Miami is an eclectic mix of different cultures, languages, foods, opinions, architectural styles, and colors. Even the smell of Little Havana is drastically different than that of South Beach. At any given point we can travel to Haiti, Cuba, or Argentina, without ever leaving the city.
About 5 years ago Corinna Moebius, cultural anthropologist, author and longtime Little Havana tour guide, noticed an increase in, well, trash. In the four previous years she had lived there, occasionally neighbors would put usable, unwanted household items on display prior to collection day, but it was a rare occurrence. As the recession escalated, the amount of discarded items seemed to spin out of control, she said.
“Dancing? Um, no thanks.” I reply as my out-of-town friends suggest a night out club-hopping. The idea of scantily clad twerking tourists spilling drinks all over my conservative white cotton button down and reasonably long shorts gives me immediate chills. “Oh come on, it will be fun! We need to move,” they beg.
While it can feel like we’re bombarded with news of our crippled environment, we’re in a great place to make small changes that will permanently change our future.
Whether you have a backyard in the suburbs or a balcony in the city, you can grow your own edible garden. Let us show you how to get started.
So many Miami flavors means so many types of delicious barbecue. We’ve got a round-up of our favorite BBQ styles and where to taste them.
Miami loves yoga, and there are so many good studios that giving due credit to all is tough. To start, we’ll help you narrow your options to the styles that sound most appealing, and check out a few studios that offer it. Finding your yogic path can take time, but remember that life and yoga are all about the journey.
How I Learned to Go Beyond My Comfort Zone and Speak the Language of Union.
I’m late and I’m lost. Not completely, but its 9:53 and I can’t find the correct street. I ask a man for directions, which is so not like me. As an avid traveler, my rule of thumb is to find anything and everything on my own, no matter how long it takes, but under the current circumstance, I succumb to breaking it. With French instructions and a hand gesture, he directs me left. Gauche. I make a mental note to remember this for class, if I find the studio in time.
“I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.”
“I need to lift weights to feel like I worked out.”
“So, do you just ‘OM’ all day?”
“Yoga is boring.”
Oh, the many misconceptions about yoga!
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Anyone can meditate but some find it easier than others. If you’re a beginner meditator, or simply looking for a change in your practice, here’s a checklist of suggestions that may help: