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…

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…

Flying into the unknown

Flying

“And then what?” Martha asked eagerly over her plate of tacos de cochinita pibil, a marinated pork unique to the Yucatan. “Honestly,” I answered, taking a sip of chilled hibiscus tea, “We have absolutely no idea what is going to happen.” Her face erupted into a huge grin. “Fabulous!” she said, throwing down her napkin on the table then scanning my face with excited eyes. “You’re right, you know, and it took me a lot longer to realize that!” I … Keep reading…

Everything and Nothing to say

haters gonna hate

Okay, I’ll just start. I’ve felt change brewing, internally and externally, with a million ideas forming in my mind every day and not enough hours in the day to bring them to fruition. Some fall away, of course, others are put on a slow burn, and some die. It is the way of ideas and I’m kinda used to it, but it’s left me without the words to write about where I’m at. Because, quite truthfully, I’m everywhere. I’m writing … Keep reading…

Sweet things are made of this:

sweet things thumb

Sweet things are made of this: more sweet things. It’s true. I’m in the grips of a sugar and bread-product withdrawal so severe, I’m reminded of my early days in recovery. A re-cap of the exciting events of our lives: we laid off the sugar and other carbs for three weeks before Christmas. Tyrhone wanted to lose weight (he did), and I wanted to lose my sugar-induced mood swings (the highs! the lows! living with me was like being on … Keep reading…

Getting out of my own way

Taking notes

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! Ours was great – happy, joyful and relatively relaxed. My sister Holly is here visiting from the states and we spent the holidays eating delicious meals with lovely friends. I couldn’t help thinking the whole time how lucky I am to have such a wonderful community of people here in Playa del Carmen to celebrate my first Mexican Christmas with. Christmas is always a time of reflection for me, a chance to … Keep reading…

Feliz Navidad!

Feliz Navidad!

FELIZ NAVIDAD FROM MEXICO! Thank you so much for all your support, love and encouragement in 2013. I am truly blessed to invade your in-boxes every week and share my journey with you. WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY, SAFE AND LOVE-FILLED CHRISTMAS, WHEREVER YOU ARE! I LOVE YOU, I do. To express our appreciation, Tyrhone and I worked tirelessly on a choreographic spectacular, just for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! MERRY CHRISTMAS! httpv://youtu.be/6akad1U8YGE … Keep reading…

On staying and going

Lake Atitlan

In less than two months, our visas are up, as is the lease on our apartment. It feels weird to have a deadline. They’ve been few and far between on this journey of no fixed plans, so I oscillate between dread and excitement as it approaches. It’s not so much a case of how we feel about heading off to Guatemala in early February, it’s a question of how we feel about it today. Our feelings change from minute to … Keep reading…