We choose where our food comes from. Supermarket shopping is convenient, but it's good to also take time to frequent the area farmers' markets, or join a community supported agriculture group, CSA. Learn where your independent farmers and and support their efforts.. organic is good, generally speaking, but sometimes locally produced sustainably farmed produce is even better. We procure our eggs, dairy, and meat from local farmers and the quality is far superior to store bought mass produced..a bit more expensive yes, but a worthy investment in our health and wellbeing.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Cooking at home furthers longevity, taking a cooking course with friends and family can be fun and satisfying especially when paired with a tropical vacation. Come to Costa Rica for a designer course especially for you and your friends and family.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
After several big tropical rainstorms new sprouts are emerging from the red earth, hidden potential, the life cycle continues..we are like the seeds waiting for a rainstorm to emerge anew and find our purpose..meditation helps clear the mind and make way for a fresh new start..come to Casa Bellavista in tropical Costa Rica for a renewing experience.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Blue zones are places in the world where people can live longer happier lives, these people tend to build lifelong relationships with their community and family members, having a lifelong pet can help too. Lucy the Macaw is 27, She came to live with us when she was 5 months old, She can live to be 80 or older..maybe even a 100 if she is very lucky..I hope to be around to share the decades ahead with her my lifelong friend.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Pure Life - Pura Vida - this is about living an authentic life, clean food, clean air, healthy living, time for rest, time for family, a life with meaning, living authentically.
Book a retreat with us to experience this life.
The amazing Paul Bloom, and our retreat guests. It was a Great Qigong retreat...it's been an honor to facilitate.
Ah the flowers, bees, butterflies, and birds of Costa Rica! Colors and sounds and scents nourish us in ways indescribable...tropical locations like Costa Rica, where flowers bloom year round and the air is rich aroma and an ever changing cacophony of songbirds and wildlife excited to be alive..this is pura vida..look, listen, feel the inner peace brought about by even a little time in nature :-) bring that back home and experience more happiness and joy today and everyday....
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Book a Retreat with us for an amazing get away.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
A wonderful time for relaxing healing modalities such as Reiki or meditation.
Reiki is energy healing, benefits include stress reduction, relaxation and healing.
"The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind"
- The founder , Usui Mikao
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Quote from a NY Times article:
"Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.
But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year."
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