Your playing small does not serve the world.

Timely words at the close of the year.

Own and On

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others. –Marianne Williamson

Who’s encouraging words can you lean on during your journey?

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Marriage Isn’t For You

Not my normal material, but this was a really nice Tuesday boost.

Seth Adam Smith

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. 🙂 I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.

Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?

Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.

Perhaps each…

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Naya Rivera is Engaged!

I guess fall brought the fever!

Naya Rivera can now be added to the list of Latinas on the wedding watch. The 26-year old Glee starlet debuted her big sparkler on the red carpet last week at Latina magazine’s “Hollywood Hot List” party at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. Her lucky husband-to-be is none other than rapper Big Sean (aka Sean Michael Anderson). The couple, who initially met on Twitter, have been dating a whopping six months. Hey, when you know you know, right? Congrats to the happy couple!

Opinion: Marc Anthony misses the point about Hollywood and Latinos

I’ve been reluctant to touch on the different narratives being presented to the Latino community since the Florida trial and the Marc Anthony performance. But one thing I can say is Marc’s comments are woefully out of touch and lack empathy for the plight of the American Latino in this industry. How quickly we seem to forget when things are going our way…

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Marc Anthony just killed my buzz.

Just a week after I wrote a column giving the pop star major props for how he handled the “God Bless America” social media uproar, Anthony is now telling everyone that Hollywood doesn’t owe Latinos anything.

Rewind that, please?

In an interview with HuffPost Live, the show’s host asked if there were “space to have a different kind of Latino representation” in entertainment, given the whole Devious Maids debacle.

After a quick little comment about “the show with the fine maids,” Anthony said this:

As far as people being in uproar, they don’t owe us anything The industry doesn’t owe us anything, networks don’t owe us anything. You have a complaint? Educate yourself, take up writing, become a producer, direct it.

First, the question asked by the Huff Post Live’s Marc Lamont never asked Anthony if Hollywood owed Latinos anything…

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5 Latino stars to watch on TV this weekend

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It’s a holiday weekend and while that traditionally brings to mind thoughts of outdoor barbeques and beach side picnics, sometimes it’s just too hot to spend time outdoors – making the idea of a few hours inside in the cool air conditioning sound heavenly. And if you’re torn between what to watch, we’re here to help: from gritty drama “Breaking Bad” to “oh-no-she-didn’t” prime time soap “Dallas” and the law firm series “Suits,” here’s our list of five shows – starring five outstanding Latino actors – to watch. Because sometimes when it’s hot outside, nothing is better than staying cool indoors.

“Breaking Bad” on AMC

This critically acclaimed drama features the gripping story of a high school chemistry teacher whose struggle to support his family in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis leads him to the production and sale of methamphetamine. Now about to start the second half of the 

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