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How to Get Smarter and Happier

I love to move. I need to move. Why is it that moving that makes us feel better? For one, exercise releases endorphins, those feel good hormones. Movement also opens up energy pathways so that your body functions better. Mention low energy, tension or stress and nearly every wellness professional suggests moving. Even the Harvard… Continue reading How to Get Smarter and Happier

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Try This and Make Magic

“When two main aspects of breath collide and intermingle in our core, our consciousness opens into its natural contemplative state, creating an inner atmosphere in which insight and wisdom can percolate.” Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga. Right in the middle, in the space in between: magic. When you notice that space in between you begin to enjoy… Continue reading Try This and Make Magic

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How to Face Your Biggest Fear

Would you like to know the biggest fear most people have? “It is not that they are clumsy, going to die, ugly, not good enough, not smart enough, not welcome. It is that they are that good”, War of Art by Stephen Pressfield Being that good carries the responsibility to live up to it. Hence, we develop ways to resist… Continue reading How to Face Your Biggest Fear

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A Great Way to Avoid Burnout

Today I went to my favorite place in the world: the biosphere in Sian Kaan. But the place doesn’t matter. We all have favorite places. The important thing is to go. How could we not? Easily. Life takes over: responsibilities, the belief that we don’t deserve to go with so much on our plates. But… Continue reading A Great Way to Avoid Burnout

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How to Make Age Irrelevant

Sometimes you can’t help but wonder how you will be, look and feel when you get to be say 50 or 64 or 81. Then you let it go because you are not there. Yet. And we naively believe that we won’t get there or it won’t be that different. But it is. Most of… Continue reading How to Make Age Irrelevant

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Three ways journaling helps build intuition and self trust.

I love to journal. I have stacks of journals in various places, and countries for that matter. Putting thoughts to paper gets things off my mind. I can organize my mind then. I become clearer, think clearer and recoup my sense of purpose, my mojo. Here are three reasons why you should give it a… Continue reading Three ways journaling helps build intuition and self trust.

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5 + 1 Strategies to Embrace Change

 Living in Tulum things change everywhere, all the time. I am not talking about the flowers or the change in season. I am talking entire jungles, buildings and roads! Things change so fast here, it is unnerving. But it has allowed me, in 15 years living here, to develop a few ways to calm myself… Continue reading 5 + 1 Strategies to Embrace Change

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Spotty

A parade blocked my way to work so I turned left and took the back road. As I did, a chubby black and white dog started toward me. I tensed and pedalled faster in case he wanted to bite me. Dogs do that all the time here. But no. He wagged his tail to say good… Continue reading Spotty

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The only other constant.

Change: the only constant. I know that. Really I do. But do things have to change so fast? From one moment to the next it can feel like my life is turned upside down. I want to scream or hit someone or worse, lie down in front of some oversized construction equipment. So what strategies… Continue reading The only other constant.