• dance

    Dance it out, seriously.

    Do you have a favorite at-home workout? For me, it’s dance. Dancing has always been my jam, moving the body, learning choreography, and letting my alter ego out. Dancing was always around growing up. I’m part Mexican, so any excuse my mom had to party, she was down, with music and dancing being involved 99.9% of the time. It became something that just naturally happened at parties. As I got older, I discovered hip-hop and it’s honestly my favorite. I love the beat, the choreography, the dress code (no heels! As comfy and loose as possible!), and the way it encourages you to release that sassy, diva-like, confident self. I…

  • Family & Motherhood

    why dancing is the answer to everything

    “Seriously, you can’t play that song one more time or I might lose it” “Hold on, just one more time, I have to get this one last 8 count down” There are songs my husband can’t listen to because I have reached the maximum number of replays in his book. Artists like Beyonce, Usher and Britney (back in the day when she was good) have fallen victim of this terrible end result. When I taught hip hop, I would comb through YouTube to find interesting choreography, ways to make your body move to feel the music in the best way possible. Dancing is the ultimate way to do that. it…

  • Family & Motherhood

    finding what you love

    Finding what you love can be life’s saving grace. It serves as a distraction, an esteem booster, a blissful waste of time and if you’re lucky and work hard, what you love could even be your job.  I’ve had many loves in my life that have played an important role in my life. Music Music was always playing in my house since I was a baby. I remember being woken up on the weekends by my parents blasting music of Cher, Simon and Garfunkel and Dianne Warwick along with Italian and Latin artists while my mom made breakfast. After elementary school, I entered into the standard identity crisis phase known…