Hey Desk Jockey: Why Your Back Hurts & the Fix

Hey Desk Jockey: Why Your Back Hurts & How to Fix It - Pura Vida Sometimes

When you’re on a deadline, hunched over your computer, seldom taking bio breaks much less stopping to stretch or relax your eyes, your body will take its revenge. My fellow desk jockeys, if your back hurts or – randomly enough – if you have hip pain or any other sort of old person pain that’s far ahead of schedule, it’s time to step away from the computer (just for a few minutes, I’m sure you’ll be fine), stretch, lengthen, and establish some healthy behavior. A few months back, especially as I was getting out of my car and walking to […]

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Killer Blogging Tips, Sabor Latinx (Arizona Latino Bloggers)

AZ Latino Bloggers on Pura Vida Sometimes

After attending a Latinx marketing event and being impressed with the caliber of information and expertise, I applied for the organizer’s Arizona Latino Bloggers workshop and was selected. I expected to see improvements in my blog but I wasn’t expecting to reconnect with my culture and purpose. Pura Vida Sometimes was the result of a perfect storm in my life. I needed to connect to my own voice as a writer, have something all my own as a mother, share interesting life experiences with others, research new media as a marketer, and I had the dream of leaving a legacy […]

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Germany: Oceans Away, a Clear View of Home

I went to Germany last month on a real vacation. No work, no real planning, no agenda – just me and a good friend, and a chance to experience a new place. It was relaxing and tiring and amazing, and I though I fully expected to return home with renewed vigor and blog ideas burning my fingertips, I experienced quite the opposite. In my week away, the first like it since I got married and had my baby, I was able to step away from the noise – bills, meals, housekeeping, landscaping, marketing presentations, rides to and from here and […]

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2017: Scrap Resolutions & Live With Purpose

2017 Intentions on Pura Vida Sometimes

2016 was hard. It wasn’t the worst, not the best, but in any case, it’s good to tie up loose ends and welcome a fresh, shiny new year. What are your plans to make the most of this new opportunity?   My numerogically-gifted friend Shae will tell you 2016 was a 9 year – a time for endings and closure, however difficult or painful, and sometimes necessary. But today begins a 1 year – the beginning of a new nine-year cycle which will set the course for years to come. It’s a chance to evaluate where you are and where […]

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Learning to See Through a Child’s Eyes

Learning to See Through a Child's Eyes - Pura Vida Sometimes

Over the long holiday weekend, we decided to escape the triple-digit heat in the Valley of the Sun and retreat to the pines, filling our lungs with clean air and disconnecting, if only for a few days.  Excitedly anticipating a poor network connection, and being too Type A to not to have an agenda, my main business item was to clear out the photos in my iPhone. Easy enough – my idea of relaxing. I also had a list of attractions in the area to visit if the fancy struck us, to make the best use of our limited fun […]

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