7 Day Happiness Challenge



A few days ago, I was nominated by my dearest friend Jennifer to do the happiness challenge, by posting three things each day for the next 7 days that make me happy.  In my life I try to dedicate the majority of my time to doing things that make me happy. I try my best to live with intention and I accept sole responsibility for my happiness. For all of you Ambition in the City readers I invite you to take this challenge along with me this week. How are you welcoming happiness into your life?

September 8th, 2014 Day 1 of the Happiness Challenge 

Service1. This morning it made me extremely happy to coach a client around an issue that has been long burdening them. Our conversation focused on what they realistically had control over and how knowing this could empower them to experience their problem differently. As we tried on the various ways they could choose to experience their problem the problem started to loosen its grip on my client. It started to look smaller in their mind and even appeared more manageable. It made me happy to witness such a wonderful transformation happen right before my very eyes. When I can help someone to embrace the things that are beyond their control and to shift those things and situations that no longer serve them, my heart is filled with much joy. It is these very moments that resonate with my value of connection and service. It is a pleasure to connect and to serve people as a life coach.

2. Happy thoughts rushed into my mind as I felt my baby kick today. My heart became full as I welcomed each and every one of his subtle jabs. A little life is growing inside of me and that brings me so much joy. It is an honor to have had dreamstimemaximum_326843151this little person chose me to be their mommy. I embrace and revel in these months of transformation and growth. I welcome this new chapter into my life and open myself up to all the lessons I am sure this new experience will provide me and my future son. I value family tremendously and have been blessed to have so many supportive and loving people in my life. It makes me extremely happy that it is finally my turn to create a family of my very own with my hubby this coming year. We can’t wait to meet you Alexander. :o)

3. I set the intention to approach this week with thoughts of love.7f528e7fe38ce978bd3a696f7a6cebaf I value love and welcome its power into my life.This morning I decided that my mantra for the week was going to be  “I welcome love and reject all negativity”. It is easy for us to step away from love and fall into negative thinking patterns so making it a part of our practice to be fully present and surrounded by love is imperative for a happy and healthy living. To aid me to keep me fully present and connected to this intention, I recently purchased rose quartz and black obsidian crystals to carry around with me. I can tell you that the two crystals provide me with a profound sense of calm when I carry them. Next week ill report back on how combining these crystals with my intention impacted my day to day dealings with the world around me.

“All great acts are ruled by intention. What you mean is what you get.”-Brenna Yavanoff

If you are unfamiliar with the world of crystals here are the meanings behind these two very powerful crystals.

Rose quartz is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others. [Raphaell, 82-85][Simmons, 331][Hall, 236]

Black Obsidian  is a grounding stone that provides an instant connection from the Root Chakra deep into the core of the Earth. Black Obsidian will help to clean and remove negative energies in a sacred space or environment. It also assists in releasing those emotions/reactions that cause negative energy such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Once these energies are removed/released, Black Obsidian will help to keep the space protected.


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Do Stuff!!

Get out there and do stuff that matters! Go big, be bold and above all stop waiting for opportunities to present themselves. Create the life you want today! – Happy Matters LLC

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For more information on living fully email me at creyeros@gmail.com

Now offering a complimentary coaching session to those that are CURIOUS about taking the next steps towards the life they have always envisioned. Sessions are offered in person or via Skype. Let’s get connected today! 

I Am Willing to Change

I am willing to release old, negative beliefs.

They are only thoughts that stand in my way.

My new thoughts are positive and fulfilling. 

Take a few seconds each morning to recite this mantra to yourself. Whether you find yourself reciting these words silently in bed, in front of the mirror as you look upon your own reflection, or during your long commute to work, let these words emerge, and allow them settle into your heart and mind.  Help to set the tone for each new day by embracing these words and truly living the meaning behind them. Settle into the present and notice what’s alive inside you. Let these feelings guide you on your path to purpose and fulfillment. These new thoughts will help to shift the way you engage with and see the world. When we learn to make these subtle shifts within our minds we are given the amazing gift of possibility.  Change your mind and you can change the world.


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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

imagesThank you Naresh @ Reflections: Ankit Chhibber’s Blog for this award. I really appreciate this lovely compliment.

The award rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

And, I nominate these 15 bloggers……

1. Dyan Diamond @ dyandiamond

2. Kikibee @ Thegirlwiththescorpiontattoo

3. Keladelaide @ FreeLittleWords

4. imhotbutimhuman 

5. Dudzi @ Scribbles and Thoughts 

6. Summer @ GrowYourInnerSelf

7. Kerri @ KerriChronicles 

8. Jonae @ VictoriousExhortations

9. Uwana @ Uwana

10. Sashakiana @ Unlockyourself

11.  whocouldknowthen

12. Mary @ lifeisfullofsweetspots

13. Janice @ JANICE

14. Watchfulsavvy

15. Ubiquity 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of my lovely readers. Thank you for all your support and feedback.  Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

On Vacation


Hi Everyone,

I will be out of the country on vacation starting May 6th to the 16th. I will be offline while i am away so this means no email, no phone, no wordpress.


While away i plan on catching up on some reading, relaxing, and enjoying time alone with my boyfriend on the Amalfi Coast. My goal is to “recharge my batteries,” so to speak, so I can continue to share what I am learning from my life experiences with all my readers on Ambition In The City.

I never thought this day would come. I have been dreaming of this vacation for years and now it’s finally here! I’ll take lots of pictures and share my experience as soon as I get settled back in the states.



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Dream. Believe. Unlock.

Cristina Reyeros Coaching

Do you find yourself at a crossroads in life and are in search of some clarity and direction? I am looking to build my life coaching practice with open-minded  and highly motivated individuals eager to be agents of change in their own lives. I am offering a complimentary life coaching session to all friends, family and acquaintances interested in unlocking the best version of themselves. If you feel that you are ready and willing to step into your power by awakening your creativity and curiosity then take the first step towards change and email me at creyeros@gmail.com 


“Magic is a sudden opening of the mind to the wonder of existence. It is a sense that there is much more to life than we usually recognize; that we do not have to be confined by the limited views that our family, our society, or our own habitual thoughts impose on us; that life contains many dimensions, depths, textures, and meanings extending far beyond our familiar beliefs and concepts.” ~ John Welwood

Ponder This

Who are you becoming? 


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Ponder This

Do you think your life’s purpose is something you create or discover? 


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Liebster Award: Truly Touched

Thank you to The Divine Daily for nominating me for The Liebster Blog Award. I am touched once again by this kind gesture. I wish you all the best on your blogs continued success.

Rules of the Liebster Award:


1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.

4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

My Responses to The Divine Daily :

1.  What do you find most rewarding about blogging? iheartblogging-379x243

Every aspect of blogging brings me joy. While I consider my blog to still be in the very baby stages, I am so utterly in love with the way it has begun to flourish. I feel as though the experience of blogging has been a very positive one for me. I set out to impact people in a positive way and I feel that I have managed to do that in a small but very significant way. I adore when my readers tell me that my words or perhaps even a quote within my post was what they needed to be reminded of that day. Whether my blog brings a smile to someone’s face, brings them back to a happy memory from their life, or reconnects them with what is important and meaningful to them, I feel a deep sense of satisfaction. The fact that these words on a page have the power to create a spark in someones mind is amazing to me. Blogging has really been such fun for me. It’s just a beautiful to devote time to a passion and have that passion impact others in a positive way.

2. Do you have any plans for this coming summer? (if you are in the Southern Hemisphere what did you do for the past summer?)

This summer I plan on traveling. I have a summer birthday so I tend to plan a trip around that time. This year I really want to rent a house in Key West to spend some time with my family. I see us cooking, fishing, laughing and just enjoying each others company under the stars. I cannot wait! Summer is my absolute favorite season.


3. What inspired you today?

I was inspired today by my mom. While she tends to be one of my biggest inspirations on a regular basis today i saw her heart shine. She always wants to help people and rarely gives time to care for herself. I want her to know how much she inspires me. She has the biggest heart and deserves to be acknowledged. I love you mom.

4. What would your dream job look like?

A thriving coaching practice where I get to help people reunite with their true and authentic selves everyday. 😮

5. Do you have a favorite quote(s)?

I LOVE QUOTES! I don’t think its possible for me to pick a favorite. Quotes tend to find me when I need them the most. It would feel wrong for me to pick just one that I love.

6. What recommendations would you give someone about to begin a blog? Unknown-1

Don’t worry so much about how the world will receive you. Enjoy the process and let your creativity flow.

7. Who inspires you to grow to your potential?

My family and my very loving boyfriend.

8. What are you grateful for today? Unknown-2


9.  Who is your favorite writer?

I can’t say i have a favorite writer. Like quotes, books tend to find me as well. I love reading and always appreciate when people share book recommendations with me.

10. Do you have a long-term vision for your blog?

For it to continue flourishing and touching people in a positive way.

11.  What is your favorite dessert?

Warm Apple Pie always does the trick. 😮

My 11 Random Facts

1. I was recently promoted at my job to an Assistant Director. :0

2. Turquoise if my favorite color.

3. My shoe size is 6.5.

4. I cannot wait to start spring and summer clothes shopping. 😮

5. This past week I worked out 5 days in a row. My body is pretty mad now.

6. I am excited to get my bike tuned up for the spring and summer months.

7. I love dogs! If I could have a puppy farm of my very own I definitely would.

8.  I look forward to celebrating my 29th birthday surrounded by people I love.

9. My mom is my best friend.

10. My dad is my teacher and biggest fan.

11. My brothers are my protectors and I adore them very much.

And the nominees are…

1. Morning Coffee Bliss

2. Angel Manna

3. Janaline’s World Journey

4. The Beauty Of Words

5. Manifest Wellness

My 11 Questions for the nominees

1. What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

2. If you could live anywhere on earth (and take whomever you wanted along), where would it be?

3. What do you admire most about yourself?

4. What would you most like to change about yourself?

5. What’s something that you’ve learned recently?

6. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

7. What are your three most favorite things to do?

8. What inspires you to write?

9. Best book you’ve read recently.

10.  If you could be extremely good at any one thing, what would it be?

11. What are you waiting for?

Congrats everyone! I really enjoy reading your blogs and cannot wait to see where your words take us next. 

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Liebster Award: Feeling The Love

I’d like to thank roojay13 from Skillfullyliving for nominating my blog for the Liebster Blog Award. This is my second nomination this week and I have to tell you I am really feeling the love. Thank you so much roojay13 for this sweet gesture. I enjoyed answering your fun questions and also appreciate having this opportunity to  once again nominate my fellow bloggers that I admire so much. I am very proud of my blog and hope that it continues to touch people in a positive way. Thank you again.Liebster-Award

Rules of the Liebster Award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.

4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

My Responses to Skillfullyliving:

1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 75409854_640

In 5 years I see myself as a successful transformational coach helping individuals to uncover their true authentic selves. In 5 years I will be aiding individuals on their personal journeys of self exploration. As we work together  side by side my clients will allow for their  inner curiosity and creativity to emerge in an effort to see beauty and possibility in all things. In 5 years I will continue to have the love and support of my significant other and that of my family. I will be happy, healthy and writing. You never know, in 5 years I might have a book out.  That would be a beautiful thing! For now I’ll just continue living day by day for the moments that bring me joy and honor my truth. The rest will fall into place.

2. what’s your favorite food?naya

I adore Mediterranean food. I can probably eat it everyday!

3. What t.v shows do you watch all the time?

Here’s my current T.V show breakdown: The Following, Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Every single city of the Real Housewives Episodes, and American Idol. I don’t get to watch TV often but thank God for Hulu Plus and VUDU.

4. when did you last laugh so hard that it hurt?

I laugh a lot so its hard to say. There is occasional belly pain whenever I am around my favorite people. They are always making me laugh.

5. What were you laughing at?

You can usually find me laughing with my boyfriend or my mom. They are just my best friends so we laugh a lot whenever we are together.

6. what’s your favorite movie? 220px-TheHolidaySoundtrack

A favorite movie can be hard to pick. I have so many that I love. I guess if I had to pick one that I have watched over and over its The Holiday. It’s such a sweet movie about acknowledging what you’re missing in life and going after it. I love stories like that.

7. what’s your favourite video game?

Mario Kart. It’s such a fun game.

8. What do you like to drink?

Water and lots of it!

9. The place you feel most comfortable?IMAG0512

I am most comfortable in my home(apartment). It’s cozy and warm and it really serves as  sanctuary for me and my boyfriend.

10. why did you start writing a blog?

I blog because I want to explore my new-found passion for writing and for sharing my thoughts and life experiences with others. While I aspire to someday be an impactful transformational coach, I have come to realization that my writing may in someway help to coach people whom I may never meet. Whether they are impacted by the content of my blog or by the few comments we might share with one another, it is my life’s goal to help others look at life with wonder and curiosity.

11. What two things could you just not live without?

1. The people who warm my heart and bring me joy. You all know who you are. I don’t know what I would do without you.

2. The ability to connect with people.

My 11 Questions for the Nominees

1. What is your favorite food?

2. What’s wonderful about your best friend?

3. What is your favorite drink?

4. Do you sing in the shower? If so, what’s your favorite shower tune?

5. What’s the kindest thing you did today?

6. What makes you smile?

7. What activity makes you feel like a kid again?

8. What will you be having for lunch today?

9. Do you believe in  soul-mates?

10 Why did you start blogging?

11. Have you said “I love you” to someone close to you today?

And the Nominees Are…

1. Watchfulsavvy

2. Helenvalentina

3. AthenaBrady

4. AkneadedEscape’s

5. BorbaWellness