Getting Your Sh*t Together

The other night I had one of those future-thinking explosions. It started out as a clear, rational idea in my head and a couple of harmless questions my inner voice of reason answered. Some of my best thinking happens in the shower, so I felt pretty stable. By the time I dried off, I wasContinue reading “Getting Your Sh*t Together”

Animism, The View of Energy in Everything

Animism is to see life in everything, to feel the pulse in everything. It’s not technically a religion, but it is a belief. Many shamanic cultures hold this belief. Like other beliefs, animism is a lens for perceiving life. Here’s a glance at how this viewpoint can be transformative and change the way we engageContinue reading “Animism, The View of Energy in Everything”

A Full Moon Over Morocco

A man noticed us depart the city bus with bags and baffled looks. My friend and classmate from Leeds, Simon, was immediately gracious for the man’s offer to escort us to our hostel. A feeling that possessed me with the assertiveness of a demon retreated Simon as we headed in the direction of the MedinaContinue reading “A Full Moon Over Morocco”

Can Personal Growth Be Reversed?

So often when we talk about growth it’s about progress. It’s cycles, restarting, letting go, living, learning. But like other life maintenance, what happens when we feel stuck, burnt out, or as though we are reverting back to old ways? Can growth be reversed?  One of the most discouraging experiences for me is when IContinue reading “Can Personal Growth Be Reversed?”

A Day in The Sacred Valley

Looking around on the bus, there seemed to be a cyclone of ailments. One woman had an oxygen bag while many others had acupuncture needles spiking out from their heads like enlightened porcupines. The woman in the seat across the aisle from me complimented my hat saying she never wears them because they don’t lookContinue reading “A Day in The Sacred Valley”

Self Healing is Your Superpower

Before we slip on our super-suits, I think it’s important to determine what self-healing is not. Self-healing does not mean you’re rejecting of the modern medical model. To be a self-healer is not to take on your health and wellbeing all on your own. For some people, visiting a doctor has become increasingly impersonal whetherContinue reading “Self Healing is Your Superpower”

4 Ways to Cope With Change

As you’ve probably noticed, the world has recently seen some of the biggest, most drastic changes in decades. Congratulations, you’ve made it! What are your secrets to adapting to the changes? I’ll share 4 of mine.  From personal experience and wisdom from teachers, I bring you ways to gracefully move through constant changes and buildContinue reading “4 Ways to Cope With Change”

Ayahuasca in the Amazon: Healing Through Plant Medicine and Sacred Ceremony

I embarked on one of the most important excursions of my life, and it was perhaps the greatest experience of my life so far. Over the last couple of years I noticed I’d dream about being given a plastic cup of dark, earthy liquid to drink. Sometimes in the dream my vision would become distorted,Continue reading “Ayahuasca in the Amazon: Healing Through Plant Medicine and Sacred Ceremony”

How to Recognize & Relieve Your Imposter Feelings

“Imposter Syndrome” has recently been brought to my attention, and I must say, I feel a bit seen. By the sound of it, I imagine a dramatic reveal that all along everyone had been bamboozled. Maybe like in Scooby Doo when the crew pulls the mask off of the villain and the mystery is solved.Continue reading “How to Recognize & Relieve Your Imposter Feelings”