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I miss you. I love you.

I miss you. I love you.

I miss you so damn much.

No one has ever taken that spot in my life, your spot.

You taught me to laugh, I am pretty sure.

You taught me to not give a damn about what people…


I think I first heard the song in 2001.

Even though I was six years away from setting foot in Mexico for the first time (for only an afternoon that day, an afternoon which would have to keep me fed for yet another six years), the minute I heard that…


Lila-the-Pup and I have moved to a new Mexican village for a couple of weeks.

Last night, I met a man from the States who has been living in this village for a long time. …


It’s been a rough week over here. Both make me What I think when reading all of this is: Then he said, in a voice that pierced the night and broke through one more sacred moment: “

A hurricane, a heartbreak, a couple of accidents, and a fierce commitment to…


In my experience, Life likes to send us invitations to heal.

These often come at random moments, when we expect them the least. I have had some great breakthroughs in a therapist’s office, and my Morning Pages continue to be one of my favorite portals towards clarity; and yet, these…


Hands in Flour and a Bun in the Oven — 1993

I am tired, this morning.

The kind of tired that’s on the other side of a night of no sleep, or interrupted sleep.

Someone I love was sick last night, thousands of miles away. At one in the morning, a trip to the ER was made and for the rest…


At a cardiology appointment last week.

I am there for support. To soothe nerves, take notes, hold a hand and ask cool headed questions.

As we enter the waiting room, I can feel my own heart shrink around the edges. Nice room, art on the walls, many chairs, tall check-in…


On my way to the dentist (yes. Again), my phone rings.

On the other end of the line, my daughter dives straight into the reason for her call: “mom, did you hear the news?” — Hmm. No, I have not. Somehow I have a feeling these may not be such…


Did you know about the power of … shaking?

A friend of mine has been studying Somatic Therapy and couple of years ago, she shared with me the powerful effects of the simple act of shaking.

She had explained to me (and I hope I am saying this correctly) that…


For most meals during our Retreat, Danielle had been laying copious amounts of exotic food in front of us. From saucy meat stews to tiny cod fritters, mountains of root vegetables and savory bananas to artfully arranged delicious fruit plates, many of which we do not recognize. Even their French…

Laura

Born/raised in France, adulted in the U.S., now living in a Mexican village. Happiness Coach. Teacher. TEDx Speaker. Dancing with Life’s Magic & Being Guided.

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