The Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home

The Holidays are finally over, but the celebrations have continued into the new year for my family and I! Yep, our favorite time of the year isn’t over yet – when everything is all about love and sharing, reflecting on our actions, making resolutions for the year to come and of course, eating like there’s no tomorrow. It was the season to forget about your fitness program, or at least not feeling guilty about putting it on standby mode, cause: you’re totally allowed to do that! At least in Mexico, the Holidays come with lots of Office Christmas Parties, friends’ reunions, family dinners and more. So no matter your beliefs or how you celebrate the Holidays, we can all agree with something: It’s all about the food. Starting off 2019 I was reminded that the kitchen is the heart of the home – and I am so grateful for the reminder.

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Cancun Is Great, But Where Do The Locals Go?

Some may think that after a few years living in the Mexican Caribbean, it may get a bit steady and monotonous as most of the things to do here are “for tourists” How do we locals manage to have a “normal life” in a touristic spot?

Well, it’s pretty easy actually. I mean, everything here is as normal as you may guess; people get up early in the morning to work out, have breakfast and rush to their jobs. (Most of us do). The difference is that we happen to live next to the Caribbean sea, and surrounded by jungle, which means, it’s always hot, so we have to adapt to the weather and instead of wearing suits, we wear shorts. That’s about it. Continue reading “Cancun Is Great, But Where Do The Locals Go?”

Finding The Balance Between Traditions & Festivities

My favorite time of the year is finally here! I’m talking about Halloween and Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Wait… Halloween? You must think that it’s crazy that being a Mexican I love Halloween but you need to know that this pagan celebration has been around in Mexico for a long time now. I remember being a kid and taking on the streets disguised as Dracula, Batman or even KISS’ Gene Simmons with my cousins and friends and go trick-or treating every single house of the block. Although Halloween is not a Mexican tradition, it became part of our modern culture, mostly in major cities like Mexico City. Continue reading “Finding The Balance Between Traditions & Festivities”

¿Existen los tiempos perfectos?

Hace unos días estuve reflexionando un poco sobre los mejores momentos de mi vida y lo afortunado que me considero por la vida que he tenido. No soy alguien que cree en cosas como el destino ni tampoco en que alguna especie de ser sobrenatural determine lo que me pasa en la vida dependiendo de mi comportamiento a través de premios o castigos. Sin embargo, me gusta pensar que existe cierto tipo de energía en las personas y que las cosas que nos suceden dependen en gran medida de la carga positiva o negativa que tengamos. Si bien no soy practicante de ninguna religión, entre tantas teorías y credos me gusta la idea básica de las leyes del Karma y Darma, que dicen que cualquier acto, sea bueno o malo tiene su consecuencia. Si practicamos el bien la consecuencia será buena para nosotros, si tenemos una mala conducta las consecuencias serán malas también. En consecuencia: No existe acción sin causa ni tampoco causa sin acción. Continue reading “¿Existen los tiempos perfectos?”