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October 23rd, 2010 17 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote


I was born on March 9th, of the year 1949 in Santiago, Chile. The city of the valleys  surrounded by mountains. In the winter, those mountains were covered with snow. When the sun came out of his hiding place behind the clouds, and lit the snow on its thick  coat on the mountains, against the clear blue sky they just  reflected the immaculate shine of their whiteness on us, the inhabitants of the city, as if they were reminding us to celebrate the powerful star in the center of our universe.

Exacerbating its brightness to the point that your eyes would almost get blinded with such clarity. As if they wanted to remind us of our own brightness and immaculate whiteness.

Bringing the message of the heart from the Condor from the South.

That is perhaps one of the things I miss the most about Santiago. The joy of the snowy mountains on a winter sunny day. Every time I go visit, I secretly hope the next day will be sunny and bring that memory and magnificently comforting  feeling of my childhood. I can’t stop admiring them and talking about their majesty. My nieces laugh at me. They are used to them. They never left them for good. They see them with different eyes.

My early childhood went by,  surrounded by flowers, butterflies, Swiss cotton, velvet, and organza, music, ballet, Spanish dance, and tango, books, buttons, Nannies who brought  great stories from the South, Hungarian Gypsies trying to read your hand for a couple of coins, and a black cat named Nino.

Festive gatherings with friends and the large basque clan carrying my father’s ancestors, my two little brothers, parents who called me the little golden girl and meant it, godparents who taught me how to imagine  enchanted faraway cities from Paris to the Berlin before the 1st world war, passing by London and Rome,  Kyoto and Delhi. The sharing of their  foreign traveling experience.

You have to understand, Chile’s geographic location  is so far away, that makes  people living in the valley surrounded by mountains dream of ancient places afar, like European and Asian cities.

Now, when I look back, I see clearly why I ended focusing in the Inner Child as in starting a movement by divulging the imperative need to take action to re-parent it, for all of us. It was Alice Miller who scientifically confirmed what I believed with all my heart. In a phrase,  “violence is not genetic”.

I was privileged to have a good life foundation for the first 9 years of my life. I think I lost the innocence when I was 7.  That is when everything started falling apart.

By then, the entitlement of being and feeling the center of that universe was already imprinted in my soul.  I still had my full emotional integrity. That is what helped keep my Inner Child pure, creative, innocent, using out of the box and critical thinking no matter how much resistance I encountered in the outside world.  No matter how much the rejection to innovation that used to feel so personal hurt. No matter how much I felt like I was coming from another planet. No matter how her soul was broken in a thousand pieces.

Critical thinking was very important for my parents.

They were always expressing and verbalizing their passion for Philosophy, History,  Art and Metaphysics,  the eternal question of “why are we here”, was often asked and thoughtfully attempted to be answered in deep and satisfying conversations.  They incorporated reading very early in my childhood.

I attended a private German School for girls subsidized by the German government. Even though the happenings were in the middle of the 20th Century, it was a very progressive school. For those nuns it  was about educating thinking women who stand out of the pack. They had a very ambitious and expansive curriculum.

My parents’ traumatic divorce at 9 caught me with an armor of love that helped deal with the bruises and blood shed of separation and competition. An out of the ordinary  foundation of unity laughter and love. I guess at some level I could hear my Inner Child’s voice,  Grace, almost always, no matter how much I needed to bury her in pain.

How was it possible that all of that world I lived in was suddenly broken for the rest of my life, and I had to learn to accept living with it. What a cheat!!! . How one does throw such a quality of life down the drain. It was hard to understand. Not only for me, for the entire family. Some people speculate that it was too perfect, and they still tell the story in disbelief.

After 9,  it always felt like the behaviors of the adults were too conditioned to things they didn’t even know they carried inside from their parents. I could feel the wounded Inner Child very early on, starting with my parents. Perhaps because mine was always acknowledged prior to the separation, I  refused to at least consciously turn my back to her.  Unconsciously her emotional integrity was broken. Even though she was even though she was not always acknowledged,  her fire was present all of the time.

That is one thing I am grateful for my parents. I don’t think I could have made it the same way without that dreamy contented full foundation of the first years. I was always extremely empathetic and conscious of people’ Inner Child pain.  Soon,  a natural coach developed in me.  She was the person everybody came to when they had a problem. My openness, authenticity and passion for the truth made people trust me in a very easy way.

So, by the time I started Soul Hangout, all my friends were saying “It is about time”

December 19th 2010.

When the cards were laid in 2007, and I counted on all of my time,  24/7 to think about my tribe business model and its contribution to sustainability, I asked myself the question. What is the theme closest to your heart what is the theme closest to your experience what is the one that will make the most impact. What is the story you want to tell every day with all your heart for the next 2 years, or 10 years.

The truth is, I have lived such a diverse life that gave me the opportunity to master so many different crafts  in the self improvement industry, that it was difficult to choose. It required some thinking. Self Improvement is one of the leading industries and the most important one for this time and age. We need to train our thoughts to re invent the world…because it is a new world.  It requires a new language coming from new thinking.

So, again, what is the thing in your life repertoir that will ignite your passion to get up in the morning every day with a renewed expanded energy, the thing that you see as your purpose and is bigger than you. Nothing less of that or short of that is worth living. Not worth living. Very simple.

Don’t you want to say that you are done living a depending, useless, and without purpose life?  For me it was like that. It is not worth one more minute working for some corporation with the only purpose of making a living. Not worth it one more minute, totally worth to explore no matter what happens and how many bumps on the road I encounter. Bigger than me. Way bigger. It scares some people. But that is another story.

So, my dear friend, here are the 4 questions again.

What is the thing you will pick to be the icon of your life purpose? What is the closest to your heart, what is the closest to your experience, what is the one that will create more impact and most of all which one is the one that will make you jump out of bed in the morning riding the wave of  your full potential and passion to create?

…Passion to create and purpose are one of those things like being born and dying. You have your own reasons, it is your journey.   Somehow you do it alone, and invite people to celebrate, cooperate and share with once it is born. You need support with that process.

You need the support that understands there is no conditioning in that support. Instead, complete respect for your vision. The respect you have for your vision.  The respect that a friend of Thomas Edison would have showed when he witnessed the 5,000 time of trial of  the fluorescent bulb, and patiently would be willing to extend the support  5,000 more times if it was necessary. That kind of support. Any other support, is detrimental. So if you encounter it, run away from it. It interferes.

Here is an article I wrote about Thomas Edison and his 10,000 tries.

December 26th 2010.

Some people have asked me to blog more often.  While I am creating service products, actual info products and books, and using most of my time in sales letters and other content marketing materials, I want to let you all know that I will be doing it more  often  by the beginning of the next year. Once the systems are in place and working.

Thanks for all your great comments and encouragement. Some people are interested in expanding the conversation of the Inner Child as in charge of the visionary team. It will come very soon.

Thanks so much to Soul Hangout followers and members. Have a happy holiday and a new mindfully coherent co-creative year in 2011.

Tuesday 20th of April 2011.

It has been 4 years and 3 months since I started to work full time on my life purpose. That is the time it took to research and co-create in coherence “The Hawk Mindset” . The only trans formative Thought Masters training for Entrepreneurs to ignite their passion to contribute and full creativity.

It was like having thousands of keynotes in my head that I was to use to create my own melody. The melody of my unique experience expanded in marketing words that would come from the bottom of my soul from the writer and the coach inside . At times it was hard to do. They seemed too many keynotes…

No way they all belong to only one program… Well, I was wrong…every piece I have written, every conversation I have had, every quote I have thought of, every article came form the wholeness of what now is the The Hawk Mindset. Everything fits in one comprehensive program. I am the first one surprised.

It is something like walking with the burning desire with its perception of the big picture and the blind faith sustaining all my doubts emerging from the doubts from the small picture.

What is fascinating is that today I am thrilled to announce that each single key note had a fundamental place in the finished product. Each single letter enhances the tone to the next in the wholeness of my newly found sequenced language. Launching very soon. Thanks to all for the great support


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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

September 20th, 2010 16 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

“We are guilty of many errors and many faults but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow.’ His name is ‘Today.’”

~ Gabriela Mistral~

This is why you have an Inner Child who needs to be acknowledged felt and incorporated. Otherwise you will not find peace. Simple as that.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

August 10th, 2010 2 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

My parent’s divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn’t necessarily have had otherwise.

~Christina Aguilera ~

This is so wise. Our circumstance as Christina says, mold us for better or worse. But what we are entitled to, is to following our dream. So, my friend, What is your talent? What is your dream? How are you going to start molding it today. With the help of your Inner Child, who holds the secrets of your creativity, and will help you remember your purpose, to voice it to the world. Out loud. The truth? The world is waiting for you.

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Thanks Seth Godin for Naming the Dream of the Future

November 22nd, 2008 20 Comments » Filed under Letters

I found this picture, as a tribute to “Tribes.” The kaki tree from my childhood.  Winter Fruits.  A warm fruit bearing its vitality in the naked tree of the winter. Photography by Antonio Bellon a 31 year old from Spain. Flickr.

Seth Godin published his latest book. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Thanks Seth, so much for naming the dream of the future.

For validating the partnership between our right and left brain.

For joining the conversation in our minds and confirming  we are not alone…and we are on the right track.

It helps dissipate the fear and reinforce the blind faith.

It fuels the burning desire to continue its dedicated path.

It provides the balm of  awareness in transition to imminent change.

It acknowledges the scene of the consequences of our actions.

It invites to Step in the Present and  Make History…

It reminds us that as Albert Einstein said, success without value is not success.

It revives the quiet tribal wisdom of the past to close the circle of the future.

It shows us that being spiritual is nothing more and nothing less, than being human.

After all, Galileo Galilei was right when he said: “You cannot teach man anything, only help him find the answers within himself.

Who would have guessed that the very answers within ourselves, starting with our passion, can lead to a fulfilled life  of abundance. Pretty solid concept. Pretty enchanting scene for the future. It makes pretty darn sense.

I could go on with the the layers of wisdom  and the acute/ accurate historical and socio-economic analysis that your book delivers. However, due to  its  atemporal and perennial nature we can always revisit. This is only the beginning. There will be more revelations and more realizations along the way, In the meantime I want to take the moment to tell you a little newborn tribe story.

It all started perhaps 7 years ago. I was in my early 50’s and had declared to my tribe that after 50 I would celebrate my birthday if possible all year. So, it was around March, my birthday and I had different celebrations going on. Not all necessary on the exact date I was born… One day a year to celebrate you are born, started to seem not long enough to me  those days. So I had several gatherings going on. Non of them was going to take place in my house…

“Why don’t you do a women  party” -said Becca – “That’s a great idea, -I said – We’ll do it.” When we finally got around it was May, and we were 9 women. All of them my friends. Most of them didn’t know one another. Maybe 2 or 3 but not everybody. They were as diverse as it gets in terms of age, experience and ethnicity. Each one of them was an important part of my world.

We had a blast. I was so happy to have them all dispersed around the house. In many instances they  had heard about the other through my excited enthusiasm. (I speak my thoughts out loud). I  just got out of the way and alternated  my  focus between the joy of listening to the echo of the conversations going on, my passion for the food, attending  last touches  to the great meal I had prepared for them, and  conversing with the ones brought to the kitchen by their  own organic desire to be there and help.

The conversations were fascinating. The group asserted instant homogeny. You could “taste” the energy, and “feel” the meal. It felt like the ultimate pleasure of being.

Somebody said something along the lines of some studies showing that women getting together  help boost up their endorphins in a way that actually adds physical years to your life.

Somebody said “we have to repeat this.”

The next time we did it we were 14. I liked the idea of having a sit down dinner and there is no room for more around my table. I created a special dish for the occasion. They loved it. It was a white lasagna with hearts of artichokes, crab meat, fresh mozzarella, fetta, and a white sauce sprinkled with sherry.

We talked about the need to revive the rites. The wisdom of the ancient tribes. The circle around the bonfire. We called it the White Lasagna. We institutionalized the name of the dish and  came up with a name for our encounters. “The rite of the White Lasagna.” The tribe had started its incubating period.

We started having these reunions more often. In each one we had the same menu. A green salad, the white lasagna and a special cake to celebrate again the birthdays of those ones that fell around the date of the reunion. Their extra birthday celebration.

That’s where the seed was planted. The seed of leadership I needed, to grow, and take the tribe to the next level. Sharon said . “You lead, we’ll follow.” It’s true, it wasn’t easy. However, I always had wanted to take my ideas and the coaching I developed and tested with them all to a new level. My coaching career. I was selling TV and print advertisingduring those years. They couldn’t wait for me to start…

A lot has happened since the first “White Lasagna Rite” event.

Today,  I have a blog, Soul Hang Out, a hangout place for soul activists, of course males and females who  understand that living in the present is History in the Making, and are willing to talk about their thoughts, or listen to other people’s thoughts. Plus, they are intrigued  by  the assortment of ingredients in our White Lasagna.

Today, I have created a coaching concept called “50/50 Coaching,  The Magic of the Middle Line.” People in my tribe have been applying it for years. People in my tribe have encouraged and supported me to follow this path.

Today I have  developed a “Thought Champions” Coaching program. People in my tribe want to share those conversations we have been having for  years. I want to share them with the world because I wouldn’t be here without them. Their testimonials are coming. They are bringing tears to my eyes. Their words match my words.

As an example, here is one from Silvana in Madrid:

  • That connection with life that one achieves conversing with you is a wonderful feeling!…time stops and one minute becomes an eternity…Difficult to express it in words…You have a gift to connect the other person  with his or her most profound being and revive situations that come back to clarify issues of the past to position them back in a more balanced and sane place in our lives.
  • My personal experience by your side has been very strong and I believe you have given me many tools to work in my personal development!!! That doesn’t mean it’s all done…no, of course, on the contrary…There is still a long way to learn, grow, be a better person, and you have motivated me to not be satisfied with the obtained achievements…one always can make one more step. Thank you!!!

It’s time to invite other tables around our table. Anyhow, it doesn’t accommodate enough people any more.

Thanks again, Seth for an invaluable gift to the planet…remarkable…your word, not mine.

For everybody who wants to make a difference and challenge the status quo, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us is not a choice to read. Is a must.


Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

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