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Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 4

Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 4

Mother Ayahuasca came right out and asked me: "Do you know what you need to do?" I responded: "Yes, I'm to heal myself so that I may heal others." She told me that our work this time was complete and that I could relax and enjoy the ceremony.
Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 3

Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 3

I understood that these guides were souls that had previously had many human experiences. I also understood that at some point, when my human work is complete—in this lifetime or another—that I will join them.

Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 2

Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 2

I kept asking Mother Ayahuasca if I was failing and doing the ceremony "wrong." I asked for her help. I was so tired. I tried to stay awake and not lay down. I so badly just wanted the ceremony to end and to go to bed.
Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 1

Adventures with Mother Ayahuasca Part 1

We all sat outside in two circles. There were 16 people in our retreat group plus most of the support staff joined us. We were each armed with a bucket, an empty glass, and two 2.5L bottles of water. You could feel everyone's nerves...
Roasted Veggies with Tahini Drizzle

Roasted Veggies with Tahini Drizzle

Determined to make a simple knockoff of the Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl from The Alamo Drafthouse at home, I whipped up this delightful roasted veggie dish. Not only did it satisfy my craving for veggies but I made it a sheet pan recipe!
Unpacking the TGIF Mentality

Unpacking the TGIF Mentality

There have been a few seasons in my life where I was working a job I disliked and felt as if someone else owned me and my time. Does this sound familiar? If so, I don’t blame you for looking forward to the weekend. 
Siete Thin Crust Pizza

Siete Thin Crust Pizza

What do you do when you have provolone and pepperoni in your fridge? You make pizzas. Duh. And as luck would have it, I found myself not only with pizza-y meat and cheese, but I also had some Siete Almond Flour Tortillas on hand and knew they'd make the perfect thin crust.
Why I'm NOT Going Keto

Why I'm NOT Going Keto

After discussing keto with my functional medicine doctor as well as my friend Elle Russ, author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution, it was recommended that due to my hypothyroidism (and recent bloodwork) that I hold off a bit before going full keto and instead stick with a basic paleo diet.
Healing Suppressed Pain from an Absent Father

Healing Suppressed Pain from an Absent Father

Like a Russian nesting doll, the smallest doll (my child self) experienced a pain that my innocent mind couldn't understand. As that core doll got concealed inside each new doll (as I grew up), each new version of me carried that childhood pain within.
How to Level up with Journaling

How to Level up with Journaling

In my eyes, journaling rides that fine line between simple self-help tool and controlled-tumbling-down-the-rabbit-hole-of-life woo. So whether you're a little of the former or the latter, hang tight because there are some takeaways for all of you here.
The Perfect Matcha Latte (Plus a Giveaway!)

The Perfect Matcha Latte (Plus a Giveaway!)

I did it, friends! I finally mastered the most perfect matcha latte recipe that you can make at home! It's delicious, nutritious, and best yet—can be made in minutes.
Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Let me start by saying I love breakfast, and I have no shame in admitting that I’ve eaten breakfast food for every meal of my day on more than one occasion. My go-to favorite is eggs over medium paired with bacon and avocado—but sometimes it’s fun to be a little indulgent. Sometimes you just need pancakes.