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Showing posts from February, 2012

Home is where the green chile is.

Hello from my beautiful home state of New Mexico! I'm on the road spending some quality time with family and friends. It has been an amazing trip and I've also been gathering some thoughts to blog about. I hope you are all doing well and am look forward to my next blog post...when I get to a computer, since I'm sending this from my phone (gotta love technology).
New Mexico is a magical place where all of my senses become awakened.  It's the place I love most and is where I started my journey to work in mental health. Nationwide, we rank within the top five for suicide rates. Many factors, such as high poverty and a large rural land make access to mental health resources difficult, and contribute to this statistic. However, giving up is not the answer and we all hold a responsibility to give back to our communities, leaving them better for future generations. It was disheartening to learn about our high suicide rates and what gave rise to a calling within me to help f…

What's Love Got To Do With It?!

Regardless of your relationship status, I'd like to send each of you warm thoughts and love on this day. Valentine's Day to me is a time to let everyone special in your life know how much you appreciate them. Let us strive to celebrate the meaning of loving each other everyday, and not just once a year. This also includes being kind and patient with ourselves.

With love, Ane <3

Know Your Worth

"You Are Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera 

Through the years I found my mother was right and no dream is impossible and as long as I try, I will never fail regardless of the outcome. Along that same path I also learned the importance of knowing the value of my own worth. The world has its way of pressing down on our shoulders sometimes, and it can be tempting to take the easy way out. However, if you want success don't give up, but instead widen your stance, keep faith, and hold on a little longer. Why? Well, because you, yes YOU are worthy of happiness! I am worth it (say it out loud…it feels really good). Nothing in this world comes easy. It is a place with many unknowns and some disappointments. And while we have no power over what lies in the path for tomorrow, or in the actions of others, we can find peace in knowing the intent and power of our words, actions, and most importantly self-worth. 
Knowing your worth is powerful and allows us to see the world in a differ…

Financially Fit Status Update...

My New Year's resolution for 2012 included being "Financially Fit." If you didn't read my blog for that week, here's the link or you can scroll through down find what changes I've committed myself to working on for 2012.

I am happy to report that things are on track thanks to a budget formula from finance guru Suzie Orman (LOVE her!). About two years ago, I watched a special where she provided this budget tool. It has put my spending habits in check and keeps me focused on reaching my goal to be financially fit. I have found this to be helpful, but you may need to make adjustments according to your own situation. However, it is a great start!

Having my finances in order helps to keep my mental health balanced, especially during tough economic times. I hope you find the information below helpful and that it aids to get you back on the money track. I'm sure am glad I wrote her formula down at the time, …