Calls For Action, Musings

CORONAVIRUS, HOW YOU HANDLE IT IS IN YOUR STATE OF MIND

April 2, 2020

Unfortunately, self-care/self-isolation isn’t the rule in everyone’s minds. There are many different reasons for that, from pure stupidity and selfishness to a strong desire to continue to financially support one’s family. but, it comes with risks. 

I admit, that when this whole thing started back in January, I was a skeptic. No one could imagine that the whole world would shutter and lock its doors and borders, fundamentally changing the way we live.

Life has changed for everyone. Plans for the future are practically non-existent. No-one knows how or when this will end. Everyone is in limbo with questions swirling around their heads. And people are starting to realize what the core of their everyday lives boils down to. Can they make it through this crisis without the everyday exterior bombardment of stimuli?

Now that COVID-19 is here to stay for a while, and as we are all hunkered down we have two choices in front of us. 1) to freak out, be anxious and fretful and run through disaster scenarios while watching hours of depressing news, or  2) to remain in control of our own personal environment and look out for opportunities to put positive thought into our being. To connect and share with others using our extra time wisely.  Continue Reading…

Calls For Action, Musings

CORONAVIRUS, BOREDOM SHOULDN’T BE AN OPTION

March 27, 2020

Coronavirus is scary and unpredictable and nerve-rattling but staying positive and not falling into the pit is so necessary right now. This forced isolation could be an opportunity for exploration and learning for those not ill. Take this time for yourself and take a breather. Thinking up disaster scenarios without having any control is not going to serve anyone well. Try and turn a horrible time into a well-deserved retreat. It can be a chance to connect with family and friends and to ultimately look at what possibilities of rebooting can come out of this pandemic. Here are ways to beat boredom.

If you ever wanted to learn a craft, study at an Ivy League University, listen to an opera (the MET) or concert, see a play – even Shakespear, write your new book, have more time with your children, learn to cook, see what NASA does, go on art tours, get in shape, spend time with friends; can anyone say ZOOM, write a script, organize your house, paint, and sketch, or go to a zoo, now is the time to do this. 

The amount of streaming content available for free at this time is extraordinary. With museums opening their collections, operas being streamed, zoom being used for remote work and keeping in touch with friends and family, a vast amount of educational opportunities and of course some very creative and amusing videos and posts arriving on my Facebook feed all through the day, someone has to try hard to be bored.  Continue Reading…

San Miguel de Allende

WE TOOK OUR MOUTHS TO ETHIOPIA, WHILE WE REMAINED IN SAN MIGUEL

February 26, 2020

Our love of Ethiopian food really started when Glenn and I were living in Oakland, CA before we made the big move to San Miguel. And, one of the things the area is known for is it’s wide range of restaurants serving food from Ethiopia and Eritrea. 

We would get a hankering for this food at least once a month. Especially since we had a great little place right around the corner from us on Telegraph Avenue. We loved the variety of spices used and the heat of our favorite dishes. And tearing off a piece of the Injera bread to scoop up a tasty morsel by hand, well, who can’t get into that.  Continue Reading…

Musings

WHEN A CHANGE OF HAIR COLOR SIGNIFIES A CHANGE IN LIFE

February 21, 2020

The thing is, I have an urge to shake things up a bit, I need a change of hair color and a shorter cut to signify our changing lives. 

Good things have been happening in my life, it seems like everything is falling into place! That is why I am changing my hair color. To signify that my life is so GOOD!! And HOPEFUL. And I feel DARING! I got the idea to have our followers join in the color decision, by posting the choices on all my platforms (FB, Instagram, Pinterest) and asking, is it silver/gray, lilac/gray or light gray. Yes, you see I have the gray areas now so why not embrace them. The responses have been fun to gather and read. The result of this survey is Silver-Gray with the most votes.  I am bringing spring in with a bang. Continue Reading…

Quintana Roo

THE SPECTACULAR LAGUNA BACALAR

February 12, 2020

We needed a break from Merida, and Christmas was two days away. It was time for a brief holiday. We took an easy first class five hour ADO bus to Laguna Bacalar. to check out the wonderful lake we heard people raving about. And, yes, it is spectacular!

Buses to Lake Bacalar also run from Tulum and Playa Del Carmen and leave several times a day.

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Roaming Around Mexico

WHERE SHOULD WE VISIT IN MEXICO?

February 6, 2020

CHIME IN WITH A “WHERE SHOULD WE VISIT IN MEXICO” SUGGESTION

Do you love and subscribe to our blog? How would you like to suggest a place in Mexico we should visit and write a post about? Yes, you get to determine a destination for us to travel to.

We, unfortunately, we must change our 7 month SE Asia plans. Not to worry, we will still be traveling for 5-6 months. This time throughout Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and perhaps Belize. We leave in October and are planning out the itinerary. So do you have a place in Mexico you would like Our Prime Of Life to travel to and post a blog from? Visit our Destinations portion of the site to see where we have already been and suggest someplace new for us to suss out and write about. The town should be available at least by bus. Continue Reading…