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about me:
I love good
food, good work
& teaching by being




 

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/// hello my name is...

vanessa

 

 

I love good work,

good food,

& teaching by being.

Living and loving my little life in Tucson, Arizona.  I'm obsessed with mountains, cacti and desert skies so it's the perfect place for me.

I love travel, eating amazing food and toeing the line of where "crunchy meets bougie."

My main reason for starting this website: my mom.

My mom passed away in 2014. However, she still teaches me things everyday. She would constantly tell me (and my now husband, Ruben) that I should write about the way I live and love my life.

Almost four years later, I'm finally going to listen.

I'm a little weirdo in pretty much everything I do. I've always felt this way and for the most part I've been okay with it.

However, in the advent of the internet, I've realized how important representation is.  How important it is to show your work and be seen.

I've been inspired by countless people on the internet. So, if seeing a curvy, nerdy, Latina from Arizona learn how to create a life and business she loves gives you permission to do the same - welcome!

Oh yeah, & I feel a lot of feelings - you've been warned.

on a more professional note:

I have a degree from the University of Arizona in English Literature, because I'm a pragmatist.

I went back to school a few years later to study health and nutrition. I'm a board-certified holistic health & life coach.

I've had many (seemingly disparate) pockets in my career, but I'm so grateful for what I learned from every one.

The main overlap in everything I've done:

a teaching/coaching component.

I was introduced the world of online business in 2011, and was hooked. I have since started and help streamline several online businesses, most notably: ThinkGrowProsper.

 
 
 

/// my mantra:

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman,
a woman who teaches by being. -Maya Angelou


 
 
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