June 4, 2015


What Dreams May Come



 When I was 8, I told my step father that I wanted to be the first ever white Walter Payton.  Sweetness, as he was called, was the Chicago Bear’s Hall of Fame running back on the 1985 super bowl shuffle championship team.   Becoming him, my first...

May 27, 2015


Sandpaper and Goober


In 2004, while living in San Francisco, I received the nickname Sandpaper from my best friend, Chris.  He was a smooth as silk guy who I respected a great deal as he was routinely with beautiful women, but more importantly because of how he carrie...

May 19, 2015

Torture on A Pirate Ship



I like a little torture in my life. I am not talking about that military grade, severe, “You’re gonna tell me what I want to know,” or “oops there goes your fingernails nonsense.” In different aspects of my life I just need a little “hot wax h...

May 12, 2015


Mind Over What Matters


In 2005, I called a San Francisco ambulance on myself because I thought I was going to die.  I was 26 years old.   It was a normal Friday evening.  I had gone to a movie with close friends, and instead of continuing on with dinner and drinks, I...

May 5, 2015


I met Mike and Jackie at a bar, Sharky's in Costa Rica.  They were behaving, watching the United States in a World Cup match.  I was getting hammered at noon in a princess skirt, cowboy hat, and a Lai screaming, “I believe that we can win”.  We briefly discussed their...

April 2, 2015













Before I moved to Costa Rica, I had never heard of Noni Juice.  Wandering around the Tamarindo Feria one lovely Saturday morning, we happened upon a delightful man named Pedro, who was selling organic yoga clothing.  While admiring his wares, we discussed o...

February 24, 2015


A Holistic System of Natural Healing



A man visited Tamarindo from Canada recently and sought me out, in a fervent quest for a Reiki treatment.  He had come to Costa Rica for a week in the hopes that the “happiest country in the world” could provide him with some...

February 19, 2015

Surf Fitness Revolution!

Surf fitness has come into popularity in leaps and bounds over the last few years. Sport specific conditioning has been around for years and the surfing world is starting to embrace it. If you want to take your surfing to the next level, get in...

December 14, 2014

The Romance of an Elopement


Barbara Turner and Thomas Evans wanted to get married in paradise, but didn't want all the stress and hassle of planning a destination wedding.  They reached out to Misty Maxwell, with Pura Vida Weddings, who planned the perfect day for...

July 29, 2014


Thirty days came and went so quickly. It was a whirlwind month for me personally. I packed up our condo and moved our family of four back to Canada. Turns out we will be returning in September, and that means....more Revive Wellness Center at LBC for me!


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