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Posted on Jan 30, 2015 | 3 comments

Hate, Judgement, & Wild Rashes- Unexpected Twists of Spiritual Healing Journeys- India

Hate, Judgement, & Wild Rashes- Unexpected Twists of Spiritual Healing Journeys- India

So my face rash is going down, but other things have come up. I haven’t shown you the rashes for my ego freaked out against it. Every cell of my vanity (and there are oceans of em) was against actually posting me looking totally beaten up and deformed. And yet, true to form, if I walk this talk of sharing “the sweaty, teary, and beautiful” than here we go. [Photos in the second half of the post.] I remind myself of the guy from Mask (not the Jim Carey one, the one from 1985 that portrays the true life story of Rocky Dennis , a red head with a massive facial deformity who had a blind girlfriend, and he dies right after he removed the tacks from his map of dreams because the parents forbade her to see him again, and he finally understood that the fight he was fighting to be accepted for who he was, was not going to happen. Oh, such a hard movie!) So, I look like...

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Posted on Dec 24, 2014 | 2 comments

Solitary Misery, Insanity, Blessings & Forever Young- After a Week of Treatments, Solo Healing Journey, India

Solitary Misery, Insanity, Blessings & Forever Young- After a Week of Treatments, Solo Healing Journey, India

  I come home (again) to my neighbors having guests (again). Really? The nerve of them! I’m sinking in the quicksand of my dire loneliness, fighting a war to the bitter death with my demons, holding onto fantasies and memories as if they were the last lifesaver for my drowning misery; and they are fraternizing. God! Have a little respect to those mourning around you, people! They’re so nice, so sweet, so cordial and kind to all, including me. But, damn it, I’m playing monk-in-a-cave, I’m twisting and turning in my own self-inflicted isolation, and you, one paper-thin wall away, and just so happy, happy, so God-damn happy! Solitary Noise Now, bless their dear hearts. I do like them. I do. It’s not their fault the Indian landlord built one house, put in one crappy wall and left a huge space between that wall and the roof  and called it now two. It is this that we share. It’s not their fault that I can hear them in the...

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Posted on May 25, 2014 | 3 comments

RTW Kind Souls, Fresh Turkish Bagels, and Sprained Ankles- Istanbul Apartment Home Holiday Lettings Pashas House, Turkey

RTW Kind Souls, Fresh Turkish Bagels, and Sprained Ankles- Istanbul Apartment Home Holiday Lettings Pashas House, Turkey

And so the love affair continues but if you haven’t read it yet, everything else here may appear out of context so I suggest you take a look at how we went from murder to love affair first.  And so everything we’d ever expected was over-satisfied and our hearts were touched beyond what we could have imagined. It’s like there was a team of loving Polish mothers worrying about us and taking care of us each step of the way. And so, these two videos just show snapshots of that love affair and how deeply we are grateful for yet another pair of angels guiding us on our way. Think you know anything? Travel the world and find out that you don’t know NUTTIN! Fresh Turkish Bagels Delivered with Love     Beautiful Souls and Sprained Ankles   You can see our first Turkish home with Holiday Lettings Pashas House for yourself. And… ARE YOU READY? Owner Barbaros was so delighted by the way we lead our life and inspire others and was...

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Posted on May 20, 2014 | 10 comments

Unconventional Life Choices- Fascinating Interview with Matt Indonesian Bush Pilot- Savedra Dive Center, Moalboal, Philippines

Unconventional Life Choices- Fascinating Interview with Matt Indonesian Bush Pilot- Savedra Dive Center, Moalboal, Philippines

I think we are super blessed in our travels to meet all sorts of interesting people from all walks of life. I think we are equally blessed that our lifestyle does not prevents us from being so busy doing life that we don’t have the time to get to know our fellow stranger. Our lifestyle gives us the time to be curious about others and learn from everyone who enters our sphere. Matt has the entire spectrum of Mother Nature’s mysteries covered. His job is flying the skies in this tiny plane as an Indonesian bush pilot. His passion is diving the seas to realize just how tiny he is and how vast and remarkable the underwater world is. It is with great honor that I present you one fascinating interview of one international guy who lives a very unconventional life. If you enjoyed this interview,  we’ve done really great ones with fascinating people across the globe. You may particularly enjoy: Ali from Scotland Saving the Oceans– Koh Rong...

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Posted on Jan 22, 2014 | 11 comments

A- F Inspiration: 6 Travel Tips To Make Your Journey Worthwile

A- F Inspiration: 6 Travel Tips To Make Your Journey Worthwile

It is once in a pale blue moon that I take a guest post, and usually then only when the moon reflects on me off a still lake and the breeze is just so and I feel romance in the tiniest cells of the littlest toe. And so, if I took this one, there is something there, something soft and beautiful and inspirational that got to me. I’d like to bring you 6 travel tips from Abigail Uychiat that made my heart sigh. She’s a darling wise, young thing and I adore her view on life and travel. And without futher ado, A-F Travel Tips to Make Your Journey Worthwhile.  Often times we travel without even savoring the moment due to limited time, or some circumstance that came along the way. Here are a few tips to help you unwind and let go of those worrisome thoughts that linger spoiling your trip.  Allow Yourself to Relax  Loosen up! It’s a vacation, put your phones on silent and just take it...

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Posted on Jan 9, 2014 | 27 comments

Christmas Break Reflections- Goa, India

Christmas Break Reflections- Goa, India

It’s the end of Christmas Break, the kids are outside building a fortress, and I’m here inside sucking on some holiday mint M&M’s. We’re like monkeys, minus the eating lice eggs part,  picking lice eggs out of each other’s hair as a relaxing pastime. Unlike it was in Houston, it’s hot outside, there are cows and buffalo roaming the streets, and no one, including me, wears deodorant. Sangita our maid/cook/gift from a heaven has quit after one day on the job. It’s been a week since my transition from daughter/sister to mother/wife. Though I had wanted a month in an ashram near here, I got instead a month of reenacting childhood dramas but with endings and hidden character feats I had previously been unaware of. As I told Yael who insisted I could all the work I had hoped to do with my childhood, nuclear family, “It’s so much more romantic, and safer in the ashram,” and so it would have been. Solai and I watched a hummingbird float...

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