Tagged: health

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Our Mad Sad Sweet Year Abroad

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”, as John Lennon once famously put it. We find it an apt quote with which to summarize our 2014, as life suddenly...

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Maya Traditions Medicine Garden

In the ancient Maya world, sickness was commonly deemed a direct consequence of a god’s judgmental eye. Since having one’s soul captured by a supreme being calls for urgent and robust action, the healing...

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Tea and Paracetamol

As the car sped through the narrow streets of San Cristóbal on the way to Hospital Colonial, I huddled feverishly in the backseat, grinding my teeth while the body I thought I owned shook...