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Bushwhacking in the ‘alto plano’ of central Mexico (part 2)

First one at the fence carefully places his thick soled boot onto a lower wire, pressing down. Another person uses two hands to lift the barbed wires above. Tall, short, limber or stiff, we pass through one by one with a minimum of snags. A nearby grove of Mexican oak trees offers the perfect rest spot. The biggest acorns I… Continue reading Bushwhacking in the ‘alto plano’ of central Mexico (part 2)

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Bushwhacking in the ‘alto plano’ of central Mexico (part 1)

Our morning began quietly enough. Fill the water bottles, pack up snacks, throw something hot and caffeinated down the gullet, hustle by taxi to the Pemex station. Divvy up into groups (based on destination), climb into awaiting cars, and arrive at the trailhead. Here in central Mexico, a trailhead could be a dirt soccer pitch (with or without players on… Continue reading Bushwhacking in the ‘alto plano’ of central Mexico (part 1)

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Of Sisyphisian tasks and runaway horses…

Snapshots from my week: #1. Gathered in a tight circle with 2 other women I love and admire, we are sipping tea and having a lively conversation about ways in which we can blend our work and possibly carry our ideas and visions into the future, together. One woman mentions what this ‘Year of the… Continue reading Of Sisyphisian tasks and runaway horses…

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Rituals of Self-Care: Stepping Into Nature

This nosegay of wildflowers was collected on an evening walk my husband and I took through the local botanical preserve, El Charco del Ingenio. We have had so much rain this year in central Mexico that the flowers and grasses of the high desert are blooming riotously… furiously… abundantly. As we walk along the trails, the scents… Continue reading Rituals of Self-Care: Stepping Into Nature

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Traveling Yogini: Into the Woods

This October I get to travel from my home in central Mexico to my old haunts in New England, and all of my senses are in ‘anticipation’ mode! I haven’t seen maple trees in their fiery cloaks in over three years, nor caught that particular smell that forests get when transitioning into autumn. The delight of travel… Continue reading Traveling Yogini: Into the Woods

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Traveling Yogini: Following the Water in Guatemala

(photo credit: Holly Wilmeth) The first thing I noticed as six of us poured out of our big, blue bus in Antigua, Guatemala, was the softness of the air. It wasn’t the rainy season, but the moisture could be felt right away, especially as we’d just flown in from the more arid Mexican high plateau.… Continue reading Traveling Yogini: Following the Water in Guatemala