{Coffee with HyperFluent} Learning to Speak Spanish

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  • 1) Why Spanish?

The importance of a language is not only based on how useful a language is but also how many people use it to communicate amongst one another.

With more than 450.000.000 millions of individuals that speak Spanish as a native language, Spanish definitely holds its clout on the map.

In the US along more than 35,450,000 people speak Spanish.

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OPI Releases Limited Edition Pink Shatter Supporting Susan G. Komen

I’m so excited about this. I do not think there are enough words for me to describe my sheer happiness about this product.

This Fall, OPI will be launching a limited edition bottle of Shatter in the shade of pink to support breast cancer via Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Add this bottle together with their Nice Stems Collection and we are one happy set of girls! It’s a great 2011 for OPI shades of pinkaliciousness!

They said it better than I could, so I attached the press release for you to read below!

Get excited!!!  🙂 [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: Perspective

“Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.”

Madonna Louise Ciccone

Image via Dolce and Gabanna.

Madonna did it better than anyone else I’ve ever seen, heard of or known.

From Whose That Girl to Blonde Ambition right along to her Confessions, ‘Her Madgesty’ is the queen of self-reinvention.

I try to live by this saying I made up for myself not too long ago, that when life throws you limes and some salt, turn it into a sparkling margarita.

Or, rather I’m a firm believer in muddling those limes and making a caipirinha.

Understandable, that that phrase is easier said than done, but it’s the key to self-reinvention.

Call it, “perspective,” so to speak.

A hard pill to swallow, but good for you, once it’s slinking down your throat, as perspective can heal the mental wrinkles of the brain, soothing away the crazy, but not necessarily numbing the pain.

It’s better than that, it will help you leap over the hurdles in your life. [Read more…]

French Law is Anti-Feminist. It is even Anti-Fashion

My name is Leila Levi and I am a feminist.

I wanted to come clean by being upfront with what many millennials see as a dirty word.The connotation of being a feminist among young women in 2011 can be of bra burners and man-haters. I despise that such a narrow and derogatory view of feminism is expressed so frequently. I call it derogatory because it labels women who are feminists negatively, as if they are screaming stereotypes relegated to the fringes of society. Feminists are in every corner of the globe and come from all walks of life.

Feminism is about equality and civil rights, believes that women are created equal and, with very rare exception, should be treated equally under the law. [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: Change the World, Adeu, Barcelona!

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“Empty your mind of negativity and the universe will fill it with love, wisdom, and bliss.”

~ Ashley Bryce

I just don’t believe that things can just end.

Just like that.

I just don’t and can’t believe that things happen to people the point where they streamline into one inherent direction that is one way or another with no mixed mediums.

The world doesn’t work like that.

Call it serendipity, [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: In Vino Veritas

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“In vino veritas.” – Pliny the Elder

There is this saying in Latin, “In vino veritas,” that roughly translated, it means “in wine there is the truth.”

In essence it means, that after drinking, a persons’ tongue is loosened enough to say what they really think, what they really feel and incidentally, the truth.

Paulo Coelho has this saying where he proclaims that,

“truth resides where there is faith.”

It’s this concept of [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: Mother Teresa said, “Do It Anyway”

Reportedly written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for the children in Calcutta, India – it’s a phrase widely attributed to her.

Some people have said it was written on the wall of her room, not just in the building where she selflessly gave care to others.

Either way, it is associated with her and the Missionaries of Charity around the globe – expressing not only what they do, but the spirit in which they live their lives. [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: Did You Thank GOD Today? (Que Sera, Sera)

“In life, God grants you opportunities, you either embrace them or you don’t.

It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s what you do that defines you.”

– My daddy

“Did you thank God today that you’re pretty?” said my friend Michelle.

I beg your pardon, what?

“You heard me,” she said. “Did you thank God today that you’re pretty?”

Umm, no.

“Listen, I may not be [Read more…]

{Heal the World} My Charity: Water – Happy 8th Birthday Aidan!

Aidan & Sasha many moons ago...

Every once in awhile, we’re fortunate enough to be blessed with someone in our lives that makes us proud that we know them, mentored them, helped them, loved them etc.

I guess, I’m exceptionally lucky because I know quite a few people, but I think one, in particular, deserves an extra special mention today — considering it’s his 8th Birthday. [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: The Gratitude List

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

They say “count your blessings” and it sounds so simple, to the point it pretty much sounds stupid and almost superficial.

The thing is, as I’ve learned, when things get tough — think about the good things. There might [Read more…]