Disconnected

flower

One of those days. The last week, two weeks, I’m not sure, has been SO up and down. So much good stuff, and yet, this sneaking disconnection growing inside me. Do you ever get the feeling you have no idea who you are? I’ve been oscillating in and out of this feeling, while really trying to be stern with myself and force gratitude and pray, pray, pray and ‘be still’ and ‘take action’ and do all the things I know … Keep reading…

Discovering the beauty of an imperfect journey

Volcan Agua Antigua Guatemala

So, for anyone who follows me on facebook or instagram, you’ll know by now that WE ARE IN #GUATEMALA. Hash tag, open heart, kiss, kiss, smiley face. You can probably tell I’m kinda excited to discover a new country, by the sheer number of exclamation marks (!!!!) and declarations of love for the beauty of La Antigua, the colonial town surrounded by dramatic volcanic peaks we now find ourselves in. We’ve arrived in #LaAntigua !!! <3 Despite all the beauty … Keep reading…

Helping Jorge: What a journey it’s been

Me Jorge Alison

My friend Alison and I met with Jorge the other day to share a meal and pass on the remaining money from the Help Jorge fund made possible by so many of you. He was sitting on a concrete step just off Avenida Juarez, Playa del Carmen’s bustling main artery which was, as usual, a hive of activity. Taxis, collectivos, tricycles and autobuses clogged the narrow Avenue, competing for space amid the many pedestrians carrying out their errands at the … Keep reading…

Daring greatly

Heart

I knew the lesson would come and it did. I knew joy was on its way and it was. But man, oh man, did I have to feel the pain first. Pain has, and probably always will be, my greatest teacher. It has been my biggest transformer and my pathway to growth. All of the pain in my life has been self-inflicted, which means I am a victim of my own thinking and nothing else. It’s been a much welcomed … Keep reading…

Living Raw: When weakness is strength

Sarah Somewhere yoga

It’s been an… interesting week. Interesting if you think depression is interesting, that is. Which I do. I think it’s interesting how my external circumstances can remain the same while my internal one can change the way I perceive it, to the point where I feel very dissatisfied with my life, my work, and most of all myself. Very interesting. Not very fun though. I felt really good after identifying some of the actual and abstract feelings weighing me down … Keep reading…

Overwhelmed.

Bouganvillia

I am feeling overwhelmed at the moment. Overwhelmed by wonderful, positive things like flying machines, paragliders in the mail, travel plans and guide book writing; socializing and maintaining friendships, both in person and online. It’s a common pattern for me to become overwhelmed and fight hell to become un-overwhelmed, working myself into the ground in the process, so I’m thinking that maybe this is a good chance for me to try something different. I’m putting my (virtual) hand up and … Keep reading…