Social media has hacked the human psyche. Now we are hacking it back!

Social media has hacked the human psyche (this article is about hacking it back) I’ve been looking at my relationship with social media over the last year or so, feeling somewhat perplexed that I may have been tumbling down a black hole. It feels like somehow it scrambles my brain, makes me feel less human, [...]

When we don’t belong anywhere – overcoming loneliness and finding true belonging

I could have sworn I was the only person in the entire universe who didn’t fit in. After 12 different schools as a child, I was, however, an exceedingly good chameleon. I learned to skillfully 'fit' wherever I landed (i.e. mold myself, make myself useful). Fitting is survival. Belonging, however, is what we all yearn [...]

Magical Moments from Conscious Kitchen Workshops, Vancouver Island (photo journal)

I feel in absolute awe of each and every person who showed up here over the last couple of weeks, during the 'Conscious Kitchen' workshops here on Vancouver Island. People from all walks of life, finding the courage just to BE themselves and unleash a bit more of the divine!   Despite adversity and challenges (and [...]

Can Mindfulness in the Kitchen Make the World a Better Place?

You’ve probably already noticed that being happy or peaceful in the kitchen, mysteriously makes your food taste delicious. Well, there is a good reason for it. Our energy infuses into the food we are making. Everything is connected; everything dances (or stagnates) around and through us. The mind wanders, thoughts arise. How we are being; the [...]

Turtle Spirit Animal Guide – courage, staying true to your path, longevity & wisdom

It was the winter of 2001. The warmth of the Maui sunlight bathed every cell of my body as my bare feet walked gently across the golden morning sand. My heart cracked wide open, overwhelmed divine beauty, tasting a moment of heaven. My breath deepened as I dipped into the cool waters of the Pacific [...]

What wild animals can teach us about stepping out of the mind and into the heart

‘How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when [...]