url August 29

Are You Ready for the School Year?

Contributed by Elsa Monroig Back-to-school time can be either a pleasant or a stressful experience – it all depends on your attitude. Sometimes we lose the perspective of how important it is for kids to be emotionally ready for school. This tends to happen when all of our focus is on the economic impact of […]

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Thou Shall Irritate Your Spouse

Contributed by Alicia La Hoz, PsyD Do you wake up in morning purposely thinking how you can irritate your spouse by doing, or not doing, something that irritates him or her? Leaving the toilet seat up, leaving the half empty cup of coffee on the kitchen table instead of in the sink – or better […]

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Your Kids and their Different Personalities

Contributed by Eva Fleming I knew I was in for a treat when I brought my third child home from the hospital. He had to be rocked all the time and never, I mean never be put down in his crib. The experts encouraged me to put him down and let him wail all night […]

naturalremediesfordepression August 13

Not so much About Why and more about Being Real

Contributed by Alicia La Hoz, PsyD Ever so often a tragedy occurs, which just can’t be ignored, glossed over or shed. It ripples through like an undercurrent sweeping the nation and leaves the debris and destruction in its path. Not long ago, for example, we were bent on finding the answer to the missing Malaysia […]

personality August 04

It’s about personality

Contributed by Veronica Cruz Have you ever been somewhere and felt like you didn’t fit in? I can assure you that you’re not the only one. At some point or another, everyone has felt this way – whether at a party, at a family reunion or even at work. At times, no matter how hard […]

familylegacy July 16

Volunteering: A Family Legacy

Contributed by Eva Fleming I was only four years old when I first started cracking eggs for the potato salad that would be served for the entire under privileged community of Santiago in the Dominican Republic. My dad would buy 500 pounds of potatoes, hundreds of eggs, 250 chickens to be roasted and served every […]

JUSTSAYNOimage July 11

Just Say No

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo Do you all remember the anti-drug PSA from the 80s with the egg frying on the pan – “this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs”? (If not, please educate yourself RIGHT HERE). This blog isn’t about drugs, though, it’s about boundaries. (For the record, drugs are bad for […]

volunteer July 07

From the Desk of… The Volunteer

Contributed by Marvin del Rios Being a volunteer can take a lot out of you! I personally have volunteered many times with just a single cup of coffee and a piece of bread in my stomach. Not that I had no money or had no food, it was just I was running around like “a […]

Single July 01

Single & Complete

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I’m in my 30s and I’m not married. And if you come from a Hispanic family, this is a BIG deal. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked by extended family and others “when are you planning to get married?” – as if I could actually schedule my […]

match-made-in-heaven June 24

The Language of Heaven

Contributed by Dr. Charles Woehr I was speaking with an old preacher, who had retired after having pastored several churches, and our conversation took us to the topic of life after death. It was a happy conversation, since we reviewed some of the details the Bible gives about heaven and what awaits those who have […]

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