What #GivingTuesday is all about in under 2min. WATCH

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday for getting deals. You get deals online this Cyber Monday, that’s today. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. http://www.givingtuesday.org

Ida Keeling says “ÁmateAhora|Love Yourself” After Setting World Record Race at 99.

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Ida turns 100 on May 15, Derrick Lane BDO Contributing Writer, asked about her thoughts on longevity.

“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”

ÁmateAhora | Love Yourself! we agree Ida. Well said.

IDA KEELING 99yrs world record race

She started competitive running at age 67 to help deal with grief over losing her two sons from drug-related homicides. And now she is the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed an internationally certified race. 2015 she hopes to set a new record in the 100 and older age group, Love You Ida!

Even though Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race on August 12th, 2014, she took first place in the record books. The 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York finished the 100-meter race Tuesday with a time of 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed the event in an internationally certified race, according to her daughter, Shelley Keeling.

Congratulations to Ida Keeling! Read her journey from grief to peace of mind : http://bit.ly/1oUJ1I4

ÁmateAhora Walks for Peace w Robert Renteria, 7pm Wednesday, August 13th

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Join us! Walk for Peace! ÁmateAhora A Voice For Healthy Living will be there at 5pm to meet and greet. Want to make a difference email me at madrigalconsulting@gmail for details. No later than this Wednesday Noon. Be proud for peace, wear a smile and comfortable shoes. The walk starts at 7:00 p.m. at the New Life Church, 3400 W Division St Chicago, IL 60651 at Homan Ave in Humboldt Park. NewLifeCovenantChurch

Women’s Federation for World Peace, Crime Stoppers, Rainbow Push Coalition, NAACP, Cease Fire, Rotary of Chicago, PTA of Illinois, Chicago Public Schools, ÁmateAhora A Voice For Healthy Living, among groups participating. robertrenteria

PR.com wrote, On Wednesday, August 13th, Pastor Choco of New Life Covenant Church, Parents for Peace and Justice, city officials, politicians, organizations and international Latino author/civic leader Robert Renteria will join forces. In an effort to stop violence in Chicago, the coalition of groups will participate in The Walk for Peace.

“Mr. Renteria is our only author who has developed anti-violence and youth initiatives,” stated Fran Briggs, eMediaCampaigns!’ Director of Operations. “He continues to be recognized for his effectiveness on these issues.” Amate Visited Robert Live

“We use money to support wars, but neglect to feed the poor. People are walking around in a culture of darkness and we need to do something about it,” stated a passionate Robert Renteria. “Enough panel discussions talking about gang violence and statistics. As leaders, it’s time to walk the walk and bring a solution to these issues because that’s what leadership is all about. The ultimate weapon is not a loaded gun, but an educated mind.”


Chicago is recognized by the FBI as the murder capitol of the nation.

“It’s important that we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters who are victims of the violence plaguing our communities,” stated Pastor Choco. “We are a beacon of light in the darkest places which helps bring love and joy from the Lord to all. This march is not only in remembrance of those we lost to violence, but a rally cry to end the violence and bring forth peace and hope.” AmateAhora - Barrio Books

Pastor Choco sponsored more than 500 copies of “From the Barrio to the Board Room 2nd edition”, “Mi Barrio and Little Barrio.” The books are part of a bilingual book series written by author Robert Renteria. They will be distributed during The Walk for Peace. Up to 2,000 people are expected to participate.

Organizers stated that a changing world calls for children, teens, and at-risk youth to be given the tools designed to help them make effective life choices, and give them a symbol of hope. ROBERTwAmateAhora

Renteria added that “the problem-solving process is to recognize the problem, find a solution and take action.” He was inspired to write Barrio books and developed a school and faith-based curricula to help kids with their critical thinking skills, and help schools bridge the educational gap.

Robert Renteria offers teaching tools for schools and organizations working towards ending gangs and gun violence and is available for national speaking tours. For additional information, visit http://www.fromthebarrio.com, email robert@fromthebarrio.com, or call 312-933-5619. For media opportunities and speaking engagements, contact eMediaCampaigns!, Fran Briggs, 206.279.0818.


Congratulations NutriMedicos! Estella Hernandez MD, Our Generous Founding Sponsors, for offering exceptional care to patients and fighting back against the Obesity Epidemic…

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“After years of hard work, we have passed the office review! Which means we are offering exceptional care to our patients and will continue to do so to fight this epidemic of obesity”, says Dra. Estella Hernandez MD. Our generous Founding Sponsor at ÁmateAhora Health Expo— atNutrimedicos.

American Board Certified of Obesity Medicine
American Board Certified of Obesity Medicine










                                      Tuesday January 21st @1647 S. BlueIsland

Today is Another Chance To Get It Right https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-steps-to-a-healthy-you-21-day-health-challenge-tickets-9958920399
Today is Another Chance To Get It!

Taking Steps To A Healthy You & Take the 21-Day Health Challenge! Let’s do this! with  Nancy Gonzalez Health Coach Co-Founder of Women Empowerment “WE”,
Deborah Altman National Certified Counselor,
Leticia Madrigal MA Performance Coach and
Founder of Ámate Ahora Health Expo.
Sign up today. Raffle, workout, expert coaching and performance plan. 





                             Thursday Jan 23rd @1719 W. 18th Street
Thanks to our Generous Founding Sponsor, NutriMedicos! 

Take the ÁmateAhora Challenge. One Voice, One Team, One Vision for Healthy Living! We are the 1st of (50) states to offer the ÁmateAhora Challenge Bilingual (Español)! Everyone is welcome including our surrounding communities. Join us, let’s make history! 630pm Sharp.Thursday January 23rd. Includes: Free body composite analysis, blood pressure screening, hip/waist measured, nutritional coaching with team support, and 1 on 1 mini-consult with Dr. Estella Hernandez, MD. Now includes: a 20 minute PowWow Workout with Nancy Gonzalez from Movement-Mind-Wellness & Jeremiah Jones from Little Village Meditation Center Thursday Jan 23rd! FREE


Take the ÁmateAhora Challenge. One Voice, One Team, One Vision for Healthy Living.
Take the ÁmateAhora Challenge. One Voice, One Team, One Vision for Healthy Living.

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“Haven’t had this combo in 30+ years!” CPS Closed Monday 1-6-2014 reports Mr. Dana Butler Principal of Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School

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Chicago Public Schools Honored at White House Reception For Participation in First Lady’s Wellness Campaign
-10 degree high for Monday January 6th 2014. A -40 below
wind chill, plus 12 inches of snow. With wind gusts of up
to 35 miles an hour, temperatures could feel
like negative 40 or 50 degrees on Monday.
reports Mr. Dana Butler Principal of Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School

Making History January 6, 1918!

On January 6, 1918 a major winter storm dumped a record 14.4 inches of snow. Now what would we do now? If history would repeat itself. Send comments.
Ruiz Awarded USDA HealthierUS School Gold Level 
May 2011- May 2015
For its leadership role in implementing a healthy nutritious school environment. They are a Go For The Gold Award School. Support Irma C. Ruiz in their Ruiz Kitchen Community Garden. http://www.ruizelementaryschool.orgIrma C. Ruiz Elementary School a Chicago Public School Honored at White House Reception For Participation in First Lady’s Wellness Campaign. Irma C. Ruiz Elementary was one of fourteen Chicago Public Schools (CPS) schools honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the White House for their commitment to health and wellness amongst their students. They joined schools from across the nation for their participation in the HealthierUS School Challenge, one component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign that aims to raise awareness around issues such as physical activity and nutrition.  http://www.cps.edu/News/Press_releases/Pages/10_17_2011_PR1.aspx



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The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be. – Neale Donald Walsch
Permite Que El Amor Te Diriga, Llegas a tu proposito en la vida siguiendo tu passion.
Permite Que El Amor Te Diriga, Llegas a tu proposito en la vida siguiendo tu passion.

Tell Me Who Do You Want To Be? What’s your Passion?

Hint: If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. -TD Jakes

Together Let’s Transform The World 2014

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I Take This Chance 
To Wish You My Sisters And Brothers 
A Happy New Year 2014 Feliz Año Nuevo
Love You So Much And Will Be Looking Forward
 To Having An Extraordinary Year With You
As We Watch Our Dreams Unfold
The Future Ahead Holds Numerous Surprises 
Be Open Be Ready Be In Action 
Let’s Transform The World!

I Take This Chance  To Wish You My Sisters And Brothers  A Happy New Year 2014 Love You So Much And Will Be Looking Forward  To Having A Extraordinary Year  With You As We Watch Our Dreams Unfold The Future Ahead Holds Numerous Surprises  Be Open Be Ready Be In Action  Let’s Transform The World
Let’s Transform The World http://www.amateahorahealthexpo.orgFeliz Año Nuevo 2014