Empathy as the tool of compassion and the missing link to doing good

Having surrounded myself more and more the past two years with people from all walks of life who want to do good, help others and the environment in all shapes and forms be it through their corporate careers, exercise and play, art and music, various healing practices or simply, just by conversing and by how…

What five months without keys taught me about luxury

Five months ago, my life took a swift turn. The country that I had called home for more than seven years was no longer inviting me in. Truth to be told though, it never really did. The US is like Teflon for foreigners. And let’s face it, it’s not like the new administration is hurrying…

Tarzan impressions while hiking around Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica

Since my 5-day itinerary in Costa Rica included sites north of San José, I thought it’d be  a good idea to go volcano hunting. It’s funny. Many people travel to Costa Rica for the notoriously glorious beaches. Not me. I’m rarely fascinated by beaches. Don’t get me wrong, there are few things more relaxing than…