Last week I met with a group of young Belizean folks who are doing a museum project about spirituality in Belize. They wanted to talk with me and Jamaul about our backgrounds and the work that we do, and to get more acquainted with some spiritual concepts and traditions as they relate to Belizean culture and history. Continue reading “Weaving My Web: The Healing Kind”
“Belize is a great place to have a baby.”
I heard myself say this to Jamaul recently. It felt heavy on the tongue, kinda rolled off and fell out even though I wasn’t sure I wanted to say it. Continue reading “Belize Is A Great Place To Have A Baby”
The first time I experienced living somewhere other than my hometown of New York was in college. I moved to Ohio knowing nothing about the place. I had visited the school earlier that year with my mom and high school friend. The road trip part was cool. The school was in a small town that was the equivalent of three city blocks. I walked around the tiny, green campus in my long floral dress and Doc Marten combat boots and tried to picture myself as a student there. It wasn’t until I moved on campus later that summer that I realized what I had done. Big city girl in a small town. Continue reading “I Am Not An Expat”
A word on the bus.
The bus is the easiest and most affordable way of getting around Belize if you don’t have a vehicle. They stop in most towns, and are the way a lot of folks travel. Continue reading “The Bus”
I have become a rum drinker.
Y’all know I was never ordering rum when I lived in New York. For a while I avoided all dark liquors because I thought they made me aggressive. Then I learned to drink whisky, and my life was changed. Continue reading “Pure Class”
So I finally have a Belize phone number. I feel all kinds of ways about this. I’ve been enjoying using text and email as my primary source of communication, as I’m not a phone person and don’t really like talking on one. Continue reading “Throwback”
Sundays in San Ignacio are quiet and slow. All of the shops are closed for most, if not all of, the day, taxis are few and far between, and only a couple of the street vendors are out selling fruit and plantain chips. Continue reading “Sundays”
Today Nophi and I went to the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech, just 10 minutes away. It was late afternoon and there were only a few other visitors besides ourselves. The folks at Cahal Pech are pretty laid back, so we were able to just walk around without a tour guide. Continue reading “Cahal Pech”
Yesterday I did a talk in Belize City about mental health and psychotherapy for a women’s organization named PETAL (Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian/Bisexual Women). It was an all-day event, part of a recent series of “conversations,” and the topic was psychosocial support. Continue reading “Giggin’”
Folks, I have become a morning person.
I know, I know… it’s shocking. I can hardly believe it myself. For those of you who are morning people I know this isn’t a big deal, but y’all who’ve known me for a while are aware that waking up early is something I’ve struggled with my whole life. Continue reading “Morning”