Did you know that Costa Rica has a Blue Zone? Blue what?
Blue Zones are regions of the world where the population lives much longer than the global life expectancy average of 71.4 years. The name "Blue Zones" stemmed from the initial five blue circles that researchers drew on their map with the healthiest, longest-lived population, and the region of Nicoya + the Nicoyan Peninsula in Costa Rica just so happens to be one of those five Blue Zones. In fact, Nicoyans stay mentally and spiritually fulfilled to age 90 and beyond.
AND Tamarindo just so happens to be located on the Nicoyan Peninsula!
So what's the secret to healthy living on the Nicoyan Peninsula?
The Costa Rican people traditionally get the majority of their caloric intake from beans, squash and corn, plus tropical fruits -- in other words, they avoid processed food. A typical Costa Rican breakfast, called Gallo Pinto, is comprised of rice, beans, eggs, corn tortilla, and home made cheese. This plant-forward, nutrient-dense diet, in combination with plenty of time outdoors, makes for strong, well-nourished bodies. Meanwhile, a plan de vida, or reason to live, propels a positive outlook among elders and helps keep them active. Other contributing factors to longevity on the Nicoyan Peninsula are:
To find out more about the Blue Zones, click here.
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September 10, 2021
If you're still working from home because of the 'Rona, how about this for a silver lining....
You don't have to worry about “fitting in” with all the other gray cubicles at work with your home office setup.
Click here to read how you can bring your happy place beach vibes to you while you work!
August 06, 2021
With all the preparations for this gallery event, from print selection to framing, I couldn’t help but share with you some tips, framing sources, and tricks I’ve learned over the years!
Click here to read them!
July 30, 2021
Rainy Season > Dry Season
Yes, I said it!
I prefer Rainy Season in Costa Rica over Dry Season...and if you love breathtaking sunsets as much as I do, then you will too!
(How about that for some rhyming... 😉😂)
So why is Rainy Season better than Dry Season in Costa Rica?
Because Rainy Season = magical sunset season in Costa Rica!
In other words, rain squalls + clouds set the stage for dramatic sunsets just like this...