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January 10, 2018

This morning I woke up to a beautiful reading shared on facebook by two friends. Part of me wants to leave as is, not say a word. The other part of me wants to explain why this writing resonates so much with me. 

While growing up jumping around from one country to another, though not always easy, I DO recall having a joyful and filling childhood. I loved my life, our family was tight, summers back here in Portugal were beyond s...

December 14, 2017

Funny how throughout the same day, so many hints are thrown at you, but you have to be open to listen to them, to accept those messages so to make changes that your life needs.

Just this morning a new friend and I were working on building tutus for our daughters and talked about life, changes we went through, our own experiences, etc. Through that talk, a topic came through often, that of having your space, organized and beauti...

December 13, 2017

These past two weeks, I have been doing a lot of folder organization in my computer. Much as in life and in our physical spaces, we tend to clutter our computers. We are working on projects one after another and simply tend to "dump" files, always thinking: once this project is done, I will archive it. Well, do you?

“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could...

October 25, 2017

Waste is a global problem. Everyday we fill our earth with waste and the landfills are becoming wider, larger and taller. Per capita waste generation is 0.16 to 5.7 kg per person per day, and has an average of 1.1 kg/capita/day. The OECD countries generate 572 million tonnes of solid waste per year. The per capita values range from 1.1 to 3.7 kg per person per day with an average of 2.2 kg/capita/day. Soon there will be no spa...

October 23, 2017

Since being diagnosed, I have been amazingly fortunate to meet amazing ladies who had, were and still are going through their own journeys. I knew cancer could affect anyone, any year, any type of person, but I was very much unaware how many young people there actually were. Today as i was scrolling through facebook, I came across this amazing video. It not only touched me, but I so associated with it.

Through the years, I saw...

October 8, 2017

Can we fully prevent cancer or any other illness? The simple answer is no. But there is a lot we can do to minimize our chances. We also tend to be simplistic thinking that eating the right foods and being physically active is the answer.

Though those are great starters, we are not looking at the whole picture. Own health is so much more than what we place in your mouth or the amount of minutes we exercise. It is about our WHOL...

October 5, 2017

People say "walk the talk" right? Well, that is exactly what I am doing! Since end of cancer treatment, I have been slowly been incorporating physical activity in my life. I am working out both with weights as well as cardio brisk walk and following a plant-based high protein health style to better my whole self. 

Every day I am creating a variety of meals that are savory and tasty. As I make them, I realize some recipes s...

October 1, 2017

So what does that mean? Will you start seeing all the PINK propaganda all over for Breast Cancer awareness? Is this simply another marketing campaign for large corporations to make money? Well, no and yes.

I must say, prior to being diagnosed I was never into the pink color and now I wear it with pride. I wear it as a symbol of what I fought, I wear it as a sisterhood emblem, I wear it as a symbol of solidarity. 

What bothers me...

September 29, 2017

Prior to reading this, let me already tell you, I will not sugar coat it. Also this is my personal views, from what I went through. My hope is that my own experience will help you or someone you know.

You will be scared, confused and will ask yourself "why me?"

You wonder about life, where did you go wrong?

You become amazingly overwhelmed with all the doctors appointments, all the information they tell you, and once you start le...

September 24, 2017

A few weeks ago summer vacation ended for the older daughter, Rita. Instead of driving straight from Sintra to Madrid, we decided to do some tourism on the way. We traveled to the North of Portugal, more specifically to Felgar, in Trás-os-Montes where my Father is from. The reason for such was to pick up some olive oil from his land and show the girls a bit of the country. 

Due to a late start, the first day there was very litt...

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