Discovering Identity 

I had been patiently waiting for weeks to receive my ancestry DNA results. For as long as I can remember, most people that encountered me, could not identify where I was from. They’d make comments such as, “you look Indian, but you act Spanish….” Throughout my childhood, my mom would jokingly say, “They gave me…

Ciara Vicente

  We all experience insecurity at some point in our lives. I did everything in my power to run away from body hair as a teenager. It was hard to accept myself especially since I was constantly made fun of at school. If it wasn’t my “big” nose, it was my mustache or the weird…

Acceptance

As I began my spiritual journey at the age of 19, one of my biggest challenges was becoming accepting of people and situations. I often held a high expectation as to how things should or should not be. Although this is still a struggle that I am overcoming, I’ve truly come a long way. Just…

Live in the Now

Work on yourself and love yourself all at once…  You are the artist and the art.  We all have a purpose. We all envision our higher self in a happier and more productive place… As we strive in this world to create our goals, it can become easy to lose focus of the Now. The…

Mindful Eating

Becoming more health conscious this year has been beyond empowering. Even though I have such a long way to go, I’ve been feeling like the ultimate cleansed goddess underneath my skin… What we choose to consume makes such a difference in our quality of life. Food was once for fuel and now we have it for solely pleasure….

Stepping Outside Your Emotions

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotions we feel. This usually leads to clouded judgment which can become nearly impossible to clear up. I’ve caught myself many times making bad decisions or arriving at false conclusions all because my perception was tainted with other things going on in my life. If you aren’t…