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New Costa Rica Driving Law Passed! (update to book)

So I knew this would happen... LOL. As soon as I hit publish and released the book, the new law about driving in Costa Rica was published in the national newspaper, La Gaceta - which means it became an official law. For those who aren't aware, prior to the new law,...

The ethics of relocation counseling

I take very seriously the work that I do with clients as a relocation counselor, helping people move to Costa Rica. While I don’t offer therapy, psychology was a big part of my university studies and I maintain basic therapy principles: to support my clients in the...

Perspectives on Living Simply

Living in Costa Rica, I often find myself pondering our world – the space we occupy in it, the things we take for granted, and what we consider normal. It can be so easy to lose perspective on what we want versus what is enough. The other day, I experienced a series...

Celebrating 12 years of living in Costa Rica!

My hope is that the clients I work with also get to their 12th anniversary... and beyond! Here's a look back at my adventures (and misadventures) that I've had along the way. 

Rain in January?!

Recently, someone in a travel group was adamant that it does not rain in January, in La Fortuna. But it does. And it can be more than a "sprinkle". First, it's a tropical location, so rain can happen at any time. But more importantly, because of its location, La...

Where is Costa Rica?

You'd be surprised how many people think Costa Rica is an island. I'm not sure where they think that island is... if they're mixing it up with Puerto Rico, or maybe it's a Caribbean Island... or maybe it's off somewhere near Bali. (all of those are indeed "islands")....

What should I do with all my stuff?

When you decide to move abroad, one of the questions that will likely be swirling around your head is: What should I do with all my stuff? You will probably want to keep a lot of it... sentimental attachments and all. But there's only so much you can take with you on...

How much Spanish do I need to know?

A frequently asked question about traveling to Costa Rica is: How much Spanish do I need to know? The good news is... not a lot 🙂 Most people in tourism speak English. If you go into a grocery store, or go off the beaten path, having your phone fully charged and...

Gallo Pinto – Chrissy Style

Gallo Pinto [spotted rooster] is a traditional breakfast in Latin America. It’s normally made with white rice, beans [black or red, depending on the country], eggs, tortillas and sometimes a side of cheese or sour cream. A few notes: White rice has essentially been...

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