13 Questions & Activities to Help You Discover What You Have to be Grateful For


Every November, our culture finds a sudden appreciation for gratitude. We start to hear “what are you thankful for?” on every corner as people shop for turkey and prepare their Thanksgiving feasts. While I love this holiday, and the reminder to be grateful it brings, I believe gratitude is something we should focus on more

Autumn Explorations: The Art of Senescence


Fall is here and Autumn foliage is upon us! In the coming weeks, millions of leaves will be turning an array of different colors. As leaves stop producing chlorophyll, the deeper green leaves start to change and reveal their true colors– a process called senescence. Autumn is a reminder that change is in the air


Labor Day.


LABOR DAY. What meaning do you find in those two words? For myself, I must admit that the meaning seems to be lacking. Yet I have always enjoyed this particular holiday, as it is one of the few that remains noncontroversial, without any associated traditions or religious origins and connotations. It is truly a unifying

Reflections on my True Nature Italy Retreat


Ever wonder what life on a True Nature Education retreat really looks like? Check out this awesome blog from True Nature retreater, Denneshia Brown, as she gives you an inside view of what to expect during a True Nature Italy retreat!  Reflections on my True Nature Italy retreat I am grateful for the opportunity to

What am I here for?


What am I here for? It’s more than 14 letters creating a question. It is a question that I’d like to answer while I fight against resistance. After having a difficult time, we are probably not completely full of energy. I have been part of that group of people that are tired sometimes, but I always

The Costa Rican Adventure Continues! Baby Sloth Included….


Day 3 and 4 of our great expedition was both educational and rewarding. For Day 3, we traveled to the KSTR or Kids Saving the Rainforest. During a tour of the facility, we learned just how many animals they had at the facility and how they were rescued or rehabilitated and released. Following that tour, we

Costa Rica, Here We Are!


Costa Rica is thriving and alive with experience and adventure! This week True Nature Abroad has the privilege of hosting a group of students from The National Society Of Leadership and Success on an educational, service, and adventure trip. On this journey a super awesome Journalism Student and Student President Liaison, Ronnie Marley, will be

Mother's Day in Costa Rica

Celebrating Mother's Day in Costa Rica


Create unforgettable moments… Today is Mother’s Day in Costa Rica. This is a very special day in Costa Rica. I am writing this piece of my feelings while the older bus driver goes slow and most of the people get anxious. The lady sitting next to me looks so pretty in her red dress. She seems

celebrating friendship day

Celebrating Friendship Day


A friend is the one who listens to you when you need it, the one who feels your pain when you are sad, the one that celebrates your sunny days and is also beside you on your rainy or stormy days. If you have a friend, a sincere one, you are blessed. Costa Rican people

Service and Adventure Program 4

The Real Society and True Nature Service and Adventure Experience


I became interested in the True Nature’s Costa Rica trip last fall when my Citytech NSLS Chapter advisor, Alice Tucker informed us an opportunity to do service work in another country. At first, I was very excited to go because I like traveling and giving back to the community. In addition, I wanted to treat myself