My recent trip to Tamarindo, CR made me think about the meaning of the phrase Pura Vida, which is unique to Costa Rica. Pura Vida is translated to mean “pure life” and is originally from a Mexican film “Pura Vida!” released in 1956. Pura Vida can be used as a greeting, a goodbye, or even as a response to the question “How are you?” It is an affirmation for living a good life, a sweet life, that is full of happiness and simplicity. Watch my vlog for more about the richness of life that I experienced during my recent trip.
G. K. Hunter
George Kamana Hunter is the Director of the PBS Documentary Sakura & Pearls: Healing from World War II, which exclusively captures a special meeting between US Pearl Harbor Attack Survivors and Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors at Pearl Harbor. He is the Author of Healing Our Bloodlines: The 8 Realizations of Generational Liberation, a guidebook on how to break free from the cycles of abuse. It was inspired by his 20 years of working with clients, including true stories from Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Native American Veterans, the homeless, immigrant families and Irish Americans who descended from the Potato Famine. It was written for people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. When he's not making movies, writing books, or giving inspirational talks, he can be found surfing pristine waves in Hawaii and throughout the Americas. View all posts by G. K. Hunter