Fierce Women Rising

Do you consider yourself fierce, a badass and confident woman who owns her life? It wasn't long ago when the thought of that woman was elusive to me. The idea that not only could I be myself but find self-acceptance was difficult to imagine. Spending much of my life settling for less than I deserved, … Continue reading Fierce Women Rising

Should You Freeze Your Eggs?

The idea of being a mother in my 20's was unfathomable. I always had a desire to build a stable life before considering starting a family. My mother's generation was less focused on careers due to social pressures in the 1970s. Women were expected to marry and have a family almost immediately after the wedding. … Continue reading Should You Freeze Your Eggs?

Why Buy the Cow, If the Milk is Free?

"Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?" Growing up in a Dominican household can be tough. The men leaned towards a male chauvinistic, old school mentality. Women were assumed better off barefoot and pregnant. Thankfully, those days are long gone. At home, we had sporadic moments when roles were reversed, … Continue reading Why Buy the Cow, If the Milk is Free?

What’s This All About? AW Challenge, Week 1:

Every year we make promises to others but most importantly to ourselves. The year 2019 was full of wins but there is much more to go. As this year winds down, the time has come to take things into overdrive. It can seem as if life moves at the speed of light. Often times we … Continue reading What’s This All About? AW Challenge, Week 1:

How to Manage the Guilt that Comes After Behaving Badly

"When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." - Mae West Men, women, and children experience it during their lives. It is a feeling of "Oops! I should not have done that!” Sporadically, accompanied by a fraction of regret, or devilish delicious pleasure for a select few. Interestingly, we usually know … Continue reading How to Manage the Guilt that Comes After Behaving Badly

How to Free Yourself from the Shadows?

Once upon a time, there was comfort in playing the understudy. Giving anyone else the spotlight whether, friend, foe or love interest was the logical choice. In my mind, someone else was always more deserving of the attention. There was significant discomfort in letting people see me. Acquiring the right relationships in your life can … Continue reading How to Free Yourself from the Shadows?

How Vulnerability Can Be Your Greatest Strength

J.Lo's meltdown during her "It's My Party Tour" concert in Las Vegas was a cause of distress when she accidentally dinged herself with a microphone during a performance of "Medicine." There were videos of the aftermath that included a clip of her expressing to boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, how badly she was feeling about the mishap. … Continue reading How Vulnerability Can Be Your Greatest Strength

The US Review: Recommended Reading

A Journey to Becoming the Best-Self by Yvette Bodden Black Rose Writing Reviewed by: Barbara Bamberger Scott, The US Review "Breaking out of the mold is work but worth the attempt. You will discover a new world about the woman you are." This guide for women going through a divorce is based on personal experiences. … Continue reading The US Review: Recommended Reading

Have You Lost Your Identity in a Relationship or Motherhood?

"Reclaiming my identity required I reboot. I wasn’t sure where to begin the process. But I knew the journey to my best self would include a set of questions and tasks to help untangle the mess I made of myself. I began with these 4 basic but essential steps setting the blocks for my rebuilding. It … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Identity in a Relationship or Motherhood?

18 Days Until the Big Reveal!

A reveal is exciting, mysterious and fun! In 18 days, an unveiling will begin. If you recall the feeling of anticipation from an upcoming birthday, special holiday, vacation, or date you've looked forward to then you can relate to the emotions in play. Most of us have experienced something similar during our lifetime. It can … Continue reading 18 Days Until the Big Reveal!