Communicating, Michelle's Memoir, The New Story

A Better Adventure

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~Jimmy Dean What am I longing for? To inspiration to write a memoir of my thirties and the discipline to actually sit down and do it, day by day. What would it bring me? Connection with… Continue reading A Better Adventure

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Poetry, wisdom quotes

Love in the time of Corona

Gracias a esta montañita Thanks be to this little mountain Verde bosquecito tranquilo Green tranquil little forest Gracias a mi familia por sus besos y abrazos Thanks be to my family for their kisses and hugs Where would I be without you? Not here Thank you, yoga and breath For anchoring me all these years… Continue reading Love in the time of Corona

Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, The New Story, The Old Story, Writings

Landing

On August 6, 2009, I boarded a plane in my hometown, Austin, Texas, and took a flight into the unknown. Destination: Guatemala. I was 29. Ten years prior, the international travel bug had bitten. At age 19, prompted by my irrational fear that Y2K would cause global chaos and planes would fall out of the… Continue reading Landing

Guatemala, Relating, wisdom quotes

Advice to a Young Writer from J.D. Salinger

After reading a recent NYT article entitled, "Paradise Lost, in Guatemala," by Joyce Maynard about her home at Lake Atitlan (a house a bunch of my friends rented last Thanksgiving), I was inspired to read her memoir, At Home in the World. It consumed me for five days, compelling me to start and finish the… Continue reading Advice to a Young Writer from J.D. Salinger

Michelle's Memoir, Relating, Writings

Home again.

"For the time being the highest peak, for the time being the deepest ocean; for the time being a crazy mind, for the time being a Buddha body; for the time being a Zen Master, for the time being an ordinary person; for the time being earth and sky. Since there is nothing but this… Continue reading Home again.