These are my reviews for some of the books I read in June and July 2020. Happy reading, everyone!
Author Archives: Mariel Torres
Coffee Shops and Strangers
Now that we have to keep distance, it is more important than ever to make eye contact, to smile at each other from across the street or across the room, to wave at each other from opposite windows and sometimes just to say hello and start conversations with strangers with good vibes in coffee shops.
“You have not suffered so you cannot speak”
Nobody is exempt from hardships, but it always amazes me how many people actually believe some people are, and how easy it is to confuse positivity, resilience, kindness and the relentless desire to see the good in even bad situations as naivety and lack of experience or knowledge.
De adentro hacia afuera
Siempre me ha gustado estar sola, la soledad era mi refugio. Ella me ayudaba a respirar, a relajarme, a escapar, a recargar mi energía… Nunca pensé que la soledad podría convertirse un día en mi prisión.
Ahora sé que estar sola por elección es muy diferente a estar sola porque no hay otra opción.
Feet on the Earth: 7 Things to Ground Yourself
Grounding brings you back into your body, into Presence, into the Now. Grounding helps to feel centred, focused, present, safe, here. It is one of our most basic and simple tools that we can all access to heal. There are many ways to ground yourself. In this post, I share the things that help me get grounded and stay grounded.
The Whole Within
To find balance we need the Whole of Us. We need our Yin and our Yang. Too much or too little of either is not healthy. We need both. And most importantly we need to understand we ARE both. Sometimes we think we are only one part of the whole, that we are the part that has the Yin with a bit of Yang and that someone else who will complement us or rather “complete us” will be the Yang that has a little bit of Yin, or vice-versa. This is not true. We are Both. We are the Whole. And by integrating this Whole Within, we find our Balance.
We Disagree… The Love Is Still There: A Guide To Having Uncomfortable Conversations with Your Loved Ones
Here is my guide to have uncomfortable yet important conversation with your loved ones without forgetting the basic thing: that you love each other.
Lockdown Summer Solstice Rituals
Here is a list of 6 things you can do at home to celebrate the Summer Solstice and to use the energy of the Sun to set your intentions for the rest of 2020. I think we can all agree… We could all use some sunLight right now.
The Healing Power of Words
Words are important. Words have power. And there is something very powerful in being able to use words consciously. Not so long ago, I discovered how healing it can be to have the right words to verbalise your experiences.
Why I No Longer Feel Guilty When I Check My Privilege
I used to get defensive when I heard variations of “Check Your Privilege”. When people have thrown this at me with resentment in their voice, I couldn’t help but feel a bit attacked. I used to get upset by it. After all, I can’t even control or take credit for some of my privileges…