Archive for the ‘ Journeys ’ Category

Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 4

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Ya no me dicen niña, ya no me dicen señorita. Ahora soy la señora que camina por los cerros con mucho más conocimiento de varios pueblos, fronteras y experiencias recorridas. Las palabras y nombres de calles y referencias no siempre las recuerdo. Vivi aquí hasta los 5 años de edad. No recuerdo bien los nombres […]

Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 3

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The good, the bad and the ugly: I wanted to rest from my phone but being without one makes it hard to coordinate. I can’t use google maps when I am lost. Everyone and their grandpa has one here even though you can get killed and robbed for one. Without a phone I can be […]

Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 2

28th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Para los y las migrantes en Canada … No les he olvidado. Vine aquí para fortalezerme y seguír caminando a su lado. De aquí fui arancada de raíz y toda mi vida he luchado para pertenecer y crear comunidad entre los y las excluida/os. Aquí en este mar que me vio nacer vuelvo a vivir […]

Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 1

28th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Soy de aqui En la micro a Valparaiso- “Disculpe me avisa cuando pasamos por la calle Uruguay, por favor” Le pregunto al chofer. “Ya, pero me recuerda otravez eso si.” “Si, yo le recuerdo.” “Y ud. de donde es? “Yo soy de aqui, por alla arriba” And I innocently point to my cerro that seems […]

Self-care for Empowered Activist Empathy

16th July 2015 | 1 Comment

“You do not have to carry it all by yourself. We carry it together; the universe will take care of it” S.P. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” Audre Lourde “My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn […]

Re-awakening: Spring 2015

21st April 2015 | 0 Comments

Spiritual simplicity

5th October 2013 | 0 Comments

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” — Rumi +++Every Friday I go to my meditation class in Brampton. I practice Raja Yoga to contemplate my life and myself as a spiritual being and soul. In our superficial and patriarchal society many of us obsess about […]

Hotel Sak’cari, San Pedro La Laguna, Lago de Atitlan, Guatemaya

6th January 2013 | 0 Comments

I woke up to find this lovely email from paradise. I was quite touched by the management’s gesture.  They were indeed so lovely and helpful to us during our stay thus making Hotel Sakcari even more special. If you ever go to Guatemaya, you have to stay at this eco-resort! It is there that a […]

The new sun

5th January 2013 | 0 Comments

From my fb, December 25th, 2012. 7am in San Pedro de la Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemaya They say we are to awake with the sun so that our bodies are aligned with the earth. They say we have to sleep when the moon takes over so all of our organs can cleanse according to the […]

Joys and wonders of travel

5th January 2013 | 0 Comments

In my latest travels I got sick with the changing climates. I had a bizarre allergic reaction in San Cristobal de Las Casas in the middle of the night that I have never experienced before. I had to buy three different pairs of shoes because the first two injured my feet. I had to buy […]