Mexico’s Extraordinary Day

Through my window, I can see the first signs of spring. I instantly think of jacarandas and how the Mexican streets transform into a Monet painting every spring. Believe me, you don’t know deep, rich purple until you have seen the streets of Mexico City decorated by jacarandas.  Today, March 9th, 2020, will be oneContinue reading “Mexico’s Extraordinary Day”

Em’s Extras February 28th, 2020

I want to dedicate this post entirely to praise a book that reminded me this week, why people write books and why we read them. Educated by Tara Westover will blow your mind. It is not only beautifully written, but it is also told in a tone and in a rhythm so particular that itContinue reading “Em’s Extras February 28th, 2020”

Em’s Extras February 21st, 2020

I have been hooked recently with these emotional and insightful conversations between Oprah and her guest speakers. The interviews touch upon realizations, living a fulfilling life, mental health, self-love, making a difference, amongst other inspiring topics. These conversations are part of Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour. Below my favorites so far, but to be fair everyoneContinue reading “Em’s Extras February 21st, 2020”

Em’s Extras February 14th, 2020

Today, I am sharing some of my favorites quotes about self-love, friendship, and romance. “You are the something in my nothing box.” Em and the Shelf “What a beautiful place to be with friends.” Dobby, Harry Potter, and the Deathly Hallows “Without love, we are birds with broken wings.” Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie “AllContinue reading “Em’s Extras February 14th, 2020”

Em’s Extras January 24th, 2020

This week Em’s Extras is actually Em’s extra. I was feeling a little blue since I had nothing extra-interesting to share with you this week. (Yes, it was one of those weeks!) But then, this morning, one of my best friends sent me this video. The Secret to Superhuman Performance: personally, I am most identifiedContinue reading “Em’s Extras January 24th, 2020”

Em’s Extras January 17th, 2020.

Recently one of my best and wisest friends shared with me her daily affirmations. I am a note-taker by heart, and I love quotes. I am always noting down words or phrases that inspire me or underlining sentences in books. I have been doing this since forever but never with a further intention other thanContinue reading “Em’s Extras January 17th, 2020.”

Em’s Extras January 3rd, 2020

Sharing 3 extra-interesting things I discovered or re-discovered this first week of the year: Daniel Habif’s Instagram account: This is mainly for my Spanish-speaking readers, @danielhabif has extra interesting and extra inspirational quotes. He is a writer and public speaker with an extraordinary story. https://www.instagram.com/danielhabif/ Barack Obama’s Reading List: Go to @barackobama on Instagram toContinue reading “Em’s Extras January 3rd, 2020”

Em’s Extras December 20th

So sorry I haven’t been consistent with the extras, but the good news is that they are back! Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation with Paul Coelho: it is so inspirational to hear Paulo Coelho’s journey not only as a writer but also as a person in search of his personal legend. He talks about how heContinue reading “Em’s Extras December 20th”

Em’s Extras! October 18th

What does a nerdy (but super useful) tool, Nordic Art and fear have in common? They are part of this week’s: Em’s Extras! Grammarly: It is an app that automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing. It offers grammar and spelling check products as well as plagiarism detection. Apparently,Continue reading “Em’s Extras! October 18th”

Em’s Extras! October 11th

A dear friend suggested that I should try sharing the topics or things that are catching my attention in a particular week in the form of a newsletter or list. Really liked the idea and have been thinking since, about the best way to do it. Welcome to the first edition of Em’s Extras. EveryContinue reading “Em’s Extras! October 11th”