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Facing Our Shadows (Part 1)

Facing Our Shadows (Part 1)

Hello life lover, It’s been a while since I show up in your virtual space. In these last two months, I’ve been busy directing a camp (like I do every summer), went on vacation to St. Maarten to recuperate and honestly I’ve dealing with my shit. The universe has... read more
A Guiding Thought to Start Your Week

A Guiding Thought to Start Your Week

Lover, Have you ever had a thought that turned into a disaster? You know how it works. A thought enters your mind. It elevates into a story and before you know it, you are acting in your own drama. Mm hmm. Im guilty. Ever since Ive been back, my thoughts have been... read more
Life Tip From My Dying Dad

Life Tip From My Dying Dad

My father died last week and I am okay. No really, I am. Growing up, I was never daddy’s little girl. I never sat on daddy’s lap. I never had a dad to run to for advice. My dad wasn’t present in my life, but I loved him. Heck, my personality is undeniably a... read more

How to Improve at Self-Love in 60 Seconds

It’s February and Valentine’s Day advertisement is everywhere. People are seeking dates, thinking of gift ideas and in love with…love. V-day, along with most holidays, is so commercialized these days. It’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters. Regardless, February... read more

Why Self-Love Matters

Self-love is a delicate topic. People have trouble loving others, why love themselves? In a society that encourages us to be self-conscious about our bodies and compare our life to others, self-love is almost an act of rebellion. Some equate it with a mental disease... read more
6 Lessons I Learned in 2015

6 Lessons I Learned in 2015

What a year. I greeted 2015 in the Dominican Republic. A one-way ticket got me there, and I had the best four months of my life. From an entrepreneurial perspective, 2015 was one big adventure. I felt like I lived ten different lives. I volunteered at an all-girls... read more
Laughter, Nudity, and What Really Matters

Laughter, Nudity, and What Really Matters

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of magic that has made one thing very clear to me: family matters. This revelation didn’t come through a wise old soul or a dream. No. It came through nudity, laughter, stories and sweat. Let me be honest. Who I am right now is... read more
What I Learned From Riding a Bike Again

What I Learned From Riding a Bike Again

Two weeks ago I got on a bike for the first time since middle school. For weeks, by body was craving to ride a bike. It wanted movement. It wanted to feel. It wanted to do something for the first time again. It wanted to teach me a lesson. It happened organically. I... read more
How to Marinate in Your Struggle

How to Marinate in Your Struggle

For the past two months, I’ve been cranky as hell. My critical inner b**** has been barking really loud and I had to take a moment to ask myself- why am I struggling Eliana!? Why am I bothered? Why am I complaining and whining? Why am I extremely critical of... read more

4 Ways to Love Yourself This Fall

The fall season makes me moody.  It represents a time of reflection.  The melancholic thoughts in my journal can say amen to that.  Despite how much it plays with my emotions, it’s still my favorite time of the year.  What’s not to love? Pumpkin-flavored... read more

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