Happy Veteran’s Day to Our Courageous Latina Veterans.

I am surprised, humbled and honored for this recognition alongside these amazing Latina veterans.  A big thank you to Bill O’Connor and HipLatina! Xiomara A. Sosa

Happy Veteran’s Day to Our Courageous Latina Veterans

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Important Update: My New Stategic Direction for 2018.

Good morning everyone,
 
In a strategic effort to continue to streamline my professional work and my social change advocacy work, there are big changes I have made and will prominently focus on in 2018.
 
I have merged all of my work into one company, XAS Consulting, LLC DBA XiomaraASosa.com, a boutique private practice and lifestyle brand promoting healing and well-being through professional services, X-Signature offerings, and social change advocacy. You can find the Facebook Profile Page at https://www.facebook.com/CounselorXiomaraASosa and send me a friend request there. You can find the Facebook Business Page at Counselor Xiomara A. Sosa Page or search Facebook with @XiomaraASosaCom and like or follow it to get daily updates there. You can find the website at http://www.xiomaraasosa.com/
 
My social change advocacy nonprofit organization “The Get-Right! Organization, Inc. (Get-Right!)” has been administratively dissolved. I am shutting down the following Facebook groups/networks/initiatives associated with it.
•National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network
•National Latina Integrative Health Advocacy Network
•National Modern Family Healing and Well-Being Advocacy Network
•National Sexual and Gender (LGBT+) Minority Mental Health Professionals Network
•Proyecto Evolve! Latina Girls Collective Action Network
•Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Psychological and Spiritual Health Initiative
All work related to Get-Right! and its groups/networks/initiatives will be folded into XAS Consulting, LLC DBA XiomaraASosa.com. I strongly encourage you to like the Facebook Business Page at https://www.facebook.com/CounselorXiomaraASosa to continue to receive information related to any and all of those groups.
 
My social change advocacy nonprofit organization “You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services, Inc. will remain in existence as a state of South Carolina digital social change advocacy organization. However, I am shutting down all of the following Facebook groups/networks/initiatives associated with it.
•Coalition of Female Veteran Leaders
•National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network
•Operation She is Strong! Women Veterans Mental Health and Human Services Network
•Sexual and Gender (LGBTQQIA) Minority Veterans Advocacy Network
•Women Veteran’s Healing and Well-Being Circle™
All work related to You Are Strong! and its groups/networks/initiatives will be folded into XAS Consulting, LLC DBA XiomaraASosa.com. I strongly encourage you to like the Facebook Business Page at https://www.facebook.com/CounselorXiomaraASosa to continue to receive information related to any and all of those groups.
 
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to me and I will do my best to respond to your concerns and answer your questions.
 
In service,
 
Counselor Xiomara A. Sosa 

Puerto Rican military community feels forgotten weeks after devastating hurricane.

For service members, veterans, and their families living in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria has been catastrophic. Jeffrey Yee, an Iraq War veteran who served eight years as an infantryman in the Army, relocated his family to Anasco, Puerto Rico in July 2017. He was on the mainland before the hurricane hit and was able to get a seat on the last United Airlines flight into San Juan, only to have it turned around. With his wife and 13-year-old son still on the island, Yee could do nothing but wait for word. In the storm’s aftermath, internet and cell phone signals were down all over Puerto Rico, and Yee spent a harrowing week trying to get a flight back to the island. Eventually, he was able to talk his way onto a humanitarian aid flight from Miami. He still had no idea what was happening at home. http://militaryoneclick.com/puerto-rican-military-community-feels-forgotten-weeks-after-devastating-hurricane/

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Resilience Comes from Both Joy and Pain.

Just another way that the universe sends me reminders that there can be a little pain in everything that brings us joy. Lately, after discovering that my Mami’s cancer has returned, I’ve been even more inspired to start the little Bojo Healing and Therapy Garden in the yard. She lives in the cottage back there and I am creating it where she can look out of her window and see it and also see the birds and squirrels that come to visit it. I’ve been working on it for about 2 weeks now, and this morning I realized that I have many small abrasions and rips in my skin. They are mostly on my hands. Small, like paper cuts, but I can feel them. There are many minor irritations and I feel little stabbing stings all over my hands. They are small reminders that most things that bring us joy or give joy to the ones we love also leave small bruises and pains. We can’t stop doing the things that bring us joy because there is some semblance of pain that comes along with the work involved in what brings us what we ultimately want, need and deserve, joy. Joy often comes accompanied by pain and both work together to build our resilience to survive and be well.

Counselor Xiomara A. Sosa

10 Incredible World Leaders Who Prove Why We Need Women in Power

 

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If, as historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich noted, well-behaved women seldom make history, we’re happy to live in an era of so many female miscreants. You’ll find a whole host of boundary-pushing, noisemaking young ladies at the International Women’s Empowerment Summit, hosted this fall by the Ministry of Tourism of The Islands of The Bahamas in partnership with StartUp Woman and in collaboration with UN Women. The annual conference focuses on developing tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.

http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a38756/a-history-of-female-leaders-around-the-world/