Gitana

Gitana

I've lived in many countries and have learned a lot. I'm a real life"melting pot of cultures". Always curious, adventurous, and free spirited. My writing will give you an up close flavorful taste on both my past and present experiences.

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  • Gitana
    Published 24 days ago
    How To Make Corn Tortillas Step By Step

    How To Make Corn Tortillas Step By Step

    Today you will be learning step by step how to make "to die for" homemade white Corn Tortillas-pronounced (tor-tee-yas). This recipe comes from an old lady friend of mine that I met while living in Mexico over 30 years ago! She passed it on to me from her Great-Great Grandmother. These tortillas are the moistest, prettiest tortillas around and usually the other tortillas out there are cracked and dry. I can tell you that there has not been to this day a Tortilla that can ever compare to these ones, so please enjoy and share, share, and share!!!!
  • Gitana
    Published 27 days ago
    Mindful Strides

    Mindful Strides

    Before we start, I'd like for you to pack a bag, any kind of bag to bring along with us on our walk today. You will need to pack the following items; beach towel or blanket, sandals, bottled water, matches or lighter and your favorite scented candles. As we walk down the sandy path towards our destination today, I would like for you to know that no matter how far you may think you are from being in a "better place", that it is really just as close to you as a blink of an eye! Great! Now that we have packed what we need, we will start to walk down a path of heightened positivity all the while bringing us closer to obtaining genuine feelings of happiness, gratitude, serenity and peace. As we walk, pay attention to your surroundings, sounds, smells, and feelings. The sand crunches beneath our feet and the birds chirp directing us closer and closer to the salty air. Please disconnect yourself from anything and everything that does not have to do with our walk as it will interfere with our journey of bliss. We now have arrived at the beach, so let's get started. Please lay down your beach towel or blanket and take out your scented candles. Light the candles, I've brought with me Lavender-Vanilla scented candles and they smell fantastic!! Now remove your sandals, feel the sand beneath you lay down for a bit on your back and look into the deep blue sky, what do you see? A great way to connect to the earth and its surroundings is through a technique called "grounding". This is achieved by touching physically our feet or bodies, to the earths magnetic field by stepping barefoot on the land or laying on it. It is now time to walk towards the water. Take in five deep breaths, now with every exhale you are to release all negative thoughts and feelings and with every inhale you are going to let in you all the renewed positive, peaceful thoughts. Step into the water until you become submerged and drift out into the sea slowly. As you float think of what you want the ocean to take away from you. With every sound of the drifting waves you will release any negativity, bad energy, insecurities, and thoughts. They will be taken slowly away from you and brought out to sea. Listen to your breath, your heart beat... listen. While drifting farther and farther out to sea, you must allow a flow of renewing waves to bring to you any positivity, gratefulness, peace, harmony and replenished energy. The calm crashing waves have now helped you surrender naturally what was unwanted baggage and impurities. You have now filled your body and mind with new hope and a different perspective of life. Bring awareness to your eyes, so they can now see what you have not been able to see clearly. Bring awareness to your ears so they can hear what you have not been able to hear before. They now have an exquisite heightened detail in each and every sound. Bring awareness to your body to feel what ever it may touch with elevated senses of touch. Your lips must also experience a new awareness while speaking new words of meaning, full of inspiration and motivation. With all of these new super senses let a beam of light bring them into, the sun. It is time to drift back to shore, while drifting back please reflect on your new gifts, evolution, empathy, growth, potential and abundance. Breathe in with joy and relief now as you come closer to leaving the water. Please make sure that when you have left the water that you have also left the old you behind, washed away into the never ending sea. Life is like water, a constant cycle of renewal, cleansing, fluency and change. In order to achieve change you must always flow with the current and never against it, letting everything go, just drifting away.