I came across the remarkable story of Mexican ultra-marathon runner Lorena Ramírez when my favourite musician Jorge Drexler featured her in his music video. The Rarámuri community she belongs to are known to be incredible runners and she’s doing great things with her gift.

In today’s self-image obsessed world, it’s so rare to come across (especially female) role models like Lorena who show us how to have the courage to be just ourselves. You won’t find endorsements of sportswear giants here – Lorena runs wearing sandals and traditional dresses that she makes herself.

In some way or the other, all of us are trying to fit in with the trends, trying to please our critics, trying to be who we’re not. Where in your life are you afraid to show up as you, chef?

(Photo courtesy Lanix.com)


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