Maritza Martinez

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Thank You Life

 My life hasn’t been perfect and I believe that most people think the same way.We live each day hoping good things come around and struggling at the same time to put things right.Either way I’m mostly grateful of all the people and things I have in my life....more

2014

I’ve had a lot going on in my life lately.For starters, I’m in the hassle of loosing some weight I put on because of my Prednisone therapy for the last eight months.  If you think body image is only for teenagers, just let me tell you  “You are absolutely and completely wrong!”.Body image returns to haunt you during our middle years. Don’t let  anyone fool you, steering you to believe the contrary....more

Wait.....Wait.....Here It Comes: Tomorrow

This journey we call life is full of things that are dark and seem to be endless,  surrounding us in a pitch darkness.I know for a fact that some people don’t have time, energy or even  care enough to indulge in pity parties.  I can understand and even relate with them a bit.Why?Each and every one of us  once in a while are entitled to one, it gets a bit tiring to be always riding the high horse.  Ever now and then life does sucks,  and our first instinct is to do  the ostrich act.  HIDE OUR HEADS IN THE GROUND....more

Is understanding the words yes or no so hard?

Just reading about the humongous problem we are facing in the military and in our schools on sexual violence makes me feel the creeps.Is it really so hard to understand yes or no?Is it really so hard to understand right from wrong?Does it have to do with our human nature to just do the opposite?Coming fast forward to our current events just looking at banners that read, "No means yes and yes means anal" on different social media outlets is disgusting....more

When Home Becomes Hell

How I Discovered That It's Not About Sofia Vergara

Some days ago I wrote a post about Sofia Vergara and how I thought she was basically bad publicity for "latina" women.  However,  through a comment and some further discussion about the topic with friends  I've come to discover that Sofia isn't the guilty party here....more
KurlytopCastillo Thanks for reading and sharing a thought, don't take me wrong it doesn't offend ...more

Sofía Vergara Is Bad Publicity For Latinas

Sofia Vergara has been ticking  me off a bit these days.  It's  probably because of how she portrays the "latina" women.  For starters "latina" is all about perspective.  All women that live on this part of the world are "latinas" because in one way or another we're from Latin America.  Meaning roughly Central and South America.   ...more

Living On The Verge Of Limbo During Midlife

Limbo means pretty much the same thing in Spanish or English.    The land between the dead and the alive.   I've heard many times, "I'm in a limbo right now."  But, what does that really mean,  maybe  existing and letting life pass by without really living not really doing much. It can be  a place where some of us now and then get a visiting pass....more

The Three Headed Monster of Menopause

I usually write more for myself then for other people.  Writing is theurapetical for me in more than one way, it helps me see clearer whenever a problem comes around. Certainly at this moment in my life I'm facing a major problem. I've been married for 28 years know, it was May 15th, 1986 when we decided to tie the knot.  We made a promise to each other that day, that no matter,  what we would stick it through. ...more

New Beginnings

Once in a while life presents itself with the opportunities of new beginnings.  Even though they often come along with a certain amount of pain. But, heck you know the saying, "no pain, no gain" and there is sure plenty to gain when we give ourselves a chance....more