Reviving the River

“Ideas, creativity, life itself thrives on moisture. Women Who Run With the Wolves When women neglect their instinctual side- when we steal from our soul Selves and pimp it out to friends, colleagues, brands for cheap- when we deprive ourselves of creative function- when we deny honest help and rest, we are ignoring the soul’s…

Chick-please!

When in Mérida, Mexico and you’re in need of the an affordable, open-air, delicious hummus fix, do yourself a favor and head over to Pita. Right across the street from Santa Lucia Park or Park of Lovers, this restaurant features vegetarian-pescatarian-meat friendly menu. If you’re a wine drinker, quench your thirst with a great gulp…

#SixStops: My Perfect day in Mérida

Marveling at the beauty, splendor and sweetness in Mérida is an easy thing to do. You only need to walk a few steps to witness a city that is filled with parks, art galleries, torta bars, gelato shops, horses on carriages and love bugs. It’s a little hard to find a suitable comparison. All I…

May the wind be at your backs

Men have no respect for the savagery coming next They have no clue when, what time They are not used to counting                              Days, weeks, + 28, divided by four, holidays, graduation It’s a pity because We can all feel it The Change– The shift, awakening, the call to action … to war, to war. This…

A Puppy’s Purpose

Spirit messenger  During moments of doubt, fury, exhaustion, loneliness, I have had the honor of having a being to bear witness to my life. I love when he sends messages to me with those curious sounds and big brown eyes. Of course, he’s saying ‘feed me’ or ‘pet me’ or ‘I’d rather have my food in…

Intuitive Eating in Tulum

Tulum Vivo! Following my intuition has yet to lead me astray in life. I follow that same instinct when it comes to food. If you’ve been following Open Wide Nena, a gastronomy, food and culture podcast I co-host with Frankie, you already know that I mostly adhere to an ayurvedic diet. This diet has led…

Trust Without Knowing

Without knowing, I am currently dreaming. Well, actually I am sweetly reminiscing about how I started my first day in Paris with one simple plan: to walk the ‘Black Paris Tour’. This curious experience was set at a decent price of £15. It was my first time in Paris and I was alone and sticky…

Here in the Next Room:

Healing Our Relationship to the Feminine Forcing someone to fit into our definition of perfection is a horrendous type of violence. Such violence compounds even more so when we squeeze or contort something as actionable and vast as love into a unimaginative, ego-driven, profit-conscious system. For years women have been marginalized, silenced, brutalized and while…

Full-body Dining in Costa Rica

I spent majority of 2019 on a plane, traveling for work or pleasure. Either way, I ate well. When I dine, I like to take note of the entire experience: the lighting in the main room, the font type and food description on the menu, the art decor, the smells, the way the bartenders make…

Resist like Lisbon|Street Art & Classism

Just like sex, art can provoke “magical” responses in the human mind. Adam Turl It moves us. It speaks softly or loudly. It can be everlasting. Art is a way of life for some of us; those true artists who are willing to endure loneliness, investigate the intangibles, live courageously. Because of its power, art…