Live With All Your Heart – Testimonials

Live with all your HEART… in COSTA RICA

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In February of 2018, we launched our first Live with All Your Heart event in Costa Rica. It was a fabulous experience for all involved and the participants gained valuable personal and professional information along with having a splendid time in a tropical paradise. Here are just a few of the excerpts that are taken from their testimonials. We really appreciated:


  • The flexibility of the speakers

  • Having such direct contact/access to the speakers

  • I loved the mix of mindfulness, nutrition, connectedness, etc.

  • The menu planning ideas

  • Motivational, evidenced-based information

The event we offered in 2018 will be generally replicated in 2019 with some powerful additions. In 2019 we are honored to also host Susan Benigas, Executive Director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Here are a few more comments from our participants of February 2018. We really valued:

  • All the networking that was available

  • One on one dialogues with all the presenters

  • Opportunities for making new friends

  • Panel discussions

  • Pleasant environment

  • Scientific, literature-based information

We were honored and thrilled to hear from Loma Linda University, who granted the CME credits, that the 2018 Costa Rica program received the highest evaluations of any of their programs. We are excited to repeat this stellar outcome in 2019. Join us for this Working-Vacation opportunity.

Wrapping this up with a few more comments from our satisfied participants. We welcomed:

  • The small-group dynamics

  • The splendid atmosphere

  • Our group…it was fantastic

  • The size and the make-up of the conference. It allowed for plentiful extra one-on-one time with all presenters


Some additional feedback from participants…

Living with all your Heart is one of those special events I’ll always remember. The cutting edge information shared by the faculty, the wonderful friendships made and a fabulous resort on an idyllic beach contributed to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. GO! You won’t be disappointed! 

Brenda Morris, Lifestyle Change Agent CHIP Facilitator

Kevin and I were truly blessed to spend a magical week at Sugar Beach with an outstanding faculty for a vacation with a purpose – it was both inspirational and rejuvenating! What a treat to be able to spend time allowing for in-depth discussions in such a beautiful environment. The retreat was organized by an experienced faculty balancing cutting-edge learning, discussion, contemplation and recreation. I highly recommend bringing your spouse or someone special in your life – sharing this experience together will be unforgettable.

Meagan Gregga MD


This Retreat/Workshop was a life-changing opportunity to Live and Learn Lifestyle Medicine with the experts in paradise! Experiencing this together as a couple strengthened our marriage and our resolve to make our own lifestyle changes. These memorable 7 days accomplished what 3 yrs of exercise could not do: that is understanding how lifestyle can change the body, mind and spirit!

Lisa Ferrence MD John Ferrence DMD 

Absolutely amazing trip! Gorgeous nature, excitingng adventures, mindful moments, enlightening speeches and great people. Memorable experiences and posi ve feelings to help us flourish.
Renato Baena MD
Marina J. Barros, Judge

Sao Paulo, Brazil