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Second Chance Living™

“What will you do with your second chance today?” is the question Mercedes poses to general audiences in this transformational program. Her gripping story moves participants to put their lives in perspective and carefully consider how the choices they make profoundly affect their future.
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Get It Right Today, Not Tomorrow

Do your employees and leaders too often operate in Survival Mode, putting out fires and putting off until tomorrow what should be done today? This program powerfully dispels the notion that there will always be a tomorrow in which we can finish today’s unfinished business and moves individuals to work and live with intentionality.
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Safety: Don’t Count on 2nd Chances

Can too much experience be a bad thing? Absolutely…if it leads to complacency. The highly experienced pilots of Flight 965 were lulled into a false sense of security that led to the deaths of 160 people. Mercedes’ one-of-a-kind safety presentation uses the factual account of the crash of Flight 965 as an anchor to drive home the dangers of complacency and the importance of situational awareness.
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In honor of #NationalSimplicityDay, what are you doing to live in the season, breathe in your blessings & make genuine human connections today? I’ll be gardening, hanging out with my sons and taking my dogs for a walk. 😌 #HenryDavidThoreau

You’ll find at a theater near you bawling my eyes once this movie comes out in November. #Colombia truly is magical and fantastical. Me encanta #Encanto 🇨🇴

Watch: Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, just now on Critical Race Theory, ‘Wokeness’ & Jan. 6. “I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding...the country which we are here to defend?”

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Today has been #NationalSimplicityDay ... did you catch yourself enjoying your simple blessings? It’s not too late 🥰!!
Thank you #henrydavidthoreau for being the inspiration for this special designated day.
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Today has been #NationalSimplicityDay ... did you catch yourself enjoying your simple blessings?  It’s not too late 🥰!! 
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Is this the Ramirez who serviced a deadly plane crash way back in 90s?

Can’t imagine being enslaved for TWO MORE YEARS than I had to be. Today is a celebration of African American resilience, strength and unity. Happy Juneteenth everybody! ... See MoreSee Less

Can’t imagine being enslaved for TWO MORE YEARS than I had to be. Today is a celebration of African American resilience, strength and unity.  Happy Juneteenth everybody!

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Thank you to my fellow pediatric rare disease advocates and MPS/ML families for allowing me to keynote during today’s National MPS Society family virtual conference. I’ve been enjoying listening to all the other speakers! 💜💜💜 Thanks Dori and Wynnie for being my sweetest virtual audience members. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to my fellow pediatric rare disease advocates and MPS/ML families for allowing me to keynote during today’s National MPS Society family virtual conference. I’ve been enjoying listening to all the other speakers! 💜💜💜 Thanks Dori and Wynnie for being my sweetest virtual audience members.

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Your story and perspective was very inspiring. As a mother of a severe MPS ll child, it immediately brought tears to my eyes thinking about what blessings my son has brought to our lives Vs the challenges. Thank you for speaking today!

Mercedes, I worked with American Airlines at the time of the crash of AA965. I was also there with the recovery team in Cali. I would like to speak with you to tell you what I experienced during that tragedy

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June is #NationalPTSDAwarenessMonth. Combat veterans, victims of major trauma (sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse, abandonment), survivors of life threatening events (near drownings, criminal assault, plane crashes, fires) all live with the triggers and flashbacks that characterize PTSD. Not all wounds are visible and everyone is trying the best they can. For help and resources please visit

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/

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June is #NationalPTSDAwarenessMonth.  Combat veterans, victims of major trauma (sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse, abandonment), survivors of life threatening events (near drownings, criminal assault, plane crashes, fires) all live with the triggers and flashbacks that characterize PTSD.  Not all wounds are visible and everyone is trying the best they can. For help and resources please visit   

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/

You are not alone 🥰

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Thanks for remembering people like this.

I love to follow your stories so inspiring

Thanks for sharing this message.

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Give yourself a fighting chance by using all the tools at your disposal to live your healthiest life possible. We only get one shot on this planet so we might as well take care of ourselves as well as we would a loved one. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ... See MoreSee Less

Give yourself a fighting chance by using all the tools at your disposal to live your healthiest life possible. We only get one shot on this planet so we might as well take care of ourselves as well as we would a loved one. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Yes… depression is real and legit …and I believe in the direct nutrition for a partial “fix” …and why I say partial fix ….is the many reasons that cause depression; nutrition is a founding supporter; but you can eat all you want … go wherever it takes you or doesn’t ,,,our chemistry can upset our lives… but I believe the basic reason for any of those things to disrupt our immunity or sanity or social activity waning …lays within our environmental existence of our homes….for our relationship with those whom we care for and love are a great and powerful influence on our mentality if we seek and do not find the everyday support and love , naturally then we start changing…. Quite simple

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