How Nike saved my life: battling with mental health one shoe lace at a time.

While everyone around me share their enthusiasm of nearly ending the school year, a part of me, or at least what was left of me, was becoming more and more disconnected with the rest of the world and my intuition. At face value, nothing in my life indicated that something terribly wrong was happening inside…

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I loved Beyoncé until she gave me Lemonade.

*Disclaimer* My blog is safe space; a judgement free, analytical, expressive place for writing. Thus, I invite you to come, read, and question what I say in a manner that is fueled by curiosity not judgement. I’d like to believe that in my short time inhabiting this sphere full of complexities, of which we call earth,…

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“No te aferres, pronto llegara tu tiempo”

I’d like for you to take the time to answer the following five questions honestly to yourself: 1. When was the last time you read something for personal pleasure? 2. When was the last time you went for a walk on your discretion? 3. When was the last time you woke up happy? 4. When…

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What the Obama administration has taught us about Dehumanization: The Immigration Raids Crisis.

  With the welcoming of the new year, many people have began the year in panic and preparing for the worst. At least that it is the case for the Magdaleno family as they’ve began to take matters into their hands when recent news arised that a member of the family could face deportation soon,…

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Chapter 4: Futurity.

Namaste Everyone. It’s been quite sometime since I’ve written anything just for the indulging pleasure. I was beginning to reminisce upon the days when words seemed like nothing more than just subconscious thoughts. When the words I would speak came from a deep and sincere place in my heart. But I guess it’s okay that…

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Chapter 3: Yoga, in the name of Social Change.

One is not, essentially, born a woman, you become one… As I transition into yet another year in my life, I am humbled by the simple thought of all the amount of support that I’ve gained in the last 3 years. It seems like just yesterday, I was lying in my hospital bed over down…

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Chapter 2: Juana, meet Yoga Circle. Yoga Circle, meet Juana. “Pleasure to meet you…”

Tamales, Posole, Sopes, y Tacos. These are the essential cuisines to my everyday diet. (Not all at once of course; except on the holidays.) And maintaining this diet doesn’t necessarily mean I will lose 10 pounds after 2 weeks, as most 21st century weight loss programs like to guarantee. This diet is not sponsored by Jenny…

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Chapter 1: Power Yoga Kicked my ass, while playing Fleetwood Mac.

My perception on beauty has changed throughout the years. Like every women I know, we go through periodic changes mentally and physically. I use to tell myself that if I was a certain size or if I dressed a certain way, I would feel good about myself. Or at least that was the case when…

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