Our dirty minds

Yoga

I shower every day and in this heat, often more than once. I brush my teeth morning and night. I do yoga to stretch and care for my body. I try to eat well (not always successfully) and I go to the dentist… less than I should. Green juice anyone? I do the dishes every day. I sweep, take out the trash, wash the clothes. I do these things because I have been taught to do them and I have … Keep reading…

Allow joy

Allow-joy

#soulshots is a series I’m creating over the summer as an expression of my inner journey. #soulshots increase immunity to fear and protect against the suffering which arises when we forget we are made from and for love. Allow joy. Allow it to bubble up within you; to express itself through you. Don’t block it, numb it or run away from it. You are worthy of joy. The pure, simple joy of life. It is there, if you allow it. … Keep reading…

Bienvenidos a La Peñita de Jaltemba

Guadalupe-Guayabitos

Try saying that one five times! Welcome to La Peñita de Jaltemba, a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. We arrived on a rainy day.The clouds hung thick in the sky like sodden laundry and the streets, made from mud and stone, disappeared into giant potholes underneath our tires. “Uh ooooohhhh…” my internal dialogue began. I mean, they said it was local, but this is really local, I thought as we began … Keep reading…

A new design and a new direction

Pacific-view

The great thing about having a designer for a boyfriend is that you get free web design. The other thing is that you’re always last in the queue. Behind the projects of paying customers, behind TV watching and of course, flying. I’ve wanted to change things around here for a while. I’ve been busting to shake things up with a new design and slight change in direction but the truth is, it’s been good for me to be patient. I’ve … Keep reading…

Be Open

Soulshots

Over the coming months I’ll be creating a series of #soulshots which are expressions of my inner journey. These simple yet powerful messages arise out of my various practices of meditation and spiritual seeking. Sharing is a vital part of my practice and this is one way in which I’m doing that. #Soulshots are ‘shots’ of divine wisdom for the soul which increase our immunity to fear; providing protection from the suffering which arises when we are blocked from the … Keep reading…

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.

let it be soulshot

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

Change thumb

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

choose love

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!

guide to playa del carmen

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…