Aurelia Flores

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Are You Connected to the Environment?

Do you feel the softness of the sheets against your skin and think of the cotton used to provide it to you? Do You pay attention to the birds outside your window or turn your face to the sunshine and bless the rays? Do you get excited or motivated with the freshness of the outdoors? Instead of enjoying our surroundings we rush around all day.

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Don’t Do, Just Be

As Latinas, we struggle with overwork, burnout and the stress of juggling many, many obligations all at once. As women, we are the ones who take care of household tasks and responsible for child care. We are also the ones who hold the family together, carry on the traditions, and transmit culture (language, food, attitudes).

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Latino Romance!

You can fall in love in one-fifth of a second. A Syracuse University Professor conducted a new study and found that falling in love can give you the same ecstatic feeling as using cocaine, and it can also affect intellectual areas of the brain.

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Latino Health

Health is important to all areas of our being – we speak on emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and we also discuss financial health. The most important of these issues is how they affect us and our daily lives.

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Theme of the Month: Give Back

Our Latina Leadership Lesson this month is about giving back. We all do so much to give back to our families, our communities, and to all sorts of causes. It's time to talk about why it's so important to celebrate and honor that part of who we are.

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Inspiration and Motivational Ideas

What is inspirational and motivating is different for everyoneand if we need to shift shift from moment to moment because it lets us build up our toolbox of ideas and keeps us going.

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What Are Boundaries (especially for Latinas!)?

Boundaries can be around our needs, desires, and relationships. Our boundaries are our internal markers that let us know what is ok and what feels good. They also match out values and desires, and, on the other hand, what goes against our desires, needs and values.

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Be Grateful

We take little things for granted too often especially when we are moving so fast. Our lives are full and busy, and we should start the day with thoughts of gratitude for all the little things. It is easy to overlook the simple things that mean so much, and we would miss if they were not there.

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Perseverance - Just Keep Moving

Sometimes perseverance isn’t the big things but it’s the little ones like putting one foot in front of another or another minute. Some days when I’m working out and in the middle of a really intense session I don’t think about how much longer I have to complete my work out but just keep going and trust I’ll make it.

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Don’t Take It Personally

In my life I have had events that I thought were personally hurtful to me but when I viewed them through a different lens later I was able to understand them better and they were much less painful.

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Are You Graduating?

To graduate really means to advance to a new level of skill, achievement, or activity but we think of it as a degree or diploma. We launch ourselves into something new at each level and there are times we do not even know we are graduating.

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All Experiences Bring You Something

We experience things that are both bitter and sweet, our ups and downs and pain and pleasure as we go through life buy they all bring us something that make us who we are. The foundation we build our understanding on come from our experiences.

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We Create Our Culture

We, as parents, work very hard to give out kids the best possible groundwork. The path they take is up to them and what they do with the tools we give them is also their decision.

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Your Culture is an Asset

We create our culture together as Latinas, in community and in dialogue. Culture is not static and we know it is a moving, shifting, growing thing.

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Past Support: Honoring Those Who’ve Supported Us Along Our Path

The teacher, James Excalante, who was celebrated in the film “Stand and Deliver” died last week. He was the teacher who encouraged his students to excel and do what others say were impossible. He supported them and defended his students honor when accused of cheating. This is a great time to honor him but also your own teachers who helped and supported you along the way.

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