Stoicism

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I am currently listening to the book Stoicism by Tom Miles, I have to say that I am quite impressed so far and haven’t even finished the the book so I wanted to share a few lines that I really enjoy from the book. Also to encourage anyone reading this to try to get into books wether is reading or listening to them, it is so beneficial to space the mind, put things in perspective, and even learn new things from time to time. I know reading is not for everyone, I personally love both reading and listening to books but I am also very flexible and don’t try to finish everything I start just because I already have it which is probably why I do enjoy reading. Sometimes I prefer to nibble around different books specially when I can’t seem to bring myself to finish one I’ve already started because I have lost interest or just not in the mood for it. So don’t feel like you always have to finish every book you start sometimes is just good to pick this and that from various book, the point in my opinion is to read for the sake of reading and gaining knowledge that may be helpful for us in everyday life, to enlighten or brighten our mood! Getting lost in a book is a magical magical thing! Give it a try! ;)

The images are from Tom Miles book Stoicism, Chapter 3 - the highlighted parts are the ones that resonated most with me and I felt the need to share them! I have the book both on Audible and Kindle. Books are something I never regret spending money on.

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Songs of the Moment:

Kygo – Raging ft. Kodaline

Kygo – I’m in Love ft. James Vincent McMorrow

Alan Walker – Sing Me To Sleep

Justin Bieber – Company

Pablo Alborán – Recuérdame

Anuhea “Simple Love Song” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

A few Pictures from my trip to Slovenia and Italy over a week ago! IMG_9571IMG_9538 IMG_3632

Steps to a Great Year!

februaryCan’t believe is already FEBRUARY! Insane how fast time is going by which is why I needed to make this Post today!

I absolutely LOVE Alex & Mimi Ikonn both separately and together, I love their outlook on Life, Money, Business, World Views, Relationships, and the list goes on… I watched a video Alex posted which is great to watch for thinking what you want out of this New Year and how to achieve it… Here is the link to the video but I have also created 2 images with the main focus of the video in English & Spanish, I am considering to make a Spanish version of his video, let’s see if I’m Brave enough to step in front of a camera.

But anyways I hope you get your Pen & Paper and get writing down the answers to this 4 questions! I am looking forward to a great year, who is with me?

Processed with MOLDIV META UNI 2016Can’t let you go without my TOP Songs of the moment!

Birdy – Wings
The Proclaimers – Like Comedy

Have a Wonderful Day! Lots of Love & Positive Energy!

Latest Inspos & Random Thoughts

I’m missing La Madre Patria (The Mother Land) very badly lately, just feeling very nostalgic about my home country and having this huge desire to be there. Is actually funny because after living in 3 different countries I almost feel like I don’t really have a place I can say ‘this is home’ but at the same time I also feel that they are all home because I can relate to all 3 of these countries, bizarre feelings.

Anyways here are some images of Dominican Republic from my last trip there in 2014

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Feelings & Thoughts… Some words from the guy behind this blog, talking about how as women confuse men more than they actually confuse us women… I believe we both confuse each other out of too much Pride, not wanting to come off vulnerable, and simply because We Don’t Ask and therefore go around assuming like clueless chickens. But let’s face it, is flipping hard to be vulnerable and to put our pride aside and simply ask what we are wondering and pondering in our crazy wild minds… What are your thoughts on the matter?

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Talking about Dudes, here are some funny things I screenshotted a while back:

Beard Funny

Fashion Inspo: Lately I really want to dress up… I’m in a Blazer-Mood but I have always love Blazers, they are just so chic but masculine at the same time! I remember even wearing blazer during High School, they are just perfect!

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Some Inspo Pictures Quotes! I love collecting these & looking them up whenever I need motivation and we all need some of that from time to time:

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Latest songs on Repeat on my iPod!

Matthew Perryman Jones – Only You  (So Much LOVE for his magical voice & lyrics)

Wason Brazoban – Que Vida  (Que Maldita cancion, THIS SONG is everything)

Grupo Negros – Contigo En La Cabeza (Fun & Meaningful, right up my alley)

Have a Wonderful Day or Evening you Beautiful Human! Lots of Love & +Vibes

Mondays

I love Mondays and Coffee!!!!

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Even though many people dislike Mondays, I find them to be the perfect day to start again, to get organized for the week, get things done, and make s#!t happen. Mondays are like a fresh start!

I recently supported Alex Ikoon and his partners on the Productivity Planner which they launched on Kickstarter, with my small contribution I got the PDF copy of the planner but I am highly considering of ordering the actual planner. I’m a pen and paper type of doer, if I don’t write it down it probably won’t get done and this planner really motivates me, is easy to manage, and makes you feel good when you get more done. For example today I went beyond my expectations of what I needed to get done for the day and is always great to see those results because it pushes you to do better the next day and the next day and so on. I have a planner for work which I love because is by hours and that’s super important for my job. Are you a planner person? Do you find them useful?

QOTD:  “The Scariest moment is always before you Start.” -Stephen King

Advise of the Day from Dani: Always remember to be kind to yourself!

Picture Mood of the Day:

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Songs of the moment:

Felipe Santos – Olvidarte (Acústico)

Cali Y El Dandee – Por Fin Te Encontré ft. Juan Magan, Sebastian Yatra

Cosculluela Feat. Nicky Jam – Te Busco

***Hope you are all having a great Monday!***

Thank You 2015!!!

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What A Year!!!

I don’t remember a year were I have cried or laughed so much, 2015 you have been an EXTRAORDINARY year. I cannot Thank God and the Universe enough!!!

 Highlight of 2015:

Trip to India 2015 – an unexpected Dream that came true!

Trip to Norway 2015 – a dream for over 3 years that finally came true!

Trip to Paris – unexpectedly amazing trip with my awesome Angie!

Coming home and seeing my family after living abroad for over 14 months!

 2015

This year has been all about going with the flow and my gut instinct, lots of tears, loads of laughter, amazing friendships, incredible memories, getting to know myself better than I have ever known myself, challenging myself to the core, practicing yoga, meditating, loving, forgiving, researching for fun and for knowledge, in general it has been a truly fantastic year. Things I dreamed of happening to me happened to me this year, which only proves that what we set our minds on we can accomplish, if I did the things I dreamed of You Can Do them too! And nothing happened exactly how I dreamed it but instead better and even more memorable.

Best Membership of 2015:  My Audible.com membership!!!! LOVE IT so much!

 Best Books of 2015:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Let Go by Pat Flynn

El Principito

Best Habits:

Meditating

Walking

Gratefulness Walk (Something I learned from Alex & Mimi Ikonn)

Listening to Audiobooks

Asking Challenging questions to myself and does around me

 Advice for the New Year!

Take it one day at a time, try to look at the negative things as blessings in disguise, remember to breathe, be grateful for what you have, eat better, walk or workout, meditate or have a few minutes of quiet time to yourself daily, go with the flow, follow your gut instinct, go outside more often, read, listen, challenge yourself, have good relationships with yourself/family/friends/significant other, learn to manage your money better and use it wisely, be more silly, be certain that the only certainty in life is death, everything else we can work on! There is only one life so make yourself Proud!

Best Music!!!! So much good music!!!! Is hard to pick so I will just pick the ones that I have been listening to lately or the ones that stood out the most this year!

Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams

Kwabs – Walk

Nat King Cole -  L-O-V-E

Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man

Ricardo Arjona – Cavernicolas

Anna Naklab – Supergirl – acoustic version

Marc Anthony – Vida Yo Te Amo

Wisin y Yandel – Gracias a Ti

Nicky Jam y Enrique Iglesia – Perdon

Gallan Goodiyaan – Dil Dhadakne Do

Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freeky

Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes of You

Braulio – Un Viaje Por Tu Cuerpo

Elvis Martinez – Laudano

Voz Veis – Aunque Sea Poco

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Hope you have an amazing year ahead, full of good health, prosperity, kindness, meaningful friendships, self-love, love, new adventures, and that you can accomplish everything you set your mind out to do!

Welcome 2016!!!!

Going Abroad…

So my questions for you are, where have you been/what program you’re doing? How has it impacted your life? Do you think you would have been the person you are now if you stayed here?

First thank you Erika for asking me these questions, I needed to make a post about this topic and never get around to doing it, so now I have a reason to do it!

So since I quit my job in May 2014, I went to Connecticut, NYC, Dominican Republic, back to NYC, and then after that I moved to Slovakia to work as an English teacher in a private kindergarten. I didn’t go through a program, a friend of my friend was already working in one of the kindergartens over there and suggested my friend to apply so she told me and we both applied, it took a couple of months for everything to work out due to waiting for paperwork and all that stuff but I quit my job even before I knew I would go to Slovakia because I really just wanted to take some time to travel and “to find myself”. So I got the job to go work in Slovakia in July and moved there July 31st.  Once there my travel adventures just seem to happen almost without even planning them so much. I went to Budapest-Hungary 2 times, Vienna in Austria 2 times, Brussels in Belgium, The Hague+Amsterdam in Holland, a few cities in Slovakia, Bled in Slovenia, Prague in Czech Republic 2 times, Paris in France, Oslo + Bergen in Norway, Mannheim in Germany, and lastly the amazing trip to India which still seems unreal.

You may be wondering how I managed to afford that, it was a lot of saving and managing my money way better than I have ever done before, using my credit card, and my tax money from working in USA in 2014. A lot of the vacations were short or I took them on long weekends and Europeans just give you way more days off for vacation, they don’t take holidays for granted. India was the longest I spend 2 weeks there. So most of the trip planning I did it on my own or with friends, didn’t use any programs, stay for free in Paris, Bergen, Germany and Budapest using CouchSurfing, friends, and also used Airbnb for cheaper accommodations, stay in Hostels, and literally once you start to get the idea in your head things really just sort of flow and happen almost like magic as crazy as that may sound.

It has impacted me so much, I am definitely a lot different then before, I care more about the world in general, I believe in myself and others way more than before, I am a hundred times better at managing my money, I am more confident in myself and in my decisions, I trust my gut a lot more, I value things a lot more, I am more willing to take risk, to take opportunities when they arrive at my door steps, I drink less which sounds funny but seriously before I left my idea of a “good time” consisted in drinking every weekend, now I much rather enjoy having meaningful conversations and I like that I don’t feel that need to get super tipsy to “enjoy” my night, I am more humble, more empathetic, and overall I have to say I love myself a whole lot more today.

Of course not everything was rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies but serious the hard times I went through were all worth it, and that’s all just part of life.

If you are thinking of taking some time off to travel, to work abroad or volunteer abroad DO IT. DO IT. DO IT! Even small trips change you if you are opened, fully embracing the places you are going and open to the people you meet along the way. BIGGEST advice is to SAVE SAVE SAVE, save as much money as you can before you take off because is nice to have some money to depend on and it will just give you a peace of mind and more freedom while you are out there. While I was living abroad I realized how much money I threw away on unnecessary things when I was living in the States, I won’t let myself do that again.

Never in a millions years would I be the person I am right now if I didn’t take the chance of moving to another country, of opening myself to people, new culture, and everything in between. If I could do it all again I would in a heartbeat!

11125540_10200566183954213_7242730351208084659_o(1)When you open yourself to the Universe, the Universe stands right beside you, granting you all your heart desires. – Dani

Had my lovely cousin Carito model the Map I bought just to write that Awesome quote on!

Be Brave.
Believe in Yourself.
Do what You think is right.
Take risks.
You have this one life.
Make yourself proud.
-Jerome Jarre

Song: Years Around the Sun – Miles Away

It’s My Birthday!!!!

Screen Shot 2015-10-25 at 4.59.40 PMSooo happy to be one year younger!!!! Even Google wished me a Happy birthday hahaha

I am beyond Happy and Thankful with all that I have lived so far.

This is the first birthday in a longgg time that I’m actually at home doing absolutely nothing but somehow I feel beyond happy! I think is because I have done so many amazing things already, challenging myself on several occasions, embracing life for all it has to offer the good and the bad that is nice to be able to lay here on my bed and just reminiscence on all the incredible memories and experiences in this 25 years of life! Thank you Universe for putting all the amazing people that are constantly in my life, that come by every so often, or the strangers I get the chance to meet only once! I don’t have wealth but today I feel extremely wealthy in memories!

A Song for the Current Mood! - Pharrell Williams – Happy

I Love You Magical World! Thank you for another wonderful year!!!!

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SuperGirls Do Cry…


Supergirls do Cry but it is completely Okay. It took me a while to accept it and still I don’t cry so easily in front of people but I think is important to cry and let it all out, I prefer to specially do it when I am alone or standing in your shower- this is probably the best time to cry. Just letting all the problems, small issues, insecurities, uncertainties, and everything in between run down your face is LIBERATING.

Yes we are all Strong individuals but we are only Humans and sometimes we just need to let it out. You will feel better the next day and more ready to take on the world but there is no need to take on the world so just remember to BREATHE and CRY a little from time to whenever needed.

**Back from India! In Bratislava and soon heading home to Boston in just 3 days… But all that is for another post… Lots of crying lately hence why this song has been so touching to me since I first heard it. Hope you like it too and that you are having a good day without tears! ;)

Let It All Out, Let Yourself be Free

Let It All Out, Let Yourself be Free

Take the Road…

Uffffff I have been beyond MIA on the blog, not sure if anyone is actually visiting haha

But Anywho tomorrow I should be on my away to INDIA!!!!! Goodness I can not even BELIEVE it! Once I set a foot there maybe I will believe!

The EaThe Easy Road, will Never Lead You anywhere Worth Your Time. -dgdisla(me) #DominicanRepublic

The Easy Road, will Never Lead You anywhere Worth      Your Time. -dgdisla(me) #DominicanRepublic

This Song, is Ummm ummm!!! – Coma Cat – Tensnake ( Round Table Knights Remix )

My Heart Aches…

My Heart Aches but no is not for a boy or a bad break up, my heart aches for traveling… Traveling brings me such happiness… I have been bitten by a “travel bug” and ever since that bite all I wish for is for more and more traveling. I find myself always trying to plan my next trip, I can’t help it and lately I feel that ache more and more. But I am happy that next week I should be on a plane to NORWAY!!!! Is been my dream to go there for over 3 years now so to finally be so close to reaching such a dream is pretty epic!

But any trip it doesn’t matter how small/long it is or how insignificant it may seem is a great and completely matters. I have this theory that simply by being somewhere else our minds spend so much and maybe we won’t be able to realize right in that moment what the trip is doing for us but later on it comes to you and is just like “Wow” almost like a flashbulb just sparked inside your head and all of the sudden you know how important and special that small little trip truly was.
So when you get the chance to travel take it, do it, own it! Bills come and go Life doesn’t. Don’t neglect your responsibilities but just try to always save a bit to take the time to travel, you will be amazing all you will grow with every place and every amazing person you meet! Also is good to not just travel for the five star resort and the 100% catered experience while those trips are nice they won’t get you to really feel the vibe of a country and to really experience the “Wow” factor I mention above.

A proper song for this post: Years Around the SunMiles Away