A Vivir en el Momento

I am still shaking off the sleep from a 2 am flight out of Managua Nicaragua as I sit snuggling my daughter and reflecting on the past week in this surprisingly cool Florida afternoon. When I was invited to participate in Yoga Fest Nicaragua, I was excited to contribute to an event dedicated to showcasing yoga…

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Peel Away the Layers – Modern Life and the 5 Koshas

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, it’s easy to see how hectic our lives are. Even without the chaos of preparing for the perfect day, modern life tends to have a frenetic layer of haste.  We find ourselves multi-tasking throughout the day.  Add to that the layer of noise – from our children, friends, families,…

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Back in the States

It’s been a week of travel and adventure making my way back to the US.  Flights out of Nicaragua were less expensive, and more convenient than flying out of Costa Rica, so I set about traveling north, this time twith some people. The thing about traveling with others is that we’re a bit slower together,…

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Stepping Out of Your Own Way

I’ve recently joined the gluten free world, and it’s given me some revelations.  Don’t worry, I’m not here to convince you to give up gluten.  I don’t believe there is one diet plan that fits all the bodies out there, so I will leave the experimenting, or not experimenting, for you all to decide. What…

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“Living from the Heart”

A dear friend will be publishing a compilation of stories about turning 30. She’s including stories from women around tbe world to explore the cultural and personal significance of this decade for women. I’m honored to have my story included in this compilation. Follow the link below to read it, and more from Laura’s blog!…

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La Poesia

My last full day in Nicaragua was a blur of color, sound, poetry, and music.  I spent the morning running around taking care of last minute tasks that I’d put off until the ultimo momento.  Tasks such as buying memory for the camera that I bought in November and making a few other last minute…

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Lolo el Mono

Lolo was brought to the Hotel a little more than a month ago by a Nicaraguan woman and her teenage son.  When they told me they had a baby monkey with them, I thought that surely I was misunderstanding with my poor Spanish.  You can imagine my surprise when she reached into her bag and…

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Perspectivas

I write often about my perspective of life in Nicaragua.  Today I thought it would be a nice change of pace to get the perspective of a Nicaraguan living in the US. Meet Frederick.  He moved to Los Angeles a few months ago to live with his father.  Prior to leaving, he spent his whole…

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Unattached

Word of the Day:  Erratic adjective 1.  deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion; eccentric; queer: erratic behavior. 2.  having no certain or definite course; wandering; not fixed: erratic winds. 3.  Geology . noting or pertaining to a boulder or the like carried by glacial ice and deposited some distance from its place of origin. 4.  (of a lichen) having no attachment to the surface on which it grows. ____________________________________________________________________________ deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion; eccentric; queer: erratic behavior. My little path spins onward, wandering and not fixed.  

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