Category Archives: Do What You Love

Dare To Stand Alone

Last week I went to a cultural arts event here in Manizales, Colombia. A few artists took the stage and performed various forms of dance, music and literature. One man stood out above the rest,

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Journey to a Brand New Life

Once upon a time. A little girl was marveled by the world around her. She believed that anything she wanted to do was possible and simple to accomplish. There were no obstacles big enough to stand in her way. Her … Continue reading

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A Big, Huge, Warm Thank You!!!

As I’m writing to you, I’m trying to find just the right words to express my gratitude to you. You know, there are no true profound words that can describe

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Interview with Papa Jaime Jamarillo: The Secret to Living a Life with Passion

Jaime Jaramillo , or Papa Jaime as he is better known in his country Colombia, is an example that one person can make a difference! Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, he has devoted the last 40 years of … Continue reading

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Top 4 Secrets to Building Trust and Achieving Success

I never expected to be writing about lessons learned from a hair stylist. But, my last visit at a hair salon in Colombia was probably one of my most enlightening and educational experiences. Rossy had turned the downstairs of her … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Like It, Walk Away and Change It

As I write this, I am sitting with a spectacular view of the mountains in Manizales, Colombia. A few weeks ago, something happened that almost changed my being here. I was supposed to spend 5 days visiting a friend in … Continue reading

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I Was Blind, Now I Can See

It was the first morning after completing a 3 days trek in the Colca Canyon. Back in my apartment in Arequipa, getting out of bed was ‘mission impossible’. I could hear my muscles saying, “Are you kidding me? You don’t … Continue reading

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Gratitude is Good for the Soul

From a very young age, one of the first phrases my parents taught me was “Thank you!” Every time people came to visit and brought me a gift, as I held the gift in my hands getting ready to run … Continue reading

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Interview with Eliana Tardio: Raising 2 kids with Down Syndrome and Finding Wonder in the World

Eliana is the mom of two children both with Down syndrome. She is a public relations professional, a family resource specialist, a published author as well as a well known international bilingual blogger. Writing in English and Spanish to raise … Continue reading

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Your Road is the Only Road to Success

I have stayed in many hostels traveling across Europe and South America. Ventana Sur in Santiago is by far, the best hostel I have stayed in. It was recommended to me by a friend. “You will love it,” he said, … Continue reading

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