Alexis O’Reilly: Pura Vida in Costa Rica

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Season 1, Episode 6: Alexis O'Reilly

After Alexis O’Reilly and her family literally became sick from the effects of workplace marginalization and a sedentary lifestyle in the States, what started off as a 1-year sabbatical ended up with the family discovering the health and wellness they desperately craved in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Alexis is now an Integrative Health & Wellness Coach in Nosara, Costa Rica. This new role connects various facets of wellness that many individuals need in terms of education, motivation, and advocacy to find success. Today, her coaching has helped many clients transform their lives by being a supportive mentor and wellness advocate to help women feel their best through food and lifestyle changes.

Alexis’ Blaxit Blueprint:

1. Pay Attention to the Signs: While Alexis and her husband had achieved success in their chosen professions, the stress of their lifestyle began taking a toll on their health. The birth of their son served as the impetus for a re-evaluation of what was important in life.

2. Turn Your Mess Into Your Message: Once in Costa Rica, Alexis re-evaluated the foods she and her family consumed. Her research led her to become a successful integrated health and wellness coach.

3. Perfecting the Pivot: Due to the pandemic, Alexis has pivoted her business model into a virtual one and expanded her clientele and offerings. In 2021, she plans to open a multi-purpose facility in Costa Rica offering her own herbal and botanical ingredients onsite while hosting retreats in partnership with plant medicine practitioners, along with physical and mental health wellness professionals.

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Chrishan Wright is the visionary behind Blaxit Global—an influential platform inspiring and empowering the African diaspora to embrace a life abroad. As the dynamic host of the Blaxit Global Podcast, Chrishan amplifies the stories of Black expats, weaving a narrative that transcends boundaries.

Chrishan's impact extends far beyond the podcast, as she's become a sought-after freelance journalist and speaker. Her compelling insights have garnered attention from media outlets including The New York Times, HuffPost, PBS, InStyle Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, Travel Noire, and more. As a speaker, she brings a unique perspective on the intersection of culture, identity, and the transformative power of relocation.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Chrishan is a devoted mother to two adult children. Fueling her passion for exploration, she embarked on her own journey, leaving the United States in 2023 to call Lisbon, Portugal, home. Chrishan's story is not just about relocation; it's a testament to the profound impact of embracing change and finding empowerment in the global tapestry of life. Join Chrishan on this transformative journey and let her experiences inspire your own adventure abroad.

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