An InStyle Announcement, an Amazing Winter Salad and Your Support

A while ago I wrote a blog about a transitional period in my life that generated a lot of concern. The emails and comments I received made me feel loved and supported, helping me stay open to gratitude even as life shifted around me.

What I didn’t share at the time was that one of my best friends, and the person who films and edits my videos, needed to return home and be with her family. And while my main concern was for her and what she was facing, I also knew that it was a turning point for me. I’m sure you’ve noticed that there have been less videos over the past few months. This is the reason why.

But as the saying goes, God doesn’t close one door without opening another, and it was my great, good luck that another opportunity presented itself:

I was asked by InStyle Magazine to do a series of videos for their blog!


What an exciting honor! The people at InStyle have been amazingly kind and so, so helpful! I’m beyond grateful to Ariel and Selene for giving me this opportunity!

And here’s where you come in… I’d love and appreciate your help in making these videos a big success!

We filmed five videos to be released over the next several weeks. will post them first and then I’ll be able to share them with you. In the hopes that I’ll be asked to shoot more which would allow me deliver more videos to you, I’d love it if you could “like”, tweet or share them. Your help would be so appreciated!

This past week, we released the first video for a deliciously healthy Winter Salad. It takes minutes and can be made with ingredients that may already be in your refrigerator. It’s also an awesome way to use up leftover rice. I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you in advance for your help in making these videos a huge hit for and me!

Love to you all!

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31 comments on “An InStyle Announcement, an Amazing Winter Salad and Your Support

  1. AvatarAnne

    Congrats Barbara on your new project!!! So amazing you changed your professional path. We all benefit.
    Belated Happy Birthday and many more … Anne

  2. AvatarAnne

    Hello Barbara, Congrats on your new project !!!! Happy for you. So amazing you changed your professional path. We all benefit from the wealth of your knowledge. Happy Belated Birthday and many more …. Anne x

  3. AvatarEmily Rosen

    That is so wonderful! Congratulations! You deserve every success. I tried to like, share and/or tweet the video but I was unsuccessful, so I’m sharing your news the old fashioned way- I’m telling everyone!

  4. AvatarMilton

    This sounds like a tremendous opportunity, Barbara, congrats!! Why can’t you use any of your older videos for them? So many of them are really great, differentiated, and so helpful that it’s a shame to not have InStyle feature them!

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Thanks Milton!
      They actually shared a bunch of my old videos before inviting me to make exclusive ones and they performed so well that it lead to this opportunity…
      May it continue 🙂
      Hope all is well!

  5. AvatarMARIA

    Dear Barbara, do not have any doubts. This period will make you stronger. We are all taken care by. Let the universe do his work. You just continue the path that seems right for you now at this moment and eventually all will fall in place. Lovely people will never be let down. Love you

  6. AvatarSteven

    I really like the fact that you thank God for the positive things that are happening in your life. So many people are afraid to mention God anymore. No guts no Glory.

  7. AvatarM.Siddique

    Hi Barbara Mendez
    Good News and Congrat, yes Almighy God open other doors its Proved.
    Best of Luck and Regards,

  8. AvatarAnna Continenza-Larkin

    Congrats Barbara! I’m so happy for you…and very proud of you too!! I’ll be watching & “liking”. Regards to the family. Love you!

  9. AvatarJorge & Iraida Mendez

    The best to you, always, darling!. You deserve it!. You are working very, very hard and we hope your rewards are great!. All our love, The Units!!!!


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