Dear Friends, The normal neighborhood sights and sounds (bamboo swaying in the breeze, dogs barking, roosters crowing) greet me this morning like they do each day in this lovely place. On the surface, the day is unfolding with the ease of most Sundays. My hearty breakfast is beautifully plated, the coffee's (from Atenas, of course) … Continue reading Stay Home!
Dear Friends, Like every other Sunday, I am grateful to wake up to a sunny morning that reminds me I enjoy the gifts of my health, my family, my pet, my home and the wonderful network that is my community. In these times that seem uncertain, we are wise to embrace and accept that even … Continue reading A New Dance, A New Step!
Dear Friends, What a beautiful, sunny morning greets me! Despite the chill in the air, I feel warmed when I remind myself that the holiday spirit is in evidence everywhere I look. Although chaos and spending are also part of the scene, it is important to focus on what is really important. Get out into … Continue reading A Celebration in the Park!
Dear Friends, The bark of a single small dog in the neighborhood disrupts the silence of a tranquil Sunday morning. Despite the annoyance, my list of things to be grateful for is long. As I breathe in the brisk morning air, I welcome a deep serenity that will cradle me through the day. Get out … Continue reading A Message of Gratitude
Dear Friends, The gentle breeze reminded me that the transition period in our country has begun. My advice this morning is the same as other Sundays: get out early, move your body in gratitude and let the sun's rays on your skin activate the chemical reactions that help meet our daily Vitamin D requirement. I … Continue reading Lots to Enjoy!
Dear Friends, The air outside is gently moving the still-green leaves on the trees. We are welcoming November, my favorite month in this beautiful paradise I call home. It is the month of sugar cane flowers, transitional rains and a reminder that the year is coming to an end. I love the rain and the … Continue reading Old Harbour (Puerto Viejo), Limón
Dear Friends, The morning's sun through the blinds gently coaxed me awake this morning. I felt rested and content after having spent my Saturday in the company of friends and strangers playing Bingo in the Salon Comunal of Cataluña, part of the Tacares district of Grecia. My first cup of Atenas (of course!) coffee was … Continue reading The Prize for Solidarity!
Dear Friends, Like every Sunday, today greets me with birds singing and sun shining through the blinds. It is a day of joy and renewal, a time to meditate on all the wonderous gifts Nature bestows. Get out early today for some gentle movement and healthy nutrition. Take in the gems that are hiding in … Continue reading An unexpected and surprising lesson
Dear Friends, Today's is a lovely, calm morning. I am filled with gratitude for all the things in my life that bring me joy: my family, my pet, my home and the wonderful community in which I have been able to participate fully for almost 17 years! Nature's rhythm throughout the year is a confirmation … Continue reading A Great Lesson
Dear Friends, I woke up early this morning to an inspiring peach-orange sunrise that made me feel sublimely calm and secure in Nature's embrace. I closed my eyes for one minute (or so I thought) and when I opened my eyes again, the sky was a hazy white, the layers of mountains no longer visible … Continue reading An eye-opening and positive adventure!