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About Patricia Salem

Patricia is a writer and equine sports massage therapist, and an ex-pat living and working in Baja, Mexico. As an electrocardiogram technician and an EMT, she developed passion and enthusiasm for the medical and healthcare fields. She also spent seven years in the pharmaceutical industry managing healthcare accounts in anti-infectives.

Her work has been been published in the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin Trails Magazine, The Baja Times, The Baja Review, and Retired Racehorse Today, as well as The Huffington Post.

Patricia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, with a major in Art History and a minor in Classics, as well as three years of post-baccalaureate study in pre-medicine and veterinary science.

Too Nice? The Dangers of Being a Doormat and How to Say No

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Health & Wellness, Relationships, Top Stories Headline, Wellness, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Raise your hand if you recently said yes to something you really wanted to say no to. It often happens this way: you’re nice, nice, nice until you have a meltdown and realize how far away from your own priorities you have drifted.

Dia de los Muertos: More Than Just Mexican Halloween

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Arts, Culture & Life, Featured Author, Food & Drink, News, Popular, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I told a Mexican friend that I was writing an article on Dia de los Muertos, the national “Day of the Dead” holiday, her face lit up and she became animated. “This is really the most important holiday in Mexico,” she said.

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Livin’ La Vida Gringa: Life as an American Expat in Mexico

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Retirement, Spending, Top Stories Headline, Travel, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After an agonizing year of trying to save my sinking financial ship, I decided to make a complete 180 in my life. I sold or gave away most of my belongings, packed up what was left in a trailer, and moved to Baja California, Mexico.

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What If This Actually IS Your First Rodeo?

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Nature, Popular, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Perhaps you never had the time or the budget to ride a horse when you were young, or your athletic pursuits leaned in other directions. If you suddenly find yourself with the urge to climb in the saddle, rest assured that you are not alone.

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The Dark Side of Being a Horse in America

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Dark Side of Being a Horse in America: Horse Slaughter and the Politics of Change After a nearly 20-year career as a ballet dancer, I know what a beat-up body feels like. Cold weather, rain, extreme physical exertion, or even sleeping in the wrong position can spell misery for weeks. It seems like [...]

Love Affair With Your Snooze Button? Benefits of Waking Up Early

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured Author, Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Benefits of Waking Up Early and Why You’re Not Enjoying Them Have you recently been trying to get up earlier in the morning without success? There are numerous benefits of waking up early: accomplishing more with your day finding time for activities that normally get squeezed out of your schedule, like exercise or [...]

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