This Activist is Leading Los Angeles Toward a Greener Future: Nalleli Cobo’s Inspiring Journey for Environmental Justice

While facing countless personal health struggles from pollution, including being diagnosed with cancer at 19, Cobo stepped fearlessly into the world of advocacy, rallying alongside her mother to improve the living conditions of people in her community who lived in a toxic environment.

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Modern Muze and Poderistas Team Up to Help Latinas Make Wellness Their Superpower

Empowering Latinas to take control of their health was the theme at this year’s Poderistas “Salud y Poder” event on May 18. Hosted by Modern Muze CEO Zulay Henao, the gathering offered a space for women to thrive and prioritize their minds, bodies, and spirits.

“Being invited to take part of such an incredible event by Poderistas was an honor. I was inspired by all of the panelists and the guests that took the time to come and prioritize their wellness,” Henao said. “Additionally, our Modern Muze gift bag raffle was a huge hit. We loved seeing people engage with the wonderful offerings from our shop.”

The event acknowledged that health goes beyond physical fitness. Inviting guests to join stations and workshops designed to nurture all aspects of wellness.

Panelists and experts delivered a transformative wellness experience for guests

The afternoon featured inspired Latinas who shared their expertise in the wellness sector. Ana Lilia, a personal transformation guide, led a session focused on helping participants break free from limiting beliefs. By shedding these constraints, women can confidently align themselves with their deepest goals and desires.

People’s Yoga co-founders Leah Rose Gallegos and Lauren Quan-Madrid brought their knowledge of movement and mindfulness to the event. Their session allowed attendees to get their bodies moving through an engaging and transformative fitness experience extending beyond the yoga mat.

During the Acción Town Panel on Brain Health, Henao joined Candy Calderón, a Brain Health Professional and Wellness Expert; Dr. Mirella Díaz Santos, a Neuropsychologist and professor; and TV anchor and journalist Yarel Ramos in a discussion on Alzheimer’s and its effects on Latinos.

Finally, licensed psychotherapist and mental health expert April Mayorga, LMFT, gave participants tips and tricks for exploring and revitalizing their mental and emotional well-being. Her insights provided valuable tools for navigating the complexities of mental health.

Modern Muze continues focusing on empowering Latinas through wellness

Through events like “Salud y Poder,” Modern Muze continues to collaborate and connect with Latinas worldwide. Henao’s thought-provoking moderation served as a powerful reminder of Latina’s influence and strength. Additionally, our gift bag extended products created by Latina business owners.

By prioritizing self-care, something long overlooked in the Latina community, mujeres can live stronger, healthier, and more empowered lives.

Say Cheers to Mom With this Libélula Rosa Cocktail this Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, there’s no better time to celebrate the extraordinary women in our lives with a special libation. Introducing Libélula Rosa: My Pink Dragonfly, a cocktail that embodies elegance and indulgence. This is the perfect recipe for honoring mothers everywhere.

Courtesy of Novo Fogo Bar Strength Cachaça

Let the Libélula Rosa cocktail symbolize appreciation and love as you toast the remarkable mamás who grace our lives with strength, wisdom, and unwavering support. This cocktail is a fitting tribute to the extraordinary women who deserve to be celebrated daily. Cheers to mothers everywhere, and may their day be filled with joy, love, and delightful surprises!


  • 1.5 oz Novo Fogo Bar Strength Cachaça
  • 2 oz red wine
  • 2 oz white wine
  • 1 oz caramelized spiced honey scrap syrup
  • 6 soured watermelon juice ice cubes
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Caramelized Spiced Honey Scrap Syrup: Bring 1 cup of honey and 0.25 cup of water to a gentle boil. Infuse the mixture with a symphony of spices, including cinnamon sticks, cloves, dried hibiscus buds, dried orange peels, and ginger peelings. Allow the syrup to simmer for 20 minutes, drawing out the flavors. Once ready, let the syrup cool before blending.
  2. Soured Watermelon Juice Ice Cubes: To create these delightful ice cubes, freeze watermelon juice with a sprinkle of powdered citric acid in ice cube trays until solid, ensuring each cube carries a refreshing tanginess.
  3. Libélula Rosa Assembly: In a blender, combine the Novo Fogo Bar Strength Cachaça, red wine, white wine, caramelized spiced honey scrap syrup, soured watermelon juice ice cubes, and dashes of orange bitters. Blend until smooth, achieving a harmonious fusion of flavors.
  4. Presentation: Pour the blended mixture into a chilled stemmed glass, showcasing its alluring pink hue. Add a personal touch by garnishing with a twist of citrus or a sprig of fresh mint before serving.