Mojitos

The mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail consisting of just five ingredients– white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, club soda, and mint. It is summertime favorite, especially given its combination of minty sweet and lime flavor. Although there are countless mojito variations, my favorite involves using Bicardi Lime Rum. Most people make a classic mojito recipe with white rum. White rum is light-bodied with a sweet taste. I think the Bicardi Lime Rum adds to the flavor of the mojito. What you need: ½ cup white sugar 18 leaves of fresh mint 3 limes, quartered 1 cup of Bicardi Lime Rum (and […]

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Life Problems

While life can be so good, we all experience problems. The trick is to not let any one problem get too big or consume you too much. Here are a few things that can seem like big problems but are all problems that are manageable. 1. Someone criticizes you or someone is mean to you. You cannot please everyone you meet. Rather than dwell on the criticism, use it to not only teach you about yourself, learn from it. Promise yourself you will never treat someone the way you were treated. 2. You’re unhealthy. It’s easy to eat fast food. […]

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Keep It

Giving can be defined as providing love or other emotional support; caring. Have you ever given your love or time away? I give mine away every day. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give. When you give a piece of yourself, you are leaving others with your love, your smiles, your truths, your kindness, your values, your thoughtfulness — you are leaving them with you. Giving your love, time, and attention to others is giving a piece of yourself. There is no greater gift. I read this yesterday and thought I’d share it. “If you gave them […]

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Unlearn

“Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly.” Leon Brown We begin learning things the moment we enter this world. As we grow up, we are taught how to act, how to be, right from wrong and so much more. Things today are so much different than they were from when I was growing up. Times have definitely changed. While most of the things we are taught are extremely valuable, there are many things we need to unlearn. Unlearning requires finding new perspectives and finding […]

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A Great Pair of Heels

Nothing makes me feel more sexy or more confident than a great pair of heels. Whether you wear them to work or a night out, there is something about them that makes me feel good. High heels were introduced in the 1500s as a practicality. Persian solders wore them to help their feet stay in the stirrups while horse riding. This provided greater balance and ease while they shot their bow and arrow. Heeled shoes were introduced to European rulers, an they became a sign of wealth and power. Women also began wearing high heels (called choline’s or outer shoes) […]

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