Born and raised in poverty in Trinidad, she grew up with low self-esteem and depression brought on by childhood molestation. Her circumstances threatened to dim the light inside of her. But she couldn’t accept that. So she changed her story. At 28, she moved to Brooklyn to give her two young daughters a better life. She became a Certified Youth Coach and later earned a degree in business.
In 2015, she hosted a holiday party for families from local homeless shelters in lieu of her 40th birthday party. Inspired to impact more people on a larger scale, she founded a nonprofit that same year. It all started with one girl. That girl was me.
I carry because I refuse to be a victim and another statistic. Because even in the best, "most safe" neighborhoods, bad things still happen. Because the average response time for the police is 7-10 minutes, (I read some reports with longer times) and in an emergency situation, there is no time to waste. Being a woman is scary. I've seen way to many headlines with women being attacked in parking lots by sickos. I carry because it is my right. I will defend myself when there is no one there to defend me. #whyicarry
Totalmente de acuerdo, para algunas mamis que le encanta criticar la conducta de los hijos ajenos, que si es odioso, que si es varòn y le dejas el pelo largo lo van a confundir, se van a burlar de el en el colegio, no lo van aceptar en la iglesia porque al padre no le gusta ( hay que destacar que el problema no está en de quien se burlan sino en quien se burla)antes de andar haciendo criticas negativas debemos de verlar por el bienestar de nuestros hijos, fortaleciendo su autoestima e inculcandole valores para que sean niños felices en este mundo de tantas creencias erròneas y dònde se vive tanto de la apariencia que ya la propia felicidad ha dejado de existir por cumplir con las expectativas de los demás. #empoweredwoman#SeamosFelices#VamosAEducarnosMas#SeñalarMenos
If you are new to my IG, here’s a little bit about me that you may not know: ▪️Cooking with music or a podcast is my stress reliever ▪️ I’m an extroverted introvert
▪️ I love saying the F word..a lot ▪️ I am my calmest in an emergency situation. ▪️I’m a Taurus with a cancer rising, Pisces moon
▪️ I hate malls and shopping
▪️ I love breaking rules ▪️ I drive fast
▪️ I’m attracted to powerful men
▪️ I’m 100% gluten free
▪️ I once moved to Santa Fe without a job, a place to live, or knowing anyone just because I fell in love with the town. ▪️ I secretly would love to be on TV cooking show
▪️ I have 1 older brother ▪️ I’m obsessed with essential oils ▪️ I’m a Life Path #5
▪️ I was once in a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship ▪️ When was diagnosed with lupus nephritis 12 years ago, I fired my doctors when they told me I’d be on the transplant list in 5 years and I’ll suffer forever. BS. #dontaccepttheprognosis#freedomseeker#empoweredwoman#bosslady#santafenewmexico#lupusnephritis#thrivingnotjustsurviving
2 things I said would NEVER happen when I had kids: no mini van and none of those shorts/skirts swimsuits or tankinis.
I envisioned a fine ass SUV. Got that✅ and I envisioned feeling confident AF and so damn good in my own skin that I would be rocking a sexy numba like this, and be enjoying my time, the people I was with and my surroundings.
That second part will be happening in Mexico in 4 weeks with my man!
Not in constant turmoil in my mind about how crappy I felt, which would then lead to me in a bad mood -> that energy affecting others around me.
I won’t lie - yeah, it was a lot about my physical appearance, but that will only take you so far. It became way more than that for me. It became about living the fuck out of my life! (Hence the consistency).
If you feel me. If you want this - feeling amazing in your own skin, having the confidence to rock anything you want, and becoming the healthiest, strongest, happiest YOU, so you can live the fuck out of your life too...I got you!
Last day to join us is Sunday. I still have 4 weeks before my trip to take my own results even further. Imagine what can happen for you in 4 weeks! It’s time to go for what YOU want!💜
DM me or go to the link in my bio @tatianaamico or tatianaamico.com/hotmama
Happy World Doula Week! These incredible birth workers are freaking rockstars!
Research has shown that having a doula as a part of your birth team • decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%
• decreases the length of labor by 25% • decreases stress • increase oxytocin levels while helps create efficient contractions
They are a wonderful addition to any hospital, birth center, cesarean, or home birth!
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The warning I ignored. The life I could have saved. 💔 But then it was too late.
Watching my dog, Lola, slowly go lifeless in October 2016 was one of the most emotionally difficult things to watch.
She was a special needs dog the entire second half of her life. But the last year was the most difficult because she had seizures once or twice a month.
Lola was never my "favorite" dog. She was always a pain for me because she was stubborn and was always doing something wrong. Be we grew closer due to the seizures.
She's taught me more and more how to be patient and how much she needed me. When people would tell me how cute she is and how they wish they had a dog that looked like her, I'd chuckle to myself. Not many people would "put up with" a dog that behaves the way she does or has seizures. Most people would abandon her or put her to sleep because it's too much of a strain on their lives.
In October 2016, I had to put her to sleep. Because I ignored the warning signs that she had an infection. It happened during a time of business chaos and her needs flew under the radar. Eve came to Spokane for a few days and we were working around the clock on @DiscoveryDyet material.
And Lola got sicker and sicker, while still acting "normal"... by day 3, the vet diagnosis was grim. I struggled with having emergency surgery that only gave her a 10-20% likelihood of living (and costing $$$$) or bringing her home and letting my husband say goodbye to her before taking her back to the vet the next morning to have her put to sleep.
I made a mistake. I have to live with it. I'm not dwelling on it anymore. But I never want to be so busy again that I ignore what's important.
This is #Day12 of the 30-day self-love writing challenge from #inspiretransformationacademy from the #HowILearnedToLoveMyself series.
Want to start the self-love process? Join the challenge in the Academy! Link to join in bio! @inspire_transformation .