Healing, Latino culture, Mexican traditions, Writing

Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it-Toni Morrison Writing, especially novels is a long hard road. Sometimes people ask, "Are you finished yet?" "What's happening with that story you told me about?" Oh, that story. Well, three years later I'm finished with… Continue reading Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas

Latino culture

Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

  There is so much energy in the air I can feel the spirits descending. November 1st is generally referred to as Día De Los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Día De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2nd is the actual DÍa De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The past… Continue reading Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

Family, Latino culture, Mothers, Strong Women

Ghosts past and present

  My mother's seeing ghosts again. She hasn't seen one in over 75 years. So why are they visiting now? And not one but two of them? These are the questions I'm asking myself as she tells me about the spirits floating in her room, at the foot of her bed, for the past three… Continue reading Ghosts past and present

Latino culture

The A to Z Challenge: Y and Z

Last day of the A to Z Challenge: Today is Y and Z: YAY! That's a Y but we're concentrating on Spanish words for this challenge. Y is for "Ya" which means Enough, or Already, or "Enough already." When a Spanish speaking parent didn't want to hear their kids continuing to ask/beg/argue for something, they'd… Continue reading The A to Z Challenge: Y and Z