Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, wisdom quotes

3 Lessons to Learn by the Time you’re 40

{Read the full article on Elephant Journal} My 30s are speeding to an end; I’m turning 40 next week. My 30s have been marked by the marvels of motherhood and vicissitudes of a long-term partnership. The marriage of body, mind, and heart. Witnessing my precious daughter grow and blossom into the charming, clever, obstinate child she is… Continue reading 3 Lessons to Learn by the Time you’re 40

Communicating, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

39 Guidelines I Strive to Live By

[Read the original post on Elephant Journal.] Love your life. Follow your heart. Be present in each moment. Smile. Don’t take it personally. Do what makes you feel most alive. Laughter is the best medicine. Make plans but let go of attachments to them. Giggle at the cosmic joke. Accept the impermanence of life. Buy less stuff. Invest in… Continue reading 39 Guidelines I Strive to Live By

Guatemala, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, Traveling

7 Practices to Start Borrowing from Latin American Culture

I love Mexicans. My mom’s side of the family is Tex-Mex. They are a fun-loving, big-hearted, fierce and fabulous bunch of people. I also love Colombians, Guatemalans, Hondurans, El Salvadoreans, Nicaraguans, Costa Ricans, Panamanians, Ecuadorians, Peruvians, Chileans, Argentines, Uruguayans, Paraguayans, Belizeans, Bolivians, Cubans, Dominicans, Brazilians and Venezuelans–in other words, I love Latinxs! My life has… Continue reading 7 Practices to Start Borrowing from Latin American Culture

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

Time is but a Dream.

Row row row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily! Life is but a dream. Are we in the same boat? It is a gorgeous Sunday morning. I taught yoga overlooking the lake and then stretched a little by myself and then came to Moonfish and ordered coffee and eggs. I have… Continue reading Time is but a Dream.

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

Don’t Despair ~ Raise Your Vibration

By raising our consciousness, rising above partisanship and drama and the endless, outrageous narratives, both personal and collective, we can certainly lift up own vibration and maybe, just maybe, inspire others to do the same. Don't fall into the trap of believing everything you read or see in the news. Don't fall into a mindless… Continue reading Don’t Despair ~ Raise Your Vibration

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, The New Story

The Neverending Nuisances of Life

The ants are everywhere. Mosquitoes buzzing in our ears, flies of all sizes, scorpions scurrying out from dry hiding places, spider communities weaving condominiums of webs in the garden. It's rainy season in Guatemala, and all our insect friends are seeking shelter. Furthermore, we are all getting older with each passing moment. Aches and pains… Continue reading The Neverending Nuisances of Life