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What I learned during my 4-day Ayahuasca retreat

Feel free to bounce around: TL;DR Last week, I loaded up my motorcycle and strapped on my body armor and rode 4 hours into Corcovado, the densest rainforest in Costa Rica. There, I found a small church and spent 4 days there, taking plant medicine and reconnecting with God for the first time in over…

Rediscovering Balance on a jog through Bahía

Every morning I leave the house on foot at 6:30 AM to explore Bahía. There’s dozens of long dirt roads leading to nowhere, beach access points, and unmarked trails through the jungle. It’s kind of a thrill. Thrill aside, running is how I find balance. Not only does a 3-mile run balance out the fact…

Reconnecting at Rancho Cielo Alto

Yesterday, Brigid took me out to dinner for my 34th birthday. The whole thing was hyped up because the restaurant itself—a place called Casa Cielo Alto—was, according to the Google listing “RESERVATION ONLY”. When Brigid went to make the reservation 3 months ago, the soonest available opening fell on my birthday weekend. To heighten everything,…

Following the Trail of Names Through Costa Rica

If you travel through Costa Rica, a list of the names of locations you pass along the way will invariably tell a story of indigenous culture, Spanish colonization, and the influence of the Catholic Church. Fly into San Jose I am in a surf town called Dominical, but my plane to Costa Rica landed in…


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