• RESILIENCY

    Written by Natasha Burke March 25, 2020 As we all are going through this challenging time with the Corona Virus, having to stay home, social distancing and not much human contact may cause people to feel fear or anxiety. More than ever, this is a time to practice resilience. I know that I had a couple of days of feeling off. What has helped me go get through the uncertainty is meditation. When I meditate I am present. I slow my thought process down. My breath slows down, and when I am done I feel good. I have taken walks in nature, which always makes me feel good. Having conversations…

  • YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

    Author, Natasha Burke I am Enough, Becoming empowered and celebrating your True self Being your authentic self is the culmination of a lifetime of lessons in living, learning, growing and changing. It’s all the things that make you unique, and need to be expressed. It is not what you believe you are supposed to be and do. Being your authentic self is the core of who you are. It’s the real, true, genuine substance of who you are. It’s all of the things that make you unique and authentic. Being authentic means to be true to one’s own personality and spirit despite pressures from external forces and influences.  It’s hard not to…

  • GRATITUDE

    Written by Natasha Burke Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, a readiness to show appreciation for and to return to kindness. Every morning when I wake up, I start my day by stating what I am grateful for. This just sets the tone for my day, being grateful. I am grateful for the abundance in my life. This is a wonderful ritual to start a brand new day. Being more grateful in life means that you are also allowing yourself to be happier, more content, and more satisfied with everything that is going on around you. If you have negative thoughts, replace them with positive thoughts. It’s all about…

  • Woman of the Month Features Trish Luna

    I would like to honor this amazing woman for all that she is and all that she does. Trish Luna is clearly an outstanding volunteer, mentor, and advisor, but I believe she should be viewed foremost as an outstanding Girl Scout leader who embodies their mission. She is and has been a troop leader for the Girl Scouts since 2001, as well as a facilitating trainer for both leaders and girls within the organization itself.  She has been among the most visible promoters of girls’ leadership skills, using her passion and dedication to help build girls with Courage, Confidence and Character.  She has served as an extraordinary role model. Trish has generously…

  • TRIGGERS

    Triggers Witten by Natasha Burke November 9, 2018 Do you have triggers? What are your triggers? What do you do when you are triggered? Do you have coping skills to use when you are triggered? You might ask, what is a trigger? A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashbacks bringing the person back to the event of her/his original trauma. Triggers are real. Different things trigger different people. A person may avoid situations and stimuli that she/he thinks may trigger a flashback. Triggers are old painful feelings. Once you recognize your trigger, I invite you to look at that trigger. See where it originated so…

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Written by Bianca Peralta Women have always been associated as flowers due to their apparent feminine and delicate nature. However, flowers are essential to our ecosystem and much like women, we couldn’t survive without either. Also flowers range from different shapes, sizes, and colors just like the wonderful Hispanic Women we honor during Hispanic Heritage month. I want to take the time to reclaim the feminine association of a flower by demonstrating how each unique flower represents a different Hispanic female icon. Though individually these flowers are stunning and serve a various array of different functions out in nature, when you put all the flowers together, the bouquet makes up…

  • Woman of the Month Features Corin Rose Burke

    WOMAN OF THE MONTH FEATURES CORIN ROSE BURKE She Rises From The Ashes, A Mother’s Point of View I am writing this to honor my daughter, Corin who was in the Las Vegas shooting and survived. As a mother I will never know what she experienced, what she felt, or continues to feel. I see the signs of her pain, her anxiety, and her fear. I would like to share this very deep story with you. I share this now, one year later because it’s time for me, mama bear, to heal too. It was midnight on October 1, 2017 when I awoke from sleep in my daughter Corin’s bed.  She…

  • WHY DO WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO OTHER WOMEN?

    Natasha Burke, Women Empower Each Other June 21, 2018 “COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY”, Theodore Roosevelt I am going to be authentic and share with you where my struggles with comparison have been. I invite you to ponder the questions of when did comparison start for you? In what areas do you compare yourself with other women, and how does it make you feel? My thought is by being mindful when comparison shows up in your life, you can name it, claim it, and most important, release it. It comes down to being ENOUGH! I AM ENOUGH! YOU ARE ENOUGH! For me body image has been huge for most…

  • I AM ENOUGH

    Written by Natasha Burke April 9, 2018 How many times have you felt you are not enough? Where does this come from? How does it make you feel? I am here to remind you that YOU ARE ENOUGH JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. WE ARE ENOUGH JUST THE WAY WE ARE.  SELF-LOVE- The instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being. SELF-LOVE: What Does It Mean To Love One’s Self? “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.”—– John O’Donohue. SELF-LOVE-…

  • BELIEF SYSTEM

    Written by Natasha Burke, February 23, 2018 What are your core beliefs? Are you beliefs formed based on other people’s beliefs? Does your belief system enrich your life or cause you pain and suffering? Belief systems come from external influences such as religion, political system, society, family, parents, relatives, friends, peers, mentors, employers, media and others. Your belief system is fundamentally how you approach your life.   Think back as far as you can at something someone said that you continue to hold as part of your belief. Is this belief something you truly believe about yourself? Is this belief something that gets in the way of living your life…