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How to find harmony into different roles we play?
How to find harmony into different roles we play?

How to find harmony in the different roles we play. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting this morning on how, through the years, I have learned to find the harmony of going from the role as a mother, the role as a girlfriend, the role as a business owner, the role of a friend, the role…

Why is it so easy to give up?
Why is it so easy to give up?

Why is it so easy to give up? That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was reflecting on a situation that happened to me at work. All of us, not just me, are all going through a tremendous amount of tension and stress because the business has grown. I would assume about 70% in the past three weeks.…

How to begin to trust again?
How to begin to trust again?

How to learn to trust again. That is the reflection of the day. I was being interviewed and someone asked me, “how did you begin to trust again when you come from a trauma like the one that you came from? How do you trust when you have been let down by the person that is supposed to protect you…

Life brings you surprises, surprises brings your life!
Life brings you surprises, surprises brings your life!

Life brings you surprises, surprises bring you life. That is the reflection of the day. This is a song that is in Spanish and some of you might have heard it. I think most people have heard of Celia Cruz and Celia Cruz has a song that says, “La vida te da sorpresas, sorpresas te da la vida ay dios!”…

Every day brings a gift. Look for it and you will find it!
Every day brings a gift. Look for it and you will find it!

Every day brings a gift. Look for it and you will find it. That is the reflection of the day. This morning, I was listening to the audible book “The Art of Living”. This book talks about mindfulness, awareness and living life. Being present to the moment. The moment is all that we have. The last chapter of this book…

To create, you need to dream. To create you need support!
To create, you need to dream. To create you need support!

To create, you need to dream. To create, you need support. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I dedicate this podcast to the amazing team that, for the past 7 months, have been working relentless on the social movement #YoDigoNoMas – ISayNoMore. I had a dream of creating a social movement that was going to fight and bring…

There is a time when we need to stop parenting and becoming our children’s best friend
There is a time when we need to stop parenting and becoming our children’s best friend

There is a time when we need to stop parenting and become our children’s best friend. That is the reflection of the day. So many times, we hear, we have to be respected because we are the father or the mother. I know this is something that, in the Latin Community, is something that exists and is pretty prevalent where…

What are the side effects of telling people to accept you just the way you are?
What are the side effects of telling people to accept you just the way you are?

What happens when you tell people that they need to accept you just the way you are. That is the reflection of the day. It is so sad when I hear this. For me, it makes me very sad. Sad because this person that is saying this, obviously, does not understand the side effects of a statement like this one.…

Acknowledging the feelings of the other person is necessary to create a strong connection
Acknowledging the feelings of the other person is necessary to create a strong connection

Acknowledging the feelings of the other person is necessary to create the connection. That is the reflection of the day. This reflection is about my relationship with my daughter. As many of you know, I am divorced and my daughter for the past five years has been pretty much with me by herself. There was one person in these five…

The importance of repairing after you’ve lost control
The importance of repairing after you’ve lost control

It is important to repair after you lose control. That is the reflection of the day. I am sharing with you a tool that I talk about in my book, “I Say No More” which is that it is extremely important to be able to repair when you have lost control and say I’m sorry. Sometimes you give yourself the…

The effect of resentment on the people you love
The effect of resentment on the people you love

The effect of resentment toward the people you love. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I am going to share with you a laugh because this morning I had a revelation with the story that I’m going to be sharing with you which is a personal story but I’m an open book. Literally, I’m an open book. I…

How to normalize your levels of stress?
How to normalize your levels of stress?

How to normalize your level of stress. That is the reflection of the day. Today was one of those days where challenges just kept pouring. It was raining challenges today and it started from the beginning of the morning. But one of the things that I realized is that these challenges are actually great challenges. I was looking at them…

Let’s celebrate world peace day with a frame of love and kindness
Let’s celebrate world peace day with a frame of love and kindness

Let’s celebrate “World Peace Day” with a frame of love and kindness. That is the reflection of the day. Today, as I was meditating, I realized that today is “World Peace Day”. The meditation was beautiful. It was all based on creating this beautiful frame of love and kindness. I always say that everyday is a picture that we create.…

How to create a positive relationship with money?
How to create a positive relationship with money?

How to create a positive relationship with money. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting on the relationship that I had with money when I was raised in the Dominican Republic and going through my marriage at the age of 17. Living in a place of scarcity all the time, for so many years, and how when…

How to stop those painful words from penetrating your soul?
How to stop those painful words from penetrating your soul?

How to stop those painful words from penetrating your soul. That is the reflection of the day. This is a very powerful reflection for me. Today, I was having a conversation and trying to coach a friend of mine on an issue with a loved one. This person that is having the issue is someone that has seen the destruction…

Be careful with your perspectives
Be careful with your perspectives

Be careful of your perspective. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was reflecting on how many times we feel that we are so right and we speak with such conviction that sometimes we make a fool of ourselves because we decide to rely on our perspective instead of actually getting data, getting information or getting a different…

How to begin to find good news every day of your life?
How to begin to find good news every day of your life?

How to begin to find good news every day of your life. That is the reflection of the day. This reflection comes from a meeting that I had today. I have had this exercise that I practice when I have all the meetings. It could be with my staff. It could be when I’m presenting somewhere. I ask the question,…

Break the chains of victimization by taking ownership of your life
Break the chains of victimization by taking ownership of your life

Break the chains of victimization by taking ownership of your life. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting on how many people are in jail. They put themselves in jail by becoming a victim of their past and their present. They create these relationships that are extremely damaging but it’s like a cycle. A vicious cycle where…

Sometimes to get to the impossible you need to destroy the possible
Sometimes to get to the impossible you need to destroy the possible

Sometimes to get to the impossible, you need to destroy the possible. That is the reflection of the day. This is a reflection that comes to me after a conversation that I had about my movement yesterday. I was talking to the legal team in reference to having people come out and being able to tell their stories about sexual…

How to keep your cool when things do not go as planned?
How to keep your cool when things do not go as planned?

How to keep your cool when things do not go as planned. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was reflecting on how, yesterday, I did my first Virtual Mindfulness Workshop on how to live a limitless life through the power of mindfulness. This is something that I was extremely excited to do and we have worked so…

# I Say No More To Toxic Relationships!
# I Say No More To Toxic Relationships!

I say, “No more!”, to toxic relationships. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I have been inspired, as I was sitting to reflect on this podcast that I was doing for all of you today. I was reflecting on how my life is full of relationships that are positive, that are beautiful, that are adding so much to…

Tricks to create portion control habits
Tricks to create portion control habits

Tricks to create a portion control habit. That is the reflection of the day. I was thinking, today, looking back on when I started to control my weight and making sure that I’m living a healthy life. But I don’t feel a life where I am living a life full of limitations when it comes to food because many times…

Routines of highly successful people
Routines of highly successful people

Routines of successful people. That is the reflection of the day. Today, as I was preparing for a workshop that I’m going to be doing next week, I was reviewing workshops that I have done prior to this one, creating an update and modifying it so that I can do it on Zoom. I decided that I was going to…

Your trauma can become one of the biggest tool for success
Your trauma can become one of the biggest tool for success

Your trauma can become one of the biggest tools for your success. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was being interviewed and someone asked me the question of how did my trauma change my life?, what part of my life and when I was little has changed my life? and in which way has it changed? I…

A necessary list for people that are searching for love
A necessary list for people that are searching for love

A necessary list for people that are searching for love. That is the reflection of the day. As some of you have heard, I started making the decision about a month and half ago that I was going to be searching for love. That I was going to be finding the time which I have been neglecting to find because…

It is raining love!
It is raining love!

It is raining love! That is the reflection of the day. Today happens to be my birthday! 56 years of existence. I’m reflecting back on all these years and I’m thinking of the challenges, the pain, the darkness, the light, the enlightenment in this beautiful life that I have been able to create regardless of all the challenges that life…

How to create your own sand dune unbreakable barrier!
How to create your own sand dune unbreakable barrier!

How to create your own sand dune unbreakable barrier! That is the reflection of the day. As I am driving home doing this podcast and I am reflecting on the ending of an amazing vacation that I had for a week, today, this morning, as I was running on the boardwalk, on the beach, I was contemplating and really amazed…

How to utilize your cellular phone to organize your life?
How to utilize your cellular phone to organize your life?

How to utilize your cellular phone to organize your life. That is the reflection of the day. I am reflecting on the fact that I utilize my phone so much to organize my life. I depend so much on it and I wanted to share with you the different ways that I do this. I’m going to start by letting…

We all have a different speed! Be patient!
We all have a different speed! Be patient!

We all have a different speed. Be patient! That is the reflection of the day. I am reflecting today on a conversation that I had with my son, Franco this morning. It brought me back to a conversation that I had with him, where it is one of those conversations that actually stays with you forever. I’m sure you have…

How disconnecting is necessary to live the present?
How disconnecting is necessary to live the present?

Disconnection- The key to living in the present. That is the reflection of the day. I am here, as you probably can hear in the background, at a lake. They are kids swimming. There are kids playing. There are beautiful trees. They are tall trees. I just finished jumping in the water with my daughter, having fun swimming, being funny…

How do you start breaking a vicious cycle?
How do you start breaking a vicious cycle?

How to break a vicious cycle. That is the reflection of the day. This concept that I’m going to be sharing with you is something that I have implemented in many areas of my life. I think if we break the areas of our lives that we always have to work on, we will start with spirituality, your body, your…

A child’s perspective of living in two worlds of divorced parents – A conversation with my daughter
A child’s perspective of living in two worlds of divorced parents – A conversation with my daughter

A child’s perspective of living in two different worlds of divorced parents. That is the reflection of the day. A conversation with my daughter, Natasha Trusa. Hello Natasha, how are you doing? Natasha: Goid, good! Maria: So, we are getting ready to leave to go to Vermont. We have a house in Vermont that we love to go to named…

A conversation without a clear intention leads to disconnection
A conversation without a clear intention leads to disconnection

Conversation without a clear intention leads to disconnection. That is the reflection of the day. So the concept of intention is one that I think we miss so many times because of our ego, because of the desire to be right or the desire to show somebody that you are stronger than they are. This is something that happens a…

How to manifest positivity before you go to sleep?
How to manifest positivity before you go to sleep?

How to manifest positivity before you go to sleep. That is the reflection of the day. I want to share with you a tool that I’ve been using. I actually was reminded of it because it’s something that I do and it sort of becomes part of my daily life. Sometimes, you don’t stop to reflect on what an impactful…

No one is responsible for my life! Book #IsayNoMore
No one is responsible for my life! Book #IsayNoMore

No one is responsible for my life. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I’m sharing with you one of the tools that I give in my book #I say no more. I was going to say it in Spanish because the book was written in Spanish first. But I talked in it about victimization. How it is the…

Personality isn’t permanent
Personality isn’t permanent

Your personality, it is not permanent. That is the reflection of the day. Today’s title comes from the book that I’ve been listening to for the past week and I am obsessed with his book. It is a book that I highly recommend for you listening to this podcast. Because, obviously, you are listening to this podcast and you are…

Do you value your words?
Do you value your words?

Do you value your words? That is the reflection of the day. Today, I’m reflecting on this concept because I had an insane day. From the beginning of the morning when I woke up, I was busy and I ended up being out of the office most of the morning helping my team do COVID testing at a campsite where…

How to get yourself out of the low road and shift to the highroad
How to get yourself out of the low road and shift to the highroad

How to shift from a negative path to a positive one. That is the reflection of the day. So, we get triggered many times! We might not even know sometimes why we are triggered this way. But one thing that I have learned through the years is that when we are triggered, we need to figure out a way to…

Sometimes you just have to let time resolve the situation
Sometimes you just have to let time resolve the situation

Sometimes we need to let time drive. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting on the fact that there are times that we want to force a situation to move faster from a solution or resolution in which we have created a situation where maybe we’ve made a mistake and that mistake has affected the relationship that…

How To Cope With Anxiety- A Conversation With My Daugther
How To Cope With Anxiety- A Conversation With My Daugther

How to cope with anxiety? A conversation with my daughter. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I have a very special guest. As I said on the title of this reflection, I decided to ask my daughter to talk about anxiety because, as you know, I have shared with many of you that follow me that I dealt…

Unconditional love is good for your health
Unconditional love is good for your health

Unconditional love is good for your health. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting today on how beautiful it is to be able to love people unconditionally and be able to love so many people that way. I look back and I say, “Wow!, the love that I have for my children which I think for those…

If you learn to love yourself, others will learn to love you
If you learn to love yourself, others will learn to love you

If you learn to love yourself, others will learn to love you. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was having a conversation with someone that was telling me how proud he was of who I am and what I’ve become. I said, “ thank you, I am very proud of myself as well.” I said, “I don’t…

Protecting your silence is like cancer to the soul
Protecting your silence is like cancer to the soul

Protecting your silence is like cancer to the soul that is the reflection of the day I am reflecting on a meeting that I had with a friend someone someone that I’ve gotten to know almost a year and it’s someone that I met and never thought that I would develop this friendship and today was a very powerful meeting…

How to organize your priorities to obtain maximum results?
How to organize your priorities to obtain maximum results?

How to organize your priorities to obtain maximum results. That is the reflection of the day. I am reflecting on a concept that I wanted to share with you today which is a concept my son, Franco introduced me to. I had this long discussion of how I wasn’t getting results in certain areas of my life and one of…

How to transform your weekdays into weekend?
How to transform your weekdays into weekend?

How to transform weekdays into weekends. That is the reflection of the day. I was thinking of how many of us have lived most of our lives so excited about the weekend but the Mondays come and we start getting sad. We have a hard time gearing up for the week because we just finished the weekend. Somehow, the only…

How honesty releases anxiety?
How honesty releases anxiety?

How honesty gets rid of anxiety. That is the reflection of the day. Anxiety is something that all of us experience throughout a lifetime. Some of us more years than others, some of us more days, more weeks, more months than others. I remember. I’ve shared this with many of you that for 15 years of my life, I lived…

Curiosity leads to clarity
Curiosity leads to clarity

Curiosity leads to Clarity. That is the reflection of the day. I’m reflecting on the fact that there is an area of my life that I sort of put on hold for a long time and I was trying to figure out why. Ironically, my son, Franco was the one that sort of got me curious about the fact that…

Don’t forget to enjoy the journey as you travel to your Destination
Don’t forget to enjoy the journey as you travel to your Destination

Don’t forget to enjoy the journey as you reach your destination. That is the reflection of the day. I was thinking of a friend of mine when I was reflecting this morning of how we tend to concentrate so much on the final destination and we have the tendency of forgetting the journey to get there. I’ll give you an…

How to distract those negative thoughts
How to distract those negative thoughts

How to distract all those negative thoughts. That is the reflection of the day. As many of you know, I have been starting a movement and it’s still in creation. The foundation is not completely ready to be launched but it is going to be launched soon. I had a meeting with a group of people that I’m close to…

Unbreakable presence
Unbreakable presence

Unbreakable presence! That is the reflection of the day. So this morning, as I am driving to the office, someone hit me in the back. My reaction like everyone else was like, “Oh my God!” You know, I can’t believe this just happened to me. For a second, I stopped the car and I just started walking towards this person.…

Don’t let Time become your enemy!
Don’t let Time become your enemy!

Don’t let time become your enemy. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting on this today, Friday, and I am amazed about all the emotions that I’ve gone through this week. I have been feeling like I am on a roller coaster. I have been up and down on this roller coaster ride. More downs than ups…

The freedom in radical honesty
The freedom in radical honesty

The freedom in radical honesty. That is the reflection of the day. I am reading a book that I’m going to recommend to all of you. It is a pretty raw and honest book written by Brad Blanton. He is a PhD and starts talking about a concept in the first few chapters of the book which is quite interesting…

Forgotten efforts!
Forgotten efforts!

Forgotten efforts! That is the reflection of the day. I decided to do this podcast as I’m driving because I was so present to the feeling of forgotten efforts. This is something that seems like we, as humans, are built to forget the efforts that are made in our lives. Those that we make or people that are in our…

Energy is contagious
Energy is contagious

Energy is contagious. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting today on how energy is so extremely contagious whether it is negative energy or positive energy. They are both very contagious. If you surround yourself with positive energy, your outcome, most likely, will be a positive life with positive results. But, on the contrary, when you surround…

Everyone has their own unique path and speed!
Everyone has their own unique path and speed!

We have to accept that everyone has their own path and their own speed. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I am feeling a little frustrated and I am reflecting on that so that I can reflect, reset and reconnect with myself. The reason I’m feeling frustrated is because I am seeing some people that I have been…

How is your emotional bank account balance? Positive or negative?
How is your emotional bank account balance? Positive or negative?

How is your emotional bank account? Negative or positive? That is the reflection of the day. I have such a privilege of being a mentor to so many women and men and I get the first seat on the road to see the changes in the people that I work with and it is priceless. It is a priceless experience…

A pause is necessary when your life is in shambles!
A pause is necessary when your life is in shambles!

A pause is necessary when your mind is in shambles. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting, this afternoon, after a long day. I was feeling disorganization throughout the office today like I haven’t felt before because everything seems to be going fine. But sometimes, you hit those days where everything seems to be in shambles. What…

How do you show up when you workout, is the way you show up in other areas of your life
How do you show up when you workout, is the way you show up in other areas of your life

How you show up on your workout is how you’re showing up in other areas of your life. That is the reflection of the day. I was working out with someone the other day and she pointed out this reflection on how you show up to workout. How soon you give up is exactly how you are giving up in…

Your time and your priorities
Your time and your priorities

Time and priorities. That is the reflection of the day. Today, out of the blue my brother, my oldest brother surprised me with a visit in the middle of the day. I was in the middle of chaos, having many challenges to deal with at work and when I heard his voice he said, “ Sister, I’d like to take…

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you lately that I love you?

Have I told you lately that I love you? That is the reflection for today. Many of you probably have heard that song that says, “Have I told you lately that I love you?” I was thinking of that song this morning because I have a tendency of thinking of people that I want to connect with. People that have…

How easy it is to lose control during the times of chaos
How easy it is to lose control during the times of chaos

How easy it is to lose control in this time of chaos. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting on a conversation that I had this morning with someone that I love dearly. This person was crying non-stop because the person that was talking to her was yelling at her out of control. It was like this…

How do you begin to heal your broken soul?
How do you begin to heal your broken soul?

How do you heal your broken soul? That is the reflection of the day. I am reflecting on this today because I’ve been interviewed the past few weeks in Spanish and English and I keep hearing the same question. It is a deep question with not just one answer. There are so many different answers for this question. The first…

Why is this so difficult to have focused conversations
Why is this so difficult to have focused conversations

Why is it so difficult to have focused on conversations? That is the reflection of the day. Today, early this morning, I was having a conversation with someone. I was looking forward to having this conversation because, for me, I try to create a space where I connect with different people that really matter to me. I want to have…

Let’s break the vicious cycle and create a better generation
Let’s break the vicious cycle and create a better generation

Let’s break the vicious cycle and create a better generation. That is the reflection of the day. There is a book that I always recommend. It is called “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy. This book talks about how the subconscious is built from when we are born and is being built by your environment and our…

The problem is not what you have is what you do with what you have
The problem is not what you have is what you do with what you have

The problem is not what you have but what you do with what you have. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting on time this morning. We all have the same amount of time but our focus and our appreciation of that time is different. It gives us all different results. So I was thinking back on…

Is your ego limiting your growth?
Is your ego limiting your growth?

How was your ego limiting your growth? That is the reflection of the day. The ego is the leader of our life most of the time. For many years, if we don’t recognize this, we could be experiencing tremendous challenges in our lives. The ego does not allow us to really even listen openly so many times. If your ego…

Is it possible to love toxic people?
Is it possible to love toxic people?

Is it possible to love toxic people? That is the reflection of the day. Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It is not rude. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. It does not keep a record of wrongs. It always protects. It always hopes love never fails. That is part of the Corinthians…

Nastiness equals unhappiness
Nastiness equals unhappiness

Nastiness equals unhappiness. That is the reflection of today. How many times do we see people that are so angry and so out of control and we react to them? Sometimes, we actually join them in anger. I have two reflections today. When you are angry and you are screaming, you are out of control. It is obvious that your…

Let’s get some medicine for the soul
Let’s get some medicine for the soul

Medicine for the broken soul. That is the reflection of the day. I have created a habit every morning of listening to a Pastor and finding the way to spiritually connect with God through the messages that are coming to me everyday. Because we get up every morning and we might say or I always say, “Thank you God for…

How do you take off those dark glasses that don’t allow you to see the light?
How do you take off those dark glasses that don’t allow you to see the light?

Take off the dark glasses and start seeing the sun. That is the reflection of the day. This morning, I was reflecting on the fact that there was a moment where I felt something that I haven’t felt in a long, long time. But it was something that I lived with for many, many years. I lived where I felt…

Those little soundbites the fill you with joy
Those little soundbites the fill you with joy

Little soundbites! Bites that fill your heart with joy. That is the reflection of the day. In the mornings when you wake up, you have an opportunity to connect with the people that you love. This should be a daily action that we take where we are sending a message to someone that we love but we normally don’t express…

How to say no to those delicious desserts?
How to say no to those delicious desserts?

How do you say no to those delicious desserts? That is the reflection of the day. Most of the time when we eat, we have the tendency to feel that we need something sweet. Some people have what they call a sweet tooth. That was my mother. My mother used to love sweets. She preferred not to eat regular food…

When your heart is bursting with emotions
When your heart is bursting with emotions

When your heart is bursting in tears! That is the reflection of the day. How many of you can think back or maybe you are going through this right now where you have this dream? You have imagined this dream and this dream becomes a reality. The emotions are so high that your heart just bursts into tears. How beautiful…

Monday’s blues! How to find joy even on a Monday.
Monday’s blues! How to find joy even on a Monday.

How to find joy every day of your life. That is a reflection of the day. Today is a Monday. One thing that I know is that for most people, Monday is a day where your energy is usually depleted and you have a hard time adjusting to the beginning of the week coming out of the weekend. When you’re…

It’s my mind playing tricks on me
It’s my mind playing tricks on me

Is my mind playing tricks on me? That is the reflection of the day. This morning, I needed to get up and join my running partner. We are starting to train for the Chicago marathon as I mentioned in another podcast and even if it may not happen because of the pandemic, we decided that we’re going to train anyway.…

How do you know that you have forgiven?
How do you know that you have forgiven?

How do you know that you have forgiven? That is the reflection of the day. A very deep question with a very simple answer. You know when you are telling your story, you’re remembering your story and it doesn’t hurt when we don’t forgive. We live a life of resentment and anger. The anger and resentment is, most of the…

Why do you keep criticizing yourself?
Why do you keep criticizing yourself?

Why do you criticize yourself so much? That is the reflection of the day. Today, I had one of my mentees commit. I had a conversation because she was struggling with something that happened in her family. She went back to criticizing herself, being harsh on herself and saying, “ I’m never going to be good enough, I am so…

Don’t let your fears destroy your dreams
Don’t let your fears destroy your dreams

Don’t let fear steal your dreams! How many times do you set up goals and you don’t accomplish them? That is the question that I want you to reflect on very deeply today because when you feel that you’re living a life that is limited, it is because you are allowing fear to destroy your dreams. But it is in…

Consistency the creator of dreams
Consistency the creator of dreams

Consistency, the creator of dreams. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I’m going to give you a little homework. I want you to go in front of a mirror, look at yourself and ask yourself this question, “How do I show up every day on a consistent basis? or Am I lacking consistency? You can actually get the…

Small daily deposits that create positive energy
Small daily deposits that create positive energy

Easy daily deposits. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I started thinking of how many times we reinforce our day with negative words and negative thoughts. Then, it results in negative stressful days. My goal in my life is to be able to turn everyday into a positive, grateful day. I work hard at it every day by…

Routines for success
Routines for success

Routines! Recipes for success. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was working with someone that is an amazing human being. I have been enjoying working with her very, very much. She was watching some of my routines and I wasn’t even noticing that she was watching. After we finished a conversation, she said to me, “You should…

The nights in those uncontrollable thoughts
The nights in those uncontrollable thoughts

The night and the unstoppable thoughts. That is the reflection of the day. So many nights, we have struggled. I think many of us struggle. I personally used to. I want to share with you some things I found to be helpful when going to sleep to prevent me from waking up in the middle of the night or having…

Who do you trust when you feel like you’re in parentheses?
Who do you trust when you feel like you’re in parentheses?

Who do you trust when you feel like you’re in parentheses! That is the reflection of the day. When I say you´re in parentheses, I mean you’re in a place where you feel that no matter what you do, you are not going to be able to get out of it! At times, we all feel in our lives that…

Are you are aware of all of your complaints?
Are you are aware of all of your complaints?

Are you aware of all of your complaints? That is the reflection of the day. I think we all know people and maybe we can identify with this reflection today. If you are identifying with the reflection, it’s actually a good step because I always say that sometimes we go through life not stopping and becoming aware. Awareness is amazing!…

Your expectations determine the results
Your expectations determine the results

Your expectations determine the results. That is the reflection of the day. How many times are you going to have a conversation with somebody? This happened to me at work today. I’m going to discuss this with respect to my professional life and then, we’re going to talk about how you can take the same concept and relate it into…

Those deep wounds need to heal
Those deep wounds need to heal

Those deep wounds need to be healed. That is the reflection of the day. I have been reflecting on all the pain that exists during this time in our country and it is heartbreaking. We have already been through so much with the pandemic and, at the same time, the racism is at its highest. The pain from all of…

Reconstruction right after destruction is key!
Reconstruction right after destruction is key!

Reconstruction right after destruction. That is the reflection of the day! I was reflecting on a little argument that I had with my daughter last night. It was something silly but it really triggered me. One of the areas that I have been working on in my parenting is the ability to be able to reconstruct as soon as possible…

Sarcasm = Disconnection!
Sarcasm = Disconnection!

Sarcasm minimizes the feelings. That is the reflection of the day! Some people believe that sarcasm is just a way of being funny but what they fail to understand is that when you are using sarcasm, you are minimizing the other person’s feelings. Normally, there is a connotation on sarcasm that is negative. Many people use sarcasm to be able…

We all have our own story and our own pain
We all have our own story and our own pain

We all have our own story and our own pain. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I had a very interesting conversation with somebody that I’m close with. I have a lot of respect for this young man. This young man was telling me how frustrated he is with the relationship he has with his parents. How, at…

Stop before you explode
Stop before you explode

Stop before you explode! That is the reflection of the day. Challenges, challenges, challenges! That’s what I’ve had today from running out of swabs to be able to test for the coronavirus without realizing and having angry patients, having to move patients to another day and then, having a new machine and having challenges there. They just kept coming non-stop…

How I miss those hugs!
How I miss those hugs!

How I miss those hugs! That is the reflection of the day. Wow! Today I received a message from a friend, who ended up getting tested for Coronavirus at our facility along with his family, saying thank you for testing us and giving us the results that turned out to be negative after being positive for about a month. I…

Are you surrendering to your anxiety?
Are you surrendering to your anxiety?

Are you surrendering to your anxiety? That is the reflection of today. How many of us surrender to anxiety? We learn to live with anxiety. I personally have shared with you that throughout 15 years of my life, I learned to live with anxiety. Then came a point where I said, “no more”! I am going to combat anxiety. I’m…

Sometimes it’s better to go with the current
Sometimes it’s better to go with the current

It is easier to go with the current than against the current. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was extremely excited because I was going to see my little girl, Natasha after 4 weeks of not being able to see her because we decided to open Formé Medical Center as a Covid testing center. I personally wanted…

It is easy to miss the big picture
It is easy to miss the big picture

It is easy to miss the big picture. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I was in my office speaking with someone and I was talking about a painting that I have in my office that I love. I look at this painting and it has a lake, trees and many other things. I realized that it’s so…

There are no words that can ease that pain
There are no words that can ease that pain

There are no words that can ease that pain. That is the reflection of the day. This morning, I received a call from my business partner, Gina. She was telling me how she cannot get in touch with her cousin, her best friend, someone that she is extremely close to, and how a few people were trying to get in…

A divine message
A divine message

An unexpected message. That is the reflection of the day. Today, there was a realization for me that God was sending me a message through an unexpected person. I started a conversation with someone that I know for five years. This person came up to me and said, “This morning when I was driving to work, you came to mind…

A necessary imbalance
A necessary imbalance

A necessary imbalance. That is the reflection of the day. It is 9:30pm and my day started at 7:30am. I stopped to eat lunch and dinner and that was it. I have been working in this way, I would say, for the past month. There is such imbalance in my life. Much of what I really do is just work,…

Do you know the language of love for the people that mean the most in your life?
Do you know the language of love for the people that mean the most in your life?

Do you know the language of love for the people that mean the most in your life? That is the reflection of the day. This thought came to me as I was reminiscing on a book that I read called ‘’The Five Languages of Love’’ by Gary Chapman. I’m sure many of you have actually heard of this book because…

Is a scare city mentality destroying possibilities for you?
Is a scare city mentality destroying possibilities for you?

Is scarcity mentally destroying possibilities for you? Financial challenges during the crisis that we are living is something that is affecting millions of people. Some people that may have never been challenged like this are now dealing with the mindset that has been created by the destruction of so many jobs, businesses and lives. It is difficult to wake up…

Your attitude and your success
Your attitude and your success

Your attitude and your progress. That is the reflection of the day. During this time, where the unemployment rate is at its highest that it has ever been in history, it is going to be critical that we look at our attitude when it comes to our jobs. I have dealt with thousands of people throughout the 35 years of…

What is your relationship with your self image?
What is your relationship with your self image?

What is your relationship with your self-image? That is the reflection of the day. Self-image is definitely a challenge for all of us. I think sometimes, in different stages of our lives, we deal with an image where we stand in front of the mirror and we don’t like what we see. Today’s reflection comes from speaking with my daughter…

No one builds or destroys your life
No one builds or destroys your life

No one builds or destroys your life. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I want to concentrate on speaking about victims. How many people become victims of their past in the present. No matter what the relationship, whether it is with their parents, spouses, bosses or friends, they find themselves being victims in those relationships. They feel that…

Sometimes silence is necessary
Sometimes silence is necessary

Sometimes silence is necessary. That is the reflection of the day. I had a conversation with a patient that was extremely angry. She was angry because she was feeling neglected. In her mind, everyone is taking care of patients that have COVID-19 symptoms or issues but what about patients, like her, that do not have anything to do with COVID-19.…

Clear mission leads to high production
Clear mission leads to high production

Clear vision leads to high production. That is the reflection of the day. Tonight at 7:30pm, I attended a virtual church meeting. The meeting focused on how to prepare to open the doors of our church for our members in a safeway, when the time comes. We’re not even sure when we are going to open but we are being…

Hate and Resentment the destruction of the soul
Hate and Resentment the destruction of the soul

Hatred and resentment, the destruction to your soul. That is the reflection of the day. Today, I want us to reflect on the people that are in our lives or maybe not even be in our lives but we feel tremendous hate for. I’ve experienced that. I think many of us have also experienced it and you are probably experiencing…

Non-clear communication leads to frustration
Non-clear communication leads to frustration

Unclear communication leads to frustration. That is the reflection of the day. I was thinking of how yesterday I actually learned a big lesson. I feel it’s a lesson that I want to share with you because whether it is in your business, for those of you that have businesses leading a team, or at home with your family and…

Today is me but tomorrow could be you
Today is me but tomorrow could be you

Today it’s me but tomorrow could be you. That is the reflection of today. I’ve noticed it more, I would say, throughout this past week, how many people have been left alone to deal with their pain during this crisis. It is heartbreaking to see the treatment that many people are experiencing from either the loss of someone or having…

We all need a little validation
We all need a little validation

      We all need validation. That is the reflection of the day. I want to share with you that yesterday I had my first interview with a giant in the Latino World which is CNN en español. I had the privilege of being interviewed by Guillermo Arduino, someone that I follow, admire and who has been working as…

Our patience is being tested
Our patience is being tested

      My patience is being tested. That is the reflection of the day. Boy, boy, boy! I have been really put to the test when it comes to my patience. I like to explore limits and I realized that I’ve gotten very close to my limits when it comes to dealing with everything that I am dealing with.…

In search of centralization
In search of centralization

      In search of centeredness. That is the reflection of the day. I realized that when we are dealing with so many things at the same time, making so many decisions where some are critical, there is a disconnection that happens with your centeredness. This is happening to me right now. I want to share this because I…

A dream comes true.
A dream comes true.

      A dream comes true. That is the reflection of the day. You imagine, you believe and you create! That is what I was thinking of this morning when I woke up full of joy because this Friday a dream will come true for me and for Gina. We had set a goal to open up a testing…

The impact of an outfit
The impact of an outfit

      The impact of an outfit. That is the reflection of the day. I want to share with you that after having a crazy off day yesterday, I decided that this morning I was going to dress up the way I always did prior to the Coronavirus. Many of you that follow me know that I have always…

A crazy day!
A crazy day!

      A crazy day! That is the reflection of the day. Today, from the moment that I woke up, I somehow felt completely discombobulated. All of my routines were off and I couldn’t seem to be able to get myself back. I went to the office and I was off. I would start different projects and wouldn’t finish…

An unexpected message
An unexpected message

      An unexpected message. That is my reflection of the day. This morning, I received a few messages from different people. Some of them I am very connected to and others were people out of the blue just sending me a message to say ‘thank you’ for our services and others sending me messages of love and support.…

A lesson on humility
A lesson on humility

      A lesson on humility. That is my reflection of the day. I was reflecting this morning on a conversation that I had with someone that is a friend of mine for many, many years. This is someone extremely successful that for most of his life has been extremely busy. Ironically, he is telling me how he is…

The mystery of the human connection.
The mystery of the human connection.

      The mystery of the human connection. That is my reflection of the day. I was reflecting on how I’ve been connecting with so many people. I meet so many people and so many, actually, reach out to me. But it is a mystery to me, how we connect with certain people more than others. Somehow, sometimes that…

Are you present to the internal white noise of the people around you?
Are you present to the internal white noise of the people around you?

      Are you present to the internal white noise of the people around you? That is the reflection of the day. This concept is something that I have thought about for a long time. All of us bring white noise to our connection with the world, either through our body language or through the way that we communicate.…

Who are you giving your power to?
Who are you giving your power to?

      Who are you giving your power to? That is the reflection of the day. In the era that we are living right now with the coronavirus, there is a tremendously difficult new challenge that many people are experiencing. The challenge is that now we are living most of the time at home and we don’t have an…

The beautiful power of your voice
The beautiful power of your voice

      The beautiful power of your voice. That is the reflection of the day. I was thinking back on how, long ago, voice texting became available and it took people a long time. Actually, I think it’s still not utilized as much as I believe they should be because hearing a voice message is so different than getting…

Together we can do more. What is your contribution during this crisis?
Together we can do more. What is your contribution during this crisis?

      United we can do more! That is the reflection of the day. Today, I come to you with a plea to reflect on your contribution during this crisis in support of those in need. We can remain in a space of fear, darkness and protection mode for ourselves and the closest people to us, but let’s go…

The magic of visualization
The magic of visualization

      The magic of visualization. That is the reflection of the day. When we wake up in the morning, we have automatically turned on visualization. We have this gift that we’ve been given of creating in our mind the stories of what we want. Many times, what we want does not reflect what we’re thinking so when you…

Integrity is so simple but yet so complex
Integrity is so simple but yet so complex

      Integrity is so simple but yet so complex. Life is very interesting and one thing I know, for sure, is that living a life with full integrity is one of the most difficult tasks that we can take on. That we will never lie even those little white lies that we might tell our kids that wouldn’t…

The harmony between connecting and disconnecting
The harmony between connecting and disconnecting

      The harmony between connection and disconnection. That is the reflection of the day. I was reflecting this morning about how last night, I was watching an episode of CNN where they were inside the emergency room. I went to sleep with that on my mind and had a restless night. I even dreamt a lot which I…

Let’s be aware of how fear is taking control of our lives
Let’s be aware of how fear is taking control of our lives

      Be aware of how fear is taking control of your life. That is the reflection of today. Today, I had a beautiful early morning coffee date with my son, Franco. We are always having philosophical conversations and our conversation today was based on how so many of us are on scarcity mode. How financially everyone is being…

Let’s go back to love and kindness in times of frustration
Let’s go back to love and kindness in times of frustration

      Let’s go back to love and kindness in times of frustration. That is the reflection of the day. I want to share with you that this week I have been challenged by people that I don’t even speak with. People that I know have ill feelings towards me and want to find a way to hurt me.…

Transforming worry into action
Transforming worry into action

      Today’s reflection: Transforming your worry into action! Today, I was thinking back to last week when my partner, Gina, my friend, someone that I adore and has been a very influential person in my life, a true, true business partner, got diagnosed with the coronavirus. There was so much worry and fear because Gina suffers from asthma.…

How focus are you with your mission?
How focus are you with your mission?

      Are you focused on your mission? Today, I woke up feeling sad, trying to reflect on why I was feeling a little bit of emptiness and I realized that the reason was because I felt that I had abandoned my mission temporarily. Due to the Coronavirus, we closed the doors at Formé Medical Center. What I realized…

How is your connection with your mind, body and soul?
How is your connection with your mind, body and soul?

      How is your connection with your mind, body and soul? That is today’s reflection. 2020 is the year of deep reflection! A year where whether we like it or not has been put on pause. A time where we can make the changes that can ultimately lead us to living a beautiful life. But it is not…

Let’s replace  the I with the WE!
Let’s replace the I with the WE!

      Replacing the I with a WE, that is the reflection today. Today, as we were reflecting at Formé with our admin team, this was the reflection for this morning. We do this every morning for 15 minutes. The night before, one person from the group sends a reflection. Today’s reflection really hit home for us because my…

Corona kindness challenge.
Corona kindness challenge.

      Corona kindness Challenge, that is the reflection of the day. Today, I would like to challenge all of you to take a moment throughout the day to connect with at least five people that you haven’t connected with in a while. Reach out and let them know that you were thinking of them, that you are here…

How are you staying focus in these times of chaos?
How are you staying focus in these times of chaos?

      Keeping our Focus during these times is one of the biggest challenges that we are experiencing. That is the reflection for today! I was reflecting on this because as I go from virtual meeting to virtual meeting, trying to stay focused on the practice in the medical center and making sure we are implementing protocols daily as…

Are you leveraging on gratitude?
Are you leveraging on gratitude?

      Are you leveraging on gratitude? Today is a day of reflecting on gratitude. Are we really appreciating how much we have, even though it seems like we’ve lost so much already during this crisis. I was reflecting back this morning on an exercise that I’ve been doing with my daughter every night for the past year. It…

Tips on your personal finances!
Tips on your personal finances!

      Today’s reflection focuses on tips to help with personal finances. How many of you have a monthly budget? That is the big question. I have asked that question to many people and most of the time their answer is “No”. Well, we have an opportunity now. Life has become extremely simple. I was working on my budget…

Finding joy the memories captured in videos and photos.
Finding joy the memories captured in videos and photos.

      Finding joy in the memories captured in videos and photos is my reflection of the day. There is a treasure that you have right at your fingertips and I think all of us can relate to this. Looking back at pictures and videos of years and years of our children when they were little gives you an…

Advice for people that are working from home.
Advice for people that are working from home.

      Today, I advise all of you who are or will be working from home of the importance of creating a very strong morning routine. Ensure that we don’t make the mistake, as many do, of becoming comfortable and getting up in your pajamas to work. For women, get up, put on your make-up and do your hair!…

How to get out of victim mode!
How to get out of victim mode!

      Today’s reflection: How do we stay out of victim mode? In times of crisis like the one we are currently experiencing, businesses are forced to lay off employees, many are uncertain about the health of their loved ones, children are out of school and the stress level we are experiencing is unprecedented. It is very important that…

Compassion, love and respect for humanity during the Coronavirus crisis.
Compassion, love and respect for humanity during the Coronavirus crisis.

      Compassion, love and respect for humanity during these difficult times of the Coronavirus, that is my reflection of the day. Yesterday, it became very real for me as I learned that the Department of Health put into effect a regulation stating that all medical centers are not allowed to see ANY patient with flu-like symptoms, in addition…

“Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now”
“Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now”

      I am sharing this article today because when I read it this morning, it really put things in perspective for me. The article is available in many languages and has been read by millions of people. My takeaway from the article is that “Social Distancing” is key to preventing the spread of this virus from getting to…

Don’t let the future destroy your present.
Don’t let the future destroy your present.

      Don’t let the future destroyed your present. That is the reflection of today. I’ve been reflecting on the hysteria that we have been living by the uncertainty of these times where we’re dealing with the unknown or virus that we have been seen, that there is so much that everybody’s trying to figure out and it is…

Sometimes you just need to slow down!
Sometimes you just need to slow down!

      Sometimes you just need to slow down. That is the reflection of the day. I have been reflecting on how many people and I am one of them, go at such a fast rate that you miss very important details and this is something that actually happened to me. Where I am making decisions and I don’t…

Do we want a connection or do we need to be right?
Do we want a connection or do we need to be right?

      Do we want a connection or do we need to be right? I was reflecting on the past two years, where I decided to take on creating a strong bond with my daughter that is 12 years old, and has been going through the adolescent stages and it’s been difficult. I come from a divorced background, so…

What energy are you sending into the universe?
What energy are you sending into the universe?

      What energy are you sending into the universe? That is the reflection of today. This was a big reflection for me because I have confronted lately this week some challenges, personal challenges. And realizing that I don’t have a lot of the control on the situation, it is very easy to go and get yourself in a…

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