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Not an everyday walk in the park

My friend, Cherie Pettillo, sent me this video link. It made me smile, especially the eyes glowing in the dark. I hope it makes you smile too! The music is cheery too.

Also if you aren’t already reading her weekly column in the Yucatan Times, you really should check it out! This week’s column can be read here.

In addition to Cherie,I am very fortunate to be able to count among my friends some absolutely awesome and inspiring women. Two of which just had books published recently! Dr. B, Lorraine Baillie Bowie,Ph.D., just released a new book, the first in a series,The Science of Finding Love That Lasts! It is so insightful that I wish I could buy everyone I know a copy.

Maryetta Ackenbom, who has had many short stories published, just came out with her first full length novel,
Georgia’s Hope. Writing like Maryetta’s doesn’t happen by accident, she is a master of her craft and this novel is fabulous!  After you finish reading these really excellent books please take an extra minute and write a review on Amazon.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to the amazing people that I would never have met if I had not moved her almost ten years ago. Merida is magical and attracts extraordinary people.

I would be amiss if I don’t mention Our Yucatan: Tales and Poems, Mostly True, But Laced With Artistic License,  an anthology from the Merida Writers’ Group. I have a story on bargaining plus I did a couple of the illustrations.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Fabulous idea Lee! I’m biased too but great minds think alike!

  2. I’m biased, of course, but these are two well thought-out books, the results of years of toil and inspiration, and they’re a pleasure to read. Buy everyone a copy, and everyone will be your friend for life!

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