Healing Power of Service

04/20/2015

Earlier this month we had the privilege of hosting a group from Asheville, North Carolina, which is our U.S. hometown. ūüôā This group, led by Jeff Firewalker and Cat Matlock, took part in a half-day service project in San Rafael, a village many know that True Nature has been working in for many years. The

#EverydayMindfulness Instagram Challenge October 1-14!

02/23/2015

Please join us from October 1-14 for our very first Instagram Challenge! (btw – we are @truenatureeducation on insta) Yes, we are finally jumping on the instagram challenge train – and when our team here at True Nature thought, “What sort of challenge would reflect what is important to us,” MINDFULNESS came up right away

Letters from Lindsay: Traditional Costa Rican Corn Cake

02/02/2015

Cooking is one of my favorite activities.  I enjoy it more when I am learning how to prepare new dishes from my mother.  She is not a chef, but she cooks with love.  To me, her food is the most delicious food in all the world!  She likes to stick cooking this traditional Costa Rican corn cake recipe

Mindfulness in 2015: Tips to Begin Your Year

01/06/2015

Set Intentions (It is never too late!) Mindfulness is based on awareness in the present moment. This presence can also be utilized as a catalyst to set your trajectory into the future by focusing on mindfulness in 2015. From a space of stillness and clarity we often receive visions, ideas, and realizations. Invite your own intentions to

Year of Service in Costa Rica: The Society/TNE

12/23/2014

We’ve had an incredible year of service in Costa Rica through our¬†True Nature Costa Rica Service and Adventure Programs in partnership with national leadership organization, The National Society of Leadership and Success.¬†We just wrapped up our 4th¬†outstanding group of students last week representing “The Society” from chapters across the country, participating in global service missions

In Costa Rica with The National Society of Leadership and Success

12/18/2014

It’s not everyday that you can play with monkeys, build a school, eat three delicious meals straight from the farmland you are staying on, take a swim and practice a little yoga. But, on a¬†True Nature Education Service and Adventure Program, this is just one day during an action-packed week of activities.¬† ¬† What is

Photos From-the-Road for December Service & Adventure Program with The Society

12/11/2014

December is upon is, which means we’re ready to kick off another Costa Rica Service and Adventure Program with members of The National Society of Leadership and Success (aka The Society)¬†from chapters nationwide! Our next amazing group of student leaders touched down on Costa Rica this past Saturday,¬†December 13th, and we could not be more

Letters from Lindsay: Traditional Cheese Empanada Recipe

11/21/2014

Preparation Time: 45 Min Difficulty: Very Easy This is a traditional cheese empanada (empanada de queso) that we make for family gatherings. For best results share this recipe with all your family members. Do not forget to drink a cup of Costa Rican coffee, you know as prepared in the village of San Rafael! When we

Letters from Lindsay: The Tico Life

09/29/2014

Before you pack and take a plane to Costa Rica, consider reading this. Sometimes I am jealous of the ones that work in a building, with air conditioning and luxury lamps and decorations… But then I take a step back. Look where I live, look where I work. I just sit on my porch and

How I Found My Value By Shaping My Life Around Service

08/27/2014

By: Jessica Durivage-Kerridge, Director of Global Relations for True Nature Education I’ve been accused (more than once) of giving away the farm.  Whether it was business advice, personal time, working for free or less than what I should have been paid Рyou name it.  It was never my intention to work for free.  It