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The Power of Meditation

Two months ago I learned to meditate. Such a simple sentence to write, but the changes and improvements to my body and my outlook are huge! I went to Guadalajara with several friends back in June and took a course in Transcendental Meditation. The course is taught over one week – five days of between 1-1/2 and 2 hours per day. I learned the technique easily and have been meditating twice a day for twenty minutes nearly every day since....

My first cleansing fast

This is my first ever cleansing fast, and today is day 12. I have learned so much about myself doing this – I heartily recommend a fast for getting control over your eating and cleaning the toxins out of your body. (Although some people shouldn’t fast – for example those who take Coumadin or blood pressure medication) I read the book Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself and got further inspired to give...

Poor little lambie

In my past life I used to like to drink a diet coke every now and then. I also suffered from migraines. Little did I know that I was triggering migraines every time I drank one. The artificial sweetener they use in diet coke is aspartame, and I am very sensitive to it. Normally I have a lot of energy and have multiple projects going at once. But the last two days I have been down for the count with...

Ch- ch- ch- chia

I’ve been on a bit of a chia seed kick ever since I read blogger Lindi from Mérida’s blog post about the benefits of chia seeds. Chia is an Aztec superfood that has many fantastic health properties, and is really worth looking into, in my opinion!  I’ve been taking a spoonful now and then myself but feeding them daily to the dogs.  I am pretty confident that chia has pretty much cleared up our old dog Lucy’s chronic goopy ear...

Sorta normal, sorta not

It’s not normal to see pictures of my son and his family in facemasks…but as per normal I think they are a handsome family. I walked the dogs this morning and aside from there being fewer people around, it seemed pretty normal.  All the restaurants on the malecon were open and occupied as usual. Paul went to the mercado for me and when he walked in he thought they had widened the aisles.  Turns out they just appeared wider since...