Tigress Travel Blog

Moving Through Discomfort. Literally.

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Discomfort is often your insides asking for some changes on the outside. Some movement.

You can be feeling down, and go sit at the beach to think about it, and leave feeling the same or worse. 

If you go for a walk on the beach, you will see that it is very hard, if not impossible, to leave feeling the same or worse.

Movement helps "lift your spirits". Literally.

I’m doing a lot of thinking about how to talk about the difference between vacation getaway / escape travel and a trip that is a t…

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When You Just Don't Want to Do It Anymore

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How to say no to energy vampire work and uncover your strengths to maximize personal power and growth.

By the time we are in our 50's we have decades of practice masking our natural inclinations to please others. It turns out this in not the best compass. I haven't looked for a statistic as proof but my gut tells me this more true for women than men.  What if there was a way to easily peel back the polite layers that mask our natural inclinations? 

Well, there is. 

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Lessons from Montana Time Off - How and When to Quit.

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Knowing when to quit requires being honest with ourselves. This posts lists 4 common pitfalls and a technique to decide when to quit and when to keep trying. Lessons from time off in Montana.

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Yin Heat- Finding the Feminine the Yucatan

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July in Mexico’s Yucatán is a free fall into a temazcal- the word for a traditional sauna experience drenched with super hot vapor from heated volcanic rocks. 

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Laptop Died. Getting More Done. Wish You Were Here

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“Laptop died, getting lots done, having a blast, wish you were here.”

If I could send you a postcard, that’s what it would say. (Man, I miss postcards, don’t you?)

I am working and playing from the MexicanRiviera for a few weeks, and my Pixelbook died, probably from heat exhaustion
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Here’s what I did not expect:

My clarity and productivity has actually gone up.

Using my IPhone restricts my field of vision. I stay focused, and do less tab swapping.

I was still doing stuff “real quick” on my l…

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A Tale of 3 Dentists - Mexico dental tourism

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I don’t have a fear of dentistry, even though I had some painful experiences with cavity filling and braces when I was young. I like the feeling of taking care of myself, and I’ve learned to do my homework, then relax and let the professionals take care of me, from haircuts to surgery. 

Mexicans have a nurturing, earthy side to their culture; they are comfortable and accepting of the human need for touch and care. They celebrate it, in fact. My friend, who recently experienced the tragic loss o…

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How to Wrestle a Garrafon (with video)

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If you are contemplating “work from anywhere” in a country where drinking bottled water is advisable, I created a quick video with some advice on how to save $ and decrease plastic.

In the past I would have not asked for help, I would have just lugged bottles of water back-and-forth for two weeks and ended up spending a lot more money and having a big pile of plastic trash.😒

Part of knowing my purpose is practicing conserving energy as much as possible for activities in my zone of genius.

I am ge…

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#writedaily Seeing the drift, Captaining your own ship

June 20, 2021 - (almost) Daily writing, unfiltered post practice. Typos, misspellings and opinions are all my own. 

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Down to the wire with moving out. 

I’m mostly W1nning, but already lost in a couple of key goals. 

I’m not physically where I wanted to be by the time I left for Cancun. I'm better than I was when I arrived almost a year and a half ago, but I'm still not getting enough sleep. 

This move has been OK, even though I planned ahead and left cushion, it was barely enough for…

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Moving Out, Fasting and Journeying - #writedaily

June 18, 2021 - Daily writing, unfiltered post practice. Typos, misspellings and opinions are all my own. 

Fasting, Eating, Journeying, and the Prairie

There is no accident that fasting came up for me even though I’m “busy”.  It's the only thing that keeps my edge outside as well as in. When I don't eat, I don’t need a nap, I’m super focused, less ADHD. I’ve always thought that eating was sometimes an annoyance. 

It also just occurred to me that people used to fast before they would go on a j…

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Beyond Oz: Crystal Ball Predictions for Post-Pandemic Travel, Cities, the ‘Burbs and Beyond

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The last year felt like the part in The Wizard of Oz, as our heroic misfits obediently follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard with all the answers.

You know what happens next - they get to Oz and have trouble getting in. When they finally gain entrance and pull back the curtain, they see that the Wizard is just like them - he doesn’t know what the hey is going on, either. 

One of the best parts of the last year, though, has been to observe the resilience of some people forging ahead …

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