Self-Care

Petra problems

By: Anyiné "Angie" Galván-Rodríguez My closest friends and I know Petra very well. In fact, she has been in our lives since we were young but never really got to know her until adulthood. From time to time, Petra is the topic of conversation, specially when we call each other to share good news about… Continue reading Petra problems

Self-Care

Samba with Kristina Hayes

Dancing like it’s Friday Series:  Samba with Kristina Hayes  By: Anyiné “Angie” Galván-Rodríguez I have always loved dancing and fiestas. It has nothing to do with the fact I’m Dominican because not all Dominicans like to party. I think some people are just born finding joy in music and dancing, regardless of nationality or ethnic… Continue reading Samba with Kristina Hayes

Self-Care

How did giving thanks for 40 days changed my life?

40 days ago I began a “40 days of gratitude” challenge. Click HERE for initial story.  When I began the challenge, I was not sure what the outcome was going to be.  I wondered if it would genuinely make an impact in my life? Would I commit to it faithfully given my busy schedule? Would… Continue reading How did giving thanks for 40 days changed my life?

Motherhood

Leila turns 13

Beyond our NYC trip, shopping and sightseeing, I wanted to gift Leilani "Leila" something special.  I wanted to give her something that will serve as a tool for reflection throughout her teenage years. I prayed and asked for guidance and  an idea came to light. I asked 13 women that are part of her lineage… Continue reading Leila turns 13

Motherhood, Self-Care

Are you open and ready to receive love?

Last Sunday while in mass, the message for the service was to “Be open and ready to receive love and share it”. It was a simple message but very complex to answer if we really ask ourselves, are we truly open and ready to receive love and be able to share it? It’s really not… Continue reading Are you open and ready to receive love?

Motherhood, Writing corner

We are not the bastard children of Africa

Children of the African Diaspora are not the bastard children of Africa. We are the kidnapped child whose mother searches for relentlessly until they reunite. Like a relentless mother, Mamma Africa lives through us in spirit, music, dance, food family connections and beyond. She lives within us and hopes one day we return to her… Continue reading We are not the bastard children of Africa