Something for Nothing?

  Are you operating under the umbrella of Something for Nothing?   The media is bombarding us with a myriad of “to do’s”, “should have’s”, “must be’s” and “unfair, we must protest!”   The real challenge is: are we aware of what is taking over us?   How often do you hear a parent say to his just college-graduating offspring: “You can’t accept that job for only US … [Read more...]

Stressing While De-stressing?

  You come back home "fried" from work.   There are so many things happening at the same time...   Ughhh...Decisions to take, matters to solve. You feel like running away and can't wait to get home.   As soon as you get home you see your haven: your sofa in front of your TV... "Yes! This will do! Along with a nice drink after such a long … [Read more...]

When Tolerance Becomes Ignorance

When Tolerance Becomes Ignorance Being the wife of the most tolerant person I have ever met brings me to a very privileged position in which I have learned, first hand, the power of tolerance which is ultimately the purest form of compassion.   During my 36 years of marriage with a married man who is one generation older than me, comes from completely different religious … [Read more...]

What is Gratitude and How Can I Practice It?

  "Say thank you!" would say my Mom crossed, prompting me to appreciate a service that had been rendered to me during my childhood growing up in Mexico in the hopes that I would learn the power of gratitude.   Immediately sensing that if I didn't answer the way she wanted I would get in trouble I would timidly say: "...thank you..."   Is This Gratitude?   Not … [Read more...]

Living the Spirit of the Union

  I recall as if it were yesterday when I arrived to Dubai for the third time, invited by Dubai One TV to present the book that wrote me.    At that same time the Literature Festival was going on, so that I had the immense joy to participate in the five day impeccably organized event, meeting voracious readers and prolific writers as well as students and teachers.    As the … [Read more...]

The Power of Permission

  When You were a kid and you wouldn't get permission from your parents to enjoy an ice cream in a cold day, what would you feel? Frustration.   Or when as a teenager you were not granted permission to go out on a date what would you feel?   Frustration.   And now that you have the capacity as an adult to make your own decisions regarding what you want or … [Read more...]

There’s Always Magic in Tragic

  Just a few days ago I experienced an event that reminded me of that day I was taken by the fury of a huge wave in Acapulco as I was playing riding on the very high ocean waves of the Atlantic.   I remember how I almost lost my bathing suit and my back was bleeding from the erosion with the sand as Mrs. Wave expelled me from her gut.   I was scared. I was absolutely … [Read more...]

It is the Kindest Who is the Fittest…

  The Imam calls for Prayer in Dubai   It is 4:04 am; according to the Gregorian human-made calendar it is  a lovely young day of June in year "2016".   I wake up in my Dubai home as I still see Mr. Night-Darkness prevail as It kindly greets Mr. Rising Sun and changes shifts allowing the Day to be born again in this part of the world...   I love to realize that in Mexico … [Read more...]

Are You a Terrorist in the Name of Peace?

  Orlando. A gay Club... A muslim Afghan sprays the party makers with bullets, killing 50 and injuring 50.   Chaos... Fear... Rage ... Anger...   As I entered my Pilates class here in Dubai, I see one of our classmates pale with red eyes. She had been crying...   "Did you hear what is happening in America? WHY IS IT ALWAYS LIKE THIS??? Why did he have to be an Arab … [Read more...]

Content with today’s Today

    And as I heard her speak I did not need to know That her words were high peak Taking me with her in deep Flow   The Lady of the Unknown name Addressed her colleagues with Heart It's not needed to be in the fame To inject powerful energy, it is not hard!   The mystical lady kept on shining within Sparkles of Light shooting from all of her soul As … [Read more...]