Beauty Therapy Life


Beauty Therapy in Costa Rica

There’s something about traveling and walking on unfamiliar terrain amidst a new culture that ignites a real spark in me. I love getting lost in exotic locales all across the globe more than anything. I am so curious to see, taste and feel the dynamics of many world cultures that are otherwise too far removed geographically from my Los Angeles existence. To witness how another part of the world lives is truly a magical blessing that I feel fortunate to have access to.

While I love traveling, there’s a small feeling of fear that often creeps in from time to time. Let me share by telling you Beauties a bit about my Beauty Therapy in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is an adventure-junkie’s dream! From white water rafting to zip-lining to jumping off waterfalls to the incredible wildlife, Costa Rica has it all (and then some)!

While I’m all about adventure and experiencing new cultures, I wouldn’t actually call myself an adventure-junkie.

A fear that crept up for me: Fear of the unknown.

White water rafting was a fun-filled afternoon, but I’d be lying if I didn’t reveal that my heart was about to pop out of my chest throughout the entire experience. I was nervous, I second-guessed my own strength and capabilities, and I was more often than not incredibly scared of the next turn. Thankfully, I was surrounded by people who challenged me to stay strong and self-confident. They challenged me to grow, and most importantly, to do something outside of my comfort zone — to live a little larger.

One of my favorite quotes is: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt 

This quote is a reminder for me to live in faith, not fear. It nudges me to be present in order to fully witness all of the beauty that surrounds me, and all of us. This world holds endless adventure, unique people & cultures, abundant nature and transformational experiences. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day and forget to take a moment to truly take in all of this beauty. No matter where you are, beauty is all around you, you just have to look. You don’t have to travel thousands of miles away to appreciate what’s in front of you. Although, I would certainly encourage you to leave your comfort zone to take on a foreign adventure!

I challenge you Beauties to step outside your comfort zone, take a deep breath and try something new and exciting — something that maybe even scares you. Once you get to the other side of your fear, the experience is priceless. Pura Vida! 


PS. Costa Rica didn’t just spark immeasurable fear (which led to wondrous growth). It also sparked a huge love in my heart. While I’m not an adrenaline junkie, I am a total 110% head-over-heels in love animal lover. I love animals more than most humans, it’s my truth. And the wildlife in Costa Rica did not disappoint when it came to this deep love of mine.

So thank you Costa Rica, for softening the fear with some furry love.

Enjoy my photo diary of Costa Rica, Beauties!




  1. Julie·June 7, 2017

    Lauren, you are my hero!!! I would NEVER go on one of those zip lines!!!!! Yikes! My fear with zip lining is not one of the unknown…because I KNOW that cable will break and I will fall to a horrible, tragic, and painful death that would likely include being impaled by a tree branch, landing next to a tarantula nest.
    Now, the white water rafting…that’s right up my alley!
    Beautiful photos of Costa Rica!
    We are similar in that the company we prefer is the animals! I could spend hours chatting with them, but being around humans makes me quite shy, queasy, and uncomfortable inside.
    I love hearing about your adventures and your insights to life!

  2. Kristel W·June 7, 2017

    You know what I have to say about this????? PURA VIDA!!! I couldn’t have imagined sharing these moments with anyone BUT YOU!!! The way you felt about white water rafting is the way I felt about the zip lining (and my 75 foot free fall 😱). Love you kitty and thank you for sharing your words with us!! Xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Kristel W·June 7, 2017

    OHHHH and don’t forget … you chatted it up with a howler monkey!!! 😜

  4. Tonya Hatfirld·June 7, 2017

    Love it!