Radical Fireworks

Today, the 4th of July, I am sending forth the fireworks of radical love to celebrate for our Nation’s Birthday and to be in gratitude for our human ability to mature and transform.             I am a Chicano elder, an indigenous person of color who, perhaps twenty-five years ago, felt too much anger to beContinue reading “Radical Fireworks”

Latino Graduates: Get Enthusiastic & Courageous

You are the first graduates of the Decade of Transformation, and I encourage you to fulfill your destiny, become your best person, and advance the change that will bring success to you, your family, and our Earth   I send saludos and love to all students who graduated this year, 2020!  Thank you for yourContinue reading “Latino Graduates: Get Enthusiastic & Courageous”

Live Happiness!

            Happiness is smiling inside because you are living love and purpose.              When you are living love you create an energy flow that makes you healthy and happy from the inside out.  Living your purpose adds to your happiness because you feel more fulfilled because you are doing what you are here on MotherContinue reading “Live Happiness!”

Ways to Honor our Mothers

I was working the garden and mediating on my mom’s life.  It is Mother’s Day tomorrow so I reflected on what would my Mama Tita appreciate as a gift? The thought came to mind. Mom would love to see her family sharing a meditation on prayer. Mama Tita would be delighted to see her familyContinue reading “Ways to Honor our Mothers”

My Tribe—People of Ollin

I was at an art show of “Native American” art when an elderly white gentleman asked, who was my tribe?  I responded, “I belong to the People of Ollin.” When he gave me that familiar puzzled look, I continued.  “My origins go back to the indigenous people of Mesoamerica.”  “Just what I thought,” he said,Continue reading “My Tribe—People of Ollin”

To Survive & Thrive: Be Family

I am a futurist, therapist, and leadership coach, and also a parent, partner, uncle and brother.   Born and raised in Santa Paula, I view our families as one of our greatest resources we have to survive and thrive during these challenging times.             Growing up in our Santa Clara River Valley, my experience included theContinue reading “To Survive & Thrive: Be Family”