We Are All One Team! A Note From a Costa Rican Village Leader

09/01/2015

Love in details… And I start typing this letter while Costa Rica plays vs Canada. All the family is together in our home, we are eating pejibayes and enjoying the moment. Soccer is part of the most important things for the Costa Rican people, you will discover this very soon.   Inspiration comes even when

"BE THE LIGHT" WEATHERING THE STORM AND SPREADING LIGHTNESS THROUGH SERVICE

08/05/2015

 Student Service Trip in Costa Rica and Overcoming Obstacles True Nature Education had the privilege of partnering with The National Society of Leadership and Success this past month. 25 lovely students with hearts full of compassion and eagerness adventured to Costa Rica to provide service to the local communities, and in the process had a blast!  A

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. 🙂 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