Watch my latest adventure of becoming a Certified 200hr Yoga Teacher!

Yoga has been the greatest gift my MLA has brought me so far. Never was Yoga part of my past neither part of my future plans. Yoga was just something I had been rejecting for many years... because I didn't really know what Yoga was about. Thankfully, my MLA provided me the time and space … Continue reading Watch my latest adventure of becoming a Certified 200hr Yoga Teacher!

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Why I quit my job to do a MLA

This month marks the 1 year anniversary of the courageous Catarina to make a life-changing decision. Although I had been thinking about quitting my job to travel the world for 2 years prior to that, it was only 1 year ago that I was brave enough to move forward with what my inner self was … Continue reading Why I quit my job to do a MLA

Shall vs. Want: a lifelong battle that has final seen a new winner!

How many times are our decisions based on what we should do? On what our society sees best for us? On what our family and friends feel it is better for us? On what others like us have done before? On what looks better? My personal experience says, most of the times, decisions are based … Continue reading Shall vs. Want: a lifelong battle that has final seen a new winner!

How my MLA changed my perspective on perfectionism

I have been a perfectionist all my life. I always wanted everything I put my hands on to be perfect. The challenge was to understand what that would be. And, although I considered perfectionism as one of my strengths, I also pointed it as flaw... most times perfectionism would delay me, would compromise other important … Continue reading How my MLA changed my perspective on perfectionism

The power of detachment and how traveling helps practising it

Have you ever felt a sense of relief after giving away something you had in excess? I did, always. More, many times I feel worried, pressured, tense, heavy because of the amount of things I have, many of them I don't really use/ need. Things I have to think about, deal with, consider, organize, see... … Continue reading The power of detachment and how traveling helps practising it

Basic self-defense skills before departure

I had never thought about taking self-defense classes until I made the decision to travel the world, partly as a solo traveler. Not only I wanted to prepare myself for any uncomfortable situations, but also, the fact that I was doing a MLA pushed me towards acquiring new skills, such as self-protection, especially in preparation … Continue reading Basic self-defense skills before departure