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Have Baby, Will Travel: Playa Mazunte, Mexico

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After a stellar trip to Lake Atitlan, we made the 12 hour journey over the boarder back home to San Cristobal with heavy hearts. It was the first time that I had so much help with Luna, and coming home to an empty house was even less exciting than it sounds. Luckily, my good friend, Sara, was in town and offered us a ride to Mazunte with her a few days after we returned. Having nothing holding us in San Cris, we gladly jumped at the opportunity to take the…read more

What to Actually Expect When You’re Expecting Two

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Our good friend MotherInTheWild has just had her second, ten years apart from the first. New marriage, new baby, new ball of wax. She shares how she’s managed to keep her head up, while navigating two with grace *** {Full Disclosure: This list is generated from a perspective (mine) that is coming from 10 years of singlemotherhood, continual attempts at blending families, my late-thirties, a miscarriage, and drenched in well-accepted mom-guilt. Maybe you have it made in the shade over there and you find me totally un-relatable; maybe you are…read more

Retreating into Darkness

Posted by in Meditation

Jyotir is a long time friend and no-nonsense hippie on what we call “the path” around these parts. He’s also old hat at sensory deprivation meditation and agreed to tell us his thoughts on dark retreats. *** I took my first dark retreat in Guatemala, in a vacant building on a dirt road between two towns on Lake Atitlan. The top half of the building was unoccupied (except perhaps by the ghosts of my imagination) and the bottom half was four  adobe walls with a hobbit-sized door and no windows….read more

Is Water Yoga for real?

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga

There are so many forms of yoga these days, and I don’t wanna knock anyone who’s into yoga aerobics or yoga with weights or whatever the hell half this gym stuff is. If that is the doorway for you, then walk that path my brethren. Personally, I thought yoga was a workout for skinny people for years before I went to India to investigate further. Living in Canada, yoga was an exercise, a physical activity, something former gymnasts and dancers did on Sundays. I literally knew nothing of meditation or…read more