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Write When the Spirit Moves You

Write When the Spirit Moves You

It was a night when sleep eluded me, when the continental divide between my deepest life questions and the trivial worries of the day narrowed into a sliver of fear. So I was already awake when I heard a loud thud from inside my apartment. I reached for the nearest weapon, a baseball-sized river rock that decorates my […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Who Let the Dogs Out?

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] All of Playa Guiones came out today for the annual Dog Show to benefit the Nosara Animal Care Spay/Neuter Clinic. Held on a local tennis court, dozens and dozens of dogs came out with their owners to celebrate and raise money for responsible pet ownership. It was a slice […]

Get on The Bus

Get on The Bus

“You’re either on the bus or off the bus.” –Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test A few weeks back, a couple of young women blew into Nosara and caught my attention. I first noticed them after yoga class as they carried two hand-painted driftwood signs that I didn’t stop to read. A few days […]

What if You Had No Limits?

What if You Had No Limits?

If someone had a yogi couple of the year award, I would nominate Susan and Bill. No, Susan can’t put her leg behind her head while balancing on her arms. I’ve never seen Bill float from downward dog into a handstand and then gracefully glide into a seated position. Susan has beat up her knees […]

Pay Attention to the Burning Bush

Pay Attention to the Burning Bush

The Omega Institute is an organization that offers high quality programs for physical, mental and spiritual growth.  Whether it’s yoga, health and wellness, creative pursuits or self-reflection, Omega offers powerful programs for even the most jaded workshops junkies. While Omega is based in NY, it turns out they have an active program just outside my […]

A Typical Day in Playa Guiones

A Typical Day in Playa Guiones

In Playa Guiones, the howler monkeys start chortling and roaring around 4:45 A.M. I usually hit the howler-snooze button until around 6. Breakfast on the patio. Usually fruit with yogurt and a little granola. Sometimes it’s dense bread smeared with avocado. Yum! Yoga in one of the many studios here. One of the reasons I […]

On To Something Big

On To Something Big

My friend Molly Barker says when she feels both fear and joy in the same moment, she knows she’s on to something big.   I know exactly what she means. On the day I left for Costa Rica, I couldn’t stop tearing up in the USAirways Lounge.  It had started at home, when I said goodbye to my […]