I listened to you. It wasn't easy. I'm going to be very open and unfiltered. First, it was the pandemic. As my friends would say, "Are you sure you want to be in Istanbul, Turkey, at a time like this?" It's not that I'm a negative person; I would say I'm realistic. And even though we … Continue reading I know this will sound crazy, but it’s my way to say thank you!
This has gone on longer than I thought, but I will not give in or give up! Thanks for the positive vibes you have sent my way!
Letter to myself: You had a scary year in 2021. You discovered how fragile and vulnerable you could be... Although you didn’t get the virus, you did experience what it means to have anxiety and panic attacks. You forgave yourself for your inability to focus on your writing and instead you kept telling yourself that … Continue reading Can you forgive me?
It's a chilly drizzly day in Istanbul. Wintertime. I'm warm and cozy inside at Starbucks, working, dreaming, and apologizing for past bad behavior. I've been absent, I know. But let me explain why. Oh, by the way, I have a friend keeping me company. Company at Starbucks, an Istanbul cat I know, unsanitary you might … Continue reading Me too!
Istanbul, Turkey at night October 2021 I know, you absolutely never hear from me. I wish I had a good excuse. I'm writing every day but I can't seem to become disciplined enough to write on my blog. To be totally fair with me, I have an excuse! I'm deep into another memoir. Would you … Continue reading I win the award for the most neglectful blogger in the world!
Istanbul is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. There’s something magical about this intriguing city that one can’t quite explain. But for some reason it was meant to be a part of my destiny. It began with a two-night layover in 2019. At the time I didn’t know where to find Turkey … Continue reading Kismet? Or folly?
You must think I'm crazy. Maybe you're right. Some authors will do anything for authenticity. I'm not one of them! However, I do believe in destiny. In 2019 I sold everything I owned in Mexico and bought a series of one-way airline tickets with no return destination. I'm not sure how I became so brave … Continue reading Over 15 Daesh terror suspects apprehended in Istanbul
I was recently asked on Quora, what are the best self-help books you have ever read? I didn't have to think about it because two of them saved my life. And the first is the story of what happened to me that required all my years of self-help to heal. In 2008 I was given … Continue reading Help Me!
This is not a political post. Please, let's not take sides on this issue. In CAFE CONFIDENTIAL, my second memoir, I share that I sold everything in Mexico and bought a series of one-way tickets with no return destination! Would I return to Mexico, live in Thailand, or live in Israel? I had no idea … Continue reading #We are all one
I've got you covered. "Turn off that light and go to sleep!" This was without a doubt my parents' favorite bedtime refrain. Yes, I'm "that girl" who would read all night long if I could get away with it. I still do! Only now I get to write those books that keep you up all … Continue reading Spice? Mystery? Or simply a distraction…