Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth Day!

My big green sweater and some green eye shadow, Check!
Started off the day late didn't allow me to go to other events in NYC (although i was hoping to). I decided to go to Tomkin Square Park "Rock Against Poverty" Concert because it was the park i grew up in and my old neighbored in the East Village.
While i was sitting there listening to the bands play, I spotted Shanan (Incredible Carpenter/friend of the family and someone who saw me grow up) walking by with his son James. I hailed them over and had a cool little chat with them. It was cool because I never really spoke to James before although playing as babies was the only interaction we really had with each other. He looked so grown with so much hair on his face! We had a awesome conversation and plan to have drinks one day. I love reconnecting! After wards i webnt to the handball courts to see my Uncle Boobie play Handball. I was so under dressed i couldn't stand being outside anymore! I did get a chance to give him a sample of my deep hair moisturizing treatment for him and his wife :).
Tomkin Square Park


Marybeth (shanas Ex wife & James's mom) is the most loveliest woman. In 1st grade my class went out to the local Community Garden to learn about Gardening. Marybeth showed me a bunch of different flowers and even let me eat some! That was my 1st ever introduction to natural. Later on in life when i was 20 years old i became a member of this garden and had my own plot! Good times.

Empire state building

Later on that night I decided to come back out to hang being that it was friday night and all. It was fun because this weekend Che (Brother in law) was visiting and i went to pick him up from Penn station and along the way i noticed that New York was definitely repping Earth Day!

***I just wanted to shout out my mother in law for making such an amazing plate of homemade fetachini and setting the sharing rules down. I got to eat half! lol <3

Engage in your Community!!!

100 ways to help your planet!

Get involved! Volunteer!

My favorite Farmers Market!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Longevity


Centenarian - A person that lives passed the age of 100

Lately, my friends and i have been talking about how Chinese and Japanese people live passed 100 years old. **Cool fact about Japanese people is their diet wich is Mainly low in refined simple carbohydrates and their hygienic practices keep them alive for a long time. Crazy thing is Japan comes in second place to the united state on the most centanarians in 2010!
A topic that always seems to be up for conversation; hearing other say " YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!" Well they are right and you should indulge and enjoy food, but in moderation. I believe that when you understand the importants and joy that comes from moderation (in food or anyother part of your life), you can live more comfortably in your own skin. Growing up in a Spanish household had us living in many bad but very delicious eating habits. I would stuff my face every time and always feel uncomfortable afterwards. Food is a wonderful thing that should be an event every time you eat. Heck! Thanksgiving is Worship food holiday for me! But Ask yourself this, overtime the food starts to take an effect on your body because foreign unnatural substance are living in me that shouldn't be. After ignoring your bodies needs over time can end up in horrible result such as disease and pain. Your body will over time come to a point where it wont feel good while trying to function properly. Thats not LIVING at all. Pay attention to your bodies need NOW so that later on you can live a long life feeling great! Take it one step at a time and do things on your pace!

Everyday is a new chance to turn your life around!

I strive to see 100 Strong! All i hope for is health and happiness within me and around me. I hope to accomplish many ways to inspire others to follow. <3