What it means to be rich…

There is a difference between being rich and wealthy. Some rich people make money and see it as an opportunity to spend and live large. They have the money so why not spend it ? To some being rich would be a dream come true. People love to talk about everything they would have and do if they were rich. “ I would buy this or that.”

What some may not know is that rich people can have a lot of debt. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, if your expenses are…


Find the why in what you're passionate about…

What drives you to wake up in the morning? To find your why you must first have the drive to accomplish something each day. For some people, it may be as simple as a morning coffee or a jog down the street and for others, it may be getting up to write an article as I’m doing right now.

Sometimes we wonder how we can stay motivated each day. In order to stay motivated, we must first find what drives us to get up in the morning in the first place. …


Social interaction is important. It stimulates the mind and motivates us. There are days that I feel guilty for wanting to be home alone.

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Me Time is Real…

I feel a sense of purpose when I have the house to myself. Now I can get stuff done. I can reflect and work, I can clean and rearrange things in my home. It’s strange to me when people tell me “Oh you work from home you must be bored” As if being in my home makes me less productive. There is always something to do when you are home. …


A question dawned on my mind years ago. I wondered what experiencing death then hell is like for an evil person?

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The Seven Deadly Sins came to mind.

I thought of selfish cold-hearted people who thrive from hurting others and are so self-absorbed in their pride and greed that they do not care about the feelings of others. People who are willing to say and do whatever it takes to have what they want. Evil people will show lust, sympathy, money, and weakness to make others feel like they care. Evil people will put you on a pedestal and make you feel on top of the world and then strip you of every ounce of money and health you have. Love…


Do you ever just take a long look at your naked self in the mirror?

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Recently, Alicia Keys posted a self-reflection exercise to try at home, and it made me think and reflect on how we all view ourselves physically. She said to take a 30 min look at your naked body and admire every single part of it. This exercise is supposed to give you confidence. The way we view ourselves is important, but some of us dwell hard on how the world sees us and on being accepted by others.

Growing up the way the world viewed me mattered more than how I see myself. When I was in 5th grade I use…


“A living nightmare that no mom should have to go through”

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Ten years ago I was excited to have my first baby, but I didn’t know how physically draining the experience would be. When going to the prenatal doctor she continuously told me how healthy breastmilk is for my baby. Breastfeeding can lower illnesses in babies, such as ear infections, allergies, respiratory issues, colds and viruses, diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes, several childhood cancers and ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. According to The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics breastmilk is liquid gold. …


My favorite movie back then was Titanic. It was so romantic and I kept playing and singing the songs from the movie, to the point my grandparents bought me the sound track for me. True story on how my dream became reality in 1999.

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The song I loved the most was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion” I knew this song word for word and would sing it daily.

One day there was an announcement at school about a school talent show, and I decided to audition. I was so nervous and I told my grandpa I was…


Right now, we still need a mask to get into every establishment.

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Right now, we still need a mask to get into every establishment. So what happens after we decide to vaccinate and take part in activities and go to events without a mask? Do we even remember? Will ideas on what to do next just come to us?

We just endured so many changes and were still trying to adjust to the new norm, all while realizing that we might go back to normalcy really soon. I would be lying if I said I been quarantined for over a year. …


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It’s springtime, and the sun is shining, the nice crisp breeze is coming through your windows as soon as you open them.

I love the spring! It shifts my mood and gives me faith that brighter days are ahead. It was a freezing winter, and being quarantined and homeschooling my kids while working remotely did not help my mood much. There were days I felt trapped inside, so sometimes I would have my kids play in the snow. Now that Spring is here, I can’t help but think of all the clothing and items I need to get rid of…


There is a difference between using the terms Spanish, Hispanic and Latino.

Spanish is a language derived from Spain. “Spanish people” refers to people who are from Spain, just as English people are from England, and German people are from Germany. Hispanic refers to people who come from a Spanish-language background, while Latino is typically used to identify people who are from Latin America regardless of what language is spoken. …

Ashley Carino 🍂🌻

Mental Health & Lifestyle writer, creator of Her_Chance_ On IG I love to read & write!

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