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…

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…

Ahimsa: Resisting a Culture of Violence

Ahimsa अहिंसा is one of the five yamas, which are the ethical, moral and societal guidelines for yogis. This principle is concerned with the sacredness of all living things and is an effort to avoid causing harm to them. Once accepted to the Mary Byerly School of Yoga in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, I devoted months…

The Healing Power of Plants

If you are ever suffering from grief, the best way to pull yourself out of it is to care for something outside of yourself. Slowly, tenderly, consistently. This is not to say if you’re broken-hearted, you should go out and distract yourself from your pain by showering everyone besides yourself with love and affection. Quite…

Catching Flights with Feeling

For the purposes of this article, I’d like to make a quick distinction between travelling and vacationing. Traveling is the process of venturing to another city or country with the purpose of engaging in a cross-cultural experience. Vacationing is the idea of spending time in another city or country with the purpose of relaxing, touring,…

Love by the Pound

Healing Our Tumultuous Relationship with Food I was recently enjoying a casual scroll through Instagram after a mini-hiatus and noticed an overwhelming number of influencers persuading women to take appetite suppressants and partake in the latest fad diets. I couldn’t help but scoff bitterly at the seeming lack of progress around our societal views on…