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Lifestyle Feature – Flocking Snowbirds

Lifestyle Feature – Flocking Snowbirds

The snowbirds are descending on Costa Rica once again for a long winter stay. And reciprocated or not, the fondness of northern refugees for this idyllic hot spot shows no sig

Wellness: Fitness for Life – Interoception and Self-Awareness

Wellness: Fitness for Life – Interoception and Self-Awareness

The human body has its own intelligence. We can connect with it if we learn to intuitively be aware of it and breathe with it. In 2004, at the age of 20, I had my first encoun

Wellness: Doctor is in – Do Your Parents Need Help?

Wellness: Doctor is in – Do Your Parents Need Help?

As children, we look to our parents for guidance and support, and as we grow up, we become more independent. Throughout our maturing adult and senior years, we continue to dis

Wellness: Super foods – Chocolate Healthy

Wellness: Super foods – Chocolate Healthy

As a chocolate maker, I began “infotaining” tourists and visitors to Guanacaste more than five years ago. One of my favorite parts of the workshops I give is about nutriti

Wellness: Spirituality – Storm of Uncertainty

Wellness: Spirituality – Storm of Uncertainty

The phone rings, the pause gives it away, the prognosis … known. Within your mind, a flood of thoughts swell up. Fear starts to build as the unknown haunts you. Numerous que

Surf Science – Hurricanes in Costa Rica?

Surf Science – Hurricanes in Costa Rica?

On September 18, 2017, six separate tropical systems were spinning somewhere within the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific basins. Not to mention the powerhouse Category-5 Hurri

Photo Tips – Shooting RAW

Photo Tips – Shooting RAW

Beginning photographers may hear a lot about the RAW image format. Professionals shoot RAW. Should you? The most common image format out there is JPEG. If you’re a hobbyist

Spanish – Banter, a pura vida life skill

Spanish – Banter, a pura vida life skill

Costa Ricans take politeness very seriously. Politeness comes before truthfulness, before anything else you need to say. But if the language of politeness is their cultural ba

Pet Care – What to Expect When She’s Expecting

Pet Care – What to Expect When She’s Expecting

A canine pregnancy lasts just 63 days, so there’s a great deal to expect within a short period of time. Behavior changes in the future mother usually begin as soon as she feels her pregnancy, but the biggest changes are evident after 45 days. The mammary glands will continue enlarging towards full capacity at about five days before she gives birth, with the presence of milk starting around two weeks before delivery. Puppy food is recommended for pregnant females, as well as vitamins and minerals, to make her strong and healthy. (more…)

Shrimp in Mushroom and Red Wine Reduction Sauce

Shrimp in Mushroom and Red Wine Reduction Sauce

Serves 2 Ingredients 12 medium to large shrimp, cleaned and peeled 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms ½ cup red wine ½ cup sweet cream 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter ½

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