An Invitation to the Dance of Life


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New Year’s Eve.  Fireworks will light up the skies across the world tonight.  Exuberant celebration will abound.  As a “Playa Girl”, I am struck by the Mexican tradition of Año Nuevo.  At the stroke of midnight 12 grapes are eaten, … Continue reading


We Don’t Believe What We See; We See What We Believe


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What do you see in this picture?  A face or a vase? Such a simple exercise yet so profound in the insight it provides.  Danish Psychologist, Edgar Rubin conducted extensive scientific study on this phenomenon.  You see what your “perceptual … Continue reading


Count on Gifts You Can’t Account For


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If you walk down the beach in Playa del Carmen you will see many things that are unexpected and unaccountable.   Shells are always in abundance.  After a storm you might find a huge piece of driftwood large enough to build … Continue reading


Swim With Your Tide


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In the Caribbean there are currents that flow beneath the surface of the water.  You can start out in one spot and in a matter of minutes you are half way down the beach from where you started.   If you … Continue reading


Everyone Has Playa Purpose


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Discovering your Playa Purpose is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.  Everyone has a playa purpose in life . . .  a unique gift or special talent to give to others.  A Playa Purpose is a being … Continue reading


Take Time for Yourself Today


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Take Time for Yourself Today Phew!  You made it through Christmas.  Now it’s time to face down the week before New Years.   Historically for many this is a week where New Year’s Resolutions are decided upon, party planning begins for … Continue reading


Christmas Is An Inside Job


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Christmas is an inside Job On this holiest of holidays I reflect on what we are celebrating this day.  Although there is an array of celebrations this month, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and more, our modern-day Christmas celebration in the West … Continue reading


Christmas Eve in Playa


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Holidays are the highest season in the Mayan Rivera.  Throngs of vacationers are hitting the beaches this week along the outlying arm of the Caribbean.  They come from all over the world.  Americans especially flock here to take the chill … Continue reading


Christmas Spirit


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On my first trip to Playa del Carmen in 2002, walking the then unpaved streets and marveling at this Paradise I now call home, I knew then I wanted to live here. After spending every conceivable holiday, including Christmas, 4th … Continue reading


Scares of Mexico Overrated


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Your friend tells you “I’m vacationing in Mexico”. What is your first thought? “Oh no don’t go!” “It’s too dangerous!” “Are you crazy?” Of course if they were going to Tijuana, Brownsville or any other “Border” town I might agree … Continue reading