Death Does Not Become Her

I am not going to review all the death and dying I was close to this past year; I'd rather focus on what it has inspired me to do. I came to visit my ex-husband in Mexico rather unexpectedly, and I certainly did not plan to stay as long as I have, but my lessons are starting to appear in front of … [Read more...]

Under the Spell of the Mexican Moon

When I lived in San Miguel de Allende ten years ago, I started to write a book called, "Under the Spell of the Mexican Moon" and my personal downfall was that I showed it to too many people and the fear I experienced from hearing the feedback caused me to set it aside indefinitely. Until then, I … [Read more...]

Deep in the Heart of Mexico

Buenas Dias from Mexico; I wish I had this office space in Chicago!  But no, this is the house I used to live in, when I was a married woman living in  San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, with my Texan then-husband, Reed Burns.  It is a glorious gift to be back here after all this time and I … [Read more...]

Gifts of mom’s death; gratitude

Since my mom's death, I’ve come to know gratitude. And LOVE. On an entirely new level. By way of crawling through the murkiness of pain and sorrow.  But there has also been some true moments of happiness. Am I happy my mom died? No of course not. I’m still completely surprised that I occasionally … [Read more...]

Energy Balls… got ’em?

The urge to label myself as lazy or unproductive may be at the tip of my tongue, but I am refusing to let those words or thoughts slip through, because I am not lazy nor unproductive, nor am I a slacker.  Although one may arrive at that impression if you were to look at the surface of my life -- a … [Read more...]