Leaving San Miguel de Allende

Us

San Miguel de Allende was a soft landing for us. After the stress of Guatemala, mostly due to issues with Tyrhone’s paramotor training, having somewhere like San Miguel to gather ourselves and recover from such a challenging journey was an absolute blessing. We ended up in San Miguel because our friends Rob and Kellie were there. We had only met them briefly in Playa del Carmen but felt like we knew them well enough to impose ourselves at short notice. … Keep reading…

Let it be.

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I participated in a live online meditation the other day. I’ve been meditating every day for over two months but knew I needed something new to take it to the next level. The thing about meditation as a practice is that you never arrive anywhere. You gain insight and understanding, sure, but the practice itself IS the true destination. It’s the perfect antidote to my results driven, impatient personality. Who knew practicing something would be the whole journey? No set … Keep reading…

Transitions are tricky

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You’d think I’d be good at them by now. A flight-attendant who zig-zagged the globe for a decade; a drunk who got sober; a writer who decided to start. A traveler who left home to do it forever… But transitions are always tricky… I recently experienced a huge inner transition. I’ve tried to explain, express and write about it because it’s been huge for me, this one. Overwhelmingly positive, life affirming, empowering. I’ve been filled with more clarity and love. … Keep reading…

Choose Love

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Yesterday was World Refugee Day. I didn’t know that as I began my morning ritual of intentional practice (a fancy way of saying I sit still and think about love, invite it into my heart and ask it to guide my thoughts, decisions and actions for the day). Before I even asked anything, these thoughts arose in me: “Love. Let go and Love. Be filled with and go forth into the world, healing as you do (are healed). Know that … Keep reading…

My guide to Playa del Carmen Mexico is (finally) out!

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I had wanted to get my Guide to Playa del Carmen out by the time we left Mexico over two months ago. Once again, the universe laughed at my plans and a travel guide was the last thing it had on it’s mind. I love my crazy ride of a life. I LOVE IT! I ALSO LOVE MEXICO. But you already know that. I had no idea we would be abandoning our plans for a central and south American road … Keep reading…

Father’s Day

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I just remembered it is Father’s Day. This day has filled me with dread and ickiness for years. The charade I used to play at school when it came time to make the cards I would never send, for I never knew where to send them; the times I sat with the phone in my hand, wanting to call but being terrified of what I would find at the other end. I simply never knew how to ‘handle’ the fact … Keep reading…

Lessons on Pruning

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My lovely landlady, an avid outdoors woman and environmentalist, recently invited me to go tree planting with her at a local lakeside recreation area outside San Miguel. I jumped at the chance. I’d never done anything like that before so the idea of getting outside in the sunshine and getting my hands dirty sounded like fun. It was a perfect day for it; cloudy enough to prevent us from getting too burnt and sunny enough to get our requisite vitamin … Keep reading…

The big yellow car of dreams

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The other day I went to meet my friend Kellie at one of San Miguel de Allende’s tiny ‘pocket’ cinemas showcasing independent films. It’s one of the many things I love about this beautiful culture-filled town we have found ourselves in for a month. As I was walking along the cobbled street leading into town, a big yellow car pulled onto the main road. I smelled it before I saw it. Thick clouds of black diesel smoke spluttered into the … Keep reading…

Practice makes Presence

practice makes presence

I thought that a connection with the Presence of life was something you had or you didn’t. I didn’t realise that having more connection and presence in my life required me to show up first. When I did, my experiences astonished me, teaching me that it is not hoping or wishing or wanting or trying or thinking, but Practice which actually makes Presence. The vernacular of spirituality is so overloaded with ideology and dogma, that it is no wonder many … Keep reading…

Bring your darkness into the light

Sarah Somewhere Teotihuacan

I’ve been reflecting on the transformation I have experienced in the last month (particularly) which is challenging for me put into words. Challenging here, a space on the internet I originally intended to house my travel stories, but which has since evolved into something different. The message I get from this experience is that change and growth are necessary for us to embrace the transformation which awaits us. If I had only shared travel related stories because I deemed this … Keep reading…