Oct 01, 2014

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Shedding Depression to Vivir Mi Vida

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Viviendo Mi Vida It’s amazing how much can happen in one year.  Late last Fall, I was on this “keep climbing to the top and don’t stop till you get there” track and moving fiercely.  When Alicia Keys released her album “Girl on Fire,” I truly felt as if that particular track was written for […]

Put the “I” In Independence

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As someone who was raised in a single-parent home, I experienced first hand how much a woman can accomplish without a man as a support system. From an early age, all I ever saw my mother as was a housewife, as someone who had to take on this role because there wasn’t any other option. […]

Positive Body Image vs. the Media: Why Parents Must Engage For Healthy Daughters

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Positive Body Image vs. the Media Any time a person clicks on the television or flips through a magazine, chances are, many of the women portrayed are much thinner than the average American.  For impressionable young girls and teens, the constant bombardment of these images, which translate as the American ideal for happiness and beauty, […]

Self-Love 101: A Mujer Must Have Standards

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  Self-Love Is Not A Phase As Latinas, the second we hear someone say “I NEED,” many of us are ready to GIVE (sometimes) without even considering how it will affect us. This is due to many of us being raised as givers, caretakers, nurturers, etc. We tend to misinterpret self-love solely as self-serving because […]

PLEASURE Is NOT A Dirty Word: Empower Your Sexuality Mujer!

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“ A “Latina’s Place” In Sexuality As Latinas, many of us learned about our “roles” in sexuality while we were helping our mamis, tias y abuelas cook dinner and tending to other domestic responsibilities. Many Latinas were taught that women’s roles in sexuality are solely for procreation, pleasing her (male sexual) partner (in which he […]

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.    

Dressing Up for a Sexy Halloween

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Image source Do you want to wear a sexy Halloween costume this year?  Have you ever wanted to be a little more risque?  Have you ever wanted to show off more of your assets and curves?   Enjoy a sexy Halloween Do not listen to the naysayers! There is definitely a tension around a woman’s […]

Ask a Professional: “How Can I Become More Active in Dating?”

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Image source Mentoring Hermanas is a Q & A platform on Facebook where your burning questions are answered by a group of professional Latina women.  To submit your question, click here. QUESTION: I am 29 years old and still living at home with my parents. I don’t get to date much because I work long hours. I […]

Get Rid of The Elephant In Your Life!

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If you are living your life with a secret or a painful reality, it is not going to go away unless you begin to acknowledge it, talk about it, or do something about it. Often, we find ourselves under circumstances (at home, work, or in a romantic relationship) that gradually become a great source of […]

How To Tell If The Man In Your Life Is Depressed

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Photo by Tiago Ribeiro Real men get real depression. If you’ve been with your hombre for a while, chances are you know him well:  his favorite sports team; how he likes his steak; and what makes him smile. But can you tell if he’s depressed? Although both men and women suffer from depression, men are […]

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