Monthly Archives: July 2013

Running in Monteverde

As I have indicated in earlier posts, I love to run.  I run because it is cheaper than therapy, healthier than happy hour, and it is the closest thing I have to a religion.  At the risk of sounding vain … Continue reading

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Baby Steps to Redesign Your Life: Weight-Loss Step 1

Even though 65% of American adults are above their ideal weight, only 25% are seriously trying to lose weight.  The same Gallup® survey showed that a little over half of Americans surveyed would like to lose weight. Surveys have many … Continue reading

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Rolling with the punches in Costa Rica

My MacBook Air goes down…. In Costa Rica, like most developing countries, things happen at a slower pace.  Many countries have a phrase to convey the easy-going attitude of the locals, such as “Hakuna Matata” in Tanzania or “No problem” … Continue reading

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Redesign Your Life: My weight-loss story

In the beginning… Moving to Costa Rica was not the first time I took drastic steps to redesign my life.  Five years ago, I went on a journey to lose 40 pounds.  The struggle taught me a lot about living … Continue reading

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What is this blog about?

A window to our life At first glance, this site is about our family’s expat life in a small town in the highlands of Costa Rica.  I tweet and blog about experiences as mundane as buying produce at the Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Must Do in Costa Rica: Monteverde Biological Reserve

A trip to Costa Rica would not be complete without a visit to the Monteverde/Santa Elena area.  And while you are here you must visit the Monteverde Biological Reserve (MBR).  After living in the Monteverde area for almost 6 weeks, … Continue reading

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Summer Camp at Creativa

Why Creativa? Whenever I would tell people back in the USA that we were moving to Costa Rica as a family, one of the first questions I would get is where the kids were going to go to school…..once they … Continue reading

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