Happy (belated) New Moon, wonderfuls! The New Moon Juju is still potent–can you feel it? Woo, this is the first episode in a while. Lots of things have gone down: personally, culturally, socially. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but that’s a good thing. Today, I’m talking to Livia Cohen-Shapiro of Ecstatic … More SS011: Shadow Play, Social Justice, Movement & More with Livia Cohen-Shapiro
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
Just kidding. That’s totally not my tilo. That’s my teacher’s tilo. This is mine: I smuggled her into the country with a few root cuttings, and I’m experimenting with a couple pots around the apartment to see where she does best. Tilo (Justicia pectoralis) is a beautiful, shade-loving shrub that smells like green, grassy vanilla … More Meet My…Tilo!
Wow, things have been popping around here. In a word: transition. From Costa Rica, between apartments, getting established, re-established and uprooted. Life, love, friendships and money have all been morphing and evolving. It’s an exciting time, and a little challenging to stay grounded and keep that sweet peace I cultivated in the tropics.
One unexpected blessing about arriving in the Osa peninsula is that I do not get wifi from the adorable shipping container that I will call home for the next two months. “Does this mean I’ll have to indulge my illicitly procured Game of Thrones habit in full view of others?” I thought immediately. Yes, it … More Better Sex, Better Sleep: Kick Technology Out of Your Bed
While packing for Costa Rica, I remember sitting on my floor picking through my sister’s stash of assorted condoms she brought home from some kind of STD awareness fair at her school. Of course I’ll need condoms, I thought, tossing aside the flavored and expired ones. There will be surfers! There will be traveling outdoorsmen! … More How to Conjure Your Lady Tribe: The Art of Finding Amazing Girlfriends
I love hearing herb nerds talk plants: they talk about them like old friends with whom they’ve had the most fantastic adventures. The plants are animated and temperamental. In many traditions, every type of plant has a spirit–the one that comes to you in a dream to form an alliance, the one you humbly … More 3 Incredibly Useful Tropical Healing Herbs
These past two days have been a battle. I arrived in Puerto Viejo at the beginning of the week, wide-eyed and ready to get to work, so excited to be there and soaking in as much as I could right off the bat. Then, of course, one evening I get sick.
For a long time, I didn’t eat butter. Most of my life, now that I think of it. I was lucky enough to grow up in the 90’s, where the years where I was forming my relationship with food were soaked with fat fear; fat-free yogurt, cereal, salad dressings, granola bars, fruit snacks…all were better … More Glorious Ghee! Cheers to a Fat-Filled Breakfast
I’m unreasonably excited to be hosting this workshop and sharing some ayurvedic tips and tricks to THRIVE this winter. Hope to see you there!