Dear Mama Gena,
I am on my knees grateful for your school and the curriculum. I am grateful for the seeds you’ve planted and the women you’ve helped. I am grateful that you created the funnest girl-only party in the history of the universe, and inviting us all to come play. I am grateful for all your research. I am grateful for your courage. I am grateful for the community you’ve helped to create. I am grateful for ALL THE TOOLS I learned from you. I am grateful for the journey that these tools have taken me on. I am grateful I enrolled in Mastery while simultaneously working on my masters degree. Ha, Mastery, Master’s Degree. I am grateful for this because your school literally saved me from a life that would have been half-lived. I am grateful I trusted the work and picked up my torch, leaving behind the career I’d been after and instead following GPS. I am grateful for all the SGs you’ve turned on, who in turn have turned other women on. I am grateful for your laugh and so grateful for the space you hold. I am grateful to you for being a walking, talking, breathing example of what it means to be a strong, intelligent, connected, vibrant and healthy Sister Goddess. And I am so fucking grateful for all the women I’ve met through your community.
Thank you. I like writing gratitude lists, but I decided recently that I want to start writing gratitude letters to the people in my life that I am grateful to and for. And of course, you’re the first one on my list. And look at that – mother’s day is two days from now. I’m sad I wont give you a hug on that day, but I know that you will be with Abuelita and that makes me happy.Thank you for carrying me and having me and raising me. Thank you for teaching me to always go for the best. Thank you for doing everything you did to bring me to New York.
Thank you for all the sacrifices you made and all the hard work you did. Thank you for giving me everything I’ve always needed. Thank you for being funny and cracking me up often. Thank you for being stern and setting me straight when I need it. Thank you for your awesome style and all the cool clothes you buy me. Thank you for showing me how to be generous. Thank you for showing me how to be friendly with anyone and get along with so many different people. Did I thank you yet for bringing me to NYC? Thank you for wanting the best for me. Thank you for all your support. Thank you for not standing in my way even when you wanted to. Thank you for being a Bikram teacher. Thank you for having big dreams. Thank you for the awesome genes.
Thank you for trusting in me and letting me do what I desire to do and need to do with my life.
Thank you. I love you.
I really loved the simplicity of these recipes. The honey felt great on my skin, and my hair felt really soft after I rinsed it. My favorite part was getting messy and sharing an evening of self care with my mom.
*Avocado + Honey Face Mask
*Avocado + Olive Oil Hair Mask
Beautify your space. One of my favorite ways is to create flower arrangements. “By warming up your outer world, your inner flame responds to meet it,” recommends Doreen Virtue.