No cabe duda de que Lorena Rojas es una fuente de inspiración para cualquiera, en especial para los que están pasando duros obstáculos en la vida. La admiro un montón y quizá por eso se me hace tan hermoso y duro, a la vez, escucharla hablando de como aún sigue batallando contra un terco cáncer que la ha atacado por segunda vez y del gran amor que siente por su hija Lucianna, a la que adoptó hace cuatro meses. Hasta ahora, la actriz mexicana había evitado divulgar su carita, pero por fin complació a sus fans que querían conocerla. ¡Es una belleza!Continue Reading >
This is the extraordinary tale of a little girl who was born a boy and the extraordinary mother who believed that child when the child said that God made a mistake. I saw this story on Primer Impacto and let me say it has made a huge impact on me. To protect the identity of both mother and child, they have been identified simply as Norma, the mother, and Dulce, the child. From a very young age Dulce, who at the time had a boy's name, identified as a girl. Even as a 2-year-old toddler she would wrap towels around her head to simulate long hair. When she was old enough to speak, Dulce would tell her mother that she was a girl. Norma, of course, would correct her son and explain that he was a boy, but that wasn't the end of it, not by a long shot.Continue Reading >
It fascinates me just how different Latinos are from non-Latinos when it comes to conducting business. My Gringa colleagues absolutely love going to business meetings that include Latinos. They all tell me, "Take me with you! Your meetings with Latinos are so much fun. They are warmer and livelier."
When I was a child, my grandmother, I called her "nana," lived with us for months at a time every year. She didn't live with us full-time, but the stays were too long to really qualify as visits. She had 13 children so she would kind of rotate. At some point I started to notice that my non-Latino friends did not have a grandmother living with them. Hmmm, I wondered, is it a cultural thing? Do abuelas only get to live with you if you are Latino? What's up with that? Where do all the gringa abuelas live? I still haven't figured that one out.
It's been a very long time since I shared a home with my abuela, she is no longer alive. Now that I am an adult, I can tell you that I'm super happy that I did get to spend time living with her when I was a child and that I am a better person because of it. There are lessons to be learned from living with your abuela.
If you spotted a little boy in need of help while walking down the street, how would you react? I think most of us would like to think that we'd be among the first to offer aid, but there's really no way to know until you are actually put in the scenario. The Norwegian branch of the SOS Children's Villages International charity decided to test just that by filming what happens when strangers see a little boy without a coat, shivering on a bus bench outside.
The resulting video is so amazing, it's pretty much guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes!Continue Reading >
Sometimes we forget how truly delicate children are during the first year of their life. The story I'm about to share with you is a huge reminder that babies are precious and delicate little human beings. This crazy, scary, miraculous, and uplifting story is about Pamela Rauseau, her 5-month-old nephew Sebastian de la Cruz, and a whole lot of Good Samaritans in Miami, Florida. You see, Pamela was driving on Florida State Road 836, there was gridlock, when she noticed that her nephew was not breathing. He was turning blue! She pulled her SUV to the side of the highway, pulled Sebastian out of the vehicle, screamed for help, layed the infant across her lap and started performing mouth-to-mouth on him right there on the side of the road. What happened next is truly amazing.
I am so full of love right now, it is welling up in my eyes and threatening to spill out in the form of tears. Big fat tears full of love. Why? Because I have just laid eyes on some amazing photographs that depict love. National Geographic has an online photo community called Your Shot, where members are given a theme and asked to submit photographs that represent that theme. It comes as no surprise that the assignment for February would be to sumbit a "Love Snap," but the challenge is to go beyond the conventional, the expected amd the images that have been shared are so beautiful it is ridiculous. They make me feel overflowing with love. You've got to check them out because they show you what love looks like.
I was first diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) when I was 15, therefore I'm familiar with its symptoms. One of the side effects of the condition is hairiness and although I never experienced that, a 23-year-old woman in England did and embraced it. Harnaam Kaur of Berkshire, England suffers from PCOS and as a result has a full on beard.
Yes, a beard that any man with lack of facial hair would envy. Now, I know what you're thinking. Why doesn't she just shave or wax it off? Well, her answer is a little deeper than you would think!Continue Reading >
We don't meet geniuses everyday, do we? Those I look up to most are young people who prove to be wise beyond their years, and this time Mensa found their youngest member. A 3-year-old girl named Alexis Martin has joined the ranks of others before her in the Arizona chapter.
So just how brilliant is this toddler? Lets just say she's taught herself how to read and a second language. Impressive, huh?Continue Reading >
Una adorable pareja de esposos han restaurado mi fe en la humanidad. Resulta que Simon y Jo Kent han aplicado una increíble técnica con su hijita con Síndrome de Down desde que estaba en la panza de su mamá.
Evie tiene 7 años y sus maestros confirmaron que está un año adelantada a nivel de lectura en comparación con sus amiguitos del mismo año escolar. El secreto de estos papás es más fácil de lo que creerías.Continue Reading >