Mary lives in rural Costa Rica, teaches both at home and abroad, and enjoys and struggles with learning, teaching, writing, not-writing, and exploring the realities, tensions, challenges, joys and mysteries of what happens inside and between learners within the context of their experience in the world and through the lenses used to see and make sense of it all. (yes, this is wordy, but it actually does encompass my intention!) . She weaves mindfulness, empathy, curiosity and joy into her work and learning. She can be reached at admin-at-espiralmana.org. You can find our more about what she and her institute are up to at www.espiralmana.org and facebook pages: Centro Espiral Mana and Aprendiendo en la comunidad de Centro Espiral Mana.