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!
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
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!
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
We spend so much of our time focusing on the future that we forget that life is happening now. For years I would constantly worry with "what am I going to study?", "what am I going to do for a living?", "when am I getting a promotion?", "when am I going to look like this … Continue reading The most frequently asked question before and during my MLA
For more than 10 years my Mum has been telling me to do yoga. For more than 10 years I have been telling her I hate slow paced sports, therefore I hate yoga. I was far from understanding what yoga is about. And I was far from realizing the reason why I thought I hated … Continue reading Two realizations I wouldn’t reach without my MLA
Greetings from Bali! I haven't been writing for a long time. I wanted to have a structure for my blog. But the structure got me stuck. Didn't give me the freedom to write whatever I wanted to write. Until recently realizing that the MLA is not structure, it is flexibility. It is not rules, it … Continue reading I’m back!
Let me introduce you the MLA, ie. the Master in Life Adventures. Insight Taking a career break, travelling for a long time, taking a sabbatical. I could use any of these to define my year ahead. In fact, many people do so. However, it is not in every country that these definitions come with positive associations. More, it … Continue reading Introducing a new way of thinking about traveling with purpose