Bikram Yoga: The Not-So-Loved Practice

If somebody would have told me that I would develop a passion for the practice of yoga after being introduced to its world through Bikram, I would laughed so loud that probably my parents would have heard me all the way down in the southern tip of the South American continent....more

Book: Karma Gone Bad

The first thing my interpreter told me when my husband and I arrived to GuangZhou, China with a 4-year old boy was the fact that I should organize my schedule to visit the various international schools that were in the neighborhood. Back in 2009-2010, Tian-He district was a hot location for expats from all countries and we ended up there, as well....more

Voting for the First Time -- and Teaching My Kids

I was born during a dictatorship. Three and a half years later, my parents decided to go back to my father’s home country, Uruguay, where the family had to wait three more years to see a democracy back in place. Although my grandfather was a lawyer and politician and, at some point in time, my father was a law student himself, my family was lucky enough not to fully suffer the consequences of an authoritarian form of government....more

The Expat Dilemma: Local vs. International Schools for Kids

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ~ Plato...more

The Community Manager of an Ad Agency

Upon getting hired for an industry that never before crossed my mind, neither during my school years nor after, I immediately started thinking how would I apply my background in political science and social studies....more

When Your Husband Unfriends You on Facebook

Having a head start is not as advantageous as it may seem. The day soon came when my husband unfriended me on Facebook. He posted a comment on a Facebook status that I had shared from my employer's Facebook page. I decided it was a little out of place for the entire agency to read it, so I went ahead and deleted it. His unfriending argument was based on censorship. ...more
@astriddrivera @blogher @jeanmanolo LOL Poor JM! I wonder what he did to get that treatment ;)more