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About Elizabeth Dunkel

Elizabeth Dunkel is a writer and novelist who has lived in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico for 25 years. She is the Creative Director of Camp Liza http://www.campliza.com, a personal blog about stylish and creative living. “A thoughtful life is a luxe life.” Elizabeth is the proud founder of the Merida English Library. She discovered a second career as a CELTA certified teacher of ESL and is Merida’s first, only and best college coach http://www.superenglishmerida.com.
Latest Posts | By Elizabeth Dunkel
Are You the Same Person You Were in High School? Yes, it Matters!
5 days ago

Are You the Same Person You Were in High School? Yes, it Matters!

Whoever first said that life is like high school all the time sure hit the nail on the head.

An aside – Yes, I know that’s a cliché, but I love it. Because I know exactly how hard it is to hit the nail on the head when I’m trying to drive a nail into something!
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How to Feel Like a Millionaire Inside, No Matter What’s Going on Outside
1 week ago

How to Feel Like a Millionaire Inside, No Matter What’s Going on Outside

Recently, a reader of my Millionaire series commented that perhaps thinking like a millionaire isn’t something to be aspired to because “What’s so good about being acquisitive, status oriented and power hungry?” Read More

How to Recover from an Illness Luxuriously… Even if You Aren’t Made of Money
2 weeks ago

How to Recover from an Illness Luxuriously… Even if You Aren’t Made of Money

Being sick is never fun. There are two schools of being ill: “Stop the world I want to get off,” (that’s me) or the stoic, “It’s nothing,” and carry on. I don’t know how the “it’s nothing” people do it. My body and soul say, Arthur Miller style, “Attention must be paid.”
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Luxury Skincare on a Budget: 5 Ways to Make Your Skin Feel Like a Million Bucks
1 month ago

Luxury Skincare on a Budget: 5 Ways to Make Your Skin Feel Like a Million Bucks

Welcome to Part 2 of Millionaire Skincare! As I discussed in the previous article, there’s a whole new world of skincare out there. It’s fun and it’s affordable with new formulations and innovative, targeted products. Read More

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire
1 month ago

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire

Until recently, I had sort of given up on my skin. I felt, well, I’m 60-plus, I have wrinkles and sun damage and nothing can make those go away. I did my usual: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and didn’t give it much thought.
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How to Vacation Like a Millionaire with All-Inclusive Hotels
2 months ago

How to Vacation Like a Millionaire with All-Inclusive Hotels

I always travel like a millionaire – as in getting to and from a place – but I don’t always “vacation” like a millionaire. I’m perfectly fine with staying in a barebones eco-bungalow on the beach, or taking a rough and tumble road trip through the countryside and finding a B&B for the night. Because I live with a millionaire mentality, I always have a grand time. Read More

How to Dress Like a Millionaire, While Living on a Budget
2 months ago

How to Dress Like a Millionaire, While Living on a Budget

Welcome to another in my series of how to live like a millionaire on a retirement budget.

To start, there is no one way that a millionaire dresses. Because as we all know, there is no relation between having money and good taste. The good news is you don’t want to dress like a millionaire. What you really want is this – to feel like a million in your clothes. Read More

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays
2 months ago

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays

I hope you noticed that I didn’t title this article, “How to Survive the Holidays, Alone.”

No! This is about making sure to celebrate the holidays if you are alone. Read More

Give Yourself a Personal Retreat this December. You Deserve it!
3 months ago

Give Yourself a Personal Retreat this December. You Deserve it!

December is not my favorite month. I call it the lost month. Why? Everyone is busy putting everything off until “after the holidays.” You saw the irony in that sentence, right? “Busy putting things off.” Read More

MORE! Extravagant Gift Ideas for Women on a Budget
3 months ago

MORE! Extravagant Gift Ideas for Women on a Budget

Hi everyone! This is Part Two of Extravagant Gifts on a Budget. If you haven’t read the first installment, please do! In that article, I discussed the joy of giving and receiving unexpected gifts and went over one of the most important issues: beautiful wrapping. Read More