All posts tagged 'Costa Rica'

Balancing the World, from the Heart

Posted on September 30th, 2018 · Posted in Energy Medicine, Health Should be Fun

I was actually a little nervous yesterday in that ‘what if you throw a party and no-one comes?’ kind of way. Yesterday (September 29) was World Heart Day, and so all over social media I could see posts and memes warning about heart disease, about diet, about the statistical likelihood..
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Touch for Health Instructor Training – Some thoughts.

Posted on December 9th, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

John Thie’s original vision for Touch for Health involved having people on every street helping their families, friends and neighbours achieve health and balance in a gentle and holistic way. This is the legacy we find ourselves entrusted with nearly 50 years later. Great strides have been made – you..
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Touch for Health Testimonial

Posted on November 20th, 2017 · Posted in Energy Medicine

What’s it like to take a Touch for Health Intensive in Costa Rica? After teaching my first one here in August I wrote this blog post called The Power of One (which you can read here) about the experience from my perspective and what I learned in the process. Today..
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Quiet/Noisy Life

Posted on November 9th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

This life is full of contradictions. The one that I am thinking of today has to do with noise and what that means to us. Because it is never quiet here: the river rushes steadily below us, the cicadas sing in the rainforest, the rain cascades unrelentingly through the leaves...
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Brush with a Hurricane

Posted on October 9th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

When I was little, I loved the book “I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Solew” by Dr Seuss. If you’re not familiar with it: there is a wonderful land, Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo where they never have troubles, at least, very few. But..
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The Power of One

Posted on August 30th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Energy Medicine

Teaching a Touch for Health Retreat for One Student and What I Have Learned I didn’t want to come here to teach this class with one student. Not just because it’s financially ridiculous (which it is); but because I was concerned about the student’s experience. How would it work? Would..
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Food Obsessed Homesteading

Posted on March 12th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

It is impossible to homestead in any way without becoming kind of obsessive about food. Though I have always been a self-proclaimed nutrition-geek and chef, my day now revolves around food as never before. First thing in the morning, before I even put on the coffee (now that’s love!) there..
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Homesteading in Costa Rica, 2017

Posted on January 6th, 2017 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Permaculture

2017 Homesteading Goals Normally, I subscribe to the ‘don’t tell people your goals’ school of thought. Due to my introverted nature, I prefer to work quietly behind the scenes and then appear magically with finished projects no-one saw coming. But this whole homesteading/self-sufficiency thing is new to me and I..
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How to Make Tamales – Tico Traditions

Posted on December 27th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

Tamales are traditional Costa Rican cuisine. While the ingredients are simple, they are time consuming to make. They remind me of my Ukrainian family making perogies, women working together in an assembly line to make hundreds for a special event or holiday. Last Friday we were invited to join a..
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Expectations vs. Reality

Posted on November 24th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Health Should be Fun

…In which I meander aimlessly on the topic of money and how it’s working/not working for us in the rainforest.   It is always interesting to see what happens when expectations bump up against reality. We have been living in Costa Rica since late February and extremely few things have..
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