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I AM NOT ASHAMED

I AM NOT ASHAMED

July 23, 2017

In life, there are no coincidences and I strongly believe that Barbara and I were meant to cross paths. The 2016 I am Bold. I Rise marketing for the campaign had already begun. One of our mutual friends, also a participant, posted on her Instagram about the campaign and Barbara immediately reached out to her and said she wanted to be a part of it; she knew it was time for her story to be told.

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Power within

Power within

June 21, 2017

About two years ago I met this amazing, vibrant, caring, genuine woman, who at the time I had no idea would become one of my good friends. A mentor even because she has taught me many valuable lessons. Months before we met, her employer had gone bankrupt and were forced to close their doors.

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Love Yourself

Love Yourself

May 05, 2017

As I took time to meditate and research for this month’s blog I discovered something that captivated my attention. Did you know that there is a term for women that attach their self-worth to their romantic relationships? The term used to identify these relationships is “contingent self-esteem.”

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Making Sense

Making Sense

April 10, 2017

I have always held a special fondness for the month of April, aside from enjoying the beautiful weather and the blossoming of the flowers I am honored to introduce Tamara Mena. April’s I am BOLD I RISE ambassador. I was immediately moved by Tamara’s tenacity to turn her pain into her purpose.

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I am me

I am me

March 03, 2017

Survivor. The word alone carries so much weight. Google defined sur*vi*vor- noun as a person who copes well with difficulties in their life. –“she is a born survivor,” is the example they gave. 

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The truth shall set you free

The truth shall set you free

February 10, 2017

Ariana and I first met at a women’s conference and from the beginning, I knew that she and I would become friends We eventually began to met up to share our stories. As we sat and talked over dinner, Ariana was in tears as I shared my daughter's story with her. She said that I was an amazing and strong mother for standing by my daughter after I found out her father had sexually abused her.

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Only you define who you are

Only you define who you are

January 06, 2017

There have been times in my life where I have taken to heart what people think and say about me. I have slowly come to realize that I define who I am, not others. As Oprah would say, “Don’t get confused between what people say you are and who you know you are.”

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My Journey to Forgiveness Part 2

My Journey to Forgiveness Part 2

December 23, 2016

After the domestic incident between my ex-husband and I, social services were referred to our home. I remember being so irritated thinking, what did my kids have to do with him putting hands on me, he had never hurt the kids. The social worker came by to my house several times and I kept dodging her visits.

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My journey to forgiveness Part 1

My journey to forgiveness Part 1

December 09, 2016

Forgiveness can be a very difficult thing to do and I honestly never thought I was capable of forgiving when it came to certain things. Forgiveness is giving up resentment toward someone who has wronged you

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Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

December 02, 2016

Getting home from the Bold Ascension Calendar Sneak Peek Dinner my heart was so happy. I didn’t do much talking that night, I really just soaked in what was happening…the I am BOLD. I RISE. campaign brought all these women together and sitting there hearing the conversation really inspired me.

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New Direction

New Direction

November 18, 2016

The year is almost over and I must say it has been a truly amazing year. It has not been perfect by an means; however, it has definitely been a year of growth. Since I have came back to California, I have moved twice (about to move again), lost friends (my best friend of 16 years), officially became divorced (after 12 years of marriage), and my children lost contact with their father (due to him being incarcerated) which hurts me to see them hurt.

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Jump and the net will appear

Jump and the net will appear

November 04, 2016

Early today I was having a conversation with a friend and we were talking about all the changes that have happened in my life. As I reflected back on my journey, I realized that I have come a long way and although I am not where I want to be, I have to give myself credit for how far I’ve come. These last two years have been the most difficult two years of my life.

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I am BOLD. I RISE.

I am BOLD. I RISE.

October 28, 2016

Did y'all miss me? I apologize for not being as consistent as I committed to, these past weeks have been insane. I went from having an idea a little over a month ago, to sharing it with a couple people, and today we start shooting for the I am BOLD. I RISE. Campaign.

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Get the life you want and deserve

Get the life you want and deserve

September 30, 2016

I’ve asked myself several times, will I ever have a perfect life? The answer to that my friends is NO. The good news is I have figured out how to have the life that I want with implementing these four things

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Passion and organization is the answer

Passion and organization is the answer

September 23, 2016

The other day I had someone ask me how is it I manage being a single mother of four, a soldier, a graduate student, a volunteer for a social justice organization, an A4MS participant, participant in a women group and still have ME time…

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Seek what you know you deserve

Seek what you know you deserve

September 12, 2016

How many of us say we have faith but then turn around doubt everything and then question how what we ask for is supposed to happen?

Last December I went to a networking without realizing that Rosie Rivera would be a guest speaker. I had only learned who she was the week prior because I read Jenni Rivera’s book. 

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Keeping Your Word

Keeping Your Word

September 07, 2016

Keeping your word is so powerful. Many times I’ve promised myself I was going to do something and I didn’t stay true to my word. You know what that did to me? It made me feel little as a person. It made me think if I don’t even keep my word to myself, how I will expect other people to believe me.

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I finally took the leap...

I finally took the leap...

September 01, 2016

So I finally took the leap to be business owners…now what? I’d be lying if I said I wasn't excited, nervous, and scared all at the same time. I have no experience running an e-commerce store but I both am willing to do what it takes to learn the business. 

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