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Legacy Letters, a Gift to Self and Generations to Come

Elizabeth Matthews, Nettie Anthony Harris Marirose Lescher

By Elizabeth Matthews, MA, LPC In the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos, the What’s Your Story? (WYS) project is offering its first workshop on legacy letters: The Art of Letter Writing. The workshop will be held on two Thursdays, October 19 and 26, 2017. A legacy letter, also known as an ethical will, is [...]

Getting Visible—Finding and Attracting that Special Person


By Margaret Nash Every now and again most of us feel that we want to attract a new person (or people) into our lives—whether it’s a partner, a few new friends, or ideal clients. At this point we can sit back and hope it happens, or get out and actively try to find the people [...]

San Francisco Church Bell Tower and the Absent Saint


By Peggy Jones Construction of Iglesia de San Francisco began in 1779, when the Baroque style of architecture was very popular in churches here in Mexico. The facade, of a design called churrigueresque, is crowded full of elaborate stone carvings of saints, kings, virgins, and angels … but what about the bell tower? Interestingly, the [...]

Breath is Life! Breathwork, the New Yoga with Robin Sparks


By Robin Sparks The Latin root for breathe means to breathe in spirit, to inspire. Breathwork is one of the purest and most effective techniques to release stress and tension, heal and resolve trauma, reach altered states of consciousness, and awaken to your true Being. If you are seeking a more fulfilling way to be [...]

Jonathon Williams’s Three-day Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop Returns October 18‒20

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By Maguito Luna The last workshop in August was sold out, a great, successful experience. Jonathon has traveled, painted, and taught for over 25 year, and in his words, “San Miguel de Allende offers wonderful views, colorful scenes, and the kind of colonial Mexican town you can enjoy by walking through its charming streets.” His background [...]

The Art of Letter Writing

Nettie Anthony Harris, Elizabeth Matthews, , Marirose Lescher,

By Elizabeth Matthews Do you remember what it was like to receive a handwritten letter? The joy of holding it in your hand and the tactile pleasure of opening it? As soon as we saw the handwriting we probably knew who sent it. My family’s handwriting is as familiar to me as the features on [...]

Travel News

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By Judy Newell   Mexico Travel News Luxury Camping on Mexico’s Sea of Cortez Camp Cecil, a glamping campground operated by family-owned Todos Santos Eco-Adventures (TOSEA) on Isla Espiritu Santo, is located in a national park just off the coast of Baja California Sur along the Sea of Cortez. On the isolated island, guests voluntarily [...]

What’s Your Story? Express yourself

Elizabeth Matthews

By E. Matthews, M. Lescher, N. Harris A new chapter begins in San Miguel de Allende with the What’s Your Story? (WYS) project. Drawing on years of collective experience in family counseling, pastoral counseling, education, law, art, and writing, WYS has developed an innovative program to inspire, empower, and transform individuals, families, and communities through [...]

Jonathon Williams’ Successful Plein Air Workshop

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By Annie Evans. The first Plein Air Workshop by Jonathon Williams in San Miguel de Allende was a successful and enjoyable experience for the students and also for people who stopped by to watch the painters. The first day began with an introduction to the materials Jonathon provided the students: tripods and beautiful pochade boxes [...]

Personal Health Stroke: A Brain Attack Where Minutes Matter


By Nancy Johnston Hall, Illustration by The American Stroke Association The parallels between a stroke and a heart attack are striking. The most important parallel is that both are medical emergencies for which getting to a hospital fast can mean the difference between life and death, a return to health versus a life-changing disability. Both [...]

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