Fitness: 5 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddleboarding this Summer

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Take advantage of the final days of summer with a stand up paddleboarding workout. This sport is accurately named: participants stand on a foam board and use a paddle to move through the water. Curiosity prompted me to step out of my fitness comfort zone and buy an online coupon for a beginner’s “SUP” class with my husband and some amigos. Although I’ve been a dancer all […]

8 Tips to Boost Motivation at Work

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Hispanics take pride in their work ethic defined by hard work, dedication, and being reliable. Nothing has been given to us, but fortunately we do not use that as an excuse to give less than 100% at work! Unfortunately, such commitment can take a toll, leaving us emotionally and physically spent. We all have those days, so […]

Dem “War on Women”? OR My First GIF Thanks to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts

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The topic is Anthony Weiner and how his campaign, if not his marriage and family, is flying off the rails. I’m thinking about the GOP field day brought to you by Weinerlandia and another lascivious, aging politician–San Diego Mayor Bob Filner–who is accused by at least eight women of sexual harassment. In the case of […]

Meatless Monday: Summer Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe

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Quinoa is a super food that is a smart option for vegetarians and vegans because it is rich in minerals and high in protein. For thousands of years, the people of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru have recognized its nutritional value and energy boosting properties. Now this Andean region secret has gotten out with the United Nations declaring 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. Try this summer quinoa recipe: Summer Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe […]

Fitness: 5 Tips for a Safe Workout in Summer Heat

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I look forward to summer as a time to be active outdoors, but exercising in the heat can be hazardous to your health. You don’t have to put your fitness routine on vacation when it gets hot, but you do need to take extra precautions to stay safe as temperatures rise. Natalie’s Tips for a Safe Workout in Summer Heat Stay hydrated: Your […]

What Your Communications Strategy Can Learn From Catcalls OR What I Said on NPR

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Yes, your communications strategy can learn a lot from cat calls which is a topic I spoke about on NPR‘s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. ¿Qué qué? What can “¡Oyeee, Mamiiii!” (accompanied by puckering lips sounds) teach me about engagement, messaging, and outreach? Turns out, mucho. Firstly, let’s define what a cat call is: an […]

Meatless Monday: Colombian Independence Day Patacones with Hogao Sauce

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Celebrate 20 de julio or Colombia’s Independence Day with a sabroso Colombian favorite: patacones with hogao sauce. These savory fried plantains, also know as tostones, are easy to prepare and make a delicious vegetarian appetizer or side dish for any occasion. Natalie’s Patacones Recipe Ingredientes 2 green plantains vegetable oil for frying salt to taste Instrucciones Peel plantains and cut into 1 […]

On Telemundo’s Sunday Public Affairs Show for L4LL’s Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program

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At Latinas for Latino Literature (L4LL), the literacy and education organization I co-founded, our “communications strategy” is based on the ol’ principle: que corra la voz del pueblo–old fashioned word of mouth. But when you’re able to tell your story to a bigger part of el pueblo, well, that just means more people will have […]