Category Archives: A Lesson Worth Learning

5 Amazing Perks of Parenting in Costa Rica as an Expat

In my previous post, I blogged about the challenges of parenting as an expat in Costa Rica.  As intense as it is to raise third culture kids, these are offset by all the wonderful benefits of being a parent in … Continue reading

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5 Challenges of Parenting in Costa Rica as an Expat

My children tell me I have changed a lot as a parent in a positive way since we moved from Texas to Costa Rica.  I think there are many reasons for these changes that are completely independent of living here, such … Continue reading

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3 Lessons Learned From Being Grateful

In my previous post, I blogged about ways to teach your children gratitude.  Now the big question is, Why do we care about gratitude?  Yes, this is Thanksgiving week and being thankful is at the forefront of the news.  But … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Simplify Your Body

As I have posted before, I am a fitness nut.  After losing 40+ pounds in 2008, and keeping it off (except around the holidays!), I am addicted to running and living healthy.  Before I moved to Costa Rica, I used … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Emotions

As human beings, we are complicated, flawed, multi-dimensional creatures with deep layers of motives, conflicts, and goals.  Our emotions arise from these multi-factorial roots.  As humans, we cannot let go of our emotions.  We cannot squash down our feelings like … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Simplify Your Goals

Eighteen months ago, if anyone would have asked me, “What are your goals in life?”, this is how I would have responded: “Well, my 15-year plan is to become Associate Dean of Medical Education, either here (my workplace at that … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned from Overcoming Culture Shock

Please visit my previous posts on defining culture shock and how to overcome it.  After going through all 3 stages of the cultural adjustment curve, I have learned a few lessons along this colorful roller coaster ride. I will have negative … Continue reading

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