Archive for March, 2011
Just arrived ready for adventure! Spent the entire day exploring the jungle resort including Red Frog Beach, Turtle Beach (where the turtles nest), and our first walk in the rain forest.
Bocas Del Toro is located in the Caribbean Sea just a few miles south of Costa Rica. Our island is a national marine park with mangroves, dolphins, sloths, white faced monkeys and gorgeous rain forests.
Red Frog Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with pounding surf attracting surfers worldwide. Each year the great green sea turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs on the beach as well.
Below, the ladies are enjoying a full afternoon of fabulous massage, facials, and sun bathing at the fabulous Red Frog Beach Spa with Erin and spa owner, Sarah.
Below, the wonderful Chef Ian prepared dinner two evenings. Here he is serving us surf and turf along with Canadian wine complements of retreat attendee, Pat Mussieux of Canada. Fabulous!
Here we are cruising the Panama Canal where our guide, Carlos, took us for an exclusive river tour where we saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, had lunch, and either napped in the hammocks or swam in the jungle river. What do you think I did even though I had forgotten my swim suit? I didn’t realize how strong the current was…thank goodness I am a good swimmer!
Here is my favorite primate, the howler monkey, who came right up to our boat for this photo. They are normally very shy. These monkeys sound like lions when they roar early in the morning – right at dawn. They make a wonderful alarm clock!
We had a wonderful time in this magical jungle. It’s so important to create time in your schedule for the mind, body and spirit to rest.
Our next retreat will be next fall for couples celebrating their 25th anniversary. We already have three couples who have asked to join us for Adventures and Awakening in Costa Rica. If you or someone is interested in this retreat…just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About to leave for Panama…where it will be 12 hours and day and 12 hours of night because it’s right on the equator. We are just entering the Spring Equinox here in Michigan so we too have these experience of 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. Now enjoy as that days begin to lengthen.
Watch for the moon tonight which will be not only full, but closer to the earth than it’s been for 18 years. Take some time to become very present in nature and allow your mind to just wander. Even if you cannot take off for a vacation to rejuvenate, you can take little time outs all during the day!
I will see you in just a few hours and will post again this evening from the Bocas Del Toro, Panama! Pura Vida!
Imagine almost 6 million views of this lovely little boy conducting his imaginary orchestra! My husband is a French Horn player in the Detroit Symphony, and he says this 3 year old Johnathan does pretty well as a conductor. He’s a natural! Enjoy and take some time to follow your bliss today!
Watch for us in Panama as we send back videos from our retreat March 19-26th~
In just one week, I will be leaving for my first Pura Vida (meaning The Pure Life) Retreat in Paradise with three fabulous women.
Our theme this time is Reinventing and Rejuvenating and during our trip will be working through my brand new Get Clarity Now – Your 5 Step Road Map to Purpose and Passion with Prosperity program, including several hot seat mastermind sessions on the veranda overlooking the amazing ocean.
- In addition to Reinventing, we will be zip lining, snorkeling in the azure Caribbean Sea, and enjoying the pristine beaches and jungle spa for massage and yoga.
- We will take a boat into town one evening for a fun dinner at Guari Guari plus I’ve arranged for a private chef to prepare dinner for us at the villa on two different nights.
- On our last day, we will be taken on a guided tour back in Panama City of the Panama Canal and a river/jungle tour before we fly back home.
Be sure to sign up for my RSS feed (top right corner) or friend me on Facebook, so you can receive my updates from Panama over the next week! If you are interested in joining us on our next Panama Retreat which will be at the end of January 2012, be sure to send me a quick note to be added to my priority notice list at email@example.com
Even though you cannot join us this time, I hope you can join us some time in the future! In the meantime, I have created all kinds of wonderful free programs to help you create your Midlife Millionaire Lifestyle by Retiring to Something not From Something. Just sign up for me free Midlife Millionaire Success System right here!
BTW…in September, I am hosting a 10 day Adventures and Awakening Pura Vida Retreat for men and women in Costa Rica where we will experience the Rain Forest, Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and the amazing national treasures of Costa Rica, so mark you calendars and be sure to watch for your invitation through my Smart Women, Smart Choices ezine!
I’ll be in touch soon from Panama!
With blessings and gratitude,