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Yin Heat- Finding the Feminine the Yucatan

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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Personal Branding - Ick or Wow Factor?

Just a few years ago, it was possible to work your whole life and not really think much about your "personal brand". Professional imagery consisted of a posed head shot and a business card. 

Today, with the advent of social media, we have the opportunity, and in some cases, the mandate, really, to craft a strategy for our personal brand. 

Even if you work for a company, your personal brand is important, because, layoffs. Right? This is why I cringe a bit when my peers say, Oh, I hate social me…

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Pirate Advice for Your Personal Brand

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Good morning from Campeche, Mexico - a 500 year old pirate town with walled centro of long blocks of old homes, build for the security of residents in the past, spruced up with colorful paint for the present, thankfully more peaceful times.

I'm in the Yucatan scouting locations for an upcoming retreat for the Tigress Society community.

In spite of The Walt Disney Company's mega-success with Pirates of the Caribbean, real-life with pirates was not funny or fun.

Living in the Spanish port towns…

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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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Brand Building: Using Emotion the Right Way to Create Buddies for Life

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Are you old enough to remember the rumors that Led Zeppelin’s iconic song Stairway to Heaven included subconscious missives from the Devil? Supposedly, if you played the record backward, it would say evil things, like, “He gives you 666”.  

Whatever that means. 

Whether or not rock and roll’s bad boys were dancing with the Devil is uncertain, but we do know that the advertising world certainly was. And does. 

It’s not news that advertisers have used images to kick our subconscious in the gut …

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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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