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Born in Puerto Rico. Resident of the world, student of life. Wife, mom and writer striving to live life to its fullest every day. Sharing experiences to inspire a healthier, happier overall life.

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  • “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.”
- MLK

The journey might feel lonely but know you are admired and surrounded by many. We believe in the strength of this generation. Keep moving forward. 💪🏼 congratulations 🎉  Mostly proud of @sofi_marrero @meredyth_rowe @channingperrett ❤️🤗 #class2020 #graduation2020🎓
  • "I reflected that I had as yet done but little ... to further the happiness of the human race, or to advance the information of the succeeding generation." -Meriwether Lewis 
Whenever we move to a new place or a new city, I try to read about its history. I like to learn about important landmarks and places to go to visit and discover. As I was reading about the Pacific Northwest, Lewis and Clark's journey came up often as a particularly important part of the history of the states in the area. What was interesting to me is most of the information collected about those explorations are based on their journals. 
Lewis and Clark’s journaling got me thinking.  Why would they stop to journal? What’s the significance of this? And, could you imagine how different the story would be told today without those journals?  On that quote above, Lewis on his 31st birthday was expressing his thoughts having traveled thousands of miles on a mission he believes will benefit both the United States and the native peoples of the continent. Rather than celebrate his accomplishments, he is tormented by the thought that he has not done enough. Could you imagine? 
I see blogging as a new way of journaling.  People write about their favorite topics and share them with the world. I’ve heard often lately how blogging days are over. But, are they? When most of what we consume is online or social media I think blogging is just another expression of someone’s journey in life. I love to read and write. Since I was a young girl I always enjoyed keeping a diary. I stopped around high school.  Probably fear of other's opinions took the best of me. Fear of what my words might mean to the others. Terrible fear.  I don't let that stop me anymore.  I am certainly no Lewis not Clark, but I do not want to feel like Lewis on his 31st birthday. 
More on journaling... bio on link 
#vidasalveo #journaling #sanity #lewisandclark
  • Who hasn't been trying to boost their immunity these days? Boosting my immune system has been a priority in my life for years now. I have researched nutrition and made significant dietary changes in my life.  Specifically, I have made it a must to add some type of berry daily to my diet.  Different types of berries have different amounts of nutrients but all, in general, have been proven to provide a high amount of immune-boosting properties to the body. When traveling or whenever I know I'll be exposed to possible diseases I even add some supplements like those store-bought made from the Sambucus Nigra plant.  With recent events due COVID-19, things have gotten a little more complicated as you all might know.  I've purchased and ingested some of those boosting Elderberry syrups. 
As the health crisis continues and we look for ways to maintain and increase our immune system I decided to look for ways to make my own supplement syrup, save some money, and know EXACTLY what ingredients are in the mix. The syrup is not a "magic pill". It is a supplement. It is not a substitute for healthy eating, daily physical activity, mental relaxation (or prayer), sleep, and other overall healthy habits so necessary for an overall boost in your health.  But, as I said, the added benefits don't hurt.  Several natural elderberry syrups available at stores and online are sold for around $15 or more for only 4-8 ounces. This recipe makes around 2 cups of the syrup for the same cost or less. By the way, kids love the taste too!

As always, I will encourage you to promote your long-term health habits NOW more than ever.  No better time than the present for the world to become healthy. You protect yourself and your loved ones by improving your own health. Adding some simple foods on your diet could help.  This syrup might be a chance for you as a family to read about nutritious and delicious ingredients that will help improve our health. What a better opportunity we have been given, as having the time and space to create? 
For my version of his easy recipe, hop on to my site. Link in bio. 
#vidasalveo #recipe #homemadeelderberrysyrup #boostimmunesystem
  • A dear friend shared these lines sent to her by her kids teacher and I would like to share them on this Friday. As we approach the weekend once again at home 🏡 with our closest ones, let’s think of the memories we get to create. Have a great weekend everyone!!! ☀️ 👉🏼Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of school closures and changes in routine. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education, and we will work diligently in the fall to get them caught up and then some. But what if... What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this?

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet.

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home?

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?

What if they are AHEAD? ❤️
  • An explanation of the opportunity Beautycounter brings directly from the founder. Listen... #repost @greggrenfrew
・・・
As so many of you have reached out asking about our business model, I thought I would take a moment to share. It is not easy, but it is good work and we would love to have you on our @beautycounter team. Xx
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

My family and I have been moving locations for one project or another every three to four years due to my husband’s career. Each move has been unique. Special in different ways. We’ve met all sorts of people that have touched our lives. Every time is an adjustment. The most recent one has been life changing. Read more about it on the most recent post. 
#vidasalveo #moving #coronavirus
  • Weeks from now I’m planning to show up as the best and healthiest version of myself as much as possible. Who’s with me? So... welcome back @tonyshorton  and @beachbody  Fitness and wellness challenge coming up soon on vidasalveo.com  Let’s do this! Bring it! 💪🏼🙌🏼
  • #repost @who
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“Like me, I’m sure you have been touched by the videos of people applauding #healthworkers from their balconies, or the stories of people offering to do grocery shopping for older people in their community.

This amazing spirit of human solidarity must become even more infectious than the #coronavirus itself. Although we may have to be physically apart from each other for a while, we can come together in ways we never have before”- @drtedros #COVID19 
We’re all in this together. And we can only succeed together.
  • The sun continues to set and rise. So must we! Rest so we can rise up.

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  • “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.”
- MLK

The journey might feel lonely but know you are admired and surrounded by many. We believe in the strength of this generation. Keep moving forward. 💪🏼 congratulations 🎉  Mostly proud of @sofi_marrero @meredyth_rowe @channingperrett ❤️🤗 #class2020 #graduation2020🎓
  • "I reflected that I had as yet done but little ... to further the happiness of the human race, or to advance the information of the succeeding generation." -Meriwether Lewis 
Whenever we move to a new place or a new city, I try to read about its history. I like to learn about important landmarks and places to go to visit and discover. As I was reading about the Pacific Northwest, Lewis and Clark's journey came up often as a particularly important part of the history of the states in the area. What was interesting to me is most of the information collected about those explorations are based on their journals. 
Lewis and Clark’s journaling got me thinking.  Why would they stop to journal? What’s the significance of this? And, could you imagine how different the story would be told today without those journals?  On that quote above, Lewis on his 31st birthday was expressing his thoughts having traveled thousands of miles on a mission he believes will benefit both the United States and the native peoples of the continent. Rather than celebrate his accomplishments, he is tormented by the thought that he has not done enough. Could you imagine? 
I see blogging as a new way of journaling.  People write about their favorite topics and share them with the world. I’ve heard often lately how blogging days are over. But, are they? When most of what we consume is online or social media I think blogging is just another expression of someone’s journey in life. I love to read and write. Since I was a young girl I always enjoyed keeping a diary. I stopped around high school.  Probably fear of other's opinions took the best of me. Fear of what my words might mean to the others. Terrible fear.  I don't let that stop me anymore.  I am certainly no Lewis not Clark, but I do not want to feel like Lewis on his 31st birthday. 
More on journaling... bio on link 
#vidasalveo #journaling #sanity #lewisandclark
  • Who hasn't been trying to boost their immunity these days? Boosting my immune system has been a priority in my life for years now. I have researched nutrition and made significant dietary changes in my life.  Specifically, I have made it a must to add some type of berry daily to my diet.  Different types of berries have different amounts of nutrients but all, in general, have been proven to provide a high amount of immune-boosting properties to the body. When traveling or whenever I know I'll be exposed to possible diseases I even add some supplements like those store-bought made from the Sambucus Nigra plant.  With recent events due COVID-19, things have gotten a little more complicated as you all might know.  I've purchased and ingested some of those boosting Elderberry syrups. 
As the health crisis continues and we look for ways to maintain and increase our immune system I decided to look for ways to make my own supplement syrup, save some money, and know EXACTLY what ingredients are in the mix. The syrup is not a "magic pill". It is a supplement. It is not a substitute for healthy eating, daily physical activity, mental relaxation (or prayer), sleep, and other overall healthy habits so necessary for an overall boost in your health.  But, as I said, the added benefits don't hurt.  Several natural elderberry syrups available at stores and online are sold for around $15 or more for only 4-8 ounces. This recipe makes around 2 cups of the syrup for the same cost or less. By the way, kids love the taste too!

As always, I will encourage you to promote your long-term health habits NOW more than ever.  No better time than the present for the world to become healthy. You protect yourself and your loved ones by improving your own health. Adding some simple foods on your diet could help.  This syrup might be a chance for you as a family to read about nutritious and delicious ingredients that will help improve our health. What a better opportunity we have been given, as having the time and space to create? 
For my version of his easy recipe, hop on to my site. Link in bio. 
#vidasalveo #recipe #homemadeelderberrysyrup #boostimmunesystem
  • A dear friend shared these lines sent to her by her kids teacher and I would like to share them on this Friday. As we approach the weekend once again at home 🏡 with our closest ones, let’s think of the memories we get to create. Have a great weekend everyone!!! ☀️ 👉🏼Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of school closures and changes in routine. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education, and we will work diligently in the fall to get them caught up and then some. But what if... What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this?

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet.

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home?

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?

What if they are AHEAD? ❤️
  • An explanation of the opportunity Beautycounter brings directly from the founder. Listen... #repost @greggrenfrew
・・・
As so many of you have reached out asking about our business model, I thought I would take a moment to share. It is not easy, but it is good work and we would love to have you on our @beautycounter team. Xx
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

My family and I have been moving locations for one project or another every three to four years due to my husband’s career. Each move has been unique. Special in different ways. We’ve met all sorts of people that have touched our lives. Every time is an adjustment. The most recent one has been life changing. Read more about it on the most recent post. 
#vidasalveo #moving #coronavirus

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