• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Secrets and Silence

    Secrets and Silence How many of you have held a secret that causes you pain and suffering? How many of you have been silent? Why do you continue to be silent? I invite you to ponder these questions if you have secrets and have been silent. Giving the secrets a voice is FREEDOM! I am one of those women who have been silent most of my life. I have carried this burden. As a result of it, for years I questioned what is wrong with me? I always had this lingering hole in my being. I never knew what it was. It was my 60th birthday that prompted me to get…

  • What Makes A Woman Powerful? by Jane Powell

    A powerful woman doesn’t have to prove she is powerful. Women who feel the need to prove their power usually deep down don’t feel they are powerful. They try to prove something to themselves and others. The more you continue down this path, the more doubts you will have.   Women know their power. We are tough yet tender daily. We remain strong with our loved ones through rough times. If they stumble or need support, we are there with soft sensitive words, and open our hearts to them and comfort them with our arms. Be proud of your ability to be strong and gentle. Let your power make it…

  • Being Your Authentic Self

    Be YOURSELF. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. JUST BE! Thich Nhat Hanh The day you were born, you were a perfect miracle! You were pure, perfect, innocent, beautiful, precious, amazing, alert, joyful, loving, peaceful, happy, wondrous, trusting, and a divine presence. The list goes on. This was your authentic self! This was your true ESSENCE. As we got older, we inherited belief systems from others. We become cognizant of what others thought about us, told us what we should be or shouldn’t be. We began to put on a mask, one…

  • FORGIVENESS

      Forgiveness is something that we all need to do. I invite you to think about people in your life that you haven’t forgiven. Do feel resentment towards those people because they hurt you? Do you need to forgive yourself? I have found that it’s hard to forgive myself.  Is forgiving easy? It may not be. You may ask how do I forgive? Truth, we are all human and we make mistakes. You may ask yourself why should I forgive? What do I get out of forgiving someone that hurt me? Is it my ego that is stopping me? If we don’t forgive, we resent and when we resent we…