To The Gentleman Who Kindly Informed Me of the Amount of Calories in My Candy Purchase

On the way home from an amazing day of biking around town, ping pong, and a couple beers with my man, I found myself in the mood for something a little sweet. The plan for the rest of the evening was fabulous: Africa on Netflix, a cool bottle of sake, and maybe some hanky panky … More To The Gentleman Who Kindly Informed Me of the Amount of Calories in My Candy Purchase

How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

It’s almost here! Saturday, June 21–the first day of summer, or the summer solstice–marks the day with the most hours of sunlight; from here on out, the days get shorter as we wind down to the winter solstice. Ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Incas, Druids, and many other ancient cultures revered equinoxes and solstices, building megalithic structures to … More How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Confession of an Herbalist’s Intern: Part One

A lot of people back home are wondering what exactly it is I’m doing here right now. Officially, I’m helping Rachel Thomas–an incredibly knowledgeable, experienced herbalist and spiritual healer here in Puerto Viejo, and the director/owner of Hidden Garden Wellness Center–with admin and retreat business. Unofficially, I’m learning about a little thing we decided to … More Confession of an Herbalist’s Intern: Part One