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Tentación Thursday – 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life

Submitted by on October 1, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Today’s giveaway comes from La Buena Life member, Cami Walker. She just released her book, “29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life”.

“29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author’s life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving and receiving. Many of Walker’s gifts were simple -a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By Day 29, not only had Walker’s health and happiness improved, but she had created a worldwide giving movement”.

Win 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by leaving a comment below.

To purchase your own copy, click here.

Buen Sabor – Small Planet Smoothies

Submitted by on September 30, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Here’s a New Healthy Smoothie: comes in Berry Pomegranate, Mago Banana, and Strawberry Banana… yum!
“They have a full serving of fruit, are an excellent source of Vitamin C and contain a unique boost of wheatgrass.”

What’s Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the plant we commonly know as wheat. Wheat and wheatgrass are beneficial to the human body because it contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.The nutrient content of wheatgrass juice is roughly equivalent to that of fresh vegetables.

Terrífico Tuesday – Anjulie

Submitted by on September 29, 2009 - 5:01 pm

Here’s a new artist I recently heard. She has a really cool and calm vibe and sweet lyrics.
Check it out!

To hear more about Anjulie, click here.

Maravilloso Monday – Beach Ball Pilates

Submitted by on September 28, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Watch my Beach Ball Pilates at the Viva Wyndham Maya Resort in Mexico!

Fabuloso Friday – The Food for Everyone Foundation

Submitted by on September 25, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Here’s an unusual Non-Profit organization changing the world. The Food for Everyone Foundation travels internationally teaching organic gardening methods to underprivileged families. This allows them to learn how to feed themselves and earn a substantial income. Kudos!

To find out more about the foundation, click here.

Tentación Thursday – Bumpits

Submitted by on September 24, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Have you heard of Bumpits? I first saw them on the Ellen Degeneres show and tried it myself. They really work! I’m giving away a set today. Be sure to leave your comment below to enter to win.

To see how it works, watch this video.

Buen Sabor – Vegetable Lasagna

Submitted by on September 23, 2009 - 4:58 pm

Good tasting and healthy lasagnas are hard to come by but here’s one that’s simple to make and full of flavor. The best part is that it’s only 275 Calories per serving!

Click here for the recipe and preparations.

Terrífico Tuesday – Celine Dion, I’m Alive

Submitted by on September 22, 2009 - 5:14 pm

I love this song! I’m dedicating it to my son Vincent – everytime I hear it I remember him and his smile.
Who do you remember when hearing this song?

Celine Dion- I’m Alive (Stuart Little 2)
Uploaded by Ellyu. – Watch more music videos, in HD!

Maravilloso Monday – Ana Cabán hits the circus

Submitted by on September 21, 2009 - 5:30 pm

I hit the circus at Viva Circus Wyndham Maya. Watch the Video!

Fabuloso Friday – Children’s Health Fund

Submitted by on September 18, 2009 - 4:59 pm

“Children’s Health Fund, founded in 1987 by pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, is committed to providing comprehensive health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.” To find out more about the Children’s Health Fund and how you can spread the word, click here.

Tentación Thursday – BELLI

Submitted by on September 17, 2009 - 3:00 pm

I have a really cool product today from Belli. Belli is a skincare line that supports expectant and new mothers during a time of unique skin care issues, heightened safety concerns and emotion. As a new mom, I understand that such an important role is a blessing and a challenge. You want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to provide the best care for your bundle of joy.

As a skin care line that is teratology screened, Belli reports a higher standard for prenatal safety. Belli Motherhood is LactMed screened as a measure to avoid ingredients linked to harmful effects during breastfeeding. Belli Baby prides itself on xenoestrogens screenings for chemicals which can interfere with normal development of the reproductive system. For more information on Belli go to

If you’re a mother or want a gift for a new mom, please leave a comment below to enter to win 1 Motherhood Essentials Kit:
Pure Comfort Nursing Cream, Eye Brightening Cream, Body Firming Serum, Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer and Foot Relief Cream.

Buen Sabor – Thyme Tea

Submitted by on September 16, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Did you know?

Thyme tea is an often used home remedy for colds and flus. Drinking thyme helps fight infection, clear your upper respiratory system of mucus, and calm your cough. You can purchase thyme tea at most health food store or you can make it at home with dried thyme and boiling water.

Terrífico Tuesday – Relax, take it easy!

Submitted by on September 15, 2009 - 2:00 pm

— Mika: Take it Easy

This song is brilliant and such a stress reliever. It has a a great upbeat dance/Beatles feel.
What do you think of it?

Maravilloso Monday – Life is like a taxi

Submitted by on September 14, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
— Lou Erickso

I always refer to this quote. It’s a clever way to say that we’re not getting any younger and have to approach life actively and not let is just pass us by.

What’s your interpretation?

Fabuloso Friday – Peace4Kids

Submitted by on September 11, 2009 - 3:00 pm

My son Vincent turned one yesterday and we’re celebrating his birthday tomorrow with our friends and family. In lieu of gifts, I’ve asked everyone to make a donation to Peace4Kids. Since I’ve adopted him, he’s been the most wonderful light in my life and I just wanted to share this organization with you all.

“Peace4Kids provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth from ages 5-18, and after emancipation until age 24. Peace4Kids is truly on the front lines in addressing the needs of foster and at-risk youth in the South Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts, Willowbrook and Compton.”

To make a donation or find out more about Peace4Kids, click here.

Tentación Thursday – BabyCakes: The Cookbook

Submitted by on September 10, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Today I’m giving away the long awaited for, BabyCakes Cookbook: the Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery.

“In this book, Erin has finally shared her trade secrets — the ingredients and techniques that lend BabyCakes’ desserts the flavors, textures, and happiness-factor you’d find in the best patisserie. The highest praise I can offer is this: follow her recipes to the letter and you’ll fool them every time.”
—Tom Colicchio (from the Foreword)

“At BabyCakes NYC I can eat what I crave without harming my lovely animal friends–or myself. Every since that first fateful day, I’ve been waiting for this cookbook.”
—Natalie Portman

Add your comment below to enter to win the BabyCakes: Cookbook

For more about BabyCakes NYC™, click here.

Buen Sabor Wednesday – EAT CHOCOLATE!!!

Submitted by on September 9, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Did you know?

“For people who have had a first heart attack, chocolate consumption dramatically reduces the odds of dying from a future heart attack, according to new research out of Stockholm, Sweden. Read further for the right “dose” of chocolate.” -Steve Parker, M.D.

There you have it folks! An excuse to endulge on delicious chocolates…I’m reaching for the box now.

Terrífico Tuesday – Walking on Sunshine

Submitted by on September 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Sieze the day! Sometimes we feel like the sky is falling until we take a step back and factor in all the GOOD things we have. There’s always a reason to feel like you’re Walking on Sunshine!

Maravilloso Monday – Concentrate the mind on the present moment

Submitted by on September 7, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Sometimes we waste our thoughts on the past and fill our days with events to benefit our future – and in doing so, we forget to enjoy the present moment. Be thankful for everyday we have.

Fabuloso Friday-Feelin’ Nomadic

Submitted by on September 4, 2009 - 10:30 am

A few months back I featured Global Nomads Group, on a Fabuloso Friday. Global Nomads Group (GNG), an international NGO that creates interactive educational programs for students about global issues, was established over ten years ago. GNG’s educational programs include (1) four types of videoconferences — The PULSE, Currents, Innovations and Rapid Response — where students learn about and discuss subjects with their peers from around the world in live, facilitated sessions; and (2) videos and learning content on a variety of international issues relevant to teachers and students.

All GNG programs are directly linked to school curricula, education standards and 21st century learning objectives, and are accompanied by lesson plans and training to teachers. Programs are broadcast during the school day and cover a range of topics in the curriculum, including civics, social and global studies, geography, world history, science, economics and politics.

Well, fellow LBL member and my friend, Tonya Muro Phillips, works for GNG. And right now she is sailing on the MV explorer, to Cadiz, with the Semester at Sea (SAS) program. This is the historic 100th sailing of SAS and GNG is happy to be partnering with them on this voyage. Here is what Tonya has to say about this voyage,

“For those of you who do not have a clue as to what I am doing aboard the SAS ship, I thought I would briefly share that GNG is going to be broadcasting live videoconferences with secondary schools in each of the countries where SAS sails, along with schools in North America. The videoconferences are based on the manifold issues surrounding globalization and the flat world – the theme of the voyage. We will also be documenting a service learning project called the $100 Solution. We are thrilled that the faculty wants to work with us by attending our videoconferences, etc.”.

If you are interested in following Tonya’s voyage and the work of GNG please viist her blog, Feelin’ Nomadic. To learn more about Semester at Sea Cick Here.

Happy Sailing!

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