Reaching: On Dreams, Goals & Milestones

Naked Layers Garner exhibit
Naked Layers exhibition at Garner Art Center, photo by Novel Idea

There are periods of time that seem to drag on so slowly it feels like being underwater. And then there are periods that seem to move so quickly it feels like riding an electric current. The last three months have flown by in a flash, full of ups and downs, stops and starts, and unexpected surprises. They have also been really productive and I’ve done some things I’m especially proud of.  Continue reading “Reaching: On Dreams, Goals & Milestones”

The Front Porch

my favorite tree
my favorite tree…

We’ve been living on the farm for a month now, and being here is so peaceful and inspiring. There are some adjustments I’ve had to make to my routine, including getting used to a more rustic way of living (hello, spiders and scorpions), but overall I feel like I’m finding my rhythm. I’ve been bike riding into town more and I’m slowly getting comfortable with it, which is huge for me. And I’ve found a tree which I’ve declared my favorite. Old, tall and wise, it’s where I go to sit and reflect, listen to birds, watch iguanas climb and chase bugs, and receive answers to my questions. I’ve discovered ways to ground my practice here – taking walks around the farm, meditating under my tree and listening – which is how I know I’m truly settling in. Continue reading “The Front Porch”

This Isn’t A Fantasy, And That’s Okay

When Ro and I decided to move to Belize, it was after many years of conversations about living abroad. Both of us had traveled a lot, and I had lived for a while in Nigeria years earlier. We had talked about moving out of New York City, which extended to us wanting to move out of the States entirely. There were a bunch of reasons for this, ranging from wanting a lower cost of living to wanting a better quality of life. The main reason for me, though, has always been to have a different and more expansive experience, one I imagined would be wonderful in many ways. Continue reading “This Isn’t A Fantasy, And That’s Okay”

Changing My Mind

Part of my morning routine includes journaling. I like to do it sitting outside with my tea or coffee, and I find it’s best first thing when I wake up, before I do anything online and get caught up in emails and social media, when my mind is clear and fresh, and my thoughts are honest. This is the time before the day develops a personality, and before I have any ideas about how I need to present myself. Continue reading “Changing My Mind”

Water, Water Everywhere: Yemaya, The Sea & Me

Last night I dreamed of a calm, vast, turquoise sea and the biggest swimming pool I’ve ever seen, deep and sparkling. Water has been all up in my dreams and life lately, presenting itself in my conscious and subconscious spaces. I welcome this reflection of my internal process and the symbolism I’m drawing in – cleansing, renewal, deepening my intuition and connection to spirit. Continue reading “Water, Water Everywhere: Yemaya, The Sea & Me”

Mama, I Made It!

My first month in Belize!

It’s been kind of awesome. In between days of hanging out in San Ignacio, eating the amazing food at Jamaul’s restaurant (Roots Wraps & Smoothies – the best! And #1 in San Ignacio on Trip Advisor!), taking walks to the river, talking to lizards, tuning my ear to Spanish and Kriol, drinking beer and rum, and meeting some very friendly folks, I have also attended some wonderful events such as International Day of Yoga and the 20-year anniversary party for the Image Factory Art Foundation in Belize City. Continue reading “Mama, I Made It!”