The Art of Falling Apart


Ali Cortez, LMFT

Bienestar CCC

In this conversation, Cynthia Perez sits with  Ali Cortes, LMFT Professora, Therapist and mother, to discuss the importance of deep conversations and going beyond surface-level interactions. They explore the creation of Bienestar CCC and the vision behind it. They also delve into the concept of epigenetics and how it impacts our healing journey. The conversation highlights the need for compassion and the art of falling apart as essential components of personal growth. They conclude by discussing the discovery of new ways and systems during challenging times.


Deep conversations allow for a deeper connection and understanding between individuals.
Creating spaces like Bienestar CCC provides resources and support for healing and growth.
Epigenetics plays a significant role in our healing journey and can be passed down through generations.
Compassion and the art of falling apart are essential for personal growth and healing.
Challenging times can lead to the discovery of new ways and systems.

Find Al’s work on IG at BienestarCCC


00:00 Introduction and Deep Conversations
04:12 Creating Bienestar CCC
08:17 Reconnecting with Ancestral Ways
12:01 Understanding Epigenetics
19:09 Epigenetics and Scarcity
23:40 The Importance of Softness and Compassion
32:09 The Art of Falling Apart
38:36 Discovering New Ways and Systems

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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