Cocoa..The food of LOVE…

We have been into chocolate for awhile. Cocoa residue has been found in 2,600-year-old Mayan ceramic vessels in northern Belize. This pushes the start of mankind’s chocolate addiction back by 1,000 years. Prior to that discovery, the earliest signs of cocoa use dated back to 400 A.D.  Cocoa is an ancient tradition here in Mexico, […]


Avocados are a fun food to eat, they’re nutritious, and they’re a good source of monounsaturated fat, which can reduce your risk of heart disease and they are a local superfood for vegans, paleos, ketos, vegetarians, and just plain folks. A recent study found that LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol was lowered when people replaced the saturated fat in their diet […]

The Power of Love

Around this time of year I pull out this piece written 9 years ago for a dust off and re-read to see if it still holds water.  It was originally for my estranged loved one, who now is by my side, like they say “All is fair in love and war”    Now more then […]

Making Moms Bed

Requires intense attention to details..just the right amount of tuck, fold and stretch.  As so, attention to details in the later years will help you out as the table turns when us  adult kids care for parents.  You all who read my stuff know I often quote or refer to my mom, or grandma. Who […]

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

I recently saw a bunch of the Bird/Fish clan of folks at a really lovely cocktail party in Marina Vallarta. .  These are families or individuals  that came to p.v. looking for something or money..whatever…Mostly from the north, but from all over too. We built careers, marriages, businesses and watched our kids grow up […]

The Art of Rest

Now that the parties are mostly over, the feasting has slowed down and most of the family and and friends have gone home..its time to give yourself a break.  Aside from keeping your immune system up to par by maintaining  a balance between the 3 bodies, i.e. feeding your physical body with the right foods […]


For some reason my normal enthusiasm for Christmas lights and shopping for the perfect expression of thoughfullness is, quite frankly NIL. The thrust of blatant consumerism in the name of Christianity seem to be far from the sentiment. Having said that.. The whole meaning of the family Christmas has shifted as family ties are stretched […]

Medical Marijuana..CBD oil

There’s been a buzz about the medical merits of Marijuana.  I had no idea how big the industry had become in the 25 U.S. states where its legal, and on a global scale with over 30 countries approving with considerations including MEXICO.  They all agree basically that you can grow some, process some and keep […]

Flood Relief and Growing pains

The South Star farm, located in the Cumunidad of Creiadero was hit hard by last months hurricane. Our team members lamented over the loss of about 5 acres of planted ground.  This would be open air crops such as cucumbers, squash, potatoes, carrots corn..and seed crops.  We have been able to get in about a […]

As the river flows

As you may already know..we had a bad flood due to the hurricane last month.  One of our Friends, Bill M, was so kind as to put up a go fund me page to help with the damage control.  For you our members, this means our root crops such as potatoes, carrots, beets, onions […]