Dear Readers of AW, May you be spending today with loved ones that bring comfort and joy into your home. As you open beautifully wrapped boxes on Christmas morning, remember, there are many whose lives are not as blessed. Give thanks. I hope your heart is full and you are presented not necessarily with the … Continue reading Open Letter to Readers on Christmas
Latinos are recognized for their zest of life. Best known to be invigorated people that take life by storm, it is no wonder our energy is infectious. We are as passionate about our politics, music, and life as we are about loved ones. Try to imagine a community taking great enjoyment in their traditions of … Continue reading The Story of My Latino Christmas on BELatina
Beautifully decorated trees, incessant shopping for the perfect gifts, family and friends gathering for good food and drinks. Moments of joy and laughter while celebrating the yuletide. The holiday season is in full swing with end of a decade approaching. Each year we look forward to the joyous celebrations of the season. This time around, … Continue reading The 3 Most Important Things to Do This Holiday Season
Each year, men, women and children gather on this day to indulge in a wonderful feast of different foods and treats. Friends and family near and far sit together to celebrate the start of a magical holiday season. Our favorite tunes on the playlist with a Thanksgiving football game in the background. Glorious fun to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2019
The AW Challenge for Week 3 had to be an act that would shift the focus away from me. Instead, I wanted to do something to make a difference in another person's life. The end goal was to make it a positive experience. I was set on what I wanted, although, how I would achieve … Continue reading AW Challenge, Week 3: Secret Snowflake
The relationships we have with our mothers have a significant impact on us growing up. We look to the matriarch of the family, not only to teach us how to be a woman. She shows us the first examples of how to manage relationships with our partners, children and ourselves. All relationships take work because … Continue reading The Secret My Mother Never Told Me…
The month of March has many of us thinking of warmer weather. We push clocks forward getting extra daylight to put a pep in our step! The beginning of a new season bringing hope to enjoy life outdoors a bit more, especially for those of us on the East Coast. March sets off a long … Continue reading Do You Know Why March is an Important Month?
On February 14th we celebrate Valentine's Day. It's the day many couples flood romantic restaurants to show adoration for their mate. Husbands, boyfriends, significant others rush to the scene of a jewelry, Godiva or flower shop to spend money in the name of love. Millions of women are showered with demonstrations of "I love you." … Continue reading Lend Your Support on Valentine’s Day
Expectations that as a gender you should carry yourself, speak or dress a certain way have long tied women down to an ideal. We are held by different standards in society because of old world thinking and preconceived notions imposed by society. Many of us follow the pack. Easier than going against the grain. May … Continue reading Have You Been Naughty or Nice?
We all go through stages in our lives when we feel that a revamp is in order. A trip to the hairdresser for a fresh-cut or color. Shopping for a new outfit to make us feel extra special on any given day. Who hasn't experienced the feeling. Most women and girls alike enjoy dressing up … Continue reading Unveiling of a New Look for Awakened-Woman!