Are you ready to be brave, be your own savior…stand on your own two feet? Here’s “Turning Tables” by Adelle.  Enjoy and do what you gotta do.    

Losing My Curves, Gaining New Strength: My Battle with Breast Cancer

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Growing up as a young Latina, we tend to often have a love-hate relationship with our natural-born, feminine curves. For me, I quickly learned to embrace my perky C-cup breasts because, as a rather petite 5’1” female, I lacked the voluminous curves in my bottom half. So I was always happy with the curves that […]

Bring Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to the BlogHer 2011 Conference!

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Being LatinaSmart is about expressing yourself and being couragous.  Today, we’re spreading the word on a smart Latina who’s using the blogosphere and social media to express herself and her fellow Cubans.  I hope her story will inspire you to use your blog to bring Yoani to the BlogHer 2011 conference, this summer. Here’s the […]

Who Inspires Me? Sonia Sotomayor’s Mother, Celina Sotomayor

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Celina Sotomayor Watch Angélica Pérez-Litwin, publisher of New Latina, Jennifer Pons, Lauren Hand and Kelly Wallace on the iVillage Turbo Talk, speaking candidly about the women who inspire them (Hint — one is related to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor!); how they find that elusive balance so many of us are constantly seeking and whether a […]

The Latina Mother-Daughter Relationship: Inspiration and Challenge

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I was already married with children, and for years, my mother would still call me every. single. day. “¿Comiste ya?”  (Did you eat already?) she asked daily. Bizarre?  Not really, not for a Latina mother. I couldn’t find a way to tell her that her daily monitoring was unnecessary — that I had grown up (for […]

Inspiring Story: Alicia Morga: An Entrepreneur (Video)

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Click on link to watch video What Entrepreneurship Means from Alicia Morga on Vimeo. Continuing on our series of interviews and videos of inspirational Latina women, I have the pleasure and honor of sharing with you the beautiful video and life story of Alicia Morga, former Chairman and CEO of Consorte Media, Inc, which she […]

13 Ways to Help You Achieve Self-Employment

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Battling the F word: Fear

This post has no photograph. And it is on purpose. This one is about you, me, women and mothers, and it is about fear. As women, we might have come a long way (baby…) but fear continues to have an oppressive role that weaves through all areas of our personal, professional and social lives. No […]

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