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The 14 Archetypes of Healing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) The Spiritual Fanatic I was convinced that I was going to die and so I made it a mission to find a supportive spiritual community that could assist my family with my end-of-life affairs. After realizing…

I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Almost four years ago, I wrote a heartfelt post titled, “Freedom Fridays”, about my decision to go part-time. It remains one of the most popular entries on my blog. It was written 3 years after…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hope for Carol

About This Cause Being a single parent is never easy. Now try being a single parent with stage 3 Breast cancer. Just when things seemed to be getting better financially, Carolina was faced with the most difficult challenge of…

Eileen Z. Fuentes - Jay Franco Faces of Hope

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play…

Batoto Yetu

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Batoto Yetu means “our children” in Swahili. Founded in 1990 by internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, Júlio T. Leitão, Batoto Yetu teaches at-risk youth what academics alone cannot. By engaging children with their own African heritage through…

Cancer Survivor

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already…

The SPEACH S.O.U.L Food Tee

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Our wellness program at Columbia University Medical Center will begin in January. By purchasing our new SPEACH t-shirt, you can help us continue with this program, which brings holistic nutrition information, plant-based cooking classes, physical…

The Uptown Lit Festival: The Social Media Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The first ever Uptown Lit Festival, which took place on Saturday, October 19th at The United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop was an unequivocal success. Not only did we have a…