There’s no energy more powerful on this planet than a woman that has healed her stories, loves herself and relishes all parts of her life.
OUR MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY
Empowering Women and bringing their inner light to life
This Is Our Passion
We also served as translators to our parents. We had to explain to our non-Latinx friends the rules of entering and exiting a party. We were taught to refuse food or other offerings at casa ajenas.
We were constantly reminded to be mindful of lo que van a decir (what will they say).
If your parents are from Central America or Mexico, you answered mande when an authority figure directed words your way. Sleepovers… well, that was for other girls.
Most of us grew up in homes speaking two languages (yes, Spanglish counts), learning about our ancestors’ roots and traditions while also figuring out how to fit into the American culture that was often misunderstood or even put down by our caretakers.
We loved American music and watched novelas at night with our mami. Abuela’s remedios always helped us feel better.
Most of us knew about limpias before they became trendy. Our tías and tíos, as well as our primas, were part of our daily life. A simple family get-together meant having at least 40 people over. Our cousins are our friends and life-long mischief partners in crime.
Cumbias or Celia Cruz signaled Saturday morning cleaning.
You can love and honor your family, have deep gratitude for all the sacrifices AND release lessons, rules, and expectations that hurt and have never served you.
Honoring yourself and your roots
Over the years, many Latinas have shared with me the often confusing and double-standard messages they received from well intending parents.
It was pressed upon them not to shine too bright, to be too smart, to look her best, to look sexy, but not too sexy, to be fierce, but not too much, to be educated and do your best, but not too much—definitely not in a way that makes you show off—you don’t want to look like you’re better than everyone else.
Oh, and don’t ever forget about your raíces and all the sacrifices made to help you along the way. Let’s not even get started on the quality of our Spanish or the different house rules for boys and girl
There is a powerful need right now for the real-life and shared experiences of Latinas to be highlighted and solidified through community, connection, and collaboration.
I deeply love my Central and South American roots (pupusas and arepas are equal to my taste buds). I also love my American culture. I know too well the challenges of walking the line between these two worlds. For many years I felt divided, disconnected, and hid from my own power.
Latinas ARE magia.
We are hard workers, and we are dedicated to our families. We are often well educated, yet many find ourselves lost in making our sueños come true. I had two master’s degrees, multiple certifications, and I could not figure out how to help my heart sing its own unique song.
For many years I found myself stuck and gave up on my vision before even getting started.
After all, I grew up asking for permission and thinking of others first. I had no idea where to get permission for my dreams or how to focus on myself.
I also remember how excited I was to start my own practice. I had worked for years at a nonprofit and wanted to serve more people. My bubble burst when I was quickly told I was selling out. I would not be serving nuestra gente anymore.
The transformation came when I learned to use both cultures to serve others and myself.
I created this program to support brilliant mujeres like you to break through anything getting in the way of sharing your gifts and creating more prosperity in a way that nurtures your multi-faceted colors, dreams, and inspirations.
Jacqueline is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and Professional Life Coach.
She works with women, men, couples, and facilities groups and workshops on sensuality, sexuality, movement, and empowerment. She lovingly encourages others to transform experiences into a powerful and beautiful present and an extraordinary, inspiring future.
All of her services are created with compassion, kindness, and open-heartedness. Assuring that each of her clients is supported in breaking free from old stories, opening up to their innate gifts, and stepping more fully into their full potential.
Her passion is bringing more acceptance and empowerment through education and inquiry. Her focus is on inspiring others to create extraordinary lives, deeper intimacy, and experience greater freedom and expression.
She delights in supporting her clients, breaking free from old stories, opening up to their innate gifts, and stepping more fully into their full potential and heartfelt dreams.
One of her greatest joys is being of service to the Latinx and Spanish-speaking community. Her goal is to help break down taboos, misinformation and transforming rigid male-female sexuality stereotypes. She has done this through segments on Telemundo, Univision, and radio.