Life Lessons

Reflections on My Parents’ Wedding Anniversary

9 Jun , 2017  

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For years our family has held confusion over June 9. Under our normal line of thinking for many years today would be my parents 34th wedding anniversary. They finally tied the knot after 8 years of dating, as their friends so subtly reminded them in window paint on the back of their 1965 Thunderbird. There […]

Life Lessons

A little something about my Mom

2 May , 2017  

Mom and Me

For those who knew my Mom and were unable to attend her memorial celebration, below I have included the full copy of the speech I shared with the group that day – April 22, 2017, Earth Day and Mom’s day. RIP Kristen Colleen Dolan-Foisy, August 2, 1958 – February 11, 2017, Forever in our hearts. […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

I Have an Example of “Different” for You

27 May , 2016  

policia - Day Well Lived

People often ask me for examples of what’s different about life here in Costa Rica. Quite a lot is different of course, but somehow providing specifics seems to stump me every time. During a recent trip to the States, we sat around the kitchen table with family and friends and conversation took a turn toward […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons, Photos

The Love of People and Their Stories

14 May , 2016  

Samba to the Sea Photography

One of the things I love the most about my work these days is the people it connects me with, and the opportunity to dig deeper into their stories. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen Brown, founder and owner of Samba to the Sea Photography, and her story is one of pure inspiration to […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Motivation Station; What REALLY Gets Us Out of Bed in the Morning?

12 May , 2016  

Wake up - Day Well Lived

I read a lot of articles under the umbrella of self improvement; “10 Habits of the World’s Most Successful People,” “Action Steps to Get You to the Next Level,”…you know the kind.  Here’s the thing, reading an article with great ideas is quite different than honestly analyzing whether those ideas actually resonate with your real life […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

Traveling With Bicycles

4 May , 2016  

mountainbike - day well lived

Chronicles of Frequent Travelers Who *Apparently* Love Chaos. I can’t count the number of flights my husband and I have been on together in the past two years. Somewhere upwards of 30. You’d think we’d be travel masters by now, and in some regards we are, but in others we’re just a hot mess. Let […]

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Adventures, Life Lessons

365 Things I Learned After 365 Days Living Abroad

1 Apr , 2016  

One year has flown by like the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee in the morning; you think you can get dressed, prepare some food and fire up the computer in that amount of time, but it’s ready before you’ve even selected a shirt to wear. One year and one day ago, [...]

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Zip Lining in the Clouds!

8 Feb , 2016   Video

Zip Line - Day Well Lived

One of the best things about living in Costa Rica has been having visitors from home and having the opportunity to show them around. We ventured for a day trip to Monteverde’s eXtremo Park for their Canopy Tour, and this was truly $50 well spent. Included in the tour were 14 Zip Line cables soaring […]

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Life Lessons

Advice for a Very Hippie Holiday – Fete Lifestyle Magazine

15 Dec , 2015  

December Fete - Day Well Lived
For years, the hub-bub of the holiday season has given me great angst, and I think while it can be a magical time of year, society has turned the holiday's into a stressful time for many. I enjoyed working on this piece and hope it can spark some inspiration to simplify and enjoy for anyone [...]

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Life Lessons

We Found Our Paradise, and You Should Look For Yours

23 Nov , 2015  

Day Well Lived - Weekly Crawler
A friend of ours runs a great site here in Tamarindo to cover local news, events, businesses and more. It was my pleasure to write something for the site on a funny word: paradise. Read the full article here!

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