Why I Attended a Community Meeting About #Immigration

Many of you know that I am a cucaracha de iglesia and attend Mass every Sunday. My busy summer schedule shifts going to church to St. Matt’s–the majestic cathedral in Washington, D.C. where John More »

From Stress to Success in the City: Part 2: Renting vs Buying

If you feel established financially, buying a home, loft, condo, or apartment may be the right option for you. Establishing a mortgage payment rather than a rent check may be more attainable than you think. More »

Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »



Song to Teshima Walker Izrael, RIP

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The big, grand gestures and larger-than-life types always get the credit. But it is often times those people who work quietly, discretely, yet with singular focus who can open pathways that will alter your life. For me that person was  Read More...

Fitness: 3 Reasons to Try Pilates

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As back-to-school season approaches and my teacher‘s schedule begins to feel overwhelming, I turn to Pilates for an efficient workout that reduces stress. ¿Qué es Pilates? This mat-based fitness program uses small, isolated movements that engage only the muscles needed for  Read More...

Immigration Losers: GOP and “The Deportation Prez” or What I Said on MSNBC

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Washington’s groupthink has the immigration heat solely turned up on the GOP. They certainly are in the news–with some House Republican holdouts threatening to derail an overhaul to the immigration laws, Speaker John Boehner unable to tame his unruly conference,  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Avocado Pesto Potatoes Recipe

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When my late summer garden harvest sprouted multiple bunches of basil, I knew exactly what to put on the menu: pesto. You may be familiar with this sabroso vegetarian green sauce on pasta, but did you know pesto is delicioso paired with other foods  Read More...

PGA Championship Weekend Fitness: Stay Active with 5 Fun Golf Games

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‘Tis the season to swap your workout spandex for khakis and a collared shirt–August 8-11 is the 95th Professional Golfer’s Association Championship, where top golfers from across the nation compete in 4 rounds of 18 holes of golf for prize  Read More...

The Wise Latina Club’s Moment of Zen…¡on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

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A special kind of schizophrenia exists among television journalists–we want to one day be invited on The Daily Show with John Stewart, but we equally fear it. In this day when we’re doing more with less, most of us are  Read More...

UPDATE: Published in HuffPost Media! Beso to Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos or What I Said on MSNBC about The Washington Post Buy

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Latinos are serious PDA people, and not the air kiss type. Spend an afternoon at Casa Hurtado and there’s a whole lotta hand holding, abrazos, and just overall velcro-dom. So when I read on Twitter that Amazon founder and e-commerce pioneer  Read More...

Bolivian Independence Day Meatless Monday: Garlic Mashed Yuca Recipe

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Bolivia celebrates its Independence Day on August 6th, commemorating the establishment of the Bolivian Republic in 1825. In honor of this Día de la Patria, I am cooking a Bolivian staple: yuca. Also called casava, this dense white root plant with a bark-like  Read More...