Costa Rica Travel Journals
I am now running my own little guest house.
Hola! I’m Lisa Valencia.
In 2007 I left my life in the USA for the dream of a new life in Costa Rica. The desire to share my exciting life experiences in Costa Rica led to the discovery of my passion and talent for writing. This website is the result. In the left hand column, under “Stories of Life in Costa Rica” you’ll find my stories and reflections on life here in this tropical wonderland. I wrote a book documenting my first two years moving to Costa Rica on my own. You can find it in the right hand column. My personal accounts give you all the information of a guide book and so much more. Here you have a window through which you can imagine your own life in Costa Rica.
Among the features of this web site are GENERAL INFORMATION on Costa Rica, ADVICE for a visit or a move and VIDEOS to give you the feel of life in paradise. These can be found in the right hand column.
My readers’ requests for information and advice led to the establishment of a GUIDE SERVICE. I work with individuals in planning and guiding, to assure them a fantastic trip to Costa Rica. Details and testimonials can be accessed from the right hand column.
Are you ready for a life changing experience? Sometimes in life we are unhappy but we don’t know what to do. Changes are called for when we feel unfulfilled. A trip to Costa Rica can mean much more than a simple vacation. It can be the start of a new and better way of life. That’s how it was for me. In my new life in Costa Rica I’ve learned to live my dreams. I can show you how to do the same. Come for a visit and Change Your Life in Costa Rica!
The video below is original, all photos are my own. The song, Morningside is one I have loved for years, by the inspiring singer/songwriter John Gorka.. John’s lyrics move right into your heart and connect you with universal human soul. Morningside is exactly what I’m talking about.
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CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN COSTA RICA!
“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” Tennessee Williams
Change your life. Shake things up a bit. View the world from a fresh new perspective. A visit to Costa Rica can be a catalyst for change, inspiring a new found creativity that knows no bounds. Come along with me and I’ll show you how to do it!
”One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.” Malcom S. Forbes
I’m Lisa Valencia. Six years ago at age 52, I found myself with nothing to look forward to. I raised my children and enjoyed a good life as a mom and a business owner. When the kids were grown, my purpose in life seemed much less certain. My business had become stressful, causing neck and back pain, stiff muscles and the inability to get a good night’s sleep. An underlying feeling of discontent invaded my thoughts and robbed me of my vitality. Time spent working left little time for much more. I looked around and everyone was living this way. Rich or poor, the lifestyle imposed upon us by the consumer culture of North America forces us onto a hamster wheel, constantly running but getting nowhere. My decision to leave that life is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I moved to Costa Rica. After living here for six years and reinventing myself three times over, I can truly say that I am happy. So happy in fact, that I want to share how I got there.
“The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.”
Scientific research tells us a healthy diet, daily exercise and living a stress free life is the key to physical, emotional and spiritual contentment. I am living proof. Let me tell you about my life.
My life on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast thrives in the abundance of natural beauty. The integral qualities of this place play a vital part in the creation of a stress free life for me. Nature soothes, comforts and gives spiritual sustenance. Living in a nourishing natural environment and comfortable climate makes for happy people. Relaxed and smiling people enjoying life in a lovely world promote a positive energy you can feel. Low stress and lots of laughter create the perfect setting for good health.
“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty” Socrates
I live a simple life. I have learned to scale down my possessions and live in smaller quarters. This has reduced the need for money, which allows me free time to pursue productive, fulfilling occupation. The power to choose how you spend your time is crucial in the process of finding gratification through your activities. Gratifying work cultivates a healthy spirit.
My good health exemplifies the results of my lifestyle. At 58 years old, I have absolutely no health problems, I take no medications and I can do anything I could do when I was much younger. I walk and run, ride bike, swim, hike up any mountain, dance the night away and I can still climb a tree. My weight and body strength are is just fine – without need for a strict diet or demanding workouts. And I look and feel younger than my age.
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
You can do it, too. You can change your life. A stress-free week of living healthy; with exercise, good fresh food and time for introspection surrounded by the inspiring splendor of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast will do wonders. You’ll experience a vibrant new outlook, stimulating your creative process and resulting in lots of new ideas. My program will show you how. Together we will work with the key lifestyle elements to create positive change. I’d like to share them with you. Come spend a week with me in Costa Rica and get a glimpse of the amazing new life you can live! Change Your Life in Costa Rica.
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