Month: March 2015

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yoga & surf eco resort in rincon, puerto rico

If you are looking for a spot to relax in Rincon then I have the perfect place for you. This is the Samatahiti Eco Resort retreat center, nestled in the quiet tree top neighborhood of the Puntas section of town. The owner, Renee, is a master yoga instructor and offers everything from relaxing day trips to secluded parts of the island, to adrenaline pounding surf sessions, paddleboard tours, aerial yoga and more. Basically, if it’s something outdoors and that can make you sweat, you’re bound to encounter that activity here. The resort features four canvas bell tents (“glamping!!”) each featuring it’s own color coordinated theme with real beds and solar lighting. There are bathrooms with open air showers and pebbled floors. Hot water is provided from solar tanks, and all the lighting throughout the resort is solar as well. You’ll be surrounded by the jungle and various fruit trees, and fall softly to sleep with the sound of the native tree frog, the coqui. Samatahiti features retreats all throughout the year. If you’re in Rincon …

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How to Be More with Less |5 (Simple) Tips for Simpler Living

Striving towards simplicity is becoming ever more popular in today’s modernist society. In Western culture it seems nothing is ever simple these days. From the minute we open our eyes in the morning until we rest our heads at night we are held spellbound by a seemingly limitless amount of choices. We open wardrobes stuffed with multiple outfit choices, spend precious minutes scrolling through thousands of songs on our iPhone playlist, become bewitched by a Starbucks menu offering a gazillion variations of a cup of coffee. Making time for balance, freedom and finding simple joy in the small things is becoming increasingly over-shadowed within this mess of modern clutter. How much time do we waste every day on the choices presented by our wardrobe, playlist and Starbucks alone? How could that time have been put to more effective use on the things that matter most? Our attachment to clutter is distracting our focus from the things that are truly essential in life, the things that actually mean something; like kinship, communication, nature and wellness. My …

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Four Ways to Be A Nicer Person

Do you ever catch yourself in a situation when perhaps a thought creeps into your mind that you know if you said it out loud you would look like a total b-word? But hey, wait! I’m a nice person! I promise…. that internal monologue gets the best of you. The truth is, we always have room for improvement. I was reading Real Simple last month and came across an article about a woman and her therapy dog. They visit a hospice care facility and her dog brings such joy and peace to the folks living there, without any words passing between them. Why is that? Because that dog gave uninterrupted attention. I had tears in my eyes when I finished the story, and there was a specific sentence that really resonated with me. Attention is a gift. How accurate is that, right? Think about the last time you carried a conversation with someone when you or the other person didn’t have a cellphone in hand, checking something else at the same time. Why is it …

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a fresh face + a new trail

I’m sure you have now noticed that we made the jump to WordPress! The transition was long overdue but not quite yet finished. Although Blogger provided me the basis to get a foothold, WordPress allows me space to grow and flourish. You’ll notice several new things about this look: 1 | Featured Posts.  posts can be featured at the very top, usually some of the most popular posts. our new blog contributor, Lou, will feature her favorites up there too. It’s the best place to find what this blog is all about. Perfect start for new readers! 2 | Highlight Recent Posts. the most recent posts will be featured right underneath. So you won’t have to worry about missing anything, all the newest posts are right there! 3 | View by Category. I’ve found that many people don’t just scroll through a blog to see what’s up once they arrive, but enjoy peeking around by theme and category. So I’ve made that easier for you! As you scroll down, you’ll notice that the most recent …

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Choosing the Slow Lane: Our Decision to Move to Bali

My partner Bar and I officially became ‘ex-pats’ just over a month ago when we made the mutual decision to downgrade our entire lifestyle and move to the tropical Indonesian island of Bali. For us the decision to go ahead and book our one-way ticket with no steady employment or housing lined up for us on our arrival was a no-brainer. While some would understandably balk at what they would consider a reckless abandon of security and stable living, we simply saw an opportunity for freedom and adventure. A golden finger beckoning into the irresistible unknown. Between us we have already worked and travelled extensively all over the world; teaching English in South Korea, freelancing as a photographer in Vietnam and life art modeling in Denmark (I’ll leave you to guess who’s the last one is!) So, for us, the traditional map of university, career, marriage, home and babies did not stimulate the streak of wanderlust that colors our spirit. We yearned for an alternative lifestyle. For a pretty non-traditional couple we found that in …

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meet our newest members of the team

So sorry for the delay in announcing the newest contributors to the blog! I know you guys have been anxiously waiting for this, so here ya go! Welcome to Louise Gillanders of the new travel, lifestyle blog Papaya + Lime and to Donaville Herrick of Dearest Nature blog! Let’s learn a little bit about each one of these talented and adventurous ladies:Louise  |  Hi friends of Chelsea, it’s Lou here from PAPAYA + LIME blog and I am so honored to have been invited to spend some time with you here on Sea, Filed and Tribe. I am a rookie vegan,  hopeless romantic and an explorer of the path of compassionate living. Just recently my partner and I took a leap of faith and quit our jobs, home and life in London’s concrete jungle to follow our dream of simple living on the ‘island of the gods’; Bali, Indonesia. Nine months ago I discovered a language closest to my soul; becoming consciously aware of my actions from the food on my fork to the power …