Dirtiest vegetables and fruits in 2018 to avoid.

As we enter Earth Day weekend I wanted to share a resource by the Environmental Working Group, EWG, which helps to release stress around food as it has released its dirtiest dozen fruits and vegetables list. This is my go to list to know what fresh and frozen produce has the most pesticides on it so I can avoid them. Eating organic is awesome yet it’s not always financially feasible, so by using this list you can save money yet most importantly you can reduce stress in your body and of your loved ones.

I have this list printed on my fridge so when I make my grocery list I mark an O next to the ones I should purchase organically.

Eating healthy is one way for self-care and stress release as you’re consciously putting into your body foods that provide the most nourishment which is the gasoline your body needs to flourish everyday. If you’re eating the rainbow everyday, meaning your meals have a variety of colors, then you’re doing really well and you’re immune system has to work less. This isn’t about being on a diet, it’s about creating a lifestyle that assists your body to heal daily and enhance your immune system.

Within my Mariposas Transformation Program launching next month we’ll be discussing foods and colors that help bring your body into your balance. Each color has a different vibration which increases or decreases the energy in your body depending on your needs. You’ll receive recipes within the program and will be able to post ones that you’ve created in our private Facebook group to share with others in the program. We’ll make eating so much fun and creative so that each time you’re in the kitchen you’re excited to be there.

Print out the list today or visit EWG.org for the dirty dozen list, plus lots of other goodies. Vote with your dollars and choose the vegetables and fruits that are the healthiest for you and our planet.

Reply to this email if you’re interested in learning more about my upcoming online program. Space is limited to 10 and I already have 2 people who’ve signed up.

Join us as we launch May 21, the day my sister transformed into an angel 8 years ago and to whom this program is dedicated to.

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Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
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Putting Yourself First Is A MUST

Transform Your Life and Balance Your Life Holistically

Mariposas Transformation Online Group Program 

Do you ever feel like you are:

– Isolated and trying to do your personal development all alone?

– Going from workshops to books to audios, without a foundation or scalable plan for your holistic wellbeing?

– Walking a path yet unsure if it’s the right direction for you?

– Feeling frustrated because your thoughts seem to overwhelm every step you take?

– Running around in circles, feeling like you’re taking action but STILL not getting where you think you should be?

I have felt your pain!!

Time and time again these questions and feelings surfaced for me as I felt unbalanced, without purpose, and sadly felt alone more often than not.

In a world with billions of people in it, I found it to be such a sad experience because honestly there’s no need to experience this loneliness.

Truth is we live in developed countries yet sometimes it doesn’t feel as such because we’re constantly being told through marketing and society what we need to do, say, or wear in order to feel fulfilled and enough.

I have come to find out that instead of fighting against the status quo and wearing masks all the time to take my power back by coming to a place of inner peace, trust, and self love exactly how I am.

Within my personal practice and using my holistic balance assessment I’ve been able to arrive at a place of doing less and being more as I have released feelings of GUILT so I can focus on what’s more important; practicing self care and self respect. I have arrived at a place of feeling completely fulfilled and satisfied.

I’ve learned that I don’t have to do this inner work alone for there is immense power of health and healing, when we connect with a group of likeminded people, in a safe space and supportive environment.

I now apply these experiences and tools into my professional practice and have been leading my clients individually through my signature system called Mariposas Transformation with remarkable success.

I’ve taken a step forward and created a group online program so I can offer this to more people and to enhance the community I’ve been building.

The program is open to a small group of 10 people as I really want to create an intimate setting so everyone can be heard.

Let’s join together – combining our right and left brain, our hearts, and spirituality with holistic wisdom, fun, and inspiration in a confidential and healing environment.

Are you ready to put yourself first for a change?

Are you ready to embrace and trust your own body’s wisdom and to nourish all parts of who you are?

You’ll excel in this group program if:

  • You have an intention and vision for your calling towards wholeness and wellbeing as you define what it means to you.
  • You’ve made the leap and declared that you are making yourself a priority
  • You’re excited about listening and speaking to others who are going through similar struggles and exchanging tools.
  • You’re prepared to commit to a group process that is only limited by the amount of energy and commitment you put into it.
  • You’re willing to let go of limiting beliefs, old stories, and toxic patterns so you can do what you must to become who you really are.
  • You’re finally ready to devote yourself to your own unique and authentic path.
  • Both inner and outer components of your nourishment need renewed attention.
  • You’ve worked with me in the past and you’re ready to do this in a group program.

This group program is NOT right for you if:

  • You’re at the very beginning of discovering your motivation behind creating a life that you love and don’t yet have an understanding of your personal development
  • You don’t like working in a group and community setting…you prefer one-to-one support.
  • You’re not coachable and are unwilling to receive feedback and insights to help you get out of your own way.
  • You’re not interested in being vulnerable and truth telling about your journey.

I’ll be launching the program May 21 which is a super duper special day as it marks the day Yoli, my sister transitioned 8 years ago. I dedicate this launch to her.

Doors for the program will be closing May 15th so respond to this email today to secure your spot.

Your Investment:

Option 1: Pay in full by May 8, $450 and receive a complimentary remote energy healing session which you can schedule anytime.

Option 2: Recurring payment plan: $100 a month, beginning when you register for the program and continuing that same day every month.

First 3 people who sign up will receive an individualized guided meditation specific to your needs.

If you have any questions please feel free to hit reply and let me know.

Love and hugs,

Paty Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Invitation for Beta Testers only!

         Mariposas Transformational Online Program

                                                              Beta Invitation!

If you’ve been following me via this newsletter or social media you know by now that I’ve had a recent accident, a simple trip and fall with devastating results. Due to this accident I fractured a bone in my left wrist, scraped my right elbow, and a hole in my right knee which became infected and painful.

For over a week my life had been temporarily disrupted.  I’m so thankful for the Affordable Care Act which provided me with health insurance for it paid for many of my health care bills. Last week I dedicated most days to solely taking care of myself so my body can heal. During this down- time I chose to really dig in as to why this accident happened. I believe everything happens for a reason and I knew there was a message within this accident.  

While I focused on my self-care I opted not to see clients for an entire week. Yet I saw  what can happen to my life and business if I continue along the path that I’m on, which is shrouded in fear and unknown. I have many ideas yet just as many insecurities which are preventing me from really launching Mariposas the way I want to see it fly. 

One of those amazing ideas has been to create a signature program based on my holistic balance 7 aspect assessment. If you’ve worked with me, then you know what I’m talking about. 

I’m choosing now to move past fear and take the path of imperfect action. Therefore on May 21st I have chosen to launch my signature online group program for 6 months. This day has significant meaning for me because it’s on this day 8 years ago Yoli, my older sister, transitioned and so I dedicate this Beta Launch to her.

The jist of the program is that for 6 months we will meet bi-weekly via Zoom, a confidential video conferencing program, so you can join from where you are in this beautiful world, headsets are highly encouraged. I’ll continue to share more within the next few weeks. I’ve decided to open this program to a limited amount of people to ensure an intimate setting.

This accident reminded me about the importance of community and of reaching out for help. When we connect with a group of like-minded people in a safe and confidential environment there is an intense power of health and healing, for we realize that many of the thoughts in our heads are also shared by others.

There’s never a right time to be hurt or sick which increases our levels of stress. Therefore, by investing in yourself, learning tools for self care, and embracing a community of supportive people you can  achieve a life with peace of mind and happiness regardless of the chaos that may happen in your life.

Curious to learn more?, I’ve opened up my schedule to offer 20 minute discovery calls to verify if this is the right program for you! 

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Schedule your discovery call today

Reiki, My Saving Grace.

One of my constant stressors that I’m always working on is being here in the moment. I’m a busy person with many activities piled on my plate because I’ve asked for them to be there. Try as I might to lessen the load, I continue to say yes to new activities, however, I’ve become more conscious about what I say yes to.

For example, this week alone I saw clients, finished the final touches for an award ceremony I was helping to plan, as well as, being the Master of Ceremonies, and of course spending time with my family. Behind the scenes there was plenty of work to do to prepare for the actitivies plus taking care of other tasks that came up.

When I felt my stressors becoming too much; distracting thoughts, fast breathing, panic or feelings of overwhelm, I immediately stopped whatever I was doing and practiced Reiki.

Reiki has been a tool that I use every day for every thing. By practicing Reiki and reminding myself to be present, I immediately feel more calm and I can think more clearly. I then reduce my overwhelm and stress by writing out all the tasks that I have to do, then cross them out as I accomplish them. I so love when that happens.

Reiki is a tool that I also incorporate with my clients both in person and remotely. For example, yesterday I was coaching a client through a challenging situation that she had recalled from her childhood. When I asked her how she was feeling, she admitted to pain in her neck and stomach. This was caused by a building up of energy as she was processing buried emotions, energy in motion, which is common yet uncomfortable. I asked her permission to do Reiki and also as she’s a Reiki student of mine I was able to offer her suggestions of incorporating Reiki as we worked.

Within a few minutes she had felt the energy pass from these various energy centers and eventually leave her body. She felt more calm and centered, yet most importantly lighter as the weight of the memories or energy had dissipated.

Reiki is a tool that can be practiced anywhere and it connects you directly to the Universal source which is the most loving sensation one can ever experience.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Reiki can positively impact your life, schedule a discovery call today. I offer classes in person (different locations are being identified as I write) and remotely.

This weekend I’ll be teaching a Reiki 1 level class in Coral Gables. This class is perfect for anyone interested in learning what Reiki is, how energy works, chakra basics, and interest in practicing more self-care.

It’s an honor to share Reiki with you in any capacity and especially being able to teach it so you can apply it to your life at any point.

Check out my website, for upcoming in person classes and events.

Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from applying Reiki in their lives!

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Students practicing self-Reiki, Reiki 1 in Nicaragua 2016

Time to transform

This year feels like a constant transformational journey because of the actions I’m taking to pursue my goals and the support I’m receiving from various areas as I move forward. I still feel motivated most days and have continued to be blessed with amazing colleagues and clients/patients this year.

One of my newest transformations has been the changing of my logo. I honestly didn’t intend to change it yet it was part of a marketing program I invested in to enhance my brand. I told the graphic design team what I wanted to have sure and they came back with 3 options, with this being the winner.

This logo represents my continuous transformation, saying yes to what I believe will bring me more growth and stepping through my fears. I love it and I feel it’s even stronger than my previous ones!!

What do you think of my new logo? Respond to this email as I’d love to hear your feedback.

Since the beginning of 2018 I’ve been reassured by many people; friends, colleagues, and clients alike that this is the year for transformation. People are popping with excitement and ahas left and right, especially those who are working with someone who supports them because change is super scary.
Feeling supported and empowered is a necessary part of transformation, therefore I’d like to share with you the debut of my signature program on Monday May 7. This will be a group program that’ll offer for the first time yet it’s based on the individual work I do with my clients, both remotely and in person.
Today, I’m offering you a very special opportunity to work with me remotely at an affordable price within my online group program called Mariposas Transformational Program using my signature holistic balance aspects as our guide.
Click here to schedule a complimentary Discovery phone session so we can discover if this is the right program for you.
The Mariposas Transformational Program is ideal for individuals ready to move past their fears and take control of their lives, achieve balance by understanding what that means for them, and discovering their purpose so they live a life with happiness and peace of mind.
Sound like you? Awesome, let’s talk so click here and choose the Discovery phone session.
As it’s the first time (not last time) I launch this online program I want an intimate setting of 6-8 participants which will happen twice a month, for two hours a session within 6 months.
Join me today on this transformational journey launching on May 7, 2018.
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from this program. 

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​

Mindfulness March

We’re already in the 3rd month of the year and I feel as though I’ve progressed on my goals and also faltered in other areas.
February has felt as though there weren’t enough hours in the day with all the projects and activities I piled on my plate. Fortunately I’ve been part of an inaugural online program about how to be more mindful and creative. It’s helped wonders and has truly kept my stress levels down.
Also, in February a community was negatively impacted by a school shooting by a former student. This has shaken many people into further action and working together.
With so much going on in my personal life and hearing the news outside my bubble, I have to constantly remind myself to be present.
I’ve also noticed that many of my clients have also been struggling with this issue of being more present and I share with them lots of tools and techniques to BE HERE NOW!
i decided to share the wealth and will be offering tools and techniques to reduce anxiety, lower stress levels, lessen negative thinking and much more by being here now.
 I’ll be offering these tips here in the newsletter but offering others in Our Wheels of Life Facebook group and I encourage you to join us. Plus share your favorite tip about mindfulness.
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My first favorite tip I want to share with you is to use a meditation app. Choose 1 and dedicate time to use it at least 2x a week. My favorite is insight app, however calm is also good and many others.
whats you’re favorite?
please share either by replying or posting in Our Wheels of Lifefacebook group. 
2018 is the year of action, so let’s move!!!
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  ​​​​​​​
Upcoming Events in March and April 2018
Click the date for more information or call me 305 680-5923
Journey Dance at Yoga Fest Nicaragua, March 3 and 4
March 6, Reiki Refresher in Nicaragua
March 25, Reiki 1 Coral Gables
April 6, 7-9pm Journey Dance at Keep it in the Heart

It’s time to love yourself up.

Reiki, is the best technique for self-care (in my humble opinion) because its purpose is for you to take a few minutes to yourself and place your hands anywhere on your body, state your intention, and believe (or feel) the energy flow into your body. Whenever I feel anxious, I touch my heart, if my head is going way too fast; hands go on my head, if my belly hurts; both hand flop naturally over.
We’ve been applying this technique in one way or another since the day we were born as a way to self sooth or share support with others. For example, when you cry, you cover your eyes, you get a boo boo; hands immediately flock over there.
Reiki enhances this self-soothing tool because the Reiki practitioner connects to spirit (god, universe, whatever), asks for help and believes the energy is flowing in. Sometimes you feel it and sometimes you don’t. However, after just a few minutes you do feel much calmer and the pain has decreased.
This year celebrates 8 years since I’ve incorporated Reiki into my life. I was using Reiki often with Yoli, my sister during her healing journey, especially when she was preparing to transition. It’s because of her that I learned Reiki and I’m so thankful. I really feel connected to her each time I offer someone, even myself, a healing session.
When I first learned, I did it for her because I wanted her to feel better. Then she passed on and I began to share it with others for stress and pain relief. However, there came a time in 2013, when Reiki became part of my everyday activities and it really clicked. I began to add Reiki to my intentions, daily meditations, shower, food, prayers to others, my physical body, my thoughts, loved ones, clients etc. It’s such a valuable tool and so easy to use that it’s second nature to me now. Whenever Reiki students complain about one thing or another, my first question is have you applied Reiki?
I’m beyond thrilled that I can share this gift so easily with others, especially when it was never in my plans (before 2012) to do so. I’m honestly still surprised on a daily basis that Reiki is a modality that I incorporate into my business practice and counseling sessions.
Also, because of Reiki, I’m now considered more than ever a Spiritual counselor as I assist people in enhancing their faith or releasing judgements about things they can’t logically explain (yep, like ghosts). I laugh at this now because it wasn’t too long ago when I questioned my own spiritual connection, now I’m considered an expert.
Through my Reiki classes (English and Spanish), I’ve been able to gift people the tool to use in finding their true purpose, healing chronic health issues, finding more peace within themselves, releasing anxiety and so much more.
Here are some testimonials offered by former students.
“I can now use it as a tool for self-healing and a way to get more in touch with the movement of energy.”
“I really enjoyed the way Paty taught the class, she explains the steps in detail and welcomes questions from her students at any time. She puts you at ease from the moment you step into the classroom and guides you every step of the way. Very informative and well prepared.” MJP​​​​​​​
Paty is a professional and enthusiastically teaches the principles of Reiki and its benefits. I’m confident that anyone wanting to learn about this energy practice will be in excellent hands with her teachings. SL
Ready for Reiki? Check out the upcoming dates I have for 2018 and choose the best one that works for you. I also travel and am willing to come to you and teach Reiki in your hometown.
If you have any questions or are curious if Reiki is right for you, schedule a discovery session with me today.
For those in Miami or can’t attend in person, fret not as I offer Reiki classes remotely as well. Yeah, it’s quite amazing how one can receive the attunement this way, after all energy doesn’t follow time or space like we do.
If you’ve already taken Reiki and want to attend as a refresher, let me know. However, I’ll be offering another Reiki Refresher online program mid year, so stay tuned.
Love on yourself with Reiki, join the movement
Pass this email along to someone who may benefit from learning Reiki.
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself as you practice self-care and stress release.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Upcoming Reiki Classes
Click here to choose one of the classes and register online
Reiki 1, March 25, Coral Gables
Reiki 2, May 6, Massachusetts (private home)
Reiki 2, May 20, Coral Gables
Reiki 1, June 10, Coral Gables
Reiki 2, July 15, Coral Gables
Reiki 3, September 22(part a) and 23 (part b)
Reiki Refresher March 6, in Nicaragua

My Baby, Stress Less Sunday

Have you ever had an idea stay fixated in your head because fear and doubt prevented it from coming into fruition? 
That’s what happened with me in 2017 with my idea for a day of healing and merchants. I was inspired by a colleague, Sheri Kaplan, who has created a weekly healing event with practitioners and a group meditation in Hollywood. I remember attending her events as a practitioner and thinking of how it would be great to have something like that in Miami.
Like many ideas though, I put it in the back of my head because I wasn’t sure how I would be able to bring it to life by myself. Then the universe brought me someone who also liked the idea and said she’d do it with me. As we were working on making it happen, with our idea of offering a healing day and meditation twice a month, circumstances changed and she left the office where we worked together.
I had a choice, take imperfect action or continue to simply envision this idea and just keep it in my head. So, I said let’s make it happen. On October 2017, my birthday month, I launched Stress Less Sunday. It began on the second floor of my Coral Gables office with about 3 vendors and a few of my clients, even my dad, who came to support my endeavor. It was so humbling and amazing to see the healing taking place. Then the next month, the vendors backed out because they had other plans and no one showed up. However, I tried something new, I had 1 vendor and I placed her outside of the building on Giralda Plaza. It was a hit. We stayed outside talking to people and hearing about their interests in yoga, meditation, and Reiki sessions.
So, in December we were back on the plaza offering yoga, Reiki sessions, and a couple of vendors. It was so fulfilling and heart warming. We had people coming from all over Miami to do yoga on the plaza, a few of my Reiki students were offering complimentary chair sessions to anyone who was interested. Yes, this is what my vision entailed, for my Reiki students to share their gifts with others while I offered support.
Then, I began to talk to the city of Coral Gables to verify if we could have a tent on the plaza because it was sunny where we were located. I soon discovered that offering yoga on the plaza was a no no due to liability issues and so beginning in March, I’ll have to discontinue yoga on the plaza.
However, I did submit a proposal to offer meditation, Reiki, and local merchants on the plaza which will benefit everyone once a month. I’m now waiting for the committee board to approve it.
Point of all this, is that there were many times I wanted to give up on my idea because I kept running into challenges, plus doing it on my own honestly stinks. Yet, the interest people showed encouraged me so I continued moving forward even though I had no idea what each month would really look like. I was led by faith.
Have you ever allowed yourself to simply be led by faith?
This Sunday I’ll offer Stress Less Sunday again with yoga, a nutritional consultant, and stress release sessions (reiki and massage) on the plaza. If it’s the last time I can offer it, then I’m doing it my way.
Yet, I hope my proposal is accepted and we could stay on the plaza offering stress release sessions to families and having local vendors sharing their treasures. We may have to move the yoga inside if the teacher wants to.
Join us this Sunday as my baby, Stress Less Sunday, hangs out on Giralda Plaza offering community, laughs, and natural ways to release stress. Yoga begins at 12:30pm and we’re meeting in front of my office, 195 Giralda Plaza.
If you have an idea that’s been itching in your head, then take imperfect action now. Better yet, reply to this email and share it with me. Who knows!! Perhaps I have some tips and resources that can help you make it happen.
PS I’m continuing to move amazingly through my Vegan Challenge with only one blip of eating dairy.
Join me on my Vegan challenge and learn a thing or two about how to incorporate more vegan options into your life in Our Wheels of Life facebook group. 
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 incorporate ways to release stress naturally.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
Upcoming Events in February and March 2018
Click the date for more information or call me 305 680-5923
Stress Less Sunday, February 18, Coral Gables
Journey Dance at Yoga Fest Nicaragua, March 3 and 4
Reiki Refresher, March 6, in Nicaragua
Reiki 1, March 25, Coral Gables (Bilingual)

Celebrating my mom today .

Today my mother would have been 74 years old. It seems as though it was only yesterday that I was sitting next to her offering her Reiki and talking silliness as we laughed about nothing at all. I was so blessed to spend her last few months with her as I moved back home to help take care of her when her body became to weak.
My mother was the most beautiful, engaging, and loving soul who showed me strength, commitment, and love for her family.
As I prepare to teach Reiki 2 this weekend, I recall the first Reiki class I taught in Costa Rica alongside with my best friend Libby as we co-facilitated a chakra based yoga and Reiki retreat.
I had obtained my Reiki Master/Teacher certification in April 2013 and then moved to Nicaragua once I graduated with my dual Masters. Libby was in Costa Rica working at a yoga studio at the time and we planned to do a retreat together (our first one ever) with great success much to my surprise. My mom was receiving treatment for cancer at this time and I casually invited her, not believing she would say yes. I was beyond excited when she did.
In this retreat she learned yoga for the first time and felt the healing energy flow through her hands. I remember her surprise when she was able to feel the heat within her palms as she allowed her hands to flow slowly over her Reiki’s partner’s body. She looked at me with the most child-like eyes I’d ever seen and a smile of disbelief.
Si mami, es de verdad. (Yes, mom it’s real). She left the retreat feeling lighter and happier to have shared a beautiful experience with me in a serene beach town within Costa Rica, a country Yoli, my sister loved. Although she was conflicted at the time for she thought that Reiki was against her Catholic religion, I calmly informed her that no, for each time she connected through prayer to God, and allowed herself to be the channel, then God could work easier through her because she’d released control.
Even though, Yoli and my mom are in another universe right now, I continue to feel their presence every day especially when they leave me little reminders. The connection continues to grow with my self-Reiki practice as it’s the connection to the universal flow of energy. Every time I practice and share the gift of Reiki, I feel them next to me cheering me on as the energy of love expands.
Reiki has been for me one of my consistent tools to battle depression, anger, frustration, impatience, and loneliness I’ve experienced over time. Yet, it’s also been how I can communicate with Yoli and my mom, along with other spiritual guides which leads to more faith and trust in what I can’t control.
I’d love to hear from you and how Reiki or any practice that you’re currently doing for spiritual growth.
Please share either by replying or posting in Our Wheels of Lifefacebook group. 
PS I’m continuing to move amazingly through my Vegan Challenge with only one blip of eating dairy.
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 ways to release stress naturally.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  ​​​​​​​
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Upcoming Events in February and March 2018
Click the date for more information or call me 305 680-5923
Reiki 2, February 10, 2018 Español
Reiki 2, February 11, 2018 English
Journey Dance at Yoga Fest Nicaragua, March 3 and 4
March 6, Reiki Refresher in Nicaragua
Reiki 1, March dates coming soon.