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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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“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” 7 Actions to Help You Overcome Culture Shock

As I mentioned in my previous post, the term “culture shock” is a misnomer because it is not necessarily an acute event, but rather a series of sensations experienced over time when a person is immersed in an unfamiliar environment … Continue reading

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Chayote Soup Recipe

Chayotes grow in pretty much everyone’s property in Monteverde.  We have a couple of wild vines on our rental.  The kids love to pick the chayotes for me which I then make into soup or picadillo, depending on my mood. … Continue reading

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Hire a Tica to Teach You How to Cook

Tico cuisine is naturally low in fat, sodium and calories.  The locals use very little fat in their cooking.  They eat their vegetables fresh, steamed, or lightly sautéed. They don’t refry their beans in lard or bacon grease as is … Continue reading

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Reflections About Buying Food in Monteverde in Pictures

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Where Do You Buy Food In Monteverde?

After a few weeks of living here, I figured out what food to get where.  I have a pretty good routine now.  Below are the places that Ticos and expats go to in order to buy food in Monteverde. Feria … Continue reading

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Take the Pura Vida Challenge!

I the previous post, I blogged about what Pura Vida means.  It is a commonly used phrase in Costa Rica, but it also epitomizes the positive attitude of Tico culture. You don’t need to live in Costa Rica to live … Continue reading

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