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Redefining Conflict

By: Ellen Castro

I get to coach people and organizations globally on how to deal with conflict. Isn’t it great we teach what we most have to learn? Once upon a time I ran from conflict and confrontation. It was not worth the emotional roller coaster and possible fallout. It was easier – or at least I thought […]

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Destiny of Desire: A Telenovela-Inspired Comedy Reimagined for Theater

By: José Vasquez

How imperceptive of critics to employ a hackneyed word like telenovela in reviews of her works, Karen Zacarías thought. To decimate the complexity of her plays and haphazardly homogenize the works of Latino and Latina playwrights was altogether reprehensible and worthy of correction. “Critics, when they talk about our works, sometimes use the word telenovela to […]

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Personal Vision – BE YOU!

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde Developing a vision and/or mission statement is your compass for living your life on purpose for a purpose. I wrote my first mission statement when I was 40 at a Ken Blanchard retreat. It was a one pager describing the life I wanted to live. Today, 20 […]

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It’s Time for Wonder Woman Leadership

By: Juana Bordas

During WWII women were needed to run the economy while men went off to fight the good fight. Rosie the Riveter and Wonder Woman were created to change women’s perceptions about what we could accomplish. Before the 1940’s women were encouraged to stay at home – and told a Woman’s Place is the Home – […]

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The Rise of Frida Kahlo

By: José Vasquez

Born on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, in 1907, Frida Kahlo personified the spirit of the war through her rebellious nature. Afflicted with illness throughout her life, Kahlo found solace in many outlets – some even nontraditional. After polio left one of her legs weak, Kahlo’s father encouraged her to engage in the rough-and-tumble […]

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Meet the Intern: Alexia Constanza, a Modern Renaissance Woman

By: José Vasquez

In first grade, Alexia Constanza received her very first journal, and that’s precisely when she fell in love with writing. Her silver hardback journal went with her everywhere. She carried it to the playground, the classroom and even the car. Sometimes in school, Constanza would surreptitiously pull her journal out during class to write first-person […]

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Be a Spirited Leader!

By: Ellen Castro

Everyone can be a spirited leader if they choose! Leadership is not about position and title, leadership is about how people feel around you. Do they feel like superstars or mullets? You get to choose. From my global experience as a coach and consultant, authentic leaders find favor in business and in life. Why? People […]

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Tania Lopez Unites Families in the Kitchen Using Coqui Power

By: Alexia Constanza

Today, convenience fills every aspect of our lives — especially our food choices — and the implications are alarming.  Four months following the New Year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. In an effort to decrease these statistics, many individuals, particularly Latinas, have […]

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Entrepreneur Deldelp Medina – Helping Latinas Bring their Ideas to Market

By: Andrea Guendelman

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Deldelp Medina, co-founder of Avion Ventures, a company that helps Latinas from all over the country bring their useful and often revolutionary ideas to market. Her passion for her culture and her business is contagious and I want more people to learn more about what she’s up to. Avion […]

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Sadness to Gladness!

By: Ellen Castro

My heart sank as I read the facing crisis among Latina Adolescents with depression and suicide in the recent issue of LATINA Style. It wasn’t a shock though considering other statistics I have read which include The Harvard School of Public Health stating that in 2020, the leading cause of death and disability will be […]

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