transformative travel

LESSONS AT VARANASI: Reflecting on life and death in India’s most sacred city

LESSONS AT VARANASI: Reflecting on life and death in India’s most sacred city

Wrapped in a white sari, she sat cross-legged on her paper thin mat waiting to die. The solemn look on her deeply creased face complemented...
April 2, 2015 × 0 comments

permaculture / gardening

DIGGING IN THE DIRT: Understanding the garden as a gateway to the soul

DIGGING IN THE DIRT: Understanding the garden as a gateway to the soul

Digging in the dirt has the ability to be a gateway to your soul. It can open you up to possibilities, unleash your imagination and...
April 1, 2015 × 1 comment

alternative therapies

SHAMANIC HEALING: Opening the mind’s eye

SHAMANIC HEALING: Opening the mind’s eye

In November of 2009 I spent ten days in a Peruvian jungle where I took part in a series of four ceremonies in which over 40 people...
March 31, 2015 × 0 comments

mind-body

BODYWORK: Using the mind, the limbs and the organs to heal from trauma or sickness

BODYWORK: Using the mind, the limbs and the organs to heal from trauma or sickness

“It can perhaps be conjectured that unresolved trauma is responsible for a majority of the illnesses of modern mankind.”...
March 30, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

LOVE IS AN ISLAND: “Entire of itself,” open to all

LOVE IS AN ISLAND: “Entire of itself,” open to all

It’s a human condition to feel we have to do something in order to deserve good things. That’s what inhabiting the apex...
March 28, 2015 × 0 comments

quotations

FUNNY FRIENDSHIP QUOTES: Some of the funniest quotations about friendship

FUNNY FRIENDSHIP QUOTES: Some of the funniest quotations about friendship

Some of the best things in life are our friends—exactly why we love them as much as we do. We share secrets with them, have pretend...
March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

HOW TO INTERPRET DREAMS: 7 keys to gain guidance from your inner self

HOW TO INTERPRET DREAMS: 7 keys to gain guidance from your inner self

    Someone is chasing me! I cannot recognize who it is, but I am scared…I am so scared… Thankfully, I wake up… A...
March 26, 2015 × 3 comments

mindful living

BARELY THERE: Living naturally without clothes

BARELY THERE: Living naturally without clothes

My family and my very close friends well know my decades-long relationship to clothes—I am not a comfortable carrier of textiles....
March 25, 2015 × 0 comments

transformative travel

HOMAGE TO THE SAHARA: Much more than just sand dunes and desert

HOMAGE TO THE SAHARA: Much more than just sand dunes and desert

Hollywood had taught me to think of the Sahara as an immense waste of endless sand dunes, unbearably hot by day and freezing cold...
March 24, 2015 × 0 comments