Life in the Bay of Sunken Dreams

Life in the Bay of Sunken Dreams

When I arrived in Panama, I knew very little of what to expect. Usually I do some research on the history, culture, and local customs of the place I’m going, but I was very busy before leaving with the dismantling of my Granny’s estate and my own life, and made no time to research. I… Continue Reading

Life on the hook

Life on the hook

I’ve been living “on the hook” anchored in various locations in Panama, aboard a sailboat for close to 2 months now. My life has slowed to a pace that moves with the rhythms of the rolling sea and the changing tides of the spots we anchor in.  I stay aware of when the sun rises… Continue Reading

The challenges of paradise

The challenges of paradise

On this journey by wind, trust, and faith, I have been swept away by the kindness of the Kuna villages I have had the pleasure and good fortune of visiting. There is something that universally touches the human soul and spirit about the way they choose to live: in thatch huts in small villages, in… Continue Reading

Reflections on life from Guna Yala

December 22, 2018 I have found myself living on a sailboat in the ultimate paradise after the unexpected death of my precious Granny leading to a major deviation in my plans to spend my year helping her. Tropical islands with white sandy beaches and palm trees surround me, water of the most amazing shades of… Continue Reading

My Walk-About

It’s been awhile since I’ve prioritized writing a new blog post. This part of my trip I have been calling my “walk-about”. It has been filled with lots of travel – almost all places I have never been before. I left Belize by boat and traveled up river from Livingston, Guatemala to the Finca Tatin:… Continue Reading

Community and Village Life

I arrived in Hopkins village with several intentions: to see what it felt like to spend an extended period of time there, to explore the possibility of living and working in the village in the winters, to establish a good self-care routine, to swim daily, to work on writing my book, and to practice going… Continue Reading

My Leap of Faith

As I type this, I am at my desk in by beachfront guesthouse in Hopkins village by the sea in Belize. I spent the morning learning how to clean fish Garifuna style while hanging out with two brothers who came home late at night from a fishing trip. Friends and family came and went as… Continue Reading

Self-doubt and community therapy

When we give the world what we want the most, we heal the broken part within each of us.” ~Eve Ensler I have a habit of making little notes to myself and sometimes they get lost in the shuffle. One with this quote written on it surfaced last night as I was cleaning out some… Continue Reading

website creation

website creation

Spirit brought me to a temple to build my website with the amazing Copperwoman! The time has come to rise from the ashes and rebuild my life. This year my second son graduated from high school and my 22 year commitment to managing our household has suddenly changed.  I have also survived 16 months beyond the suicide… Continue Reading