This one helped me out today...'Dont get entangled with what you long for or dislike. Not seeing what you long for is suffering, so also, is seeing what you dislike'- The Dhammapada
First and foremost nice portrait. I'm not sure if there's something off anatomically, but what i think is that maybe there's a tangency with the top of her head, and the pattern in the back. Perhaps flip it upside down, or 180. When you get back we'll talk in person. You have to come over for dinner brother. Take care of yourself out there, and enjoy your time as much as possible. Enjoy your roots, and the sun.