I have spent many years talking to both men and women, reading books and listening to podcasts trying to understand how others define relationships, the values they attach to them, the non expressed expectations they place on their significant others, the physical, sexual and/or emotional loneliness many feel, or the…


One person plus one typewriter constitute a movement.

Pauli Murray

A month ago, I released into the world my book, Own your Fire. It still feels surreal. The first couple of weeks I was feeling like a truck ran over me, better yet, it was the equivalent of doing an…


My daughter thinks “I’m weird” to use her exact choice of words. Yet, I find a certain level of comfort in having pieces of my mom’s skin tucked away between her own jewelry in my drawer. …


On October 13, 2019, I wrote an article so raw and filled with pain that my editor asked me to tone it down. She said she could tell the topic brought me a lot of pain. It was the story of a friend. She had asked me to stand in…


After I gave my first talk ever on February 12, 2020, I was overwhelmed with emails, facebook posts, facebook messages, and texts thanking me for sharing a bit of my truth and helping women take the necessary steps to knowing their worth.

More humbling were the women that reached out…


On June 23, 2019 I began a new practice with my kids. It was something I had done in my journals for over 20 years. It was also something I started with them years prior in our car rides to and from school, usually after school. One day, I decided…


For the past six weeks, I have spoken about this with a couple of coworkers and even a few close friends of mine. …


Tengo un corazón profundo

Lleno de amor y deseos

Tengo muchos pensamientos

Que dejo escritos en silencio

No me parezco a muchos

Y me dicen que soy diferente

No muchos me entienden

Pero los entiendo a todos

Es un sentido diferente

El saber el querer de la gente

El descubrir…

Elizabeth Rosario “Ely”

Mother of 3, working mom, lover of life. Genuine. Interesting. Different and above all....Real.

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