Vamos pa’ la playa

It’s that time again….

Time to visit the beach and recharge batteries.

Let the sea take my worries away.

We all have that one safe place to go, for me that’s the beach. And this might be because I grew up in an island and going to the beach is the furthest getaway we can go without taking a plane.

Every time I visit the sea it’s a subtle reminder of how immense the world is, how infinite the sky seems, and how tiny I am compared to them.

For a moment, I forget that my life back home is chaotic sometimes, or painfully plain at times.

It’s the only place I can calmy close my eyes and listen to the come and go of the waves, the smell of the salty air reminding me of everything good that exists within myself.

That I’m salty af, but I sure feel nice.

When Will We Ever Stop

I often wonder if we’ll work non-stop all of our lives.

I tried to take a picture but…who has time to stop and take photos. We had places to be at.

We sacrifice ourselves in order to obtain material stuff, to go on vacations, to get tattoos, but most of our days we spent doing a mindless, meaningless job.

And the days we do “rest”, we have a thousand things to do before actual relax time. A moment that never comes because there aren’t enough hours in a day.

There aren’t enough hours in a lifetime it seems.

Will we ever regret this lifestyle that we’ve fallen into?

Raising from the Dead

Hello pineapples!

I know, it’s been a long time since we don’t post anything.

We died for a moment, but we’re back and ready to improve some more. 😉

A lot has happened during these past few months in terms of jobs, relationships, mental health, and life-changing decisions. While there are different reasons we stopped blogging, there’s one in specific that affected us the most.

The most important reason being our own mental health. When we first started this blog we wanted a place where we could share unconventional coping skills, while at the same time developing a new perspective about mental health.

But we quickly found out, that the more we focused on ways to help ourselves, and others, the more aware we were of the condition of our minds. The more ups and downs we had on our daily lives. So we stopped for a moment because…

….being able to help others can only be successful once you’ve helped yourself.

It was like the roller coaster stalled at the bottom for what it felt like an eternity and then it slowly went up. We were left hanging there at the top…waiting for the drop.

The drop happened faster for Astrid, less intense than usual.

However, I’m still there. Hanging with my arms up, feeling the adrenaline run through my body. A mix of fear and excitement. I thought going back to writing about mental health could potentially jeopardize my own mental health.

Nevertheless, here I am. Willing to find out what happens when it drops.

We will pick up our blog one more time, although it’ll be full of our own experiences rather than self-help articles, there’s a lot of exciting stuff coming up in our lives and we’d like a place to log that into.

Whether someone reads this or not, it’ll be a journal of self-improvement and dreams. Of thoughts and fears.

A place for us to look back and say “Damn we’ve come a long way.”

Stay tuned. pineapples! ❤

Ted Talks for When You’re Feeling Down

Whether you enjoy Ted talks, or they bore you, there’s no denying that some of them are uplifting and gives us a new perspective about life.

I’ve chosen these talks because of their unique views and ability to grasp your attention from the first few seconds.

Listen to these amazing people that have found the strength to face their challenges.

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10 Valuable Lessons from Puerto Rican Culture

I have never been a patriotic person. If you ask me, I’m from everywhere. I go around the world adapting traits from other cultures that resonate most with my lifestyle.

But there are things about my roots that I just can’t deny. Traits engraved deep within me that I cannot change no matter how hard I try. There’s no denying of one’s roots; they take an important role on your personality and sometimes you just have to learn how to work with it as best as you can.

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