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 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

At last, 2010!

At last, 2010!

Here we go again, freshly drafted New Year’s resolutions, good wishes for others and the best of intentions to pursue our goals for the next twelve months. What’s new, right? A lot, actually. Look around – friends, family and even local governments are changing the way they do business.  Not necessarily a bad thing if […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

Wrapping up

Wrapping up

As the year comes to an end and we tally up personal and professional hits and misses, the season reminds us that there’s always hope in putting some of the lessons learned in 2009 to good use in 2010; especially as we await the economic recovery, the creation of jobs, and balanced budgets at the […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

¡Que vivan los muertos! and Happy Thanksgiving

¡Que vivan los muertos! and Happy Thanksgiving

When my father was diagnosed with brain cancer early last year, he took it in stride and decided to make the most out of the time he had left. First on his “bucket list” was an impromptu getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Upon his return, and after several rounds of chemo, it became evident hospice […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

Time for renewal

Time for renewal

With the fall season upon us, now is the perfect time to take a step back from our hectic lifestyles and embrace the opportunities for renewal that come with this season of the year. Perhaps a seasonal cleaning at home, a chance to plant new vegetables or flowers for our gardening aficionados, maybe even outdoor […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

1.5 million copies of LPM – and counting

1.5 million copies of LPM – and counting

MEMO September 2009 TO: Our readers, contributors, supporters, advertisers and suppliers FROM: LPM RE: Gratitude and appreciation as we reach another milestone: 1.5 million copies of Latino Perspectives Magazine Thanks to your support we have reached another milestone: our 5th anniversary. Over the past 60 issues we have reported on the accomplishments of young and […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

Get your act together

Get your act together

Have you asked yourself lately, “Where did I leave my car keys?” or perhaps you’ve spent precious time looking in vain for that electric drill you last saw in the garage, next to the spare extension cord you had been meaning to put away? The August cover story reminds us it may be time to […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

Dream on; Act today

Dream on; Act today

A report by Ernst & Young, released last month, commissioned by Americans for Secure Retirement, is shedding light on what most of us suspected but perhaps had been trying to ignore: the middle class is much more vulnerable in retirement than what was previously thought. What a surprise. As headlines have been reporting, pensions and […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

At issue: Your health

At issue: Your health

As we recover from the initial angst brought about by the H1N1 virus, we wonder if the threat was real or much a flu about nothing? OK, we couldn’t resist. The good news is that thanks to the heightened state of alert, hand-washing and sanitizing, at least in our office, are at an all-time high. […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

Life lessons

Life lessons

My mother taught me – or tried to, anyway – to eat everything on my plate. There was no exception to this rule, whatsoever, if we were eating at someone else’s house. I couldn’t ask for the salt either, if it was not set at the table.  She also taught me the importance of being […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

A crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste

A crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste

We are still recovering from the March madness. President Obama’s remarks at the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to which he referred to as the “most sweeping economic recovery package in our history,” brought hope to some and awoken skepticism in others. Speculation continues on whether or not the bailout will […]