FYF ~ Chapters 23: Living By Example! #FYFLove #audiobook

We are taught, children should not be seen or heard! Not in my house! On raising daughters and the examples we set! She wrote in her email: "I can't see when the words I used to bring tears to your eyes or cause your fists to come together." She wanted to see me angry. But… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 23: Living By Example! #FYFLove #audiobook

FYF ~ Chapters 17 & 18 #FYFLove #audiobook

I didn't always like her. We have had our differences and arguments. When I could step back and see my mother as a woman first, not this ideal, mythical archetype and fantasy. But a woman with her own needs. Her own dreams. Her own history. Her own wounds. This is where the healing begins to… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 17 & 18 #FYFLove #audiobook

FYF ~ Chapter 5 #audiobook #memoir

CHAPTER 5 Excerpt: "All the signs were pointing inwards. Everything I heard and read that day had to do with looking at my past. I was getting these messages every single day. Until you look at your past you will not be able to move forward. I was hearing the same messages in everything. Look… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 5 #audiobook #memoir

A Gift for You My Audiobook!

Finding Your Force A Journey to Love is a memoir written in the form of a love letter from a mother to a daughter. Santos is being called on an excavation to stop running and face those moments that have transformed her. This is a journey about life, death and rebirth. Alicia tells her daughter… Continue reading A Gift for You My Audiobook!

Nepal Trip ~ Day 20: I saw your face on the mountain today just before I got to the top… and Reflection

I saw your face on the mountain today just before I got to the top... it was your smile your dimples your scent your heart your honesty your strength your secrets your history your love your childlike innocence discovered in a woman's body I think that's what I love most about you... your smile... that… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 20: I saw your face on the mountain today just before I got to the top… and Reflection

Para mi madre… cumpleaños feliz!

Seventy years ago a girl was born en el cibao... criada en la capital. She came from a large family. Known for her elegance, her grace, her power, her fierceness, her style, her voice,her up do's, her walk, her take no crap from no one personality... una mujer fuerte. Matriarch Warrior Righteous Brilliant My mother… Continue reading Para mi madre… cumpleaños feliz!

The NEXT BIG DREAM! Keynote Address Hofstra University

Keynote Address: Hofstra University ~ Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Alicia Anabel Santos THE NEXT BIG DREAM! GOOD MORNING I am humbled to be invited to deliver this 2014’s Keynote address in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. I would like to thank Jenn Christ, Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs for inviting… Continue reading The NEXT BIG DREAM! Keynote Address Hofstra University

The greatest love story ever written

Part 1: It was 4:35pm on a Wednesday, the day was May 27th and the year was 1992. The sun was vibrant, brilliant, stunning and so was the gift I would receive on this same day. Part 2: A 20 year old frightened mother brought a 7lb. 13 oz. little girl into the world. She… Continue reading The greatest love story ever written

For my daughter Courtniana

FREE WRITE: For my daughter... prompt: I REMEMBER... I remember when you were sleeping in your crib and I was staring at you. I was filled with so much love. You were helpless... You needed me... You loved me... You never wanted to leave me... You depended on me for everything... What I wanted most… Continue reading For my daughter Courtniana

Meditation ~ Truth 1. Why are we here?

Happy New Year my loves! This 2014 has really opened me up to some universals truths. My first truth for 2014 is that we are never done learning! Do not for a moment believe that "You know it all!" Or that "You know best! or that "You cannot and will not be told!" Or "this… Continue reading Meditation ~ Truth 1. Why are we here?