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Mariana Stavig
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  • Lutz, FL
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How did you hear about Latinitas?
through friends!
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite type of music?
Latin, reggae, folk, hip hop, rnb, world
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Cosby Show, The Mindy Project
What is your favorite book or magazine?
One Hundred Years of Solitude, A Thousand Splendid Suns
What is your favorite hobby or what do you do for fun?
drawing, long walks, travel, cooking, crafts, adventure!

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Latinos & Mental Health Video

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 11:15am 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered exactly what "mental health" means? Do you know what conditions are enveloped by this category, and how they are treated? What about mental health as it pertains to Latinos in the US?

If so, look no further! This video put together by the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds the answers to your questions. Share with your family and friends, and anyone who you think could benefit from the knowledge.…


What is love? Baby don't hurt me

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:05pm 1 Comment

On my nine hour flight from Miami to Paris to visit my amorcito, I had A LOT of time for reflection. I giggled as I thought about all the slime balls and egomaniacs I dated in the past. It was a mental bloopers video. I couldn't help but laugh at all the mistakes that led me to where I am now, feeling my best in a healthy, positive relationship. But boy how my bloopers video goes on forever...You name the red flag, I ignored it. Unhealthy dynamics? Been there, done that.

When I first… Continue

Savvy shopping, happy living!

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 3:32pm 1 Comment

            As the holidays approach, we are bombarded with ads about all the new and wonderful things we can buy. Marketers know how to appeal to our senses. We live in a society where we are taught that exchanging money for goods feels really, really great. Have you noticed how stores play cool music, use cute bags and packaging, and place unnecessary items right in your line of vision or at check out to make you consider buying what you were not intending? Did you really need that extra…


Happiness is Hard Work!

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 5:26pm 0 Comments

   Growing up, mi mama would always tell me that only I can make myself happy. She would say "to be sad and upset is easy. To be happy is very constant, hard work." As a teenager prone to drama and mood swings, I was not always particularly good at following her advice. Break-ups were epic sagas deserving of an original Lifetime movie script, friendship troubles were greek tragedies, and school was a torture chamber. I could…


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