How to cook Nopales (aka: cactus)

Join Total Health by Elizabeth and Dona Sonia & Chef Marco as they show how to shop for, clean and prepare cactus pads (leaves/paddles). A few things discussed in the video: How to shop for nopales – what to look for,  what to avoid How to clean and store...
Why PoMo?

Why PoMo?

Upon learning that Gary & I were moving to Puerto Morelos, my friend Marie looked at me like I had 3 heads. Marie had been to Puerto Morelos, and didn’t really dig it. And I get it: the beach isn’t nearly as beautiful as Isla Mujeres’ North...
The Valley of Despair

The Valley of Despair

So, Gary and I have been in our new home in Puerto Morelos, Mexico for just over a week now. We arrived last Wednesday evening, and since then, we’ve gotten to work settling in to our new home & figuring everything out. There have been a few times over the...
The Cat

The Cat

Jack was an amazing cat. He was sweet, affectionate, and probably more like a dog than a cat; he came when we called him, and would take walks with us when we walked our dog. He was smart: He figured out how to open our screen door so that he could get out. Just by...

Stress Milkshake

I don’t think I was mentally prepared with how stressful this move would be. Yesterday, I literally wanted to go back to bed, crawl under the covers, and hide. But the health coach and adult in me knew that doing that wouldn’t produce any relief from the...