Spring Season is here!  It doesn’t feel much in the Chicago area, but I know is perfect time to reassess our lives, eliminate toxicity from and set new goals and behaviors.

When we think about “Spring Cleaning ” we mainly think of getting rid of material items, such as Winter clothes, snow boots, and bringing out our Spring decorations.  Well, have you ever thought about doing a “mental cleaning and detox”?  Probably not.  There is a lot of clutter and burden each of us carry and that is preventing us from reaching optimal mental stability and health.  Isn’t this a good opportunity to do an “internal” cleansing and detox from all the things that are negative, brings us down, and that are toxic to our lives?

  • Have you ever analyzed how your current lifestyle is affecting you mentally and emotionally?
  • Have you ever thought if your friends are good influences in your life? After all, you are the average of the 5 people you hang out with.  Isn’t true?
  • Why haven’t you reached your goals?
  • Why do you feel stuck?
  • Why are you not doing what you love in life?

There comes a time when you have to genuinely sit down and evaluate why you are not getting what you want and why your dreams are not coming true.

I will give you a list of things that have worked for me.  Besides the fact that I maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating clean and working out.  I also work a lot on my personal development.  I sacrificed a lot of things as of late because I want to be a successful and empowering Latina woman.  I want to inspire people to start making changes in their lives for a better quality of life.

Remember, change is possible.  You might struggle at the beginning, but it takes from 3 weeks to 1 month, sometimes more for your body and brain to adapt a new behavior.  Be patient with yourself.  Do what is best for you.



  1. Change your diet.  Diet is a great influence in our moods.  Trust me eating healthy directly impacts depression and emotional health.
    1. No processed foods, no junk food, eliminate sugar from your diet  Workout.  Start a workout program and get moving.
    2. Include dark green and from a wide variety of vegetables.  Eat fruits twice a day.  Eat whole grains, nuts, legumes, lean proteins.
  2. Start Working out!  Working out releases endorphins, which are linked to happiness and is proven to help with depression and self-esteem boosters.
  3. Drink water!  Minimum is 8 glasses of water or 2 Liters daily.  You need water to detox, help your cells work properly and provides energy.  Many times when you have cravings, is because you are dehydrated.
  4. Analyze your friendships.  Say goodbye to negative and toxic people.
  5. Drama-free.  Live your life without drama.  It is mind & energy draining.
  6. Have a Vision:  Start working on the vision and goals you have been putting off.  Visualize yourself achieving those goals.
  7. Stop watching news, soap operas, TV reality shows or gossip magazines. Do a TV Detox.  You absorb the negativity and drama from these and bring it into your life.  Stay away from them.
  8. Meditate.  Meditation helps relieve stress, lowers blood pressure, relieves anxiety, you feel better emotionally, helps reduce irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and you feel mentally free and at peace.
  9. Journal your feelings and emotions.  It helps a lot during a healing process or to simply work out your inner feelings.  You don’t have to tell people your problems, write them down and internalize.
  10. Be Grateful!  Each day when you wake up thin of 5 things you are grateful for.  This will help you set the mood for a positive and uplifting day.

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