Category Archives: English

Everything will be ok!

Yesterday was my fourth anniversary as a California resident and is a reminder for me about how trusting the inner self when I jump into the unknown is a warranty that everything will be ok. Back in 2007, for several … Continue reading

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Becoming somebody?

Today is one of the most important days in my life in this country. I am becoming an American citizen!!!! It is a celebration and I am happy for it. I worked hard for it for the past three years. … Continue reading

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The uncomfortable comfort zones

During my youth and early adulthood, I did pretty much what I wanted, even though sometimes it was risky or crazy. I found ways to encourage myself and move forward. While living in Mexico, I did travel alone thorough the country, … Continue reading

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Web blogging as a healing practice

You may need pop corn and 12 minutes of relaxation to enjoy the next video. It is the final assignment for my Transformative Digital literacy class and my first movie in English! Best, Carmen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NbIL-tKF0E/watch?v=1NbIL-tKF0E

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Inspiring practices

I could go on life smiling and giving love while driving, shopping, or walking in the street. Also, I could  go on life hating people because I think I am right and they do not. It is just a tinny … Continue reading

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Under stress, who takes care of you?

After watching many Hollywood movies, I used to dream of a man in my life who would surprise me with a long vacation somewhere similar to paradise. Well . . . with the demanding graduate program I am in, I … Continue reading

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Baby steps to spiritual enlightenment: Gratitude

Few years ago I made a self promise: I will be grateful for my life no matter what.How do I keep this promise during difficult times? Continue reading

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Temptations of anger

I came pissed off from school today and ready to drop any intention of becoming an American psychologist in this lifetime. The Mexican license counts as a good accomplishment so far. As much as my wonderful teacher this weekend tried … Continue reading

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To meditate or not meditate? This is the dilemma!

This week I have been reading a lot about the brain and the impact of meditation in our physiological functioning.  Most of these research findings made sense to me in my experience as a meditator. No, do not worry; I … Continue reading

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Have you stopped lying to your self?

For the past few months I had the opportunity again of corrupting myself. I had the opportunity of lying to myself. I realized that certain weaknesses and false dreams will be with me forever; the difference is what I do … Continue reading

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