haves and have-nots in the midst of crisis

March 29, 2020
In this unprecedented era of fear and economic fallout, borders are closing and nations are taking extreme measures to battle the spread of COVID-19. This is ...
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in search of connection

November 8, 2019
My Mexican artist friend returned from New York City with a dejected look on her face. Connection was so difficult there, she bemoaned. Tales of people glued to ...
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the quest for more, bigger, faster

May 13, 2019
I recently received an email whose subject line both drew me in and gave me pause at the same time. I wouldn’t have flinched at it a few years ago. But after you move outside of the culture in which you are raised, you gain an ability to see it in a more discriminating and […]
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true sight

April 11, 2019
Although Mexico has less wealth than the United States, I have found myself experiencing greater degrees of abundance here than I ever did back home. Life is celebrated regularly, and I’ve found myself the recipient of great generosity, both from expats and Mexicans alike. It’s almost like generosity is a way of life here, instead […]
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community

August 23, 2018
I have long been attracted to Latin American countries for their warmth and friendliness. Although I have only visited a handful of them, across the board they excel at community. From greeting people on the street when you pass someone, to taxi drivers waving hello to one other in their cars as they drive through […]
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connection

August 15, 2018
Networking happens on a completely different level in Mexico. If you think networking is useful for getting things done in the States, it doesn’t even begin to compare to how life works south of the border. In Mexico, relationships are the primary currency for everything. And I’m talking about in-real-life, in-person relationships, not the internet […]
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kindness

July 22, 2018
After my recent excerpt about kindness in Mexico, I’ve decided I will occasionally write about kindness encounters south of the border that impact me ~ if for nothing else, to counter the steady stream of not so kind news... Here is kindness report #2: This hot afternoon I was in a cafe getting a cold […]
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