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It is 9:41am.  I have been up since 6am… Why? to force myself to a ginger/honey/lemon tea concoction for my flu..  I’ve been home for a week coughing, feeling hot and then cold, having a hard time breathing and feeling extremely fatigued…  I feel restless, unsettled, and darn right cranky…

Its like a test from the UNIVERSE!!!

What do you do now Rosangel?  

My first thought is… I have to be real with how I’m feeling.  And as I type these words I hear a voice screaming inside my head… “I feel like SHIT!!!, I’m cranky, I am uncomfortable… boo boo boo boo boo bah hum bug….”

And this voice wants to continue singing/screaming the same old “Cranky Pants” song… and why not?  it is not like I am lying, this is my truth right now… I FEEL LIKE CRAP… :-/

BUT my HIGHER VOICE tunes in… and she says… “You know what to do…” 


Yes… this is true.. I do know what I can do… I can take small steps right now to feel better.

This morning I listened to an inspirational chat by Gabrielle Bernstein called “Awakening Your Authentic Power” and I also did a tuning fork sound healing on myself and I am feeling a shift… but  one of the most profound ways I can feel better is by opening the door to gratitude… 

Let me show you…

“Dear body, I am grateful for your beautiful intelligence… for showing me this week that I have been moving too fast and doing too much and that I needed to give you rest.   I am grateful for my thoughts, for the time to be able to think, contemplate, rest, rest, rest, and rest.  I am grateful for the challenge of pausing… Dear body you know me well… you know I’m a restless bird and I move around so much that I lose sight of when I am pushing my body too hard.  I am grateful for the perfect reason to take a break from the world and the mundane and the over stimulating lifestyle of the city. I am grateful to be able to listen deeply to you and my/your true needs.   I am grateful for the insight that I need more special time for me and my creative endeavors.  And even though it has been a tough week on my body, I  am grateful I have had a creative burst that I haven’t felt in a while.  I am grateful to have experienced this again because it is what truly makes me happy.  It is like coming home again.  Thank you body for your infinite intelligence   Please forgive me for running you too hard… You are not a machine.  You are an instrument of divinity and my intention is to hold you sacred.  I love you.  Thank you.”

Immediately, I can feel a difference. I feel lighter and more content and I’m actually smiling.  Yes!!!

Gratitude and Gentleness for me.

Happy Thanksgiving…

May you have a beautiful magical heartfelt day!

Join us on “The Gratitude Movement” on Facebook, which I founded in 2009.  It is a mastermind of love, kindness, and appreciation. We celebrate 29 Days of Gratitude events.  All are welcomed ;-)

From a recent article published in the New York Times called, “Choose to be Grateful. It will Make You Happier”

“This is not just self-improvement hokum. For example, researchers in one 2003 study randomly assigned one group of study participants to keep a short weekly list of the things they were grateful for, while other groups listed hassles or neutral events. Ten weeks later, the first group enjoyed significantly greater life satisfaction than the others. Other studies have shown the same pattern and lead to the same conclusion. If you want a truly happy holiday, choose to keep the “thanks” in Thanksgiving, whether you feel like it or not.” Arthur C Brook

Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

The night before Thanksgiving always reminds me of a warm kitchen filled with lots of food and festive energy.  I have memories of my mom preparing the turkey and the ham.  My dad bugging her for taste tests, and my sister and I getting ready to watch  “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

I remember how much I looked forward to Thanksgiving night.  It was tradition on this evening to begin playing old Christmas favorites.  A warm fuzzy feeling would come over me as I anxiously anticipated the family parties and gatherings with friends.  My absolute favorites were the “parrandas” which is a Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling with a few twists…

 A parranda is when a small group of friends gathers together to “asaltar” or surprise another friend.  Most parranderos play some sort of instrument, either guitarras, tamboriles, güiro maracas, or palitos. And they all sing.    

The parranderos arrive at the destination and then very quietly gather by the front door. At a signal all start playing their instruments and singing. The parrandas usually begin after 10pm in order to surprise and wake the sleeping friend. The parranderos are invited in and refreshments, music and dance follow. Of course we don’t surprise unsuspecting victims. The parranderos are given plenty of “hints” before hand by the homeowner that he is ready to receive a parranda.    


The party goes on for an hour or two then everyone, including the owners of the house, leave to parrandear some more. The group grows as they offer their parranda at several houses during that night. At the last house probably around 3 or 4 in the morning the homeowner offers the traditional chicken soup or asopao de pollo. The party is over at dawn.” (excerpt extracted from

Our family participated in a Urban version of this tradition…  

Ahh, those days were so sweet.  I get teary eyed just thinking about them. My daddy is now in heaven and oh these holidays aren’t the same without him...
I invite you to listen to the video below… even if you don’t understand the words, allow yourself to feel the joy…It’s a melody of some of my favorite songs.  :)

Click the link below…

May you continue to build wonderful memories with your loved ones.

Happy  a blessed Thanksgiving!
love, light, y bendiciones,

Rosangel Perez  

She Let Go by Rev. Safire Rose

I remember the first time I read these words… I felt them at my core and just the other night, I rediscovered this poem and felt it was so appropriate to share…



She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming
around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely,
without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a
book on how to let go… She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her day-timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyse whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual
Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

Rev. Safire Rose

Are you being you? 

Or are you being a caricature of yourself?

Are you playing into a role because that is the way everyone else does it?  

Has your soul been shouting “NO MoRE!??”

What can you do in the next minute to empower your dream? Are you ready to take another step to being more like the person you know you were meant to be?

Seize this moment now.  Dream your dream butterfly. 


Dancing is healthy and fun. It lightens anxieties and depressions. It’s free and it’s natural medicine.

So…. Why aren’t we dancing more?

Everyday I meet more and more people who aren’t dancing. Everyday I meet more people allowing themselves to be seduced by the “safe”robotic daily routine.  If this makes you happy, there is nothing wrong with this. But…

If you are having doubts, ask yourself why…

pause and invite the answers to come.  You may want to ask yourself…  Do you feel alive? Do you feel like you need to move more?   When was the last time you got lost in the music? When was the last time you danced with abandon and freedom? When was the last time you danced, let loose and not gave a fuck?  

Who cares what others think and say about your dancing. Those special moves are yours babie!!! Claim them and feel good.  

Dancing is a portal. It’s opens you directly to the divine within and around you.  And so much more.

Seize the moment. If you are in NYC  join us and co create this dream of feeling alive thru movement…

Dance Your Dream!!! Set your intention before you start dancing and hold that intention throughout the dancing.

We are taking dancing to another level. Let your soul move you. Let your spirit soar. We are opening up with a drum circle. Bring your maracas. ;)

Let it flow. Let it flow. You will be safe. You will be in Gods house and you will be dancing amongst beautiful happy friendly souls.

Dance with us this Sunday at St Paul’s Theater in Williamburg Bk between 3-6pm. See the flyer for more details.

“Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the highest expression of our spirituality in our search for the communion with the divine, a part of life’s journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. Through dance we experience a different dimension. ~IRIS J. STEWART

Every time you do something good for yourself, you add to the the liberation of humanity. You contribute positive vibes to a world that desperately needs it.
Dancing freely, without inhibitions, without shame, with beauty, and grace is a powerful healing energy. Join us in co-creating and remembering the butterflies we are.