Healthy Beginnings

The wind is blowing and rain is falling. The kitchen is filled with smoke from the wet wood. It is going to take hours for the food to cook on the primitive stove made from a few bricks spaced just far enough for the pot to rest on top. This is the reality of how …

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The Catalyst for a Minimalist

Gazing dreamily from the comfort of my seat on a luxury tour bus in Mexico I saw what I considered a the time to be real poverty.  Five year old girls running down dusty dirt roads to chase after the glamorous coach full of the "ultra rich" in hope to earn a peso selling trinkets …

I feel like I've gotten so far behind that it's hard to catch up. Last I let it we were leaving Mexico for Guatemala. Unfortunately our internet connection hasn't been great which is partly responsible for the fact that I am this far behind. Since I last wrote we have crossed into Guatemala, El Salvador, …

Now we’re really getting into Mexico- San Miguel de Allende

So we have been in Mexico about a week now and I have had some time to reflect on being here. Mexico isn't truly part of Central America. From a geographical stand point, the Yucatan Peninsula is but in reality Mexico is it's own region. It is a blend between the first world and the …