Buddhist Monks, Boxing Classes & Babes

A trifecta of sorts.

Yep:) it’s been quite the week or two..

Writing stories is always a wonderful opportunity to re examine all I have to be grateful for-

So check it out,  I believe in lots of things:)

like fairies and rainbows, mermaids and unicorns

-Believe it or not actually been to the place where the unicorns arrive at the salty sea and enter the ocean and become mermaids for a while- I’ve also sat on the thumbnail moon as she floats in the sky and let my legs dangle over the edge but that is a whole different story to tell 😘😘(and no. in case your wondering acid is not a part of my diet)…I’m high on life 🙂 🙂 🙂 and maybe a bit weird, but life is short, fantasies are fun, and weird is never ever boring. If I dare invite you to walk with me on the wild side, you’ll like it – my only warning is that your face might hurt from nonstop giggles and smiles.

But Back to beliefs. Nothing written in stone, just practicing things I have learned along the way- Defining things that dictate how i live my life- my own personal truths of sorts.

I believe we all are here because we have a story to tell, lessons to learn, love to give and wounds to heal. It has been a big week spanning the spectrum of experience. It’s cool how life comes at you if you stay open. I’m no longer staying in a close minded space or entertaining the idea of feeling “stuck” here- Ive come back around and am open to receiving the opportunities to get grounded, connected and enjoying the blessing of a space to manifest and create- feeling stuck is only a matter of attitude, not a physical manifestation. My life in California has begun to unfold in the absolute perfection of something only in proper alignment with the flow of nature could reveal…
Whew.

Here it goes.
Building on this idea of “perfection” that i was talking about last time. The power of the mind is strong and where you focus your energy your life with follow. This has rang true in my life over and over again- and I’m sure if you create an awareness of your thought and patterns you will see a similar flow in yours. The power of positivity might sound annoying- oh but it’s so real. And SO juicy good—

As I feel the need for a softened heart- I also feel a calling to harden the muscles. Not being able to surf 4 hours every day has left me with an appetite for more fitness and a desire to return to a boxing/kickboxing routine.

After my healing journey and blessing with The llama-
yes- i was fortunate enough to spend some time in the presence of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk who chanted mantras, rang bells, lit incense and preformed a sacred ritual using figurative sparkly effervescent light which he then wrapped up in robes and sent off any negative energy to far away place where it can no longer reach me. Powerful to say the least. Although it may sound far out there to you, it seems to me that any opportunity for growth and healing is worth experiencing- isn’t that what is life about anyways?

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Also being a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner, this was a chance I couldn’t turn down and anyone who had ever had/received energy or body work knows what a wildly powerful exchange this is…

After leaving the monk I found myself drawn to return a distant yet familiar place. The gym of a friend and who I believe to be a legend. Higley fit. Alex Higley is a local man, professional fighter and creature of love, light and positivity. His passion for life and commitment to share his dream is contagious and super uplifting. Often a gym or fitness class can be intimidating, but I would recommend trying out Higley fit to anyone who has boxed for years or is new to the sport. Check out his craft at http://www.higleyfit.com

From there the good vibes ensued, and of course, within the next few days after stopping in to say hey, I found myself w my gloves back on and elbows deep in the bag and mits. Smiling and sweating and stoked to surrounded by other people with the same positive attitude.

Part three of this trifecta is where the babes come into play. Traveling has shaped me beyond most other influences in my life. Not only the places you get to see, but the magical beings you meet along the way. Something special happens when you step outside your comfort zone and Into the wild vast unknown. I met Maya in Costa Rica, but I have known her for millions of years-she has recently returned to the states for a bit and was on a cosmic adventure to Cali:) Being mermaids and lovers of all things it was only natural to host her in my home. Surfing and andventures with the ladies is always rad. Sharing love and light, and stories of adventures and heartbreak and waves never gets old. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again, life about accumulating moments that make your soul sing- and time with mermaid friends and wine and waves is certainly that. Maya Luna love has since left and our lives continue to journey on…

And that’s really all it is. A journey. Not a destination, but appreciating all we have in any given moment and the joy that comes from simply being alive and well… as I posted on my IG yesterday y-

“These flesh suits we wear sure can be deceiving. The universe keeps sending me angels all dressed up a humans. From the grind of LAX, to the grind at the coffee machine at Frazier Farms, to the grind of waves at the beach, and all the way back to my heart with a good old fashioned phone call with a cosmic friend living on the other side of the globe- Authenticity- inspiration- and love. Give love. be love and witness and experience the opening of portals unimaginable by a limited heart or mind. Stay open my friends 🙂 Do not find excuses to shut down or close off- we are all so very connected. The energy and pure love that has come my way in the last 12 hours is mind blowing, humbling and magically beautiful:)✨ Unlimited amounts of love and bliss are everywhere- in the depths of the seas, the space of the galaxies, the vast eternity of every moment- of every sunset- of these magical October skies.
Live with love
Pura Vida.”

salty and sunkissed besos-
Katie

 

Mermaids and dolphins 🐬☀️💦💙

 

Mermaids and dolphins.🐬🐚🐚🐙🐙

Gratitude and Abundance.

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Pay attention to the words you use and the thoughts you think, these are things that dictate the happiness and love in your life and energy that exude. These are things you have control over. Do you choose to react when something doesn’t go your way? Or perhaps you may want to seek out tools that allow you to pause, and respond instead?

One of my favorite sayings, is…

“Let go…Or be dragged”

A beautiful simple truth. Remiding us to go with the flow, be easy and trust that things always work out the ways they should- even if we can’t see this at the time.

As I move about on this Gypsy trail I find it very hard to stay inspired when confined to the normalcy of routine…

Its quite suffocating actually-

Crazy right?😳😛

But, to each his own.

We all have different talents and bring different gifts to this world, so the point is to find what makes your heart sing and do nothing but that. For me, organized chaos, as some call it, the unknown, the unregulated, forever in motion, yet still, and free to roam is the space I thrive

The more time I spend in Costa the more I am able to love, delight in the nature, connect with others, surf, teach yoga and share reiki…💕🌱🌎🌊🌈✨

Everyday here I become a bit more grounded, rooted, expansive, in tune with the pace of nature and the vibrations of love and life.

Yesterday was epic, a day off of work, because I was moving, turned into a perfectly magical day of all things salty and sunkissed.

Point being yesterday, I mixed it up a bit, and universe unfolded a flawless day.

So I was supposed to move, and that would have been the “responsible” thing to do, however, I’m a believer of going with the flow…. Its not everyday you are invited on a fishing adventure, and the reality is that, all my things will still be waiting there to be moved at the end of the day, and opportunity to play in the ocean would have passed…

Morning starts beach side in Garza, 7 am, air is fresh sun in shining, pineapples and rum in hand, hangover lingering…..

None the less, face is smiling, heart is full.

We cruise out on the boat and immediately start catching black fin tuna as bait fish.

🎣🐟Cool=)

There is a certain peace, a silence, a stillness, despite movement all around, about being on a boat in the ocean. The horizon is infinite and the clarity that presents itself with the gentl lull of the waves and the kiss of the breeze, is actually quite hard to describe, possibly one of those things you can only feel…

We then head out a bit deeper and the fishes are abundance and generous with their lives. We get some Yellowfin, and Pargos. The energy of the day is mellow, and happy. Bellies at this point are starting to get hungry and the guys begin to filet the fish with impressive skill and perscison. We then eat sashimi.

Que Rico 😋

When it comes to food and going to the source I don’t believe it gets any better than this. I am humbled by the gifts of the ocean, of breath, of life. And really freaking stoked cause fresh yellowfin is well, like heaven.

A few more fish find their way onto hooks, and the guys grill it up and we grub on the best tuna sandwich I have ever had in my life. Time for nap # 2, I crawl onto the bow of the boat, and rest as the motor hums and the waves splash with the sweet sounds of a mermaids lullaby. The captain is headed out west as the guys are ready to “graduate” from tuna in search of a sail fish.

Alas, after trolling for a while the sail fish remained elusive. I wake up from the sleep and climb up the tower on top of the boat and chill with the captain enjoying a birds eye view of the magical sea. We talk about life and families, we see flying fish, manta rays, all kinds of super sweet birds, and then after a few radio calls, we take off fast….

On the horizon a large group of animals are breaching, splashing, swimming. At first I think its blue fin tuna, cause that’s how they move, so magical- glistening, circling, wild…

If you have not had the opportunity to see tuna (or dolphins) might I recommend doing so… any animal moving about un caged, in their element is a enlightening experience… but upon a second look, and the captains re- assurance, these are not in fact tuna, but thousands of spinner dolphins. He tells me if I go down and lay on the bow they will be below me. Without hesitation, I go and do just that. Although I have had the opportunity to enjoy dolphins similar to this in San Diego, I have never seen the spinners, extra playful, extra amazing.

For the next 30 minutes or so I am enchanted, in awe, transfixed, speechless, aside from the pure whole hearted giggles, I am in a moment of all things love and pure.… What magical bliss. Uninterrupted joy. I love dolphins, and as they swam, danced, sang with the movement of the boat, I feel happy, amongst friends and in my element. My outstretched fingers just inches from their bodies… my face being splashed with the release of every breath with saltwater from their blow holes. I swear a few of them even go as far as looking up to me, so say, hello miss mermaid, we see you…

And then, as quickly as they arrived. They are gone. But I am not sad. I am at a perfect peace. My face is smiling, my soul- calm. The sun continues to sparkle off the vast blue sea, so many shades of blue the mind feels drunk with its magnificent hughes… As the boat cuts through the ocean I am hypnotized by the foam splashing around the bow, the sun catches every droplet creating magical saltwater sparkles.

I believe in magic, I believe in love. Moments like this are reminders, that although there is much hate, and much suffering, there is also beauty.

It is living and breathing and up to us to recognize it and celebrate it. With an open mind, an open heart, the right attitude of humility, gratitude and abundance the ordinary truly becomes extraordinary.

From here the day continues on with ease… Three quad trips to and from, a glass of wine at the new pad in between trips, and I have relocated “all” my stuff. By “all” I mean, a surfboard, bikinis, clothes, a few books, a yoga mat and some shower produts… =)

Now, since I chose not pack properly my belongings have exploded… haha and my room looks like a rainbow barfed (my new house mate commented on what vibrant colors the mound of things on my bed contained.) Quite the compliment if you ask me. Vibrant is good. Real good…

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🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️💕

But if a mound of stuff and a messy room is the worst part of my day I feel confident that it was a damn good day, there are things in life that really matter, and it seems that this cluster of unorganized things is not one of them.

I enjoy delightful company at the new digs snuggled beach side in the jungle, lights strewn across the yard, surfboards resting near by, the smell of sweet sensi floats throughout the air, love is being shared and all is well….

Everywhere on the planet, there are happy and sad things happening everyday. Hearts break, people fall in love. Nothing is perfect, but it is up to us to see these imperfections, the pain, the sorrow as part of the journey and as an opportunity, to love harder, deeper, to grow and expand. I am grateful. Oh so grateful for this day and this life and all that is….

Lots of other cool shit going on in life, waterfalls, love, waves (epic waves.. maybe the best of my life in my short time surfing on a board), a new ukulele, karaoke to spice girls,  days at the gelato shop, reiki, yoga, a magical merman descending from the stars and captivating my heart… but not finding time, or inspiration to write those moments have passed.

I was able to recently share a beautiful week teaching yoga with a few magic ladies on the Mad To Live Retreats. You can check out their stories about adventures in Costa Rica and their lives abroad on a the Mad To Live Retreat blog at http://www.madtoliveblog.com or on Carly’s at http://www.carlyrowena.com. These women are a spectacular inspiration and an example of people on this planet living and thriving. Truly explifiying what it is to be in love with life and Mad to Live.

Always more stories to come…

Always more love to share…❤️

Your salty and sunkissed Mermaid,

Katie💕🌸🦄🌞

Less is More 💙

Less is more 💙

Everyday I learn more about the value of simplicity, the lessons of humility, and the  importance of love ❤️

One of the very best things we can do in life is be honest with ourselves.

Sometimes our imperfections rear their ugly heads and our behavior is less than attractive.

Nobody is perfect, certainly not myself🙄

With that being said, the next best thing we can do in life is love ourself, and bathe ourself with compassion. We are these magical divine beings, but we are also human.

So we let go, move on,hold our head high and try to be better today than we were yesterday.
Life is good:)

Nothing in nature blooms all year and we are not any different, so on the bad days, be gentle, and smile, and maybe even cry, but remember as Kahlil Gibran says “you are far greater than you know and all Is well.”

So Last week I went on  a sweet little solo surf mission in Nicaragua:) I did have a wonderful friend accompany me on the bus trip up to San Juan del sur and back to Nosara- but I traveled about  Nica enjoying my own company. First stop was  Maderas, a funky little beach town. And by town I mean , a hostel, a restaurant and a surf shop tucked into a cove- like beach that appears at the end of adirt road. It’s about 25 minutes out side of San Juan del Surf and is way isolated.

Beautiful but time for something different, so After a night and morning in maderas surfing mini  waves I decide to move on…

Next stop Popoyo  🌊😍💙

( in hindsight patting myself on the back for this one👏🏽🙌🏽👍🏽)  to arrive at magical perfect  world class point break wave the day before a swell hits was good call. I was scared, but to surf a new wave on fun swell is a pretty exciting moment 🙂

so I take a $3 taxi/buss/truck thing back to San Juan

find an ATM, cause quite the contrary to costa, and an important tip for travelers- cash is mostly accepted here and cards not so much- and then I find my way to the “2 hour” bus ride to popoyo. Hahahahaha. And by 2 hours they meant 3.5-

more lessons in patience. And in reality- what’s the hurry? Wherever I’m going will be there when I arrive- annoying non the less.

The bus made a stop in Rivas this wildly beautiful- closterphocic -cluster fucky- Latin American town. and I love- so vibrant and full of life. We are even lucky enough to witness a little skit about fire safety while parked In the bus terminal. And by fire safety I mean the people built a cardboard hut- set it on fire and then “rescued” a boy from it who was covered in blood- I was so relieved, because when I 1st say this boy covered in blood handling money outside a conspicuous cardboard hut -smoking a cigarette -I could swear chicken fighting or some kind of horrific bloodletting thing was happening Inside- but nope:) just a silly little skit… anywho- after Rivas the buss ride packed w the most humans i have ever seen on a bus resumes and I FINALLY arrive in popoyo-

and get dropped off In the middle of the dirt road. Haha, I’m told to walk 1km, thankfully ive met a friend on the bus who I can walk w/… Haha about a 30 minute walk, up a hill, down a path and across a beach to Guasacate (which we all think is popoyo) we find a hostel, some food, a surfboard and I get to surf. I am grateful for  this slight detour because the view i was able to witness as a result was gorgeous

When I wake up in popoyo on Wednesday the swell has arrived 🙂 💙🌊 Popoyo is a prefect point break. The force and shape of the wave are magic and BIG. Haha i mean big is relative, but I got pounded a bit- with that being said- caught some rad waves and got a tiny confidence boost in the mean time.

On my way to the buss adventure to San Juan del Sur I met a nice local who took me on a little senic tour drive right to the buss so I didn’t have to walk anywhere:)👍🏽

I arrive in San Juan, enjoy a Nicaraguan style meechalada and then meet a good friends mom who happens to have been living there for the past 9 years. San Juan gets a bad rap as a party city, which I could clearly see it was, but it is also a quait, beautiful colonial style town with both locals and ex-pats and a thriving local culture, which I’m so grateful i got to experience.

The journey back to costa went flawless and considering we were boarder crossing and using buss transit that is a big statement. Anywho- loved nica, but happy to back to Guiones, my friends, my job and the fun fat mushy wave that it is.

This past month or so leading up to my Nica adventure has been pretty low key and full of all kinds of smiles and happiness and waves.

I found my way to Ostional the beach north of here once to watch turtles next- which was pure magic, they come back the the same beach they hatched at during same same time period in the moon cycle and lay their eggs…And once to surf. Ostional is a great wave, powerful, punchy and a nice change of pace from the fun- yet mushy wave of quiones. I Have enjoyed some rainy afternoon loving, and some absurdly drunk chili guaro shenanigans. I have been working abunch and Feeling quite satisfied with the mellow pace of life. It’s amazing what you can learn by observing the patterns of nature.

The Seekretspot gelateria in Nosara, (one location in pelada, and one location in north Guiones) is by far the Best gelato in town and although I don’t normally eat meat, nor do I enjoy paying $14 for a hamburger- if the body has a craving I’d like to recommend Burgers and Beer for the meat and craff beer conesour.

A new spot in town I’ve been loving quite a bit is Olo Alaia…A rad craft beer selection and coffee bar set inside of a San Diego style surf shop. Such a good vibe.

I also webt on a fun paddle board tour with coconut adventures, moved into an amazingly beautiful condo, acquired ANOTHER job working at the best pizza spot in town Il Basilio, and I bought a quad!

Woot woot. Nothing solidifies the choice of selling your car, quitting your job and moving to the jungle, like purchase of a lovley little yellow quad. I named her girasolita 🌻 (sunflower) in Spanish.
I love Guiones the place I am currently calling home, but so beyond happy, to adventure about, occupy space with different energy and different people and be reminded of the importance of stepping outside your comfort and finding solace in ones own comapny. It’s so easy to get caught up in yourself and what’s “going on” and forget about the divinity of love and nature.

I truly hope that whatever it is that inspiring, what stirs your soul and brings you joy is something you actively embrace everyday. Life is too short not to love hard and do what makes you happy 🙂

My wish for you today and everyday this this… it’s a Sanskrit saying that resonated with my being the first time i heard it and rings more true every day
“lokaha samastaha suhkino bhavantu”

“May all beings everywhere be happy, free, and at peace”

I want nothing more than this.

Lots of love and light.
Your salty and sunkissed mermaid
-Katie 🙂

and some pics of the flawless nature here that fuels my happiness, makes me smile and fills me with joy

The Blind 🏄🏽 Surfer

It has been a week of epic proportions.

Actually, it’s only been 5 days since I landed in the land of Pura Vida but so much radness has already happened…(And my heart feels so full and happy)

I know I titled this The blind surfer… yep, you read right- The blind surfer.

I was fortunate enough to experience something pretty profound that will stay with me for a long time…

but I’ll get to that later… saving the best for last today—

So 2 days ago we woke up to a full moon. Yes. Woke up. To the full moon🌕🌟💫(dawn patrol.. wooot woot)

There is something particularly magical about walking barefoot-down a dirt road-to a jungle path- surfboard in hand- to the waves- to be the first and only people out in the water, all while the magnificent moon, who pulls the tides, and makes the waves, shines down on your with her radiant illuminating glow…
As she was setting in the west the suns warm vibrant fire was slowly beginning to creep into the opposite side of the sky.

Uh huh 😍😍
and this all happened before 5 am 💕🌊🌈☀️

So we caught some waves, were out of the water by 7am, and enjoyed some particularly special and extra delicious coffee made by Don Henry Gutierrez.

While sipping coffee we engaged in meaningful conversation, listened to music, and hung out on the front porch of the cabina, surrounded by all things green and lush and peaceful. Sharing moments like these are priceless and something I wouldn’t trade for all the riches in the world.

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Let me now tell you about the man who
Makes this delicious coffee. He lives in the hillside of Terrazu, Costa Rica. He is making a grass roots movement to take back the hills from American and multi-national corporations. These corporations have ripped up all the native coffee plants, planted foreign species, and as a result have completely killed the soil and land that for SO many years has produced rich, delicious coffee…
This amazing man, via Corazón de los Pargos, is teaming up with Surfrider foundation to sell ” Surfrider coffee” -coffee for clean oceans- for profit that will be used in the efforts to keep the oceans clean and better protect the earth that so graciously houses us. 🙏🏽🌎Keep an eye out for this coffee-☕️☕️☕️

As for the music we listened to. A bit deep and profound to describe with my simple words. This musician, a Somali refugee sing/raps powerful messages and funky melodic beats- telling stories  about struggle and pain, love and life, but ultimately, about staying positive and rising above. This musical, lyrical genius is K’naan. Look him up 🎤🎧🎼:)

Ha. And that was all before 8am. Some
pretty rad energy vibrations happening…

But let’s rewind a little bit.
I landed in San Jose, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Wednesday am. Rented and car and drove 5 hours in the pouring rain- like can hardly see 20 feet infront of the car, Dont think it’s rained that much in San Diego the whole year rain-down a mountain side and across muddy pothole infected dirt roads to the Guanacaste province in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

And so the adventure began.

But when you feel like you are “going home” it’s all worth it:) Not to mention all the roads and country side are lush, green, jungle love ❤️🌱🌴🌿💕 so the scenery certainly doesn’t hurt..It’s nothing like driving 5 hours in traffic amongst concrete buildings, concrete roads, and metal vehicles everywhere.

Guiones the town I will living in is pretty magical. I arrive at the Nosara beach hostel. The hostel is owned and managed by Ticos, it’s only 100 yards from the beach, and  rooms go for an amazing affordable price. It’s a traveling surfers gem. I am immediately met by familiar welcoming faces, the awesome guys who run Agua Tibia surf school. (The surf school is currently connected to the hostel and if you ever visit nosara/guiones they are 💯% my recommendation for board rentals and lessons- a really solid group of human beings 🏄🏽)
At this point in the day I’m feeling exhausted, but stoked to be here 🙂

The hostel this time of year is super mellow. Only me and one other guy:)
Sweet!!…Easing into a slower pace of this fantastically simple, delightful life

I Enjoy dinner and more amazing conversation, with Sergio, my friend who works nights at the hostel, and crash out early, eager for waves.

Yay!!
Soooo, super fun waves on Thursday 🌊🌈 and warm water!?!

Holy heaven. I proceed to spend the rest of the day napping, reading, hammocking, and enjoying life as it unfolds. It’s pretty powerful to be present in the moment. Zero anticipation, about where I’m going to go, or what I’m going to do, just throughly blissful about existing right here, right now….
and I’m not alone in this joy- I find a huge part of what draws me to Costa Rica and Guiones (or the beach towns here in general) is this mentality 🙂
Pura vida ☮️ Si. Life as it, with out adornment, is more than enough, in fact, it is complete…

Thursday night I found myself in a Tuk-Tuk, a normal occurrence in guiones, except my driver happens to be my friend and she has never actually driven one of these strange little vehicles before. The hysterics ensue, stalling out, stuck in first gear, catching air off potholes in the dark, haha- all while trying to hold on to beers, her cigarettes and her dog who chased us down the street as we left for the store.
Needless to say I was laughing so hard i cried…

Then Saturday arrives and I’m on the open road again… and that means this Cali girl gets to drive through 3 rivers and 1.5 hours on the most lovely, enchanted jungle dirt road up to playa negra…. daaaamn. No Rivers on the roads of north San Diego county that’s for sure. That means this adventure is equally scary and exciting. But i survived-Accompanied by some zeppelin, Tom petty, Trevor hall, pepper, katastro, passiflora, and many other rad road tripping jams!! A necessity for any road trip… I might say tho, blasting “over the hills and far away”, as a mob down a dirt road solo, and free, is a most exhilarating feeling. I highly suggest trying it at some point in your life if you have yet to do so.

So I make it to playa negra, more specifically, the soon to be community center/ bakery/cafe/coffee shop of Corazón de los Pargos, and I’m Stoked…
Such a rad project in the works, the guys here, who I’m beyond grateful and lucky to call my friends are incredible human beings. Their passion to work hard, to live a dream of creating a space where people gather, learn, eat, drink, create and commune in positive environment is humbling, inspiring and contagious.

And just wait.
The humbling inspiration continues…as the guys work, with focused effort of intentions to open Corazón de los pargos by November….

I get to surf 🌊🌊❤️❤️🙌🏽🙌🏽yeeewww

Playa negra is a pretty sweet wave. Being accustomed to paddling out in beach breaks like Oceanside Ca, and even more punishing Guiones, it was a delightful treat to paddle out and not even get my hair wet?!!! 😍😳 a girl could get spoiled surfing here…. anywho, here comes the good part

A blind man who surfs. While in the water, two friendly guys paddle up to me, and one man begins to explain that his friend in the red shirt is BLIND!! He wants to let all the people in the water know so when his friend is charging down the waves, be sure to get out of his way. It’s not like this guy is splashing around in knee high white wash- he is sitting in the line up, paddling into peaks, above a rocky reef, point break wave….
My mind is blown.
The interaction, between these two men, and the blind man and ocean, leave me speechless. Humbled. But, mostly inspired. The man lost sight midlife, but clearly refuses to live a life less satisfying. It’s beautiful, the communication between the man and his friends. Their words guide him into waves (decent size waves i may add) and his determination and dedication simply just to feel the waves, a spirit so full of a hunger for life, his refusal to quit, Is one of the most incredible things I have been fortunate enough to experience in my small time on this planet.

So ,next time you think you can’t.
Next time life feels overwhelming.
Next time you are rut and feeling low, discouraged, frustrated…

Remember this blind man who surfs…
And remind yourself you can:)
You are able:)
And that- sight, legs, food, all we have, are gifts. Allow a gratitude to manifest around all the blessing present in your life ✨

And as they like to say here in Costa Rica-
Gracias a Dios
Thank you god
(whoever God may be to you)
For this day and this breath and the love we get to experience.

Have a happy day sweet friends
Live with love, because love wins❤️
And so does life in a bikini 👙😘

Your salty and sunkissed gypsy mermaid
-Katie ☮️

mi corazon es llena mi alma es feliz. nada mas de buenas vibras❤️🌕🕉

Pure gold is not anymore a metal of the earth than the ore of our souls. A sweet sticky honey. Oozing, rich and delicious 🙂 Tap into natural abundance and feel this richness penetrate every pore of your existence ☀️

We are vessels of love.
We are vibrant, radiant beings pulsing with life.
We are the matrix connected and whole… 💫🌈🌀♻️🌐

Feeling so inspired and so grateful and so completely in love with this beautiful blessed life. Too many good vibes not to share!!!❤️💛💚

We came from this earth, and one day we will all return, but in the meantime we should continue to celebrate this shared existence living and loving to the max…

It really seems that if we give whole heartedly and unselfishly everything we gives comes back to us and more. We cannot create or eliminate energy, so yes it’s a bit magic, but it’s also science too!! The vibrations you put out in the universe do come back to you. So do Yourself a favor and share smiles and love authentically and with as many humans as possible. Love is powerful 🙂 Although I’m not religious the bible says “you reap what you sow” and I believe this to be true with all of my existence . There  has been abundant goodnes  in my life recently. When we plant the seeds of love and compassion our gardens grow the most luscious juicy fruits. 🍓🍇🍉🍒🍍

I’ve been working like a loco since I’ve been back from Costa and these last few days I’ve had off were pretty rad.. days that with out any expectation surpassed anything I could have dreamed. I was able to slow down, be close to nature and reminded of what a beautiful tribe of human beings I get to share my life and energy with… And it feels importAnt to share these experience with you.
As humanity our need to give and reciece love is the single most thing that connects us- its so necessary to cultivate environment that allow us to fall out of our heads and into our hearts, thinking less feeling more. Being sensitive and compassionate and vulnerable are most beautiful qualities
❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟❤️🌟 creating space to in our hearts to love and celebrate what a magical gift life is… How very special  this moment being right here right now is 🙂 sometimes we work too much but we should try to find a way to enjoy every blessed second. When the actions we do have positive intentions that intention carries on long after the action has passed…

Finding myself in a place of gratitude, love and humility I write to remind you to do the same. Never was a moment wasted spend loving 💕

As one of my favorite saying goes “wherever you are, whatever you do, be in love”
-Rumi

All love. All the time. From Baja, to the house of blues, to mornings with chickens and encounters around town may we continue to rise in love. From my soul to yours. Have an amazing day💛🌻🌟✨🌻

A super stoked salty and Sunkissed mermaid 🐚💙🌊