Tag: Simplicity

Dec 26 2017

In the Mailbag – Suspending Caja Fees, Body Donation, Simplicity, and Thoughts About Paradise

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. After reading our August Cost of Living report, Nancy contacted us with the following question: Hi Paul and Gloria, We certainly enjoy reading your monthly newsletter.  However, it brought to mind a question that we have been wondering about. …

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Aug 07 2016

Top 10 List of Pros and Cons of Container House Living

On a budget? Want to live simply? Like the idea of tiny houses? Check out this article by Jimmy Lee of ContainerHomes.net. And take a look at the end of the article for information about two container homes for sale right here in Costa Rica. Container House Living by Jimmy Lee, ContainerHomes.Net What is it like …

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Nov 24 2014

Book Review: “Costa Rica Chica”

Are you stressed out? Does your future look like more of the same? Then the new book, Costa Rica Chica, may be for you. It’s the true story of Jen and Greg Seymour, a young (40’s) stressed-out couple living in Dallas, Texas and the decisions they made to bring them to a new, simpler life …

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Jan 02 2014

Finding Inspiration in Costa Rica

It’s the beginning of a new year and I’m feeling inspired! Sometimes I think of what gives me inspiration – inspiration to pick up a pen and write, inspiration to carry on with life, or inspiration just to be happy. The vistas and landscapes in Costa Rica are inspiring, it’s true, but that’s not it …

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Jul 15 2013

Appreciating the Mist

It’s misty today. We’re deep into the rainy season and, while it doesn’t rain every day, we seem to spend part of most days in the clouds. They make everything look mysterious, as if there could be some secret place just beyond them. I can hear the river, now replenished from the recent rains, rushing …

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May 11 2013

To Simplify

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

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Apr 21 2013

Simple Pleasures: My Morning Walk

I always look forward to my morning walk. I’m up at 5:10 am and out the door at 5:45 am. I meet up with two neighbors at 5:50 am and off we go. Round-trip is only 3.6 miles but half is up, up, up. It’s 30 minutes down, and 30 minutes back up. Anyone who …

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Apr 02 2013

A Day in the Life – March 17, 2013

It’s Sunday morning and we are finally getting some “down time.” Sounds funny, doesn’t it? Here we are, retired in Costa Rica, and we’re busy. We’re often on-the-go. The difference is that we are only as busy as we choose to be. We had a long day in the sun yesterday after  spending the day …

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Feb 08 2013

Book Excerpt 3 from Butterfly in the City: Waiting to See the Doctor at Hospital Mexico

One of Paul’s favorite books is Jo Stuart’s, Butterfly in the City: A Good Life in Costa Rica. It gives a great picture of daily life here in Costa Rica, especially in San Jose, the capital. So much of what she writes, we agree with, and with Jo’s permission, we will reprint excerpts in our newsletter …

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Dec 22 2012

In the Mailbag – December 2012

In the Mailbag From time to time, we receive notes from our readers that we think would be helpful to others, so we will begin publishing them, with the writer’s permission, in our “Mailbag” section. We chose the following note to share with you, not because the writer is complimentary to us, but because it …

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