30 November

How do you know if your shaman is legit?

How do you know if your shaman is legit?

This is of prime importance.  If you decide to drink traditional medicine, it is essential to have the right administration.  This needs the right person (with the right lineage), at the right place, and with the right intention. To get the most out of it, and to keep safe, you want this to be a conscious journey from preparation on-wards. […]

23 November

Why drink Ayahuasca? What to expect from it.

Why drink Ayahuasca?  What to expect from it.

Why is ‘alternative’ healing becoming such a big thing in the West?  What’s happened with conventional pharmaceuticals?  Why do we seek something to take the pain away over and over again (not just pharmaceuticals, drink, drugs, sex, addictions)..?  Why do we get so caught up and cranky in the first place?.. Because we need help, […]

17 November

Jungle Pains

Jungle Pains

With the rains, so my frustrations eased. Without the pain, these messages I may not heed. With every challenge there is some gold. Find the truth that before was untold. Work with your pain and free your mind. The body is our greatest tool to the soul.   Bites, nuances, pain and fear, this is […]

13 November

What I’ve learnt on a Plant Dieta

What I’ve learnt on a Plant Dieta

Before I embarked on this adventure to diet with a plant, i.e. the drinking of a medicine produced by boiling its bark (or other part of the plant/tree depending on the medicine prescribed for you); I had no idea what I was getting myself in for. I knew there would be plant ceremonies with the […]

14 September

Ayahuasca Adventure

Ayahuasca Adventure

So finally I’ve booked it.  My trip to the Amazonian rain forest in Peru for this ayahuasca adventure.  4 weeks, just me, myself and I; set with the intention to unwind, deprogram and realign to who I say I choose to be.  Thanking and leaving the past now not useful parts behind me.. Over the […]

31 January

Mother Ayahuasca, round 5

Mother Ayahuasca, round 5

Coming back to the subject of ceremony with medicine, I’ve heard of a few cases of whimsical usage of the medicine and thus some perspectives to be tainted.  Of course, it’s not going to be for everyone and it’s important that you must know your Shaman is someone you can trust – word of mouth […]

11 September

Brilliant Buckwheat

Brilliant Buckwheat

Why it’s Brilliant: Gluten free Complete, vegan protein (contains all essential amino acids) Iron, zinc, manganese and magnesium rich (essential minerals) Makes excellent pancakes (taste and consistency) Easy to digest Buckwheat, NOT a member of the wheat or grasses family but actually related to rhubarb or sorrel, the parts of it generally eaten are it’s triangular […]

17 May

Make your own hemp milk

Make your own hemp milk

Hemp is a legal, non-psychoactive* cousin of marijuana.  Some of the benefits of ingesting Hemp: One of very few vegan sources of complete protein (and is easy to digest) Has balanced omega 3 and omega 6 profile (very important especially if you’ve dry skin, sore joins and/or high cholesterol) Contains the highest amount of essential […]

10 March

Turmeric, the wonder spice

Turmeric, the wonder spice

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties for thousands of years.  It’s a relative of ginger and can come in its fresh root form or more commonly as a dried powder.  Both the oil and the yellow-orange pigment (curcumin) parts of tumeric have been much researched and have been found […]

11 February

Plant Medicines: Ayahuasca

Plant Medicines:  Ayahuasca

The ayahuasca vine comes from the Amazon and is a plant medicine used alongside a shamanic ceremony to help people see past and let go of their issues.  It can be deeply powerful and purgative and if it’s something you’re open to, it can show you life in a whole different way.  Enabling an individual […]