Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Deepak Chopra: Love and Compassion [Part 2]

Again thanks to Toyota for allowing me to experience the Oprah Life You Want Weekend in Houston.
It was truly inspirational.

Oprah's first speaker, Deepak Chopra, respected for his holistic views, was a breath of fresh air. He outlined "7 Steps to an Awesome Life" help embrace and love your life. While these are a simple overview, I feel like they are thought provoking enough for you to apply and enjoy.

Standing O-vation for the Zaky

While attending Life You Want Weekend Houston, I was introduced to the most amazing story.

Yamile Jackson, son Zachary Jackson, invertor of the Zaky was presented with a $25,000 grant from Toyota.

The Zaky, available here, started out as a way for Yamile to help comfort her son while she had to leave him in the hospital. She bought garden gloves, filled them with beads to help hold her scent while she slept. She then left them to help comfort Zachary. 

The nurses recognized how well Zach slept that night and all the other nights after. When Zachary was better an able to leave the hospital, they called Yamile and asked if she could bring in more gloves. Since then, she has produced some 40,000 Zakys which are in use in over 300 hospitals around the world.

Such an amazing story that was definitely deserving of a Standing O-vation!

Thank you Toyota for allowing me to attend such a wonderful event.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SpoiledLatina Loves...

I've been on the road a lot lately and that has me missing home. 
So My Favorite Items of the Week are all about Texas and ease of travel. 

You can't go wrong with this beautiful Texas shape bracelet. It goes with pretty much any outfit and blends effortlessly with other accessories. It's the perfect balance between State Pride and chic.

You know how your make-up is all over your purse? Well this is the perfect solution. It is neat, compact, and easy to see, and exactly what my purse needs. I saw this on Instagram right before I left the states and can't wait to get my hands on it. 

This is a must-have while traveling. 
It helps give my phone an extra charge without taking up too much space. 
I know I will always be able to capture the moment with this battery handy. 

How pretty this looks on my coffee table is ridiculous and it has the most amazing smell. 
I have burned mine many times and it looks like its barely been on. 
Those rare moments when I get a minute on the couch, this is a friendly reminder that yes, I am home. 

Hope you SpoiledOnes love these as much as we do. 
I can't wait to be home! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oprah #LifeYouWantWeekend #Tour was nothing short of life changing [Part 1]

This post will start off a 4-part recap of the Life You Want Tour. 
I will go over what I took away from each speaker. 
I hope that I do a good enough job that you too be able to understand how to have the Life You Want.

To begin with, being in the presence of Oprah for two days in a row was a feat on its OWN. (see what I did there?) But, secondly the way she and her guest speakers spoke life into your soul was honestly a privilege to enjoy.

Oprah opened with a segmented on how our lives are connected by dots.

She explained how our "dots" connect to make our life what it is today. One of her "dots" was when she was about still very little. Her grandmother, who was caring for her, was outside boiling clothes and hanging them. Oprah was standing on the doorway about to churn butter when her grandmother shouted back at her, "You better watch me real good because one day you will have to do the same." At that moment, Oprah thought in her head, "No I am not."

She said it was even then that she understood she was going to do something greater. As she got older, she said she would get complimented on how well she spoke publicly or how well she read. All the way until she was 16 years old, getting a spot at a local radio station which eventually lead her way into a news anchor. All of those moments would make up her dots that connected to her where she is today.

Co-creating our lives

This section focused on how our lives are designed by the decisions we make and the way choose to think about those decisions. The way we speak to and about ourselves WILL shape our overall outlook.

The whole focus of this part was  that "everything you've been through will help you get through." Her whole life had prepared her to use her gifts to share her voice. She goes on to say that God (whomever you choose to say is God) puts certain gifts and situations in front of us to help guide our understandings. But the way we speak to ourselves will also help manifest those thoughts and ideas into life.

Her example here was when she was reading the Color Purple. She loved the book so much she bought copies and handed them out to everyone she knew. She so badly wanted to be in the movie but had lost hope on getting the part. But her attempts to speak it into existences say it manifest.

Her next lesson: Wanting for others

This lesson actually asked the audience to thing about someone they truly love and the clearly envision a life for them. What kind of car would they drive? What kind of house would they have? How many kids? Job? Friends? Where would they be? 

In understanding, it was what you would be willing to give that person if we could. What dreams of theirs would you want to see fulfilled and would be able to be truly happy to see them achieve. This is to help us understand the power of giving and also how to want for others. This lesson is powerful, it really tests your willing to give. But also shows how easy it is to want to see someone you love happy. 

To piggy back off of her earlier example, she said she finally had to come to terms with the possibility that the other actor was going to get the part and to allow herself to be happy for her and blessings before she was able to find out that she indeed had gotten the part.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Join me for the #BWFashion Twitter Party!


I have been traveling a lot lately, just within in the past month I have been in New York and Los Angeles. And, while I love it while I am there, I can't say that packing is my favorite thing to do (especially since I am usually doing it last minute!) However, this is a list of my must haves while traveling that ensure I am always comfortable while on the road. 

While I travel, I love being ready for anything so I can make the most out of my trip! So,  my essentials center around comfort and protection allowing me to refresh on-the-go. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

ABC 13 Houston highlights Yvonne Guidry of SpoiledLatina.com for #HHM

When I first started my blog, I didn't have a plan. All I knew was I loved music, I loved fashion and all things pertaining to beauty. I also knew I wanted to share my thoughts with the whole world and since the internet was something semi new at the time, I logged into blogger and created my first blog post.  Fast forward 6 years later and now my blog has been featured in multiple national magazines, I have spoken on several blogging panels, have a large number of followers and my blog gets thousands of visits daily. 

As I grew older, I knew that I was also being followed by young Latina's and young women everywhere and I wanted to be a role model in their lives whether I personally knew them or not. I want them to know that no matter where you came from or what situation you are living, that as long as they keep pushing and pursuing their dreams they can become reality.  So many times being stuck in a rut feels as though you will never outgrow that situation, but in all honesty, you can!

I was so excited when Rebecca Spera of ABC 13, reached out to me about being assigned to interview me/highlight me for Hispanic Heritage Month. I was even more excited that my family (pic below) got to be a part of the segment as well.

Thank you to everyone who visits SPOILEDLATINA.COM on a daily!!

Watch the segment below



Sunday, October 12, 2014

O Town Is Coming To Houston! [Giveaway]

Thats right! Not only is Oprah coming to Houston from October 17-18th, she is bring her own O Town with her!

The “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” tour is a transformational tour that is meant to "engage, encourage, and empower." It is going  to help you take charge and start making "the life you want" happen! The eight-city tour will be stopping here in Houston on October 17th through the 18th. It will feature Oprah and an array of special guests, all sponsored by Toyota and Olay. Friday, Oprah takes the stage with inspirational insight and then Saturday she leads a day-long event with hand-picked special guests in each city. 
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