Pure Life, A Happiness Perspective

Pure Life..  the literal translation of the common Costa Rican saying "Pura Vida."  I asked someone in Nosara this afternoon how their day was going and they replied the same as many others who live in Costa Rica, "Pura Vida." Pura Vida is a decision, a point of view, and a way of seeing life and our place in the world in a positive light. ✨ Pura Vida has less to do with what happens than it does how we take it. It has little to do with how much money we make, how much stuff we have, or what our social standing is. It has to do with how we feel on the inside. It has to do with our world view, the lessons we've learned and how we want to experience day to day life.  Some people think that i

The Tides of Life, Finding Your Rhythm

I’ve never really considered the tides. Growing up in Wisconsin, I’ve never been a sailor, surfer, fisherwoman or clam-digger like my husband, who grew up on the shores of British Columbia. Today, I had a realization about life when I witnessed the beach at the peaks of the tides: days can look the same but feel totally different at the same time. This is Playa Guinoes, in Nosara Costa Rica at 5:30am. This beach looks nothing like 11:30am beach. The 5:30amish beach had pelicans diving for food, runners getting out before the high sun, surfers catching certain waves (I won’t even begin to speak about this because I am so clueless and it’s an entire study!), motorcycles carrying people on thei

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