I’m Marelisa Fábrega, owner of “Daring to Live Fully” (previously called “Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online”). Here’s how I would describe what you’ll find at “Daring to Live Fully” in one sentence:

“Simplify your life by identifying authentic desires, and be more productive by doing less while achieving more, and by embracing creativity.”

“Daring to Live Fully” offers practical tips on creativity, productivity, and simply getting the most out of life. This blog contains articles on the following:

  • Creativity
  • Productivity
  • Procrastination
  • Simplicity
  • Happiness
  • Personal Development
  • Lifestyle Design
  • Wealth
  • Blogging

This blog is eclectic, because I have a lot of different interests, but it all ties in to the topics of personal development and self improvement. I hope that you find lots of things here that you enjoy!

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as well as a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center. I currently live in the Republic of Panama (which is where I’m from originally, although I’ve lived all over the world).

I’m also a runner, a Qigong and a Reiki practitioner, as well as an avid reader. If you would like to learn more about me, go ahead and visit my post “Reverse Bucket List: 50 Things I’ve Already Done”.

You can contact me at the following email address: marelisafabrega at gmail.com

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Rajeev June 21, 2012 at 2:37 am

This site is amazing.


Cherie September 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

I’m thinking to myself, “Okay, it’s autumn now….a new season (and I feel compelled to make lists, do new things, accomplish some goals) but then I quickly feel overwhelmed with where to start….how, when, why?! SO, I don’t do anything! But at least today, I feel somewhat productive because in my little Internet search of looking for “something” to motivate me, I found YOU! I can already see that this will be a great site for me to visit often…..it’s just what I was looking for!! Thank you!


Ken February 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm


My name is Ken.. When you get a chance, I have a couple questions about your blog. Thanks.



Jim February 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Hi Marelisa, I have been enjoying your blog for a long while now and I just have to tell you that I have found your writing so encouraging and just a wonderful way to get me going. I suffered a brain injury a few years ago and I am slowly healing and I have found your suggestions like today’s “20 Brain Hacks to Keep Your Noggin in Tip-Top Shape” – wonderful. Thank you so much for helping me and assisting in my healing.
Aussie Jim


Marelisa February 28, 2013 at 2:36 am

Hi Jim: I’m very glad that to hear that my blog has been helpful to you. I’m sorry to hear about your injury, and wish you all the best with your healing. Regards, Marelisa


Danielle April 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Hi Marelisa,

I just discovered your blog today and I love it. So inspiring. Just what I needed to complete my week and jump into a new one. I can not wait to read more of your posts. I wanted to ask you: What are some of your own favorite blogs? I would love to look into them.

Thank you for being awesome.



Meg Evans May 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

Wow, excellent personal development advice here! This year I’ve resolved to visit and comment on a positive blog every day, both to improve my own attitude and to encourage writers who focus on positivity. Your site is a great find, and I’ve added it to a list I am keeping on my site for reference. :)


Marelisa May 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Thank you, Meg. That’s a great resolution.


nicola r hodges August 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Wow, I found this site through enquiry on creative writing advice, but the other stuff is extremely helpful and motivating too. I will recommend to my cousin via Facebook!!!


nicola r hodges August 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Oh p.s. – I was interested in your notebook list. One thing I like to do is write down unusual, paranormal, psychic, ‘synchronicity’ / message-like experiences – of which I’ve had several.

Just a thought…


nicola r hodges August 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Marelisa, I am trying to save money and cut down on drinking, but often when I go to town I am tempted to pop in to pub on my way home. But because I know several people one drink turns to a few!!

Any good ideas to distract me or give me the willpower to walk on by!!!?


Robert Allen September 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I’ve searched the usual booksellers and the public library and no one has your books. Where can they be purchased? Thank you


raphael November 2, 2014 at 3:24 am

Please contact me regarding a corporate sponsorship.


James November 6, 2014 at 4:57 am

Amazing blog-bio – the works!


sandy December 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Somehow, I have two subscriptions for one address. I’m going to try and fix that. If by chance you see that I’ve unsubscribed, please know I’m trying to fix the issue. There is absolutely no way that I want to miss any post. I enjoy your site. I think I registered twice when I ordered something.


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