Going Vegan.

I’ve decided that for the month of February, the month of love, I’m going to jump in the deep end and go vegan. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time as a way to totally detox my body from the toxins and inflammation I’ve been experiencing lately. So, beginning February 1 I’ll cut out all animal products, including honey from my lifestyle, as I return to the basics. Then in March after I return from Nicaragua (March 7) I’ll slowly begin to reintroduce animal products into my life. Truth be told I’ve always been curious of what it’s like to be vegan but didn’t have the guts to do it because I thought it would be too hard.

Have you ever experienced being vegan? If so, please respond and share your story.

Honestly, it’s not so much about being vegan but about truly being aware of what I put into my mouth and on my body, much more than I am now. I’ve allowed myself to get out of health balance as I’ve skipped meals, low water intake, mindless eating, junk food, and just not planning my meals ahead of time. Sometimes I have to go to extremes in order to really pay attention, like waiting until the last minute to complete a deadline or adding too many tasks onto my agenda until I crawl into bed from exhaustion or leaving the country to appreciate what I have back home.

Can you relate?

I’m telling you this because this will ensure that I’m holding myself accountable. Also, if anyone is interested in joining me (please, please, please), we can support each other through video check ins and posting favorite recipes on Our Wheels of Life.  I love accountability partners.

I recently received a vegan starter kit from PETA and will be talking with vegan friends and working with a nutritional consultant to ensure my body remains in balance.

By going vegan I’ll be treating my body and mind with love as I’m more conscious of what I’m doing. After all if I don’t take care of myself, who will?

How will you celebrate yourself in the month of love??


Take Action With Clarity!

Earlier this week I attended a fun and motivating masterclass with Tiffany Nicole, Certified Transformational coach with Creative Insight Journey. There were at least 15 people in the free class engaged as they shared their intentions, goals, and named someone from their “itty bitty shitty committee.” Thanks Ana for coming out and playing.

Tiffany taught us a few tricks and tips that we could apply immediately in our lives for success. I’ve already applied 2 and have seen positive responses.

I’d like to share my biggest takeaway and one that’s already working. Earlier this year I shared with you my 3 words for 2018: momentum, freedom, and accountability. I have these words written throughout my apartment. Well, I’ve now added something else that makes it even more clear. Tiffany discussed the power of intention and as this month my theme is mindset, I figured this would be the best to share.

What makes an intention powerful is the belief. Resolutions often are hopes that people expect to come true yet an intention is faith that it’ll happen. Yet what’s also important is what you want to happen, which is where visualization comes into play.

Think of one thing you really want; a new car, career, more money, a better house, a relationship, etc. Now, visualize it or even better yet be a part of it. For example, if you want a new car go test drive the ones you want. If you want a new house go visit the areas you want to live in and perhaps houses that interest you. If you want a partner begin to look around your house and life to see if you’re ready for a relationship, then imagine yourself being in one. Feel the sensations, the emotions, etc.

Then state one intention, be clear and direct with an action step. Example, I want to live with financial abundance. My action step is to actively seek financial opportunities and have a monthly goal. Then, write this one intention and action step 5 times and place it around your living space so you can see it and repeat it everyday.

True story, on Wednesday I had just read the intention as I was preparing to leave to my office when my office assistant called me to tell me a client had just left me a cash balance. Although, I knew the balance was going to be paid at some point, it was still a surprise to receive that call (which doesn’t happen as I take care of my own payments) just after I read that intention.

So, take a moment after reading this, don’t put it off, and write an intention and an action step. Feel free to email me or share it on our Facebook group, Our Wheels of Life.

Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!

Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and stress release.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Happiness begins with your thoughts.

I’ll be honest, my first few days in the new year were amazing. I felt on top of the world and then it shifted and I fell down again. I’ve returned to my pattern of putting things off until tomorrow. Yet, I’ve caught myself. Instead of beating myself up over the fall, I calmly point out that this is a pattern and I have a choice. Stay like this and keep getting the same roller coaster effect or do something about it.
I’ve decided to act and move toward momentum. As I’ve mentioned in my previous newsletters, we must begin with our thoughts so we can take action. In order to be free of the negative thoughts, I take stock of what I need to do to change. One, is definitely surround myself with people who are supportive, focused, and insightful.
One of my big whys of doing what I do is to have the freedom to spend time with my loved ones. Last week my niece and nephew had off as winter break was not over so I volunteered to have them stay with me for a couple of days. When I’m with them, it’s all about them. We went to a park, Santa’s Enchanted Forest (biggest Christmas theme park in US), played games in my house, etc. It was fun for all of us.
However, once they left I was left with my thoughts and lots of things to do. So, I sat down and figured out what’s next, then made a to do list with the tasks I needed to take care of. Now, that I’m back up to speed the universe is sending amazing opportunities my way.
I’m super excited to host at my office in Coral Gables, Transformational Coach, Tiffany Nicole who’ll be offering a masterclass on Shaking Sh*t up in 2018. Best of all she’s offering classes in person and online. I have to admit that I offered to host the class because I wanted to attend and the options that she offered didn’t work for me. So, I found a way and we’re all winners. Now, I get to also share her schedule with you so that you can find a time and day that works for you.

In the FREE Masterclass, you will receive proven techniques and practical tools from the 8-week FAMED Stanford University Master’s Degree Course, The Creative Insight Journey.

You’ll learn how to:

●  Get clear about where you are and what you want so you can live a life filled with purpose.

●  Intention setting through a guided visualization and step by step process that gets you immediately into action.

●  Silence your inner Sh*t talker so you can pursue your goals & dreams.

●  Get clear on the daily habits that no longer serve you or grow you.

●  Learn a new daily mindfulness practice that creates peace & productivity in your everyday life.

●  Discover what is blocking you in reaching your highest potential in both your personal and professional life.

●  Learn tools to live in the present and STOP obsessive thinking.

A 3-step, proven, actionable results plan to attain your goals & hold you accountable.You’ll leave with new and profound insights as to how to get out of your own way, as well as powerful tools that you can start implementing immediately to take your life to a level of unlimited possibilities! Let’s get you from where you are to where you want to be in 2018!

For more information on Tiffany Nicole & Creative Insight Journey please visit www.Tiffanynicole.co

 Click here for her local (Miami) and online classes.

I’d love to hear your feedback if you’ve attended her class.

For Miami peeps, hope to see you on Tuesday for her Masterclass at Gables Optimal Health.


3 magical words for 2018

Wow, it’s already been 5 days into 2018. How has it been so far for you?

I can honestly say that this week has been one of my most productive few days in a long time. However, it’s not about the year 2018, it’s really about my decision to take action and of course my why. Each day, not each year is a do over as I get to choose how I react in this world. I’ve identified my goals, I’ve set up my support system, and each day I take action. Also, it helps that many people in my circle are feeling as pumped up about this year as I am.

What are people in your circle saying about 2018?

Like I mentioned in my previous newsletter, I’ve chosen 3 words that I have placed throughout my apartment so I’m reminded everyday of my purpose. Check out the picture below of me with the words written on my bathroom mirror. (Yes, I intentionally put it upside down, just because).

Yes, seeing the words is helpful but continuing to move through the day is even more important with imperfect action. I’ve also become more aware of my peak hours, meaning my productive hours. We all have them and as an entrepreneur I’m thankful that I can create a schedule around them. I have the most energy and focus between 10-12:30pm then I break for lunch and back to work from 1ish-4pm. I take another break and work for a couple of hours or so, then I may be done for the day unless I get inspired to do something else.

This works for me. I’ve found my sweet spot and knowing that helps me to plan my day.

According to the chakras; freedom and accountability are about my throat; expressing what I want to do in life and asking for help while momentum is my solar chakra as it focuses on confidence, fire, and self-empowerment.

I’d like to hear from you, what word or words describe what 2018 means to you. Hit me back with a reply or scroll on over to Our Wheels of Life and share them there and how they can relate to your chakras.
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and stress release.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​



Happy Best Year of Your Life, Welcome 2018

I feel it in every part of my being that 2018 is going to my year of transformation along with many others. To set it off, tonight we have the first super moon of the year. I’m heading to the beach today to set up my intentions and releasing them into the universe. This is truly the year that many awakened individuals, such as yourself, are taking control of their lives and manifesting their true desires.
This month I’m going to focus on mindset and will devote each weekly newsletter to what that means for manifestation of your dreams so they can become reality. As I write for you I’m also keeping myself accountable to stay present and focused.
These last few days I really began to dig in deep as to why 2017 wasn’t as transformative for me. I was able to identify many aha moments in 2017 that have been helpful in putting into perspective the lifestyle I want and meeting people who are aligned with a similar purpose. Yet, I know that I faltered along the way because I truly need to shift my mindset.
This Friday, I’m going to share with you my 3 key words of the year and how we’re going to keep each other accountable in 2018. So please ensure you open it on Friday.
Today I began with a 10 minute meditation which is part of my goal this year to be more present. When my alarm went off (the second time) I had a choice to continue staying in bed or get up and take action. My ego was saying, stay in bed, yet my purpose said get up and take action, which I did. This year my plan is to ensure I have the upper hand as I keep my ego in check and I want to support you along your journey as well.
In 2017 a few of my ahas…
  • My mindset was in victim role, I’ve been waiting for someone to save me from my struggles.
  • I love to have fun and will find ways that combine business and pleasure.
  • I wasn’t as proactive as I could have been because fears of being unworthy continued to show up in my life.
  • I’m comfortable staying at home alone sometimes yet it doesn’t bring on loneliness just time for reflection.
  • However, staying at home is also a sign of feeling unworthy of being with others
  • Everyday (or throughout the day) is a new opportunity to take action towards the life that I want.
  • Belief is important yet taking action on that belief is even more.
  • Ask and it’ll be given.
  • I can manifest anything that’s in my highest good.
  • I’m still grieving the losses of my loved ones yet being present with the ones still here.
  • I’ve lowered my expectations for how I engage with my immediate family.
  • I love bike riding and plan on doing more of it in 2018.
  • It takes mindset each day to move forward on my goals.
  • Procrastination is part of feeling unworthy
  • I have an incredible gift to assist myself and others on their healing journeys.
  • I’m extremely grateful for all that I have in my life.
  • I work best in collaboration rather than often by myself because there’s more time for fear and doubt to rise up
  • Social work is an entrenched part of my being
The ahas continue to come as I’ve remained open to receiving them. Now, it’s important to reflect on them as a learning tool as long as I don’t stay caught up in my errors.
I’d love to hear your 2017 reflections so take a moment and leave me a note or send me a private message.
Pass this newsletter along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need time to focus on ourselves everyday!

Blessed to be part of your healing journey, Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

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Retreat to reconnect to self!

Holidays are coming up and I’d like to share with you an opportunity for a wonderful gift for you to reconnect to self.
Check out the video below and then schedule a stress less session with me by clicking here and let’s discuss it over the phone.
For local Miamians please check out my upcoming events this month. I’ll have the Stress Less Sunday Natural Wellness Clinic on November 19 with facial care expert, Katia Sandoval talking about how stress affects your body. I’ll be creating a Facebook Live on Gables Optimal Health at 5:30 pm so check it out then.
Then let’s embrace gratitude through Journey Dance on November 30 at Luna Bohemia in Pinecrest.
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández


My Recent Trip To Cuba

Earlier this year I set the intention to travel to Cuba again. I traveled there for the first time in 2006 on my own for 6 weeks to see it through my eyes and understand it for myself. My parents, both born and raised in Cuba yet met and married in Puerto Rico left their country at different times but for the same reason, to leave a dictatorship that took away their democratic way of life. They each suffered in various ways, my mom watched her father’s business taken away from him and then forced to work within his own shop as a state employee. My father saw many of his friends, including his brother arrested for protesting their civil liberties then each one leave the country.
Growing up in Miami I heard numerous stories of devastation and sadness about a country they loved that was taken over by a man they grew to hate which led to disgust for Cuba. However, I wanted to learn about the people, the food, and the music that I grew up with in my bi-cultural home.  Traveling in Cuba for the first time was an amazing and enriching experience. I vowed to return.
So, this year I stated it was time. I reached out to people and other resources but found it challenging so I turned it over to Spirit. Then in October, my birthday month, I received an email from a colleague announcing a fundraiser for an upcoming trip to Cuba. I almost fell off my chair. I immediately reached out to the organization to apply and was approved within a day.
 Within two weeks I was able to raise over $1100 out of $1500 which covered my flight, lodging, and food while in Cuba. I also used monetary donations to take over 50 pounds of much needed supplies. From October 25-30 I volunteered with Cuba One, a non-profit founded by Cuban Americans, and numerous others to assist Cubans with donations of toiletries, bedding, over-the-counter medicine, and much more as they focused on recuperating from Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane that battered many small communities along the coast.
Being in Cuba and helping however I could was moving and inspiring. Yet, the hope and dedication the communities had of coming together to help one another was incredible. It shows how in spite of any crisis situation the human spirit is stronger and can overcome anything. Spending those days in Cuba with a group of other like-minded individuals was one of the best birthday gifts I’ve ever received and I’m thankful to all those who helped me make it possible.
CubaOne representatives will continue to provide support and material to the Cubans after this trip. They’ll be returning in a few months to view the work we did and continue projects we started. If you can continue to assist with a monetary donation, which is tax deductible, rest assured the money will go straight to the communities that have been affected by the hurricane. Donate now by clicking here.
Explaining OTC meds to an elderly woman
Ophelia with her new bed and sheets, her bed was moldy and house almost collapsed
Ophelia with her new bed and sheets
Helping rebuild a community center in Bolivia
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández


Staying calm when overwhelmed.

Last week I shared with you all the activities that I put forth in October (launching Reiki Refresher, opening the monthly Natural Wellness Clinic, and fundraising for my trip to Cuba). I really underestimated the time and effort it would take to launch each event and activity.
Has that ever happened to you?
However, I know I couldn’t have done any of them without the support of people I had collaborated with.
First, I want to thank Libby for saying yes to the Reiki Refresher course. We’ve now been in the program for 4 days and having so much fun. It’s a small intimate group and we’re all learning from one another. Now, we’re planning for a retreat in Nicaragua next year.
The Natural Wellness Clinic launched successfully due to the effort of numerous practitioners, vendors, and of course the Gables Optimal Health staff. The turnout was small yet the connections made and services received were so beneficial to all. Most of all the people leaving the clinic and meditation commented how great and relaxed they felt. That was music to my ears. I feel so blessed to have been guided to offer that. Next event will be November 19 (flyer below).
I’m especially thankful to my mastermind business group and Worldventures mentors for encouraging to follow my love of traveling and adding a freedom based business to my life.
Of course, there were many times I felt overwhelmed and honestly wanted to give up. Yet whenever I felt the urge to walk away from my computer or project I made a deal with myself. I identified a task I really wanted to complete that day and then identified the time to do it. I would take a break, make meals, go for a walk, call a friend, or whatever just to change subjects. However, I always came back and completed that task.
Talking it out to myself or others out is one way I handle overwhelm because as I say the words that I’ve been thinking I realize the issue is not as troubling or answer my own questions. I also take fun breaks to do what I truly want to enjoy and then come back to my activity. I also recite the Reiki principles and offer myself some self-Reiki.
For those of you in an office setting, I suggest you take a 5 minute break and wander outside or away from your desk. Go talk to someone, distract yourself, and then return to your activity. I would also encourage you to practice self-reiki or the inner ease technique.
What is another way you focus on reducing overwhelm?
Feeling frustrated and overwhelmed is natural, yet having a set of handy self-care tools will assist you in releasing the stress naturally.
For more stress less tips, join me every Wednesday morning at 9am, for my stress less tip of the day in our public Our Wheels of Life Facebook group.
Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.

Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández


My imperfect actions.

For years I’ve struggled with feeling worthy and confident. I remember my childhood spending more time behind books than talking to people because I believed they would laugh at me. There were many times I was made fun of at school and never understood why so I kept to myself because it hurt less.
Yet when I was called upon to speak in front of others, I especially recall how physically sick and nervous I felt. However, as I entered my early 20s I pushed myself through it because I felt a calling to teach and speak in front of groups, yet unsure how that would come about at the time.
My biggest test for public speaking came when I recently arrived to my new Peace Corps community in El Salvador. In their culture when they have a big announcement (which I was) they would often gather together in large groups as a way to be seen. So, true to their custom they had gathered the community (and people from surrounding areas) to meet me. I had no idea what to expect and before I knew it I was surrounded by hundreds of people all staring at me, curious as to who I was and why I was in their country. I somehow gathered my wits together and words streamed out of my mouth. It was quite a high actually and I enjoyed it.
From then on I placed myself in front of groups of all sizes as much as I could. Once I returned to the US for graduate school I continued this practice by enrolling in numerous students groups and managing opportunities to speak publicly.
Although I still become nervous from time to time I push myself through my doubts and fears as I know my message is stronger. Thank goodness because I’ve since been teaching self-care techniques like Reiki and meditation to groups of all sizes which is part of my passion.
Sometimes I stand in front of others with my mind blank and my heart full of trust, as words flow out on their own.
I’ve made so many mistakes and learned so much along my path as an entrepreneur. These experiences encourage me to continue on my path of self-healing and sharing my gifts with you and many others. It is through my challenges that I share with you what I’ve accepted so you stumble less or at least feel supported so you don’t fall as hard.
It all begins with trust and taking imperfect action. This month highlights my numerous ways of imperfect action and intention setting that has manifested itself.
I’ll highlight the main ones below because I’m so proud of myself yet also know never to do this much in a single month again. Ha ha!! Lesson learned, hopefully.
I have to admit that as busy as I appear to be I also have taken more time for myself by doing activities with friends and family as I really celebrate each moment.
I admit I put too much on my plate this month because I didn’t really understand all the work it entailed. However, I don’t regret it because I’m taking action instead of waiting on the idea that it has to be perfect.
The lessons learned and the people I’ve met who’ve helped me along this journey, plus those I’ve shared these experiences with are so worth it.
I want to encourage you that wherever you are in life, if there’s an activity that you want to accomplish but hesitant then do it anyways. Waiting for perfection will have you on the sidelines rather than on the field running around like mad.
I know what it’s like to do things on your own and it’s hard to really move forward unless you have someone cheering you on. So I’d like to offer you a chance to share it with me and together we can create a plan to move forward with at least one goal in your life with a complimentary stress less phone session.
I know I’ve pushed through this because I’ve had people encouraging me along the way. I want to offer the same for you.
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October (Birthday month highlights)
October 12, Celebrating my birthday at my friend’s concert in Miami (fun and dancing)
October 15Reiki 2 en Espanol
October 22, I will host the Natural Wellness Clinic, bringing holistic practitioners and vendors to Coral Gables for a monthly Stress Less Sunday followed by a meditation lecture and practice​​​​​​​
October 23, I will launch a new online program called Advanced Reiki Refresher with my best friend Libby of Essential You Yoga. It’s been a dream I’ve had for a couple of years and this year I made it reality.
October 25-30, my intention of going to Cuba to learn and offer service work has manifested through CubaOne’s relief mission.
Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.

Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández


Cuba Is Soon To Be My Reality.

Welcome to October, my favorite month of the year. Not only because it’s my birthday month (Oct. 12) but there’s just something about it that I just love.
Last month I shared with you that I was traveling to Mexico for a Journey Dance training. Those plans have changed due to the recent earthquake in Mexico City as many of the local participants have focused, with good reason, to dedicate their time and resources to helping their loved ones who have been affected.
I was honestly deflated because I was so looking forward to traveling during my birthday month which has been a goal I set as a way to bring more fun into my life. Then I was surprised with an amazing opportunity that came into my inbox recently. A previous client had reached out asking for financial support as she was traveling to Cuba for a relief mission.
I quickly responded and stated I couldn’t assist her because I would be traveling with her in this trip (affirming my intention without knowing the details).
What makes this trip so amazing is that I had been speaking to my friend Libby and co-creator of our 21 day online Reiki Refresher course earlier this year about traveling to Cuba in October. Earlier this summer I had been researching how to make this happen but because of the recent changes by Trump which reversed Obama’s lifting of travel restrictions to Cuba I found it too challenging and expensive so I gave up.
Obviously the universe heard my intention and delivered, literally, an amazing opportunity to go later this month to Cuba on a relief mission to assist Cubans who have been hit the hardest by Hurricane Irma. For me this is a dream come true as I’ll be on the ground being of service with a group of Cuban Americans, regular Americans, and Cubans dedicating their time and resources to helping those who are unable to. The organization, CubaOne brings Cuban Americans to the island for mission trips yet this one differs from their other ones.
Long story short, I’m asking you for financial assistance in helping me to realize my dream of returning to Cuba (I went in 2006) so I can volunteer my time to help Cubans however I can. I do believe this trip will bring about opportunities I have yet to understand and I’m so excited about it. Cuba has a special place in my heart because it is where my parents and many other adult relatives are from. It’s a place I feel connected which was confirmed when I was there in 2006.
In return for your financial contribution, whatever you can give, I will then gift you my time with a complimentary remote stress release session or angel card reading.
Whether you assist me or not, I do want to make it a point that intentions are sometimes manifested in ways we could not have imagined. So don’t ever lose hope in what you truly desire for the universe will conspire to make it happen if it’s in your highest good and in the perfect time.
To contribute, which is tax deductible, click here for the link.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your assistance and also on behalf of the Cuban people.
Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Love and light,

Paty, La Mariposa, Hernández