DIY health Lima

DIY herbal incense / Smudge stick

Smells transport not only the mind but the emotions, bringing back memories and feelings. A smell can make you happy or nostalgic, can relax you, can irritate you.  I love smells, but I can’t stand artificial perfumes.  On a recent trip to the countryside, Paloma would bring back flowers and herbs from every walk.  It …

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Food Storage-Vol. 2

My last article was about the best way to store fruits and vegetables so that they last as long as possible. But what about bread, butter, eggs, spices and all other foods? Where should they be stored in order to stay fresh as long as possible? In general, it can be said that light, heat, …

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New York Reviews

The Gleaners and I: Documentary film review

Between years 2003 and 2009, I lived in Granada, a town in the South of Spain of captivating beauty, history and energy. There, I met a group of wonderful women, great friends. We shared our love for films. In winter, we went to Granada 10, one of those independent movie theatres where you can sit …

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barcelona health Reflections

Reflections in times of coronavirus

Since Saturday March 14th, when the State of Alarm was announced in Spain, we have been confined to our houses for the double purpose of not becoming infected with COVID-19 ourselves and not collapsing our health care system, which since the 2008 crisis has been operating at minimum levels. This is our sixth week living …

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barcelona health zero waste

Sustainable period

Recently I read an article in the Huffington Post. If a woman without kids has her period for the first time with 13 years and for the last time with 51, that’s 38 years with approximately 456 menstruation cycles. If each period lasts between 3 and 7 days, that’s 2.280 days, or 6,25 years (!) …

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