Posts by Doreen Cumberford
Sea Kayaking Mini-Adventure
Today was a mini adventure. The wavy fringe of the Pacific Ocean hit the beach with gusto. Tall skinny fronds of palm trees waved while pods of people stood around groups of kayaks. We were going to be in the red kayaks. I cannot believe it’s so rough today! “If you want to change your…Read More
Xote A blue and white ribbon wove it’s way down the mountain, the square platform of the waterslide stood at eye level as we stood looking out across the Mexican dessert towards hazy grey mountains. Looking down into the grounds we caught glimpses of several other pools, gigantic mushrooms gushing water, playgrounds and a small…Read More
Please: Don’t Die With your Story Locked Inside Your Brain!
I was shocked and saddened when a friend of mine, the author of the blog, Breast Cancer Eh! recently revealed that she had received a terminal diagnosis. After struggling and being fully transparent with her messy shenanigans with cancer, she was in effect saying a farewell and preparing us all. Quite frankly I was stunned…Read More
The Fat Bastard Art Walk
Note that I am not an artist. nor am I a critic. I am only a lover of Mexican murals and have walked nearly every street in the city to find them. Waylon – SMA The Fat Bastard Three things I have learned during the Pandemic: first, I am hungry for more bite-sized adventures; …Read More
Let Yourself Go to Let Yourself Flow!
It’s December – and we made it! I can hear the huge intake of breath prior to entering 2021 start already! Considering how erratic 2020 has been, I am so thrilled, over the moon grateful and in awe of still having a human body! While reflecting on 2020, I noticed so many places I got…Read More
LIVING IN LIMBO – the Corona Chronicles
Stuck – just plain stuck in limbo. As if my feet are planted in mud while the rest of me continues to function. That’s how this period feels, and as a person who loves to move her feet….this is no no no bueno! Shannon Alder wrote: “Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is…Read More
The Future of Housesitting – Crystal Ball or Fearless Foresight?
The Future of Housesitting – Crystal Ball or Fearless Foresight? Well the Covid-19 virus has certainly caused disruption, angst and dislocation in the world of housesitting. Far-ranging consequences are as yet only figments of our imagination, but exactly what might we be imagining about the future after this disruption? The collaboration and concern we have seen…Read More
What Does Oprah Have in Common With Re-Entry?
What Does Oprah Have in Common With Re-Entry? Frequently Oprah produces a segment for TV called Super Soul Sunday. She focuses on interviewing all kinds of experts from Buddhist nuns to motivational speakers, and from plant eating experts to organizational psychologists. Re-entry requires, in fact even demands, that we not only care for the visible…Read More
Wearing a mask and communicating well!
A mask is the new but necessary health accessory! Masks have suddenly transformed to become the hot potatoes of the Covid-19 pandemic, after a long and varied history. History of Masks Many cultures across the globe have embraced public use of masks for differing purposes. Women in the Middle East have worn everything from decorative…Read More
REENTRY CHECKLIST – Turn Reentry On It’s Head
Another checklist you must be thinking – that’s the last thing I need amidst this process of moving, packing, leaving, adjusting, farewells, new hellos and adjustment. But yes, what if by reading and taking one tiny step this makes a difference – would it be worth it? Here are three of the nine checklist behaviors…Read More