Earth Day, Earth Week, Earth Life

2020-05-07T01:02:29+00:00April 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have always wanted to be a part of a revolution. I am a child of environmental activists and I can remember sitting down with my father and asking him to tell me stories about fighting against nuclear power in the seventies. I was so eager to know the feeling of full immersion in a cause [...]

Spring within a Pandemic

2020-04-15T22:41:48+00:00April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello beautiful souls. I hope this message finds you well. It is with a tender heart and meandering mind that I share with you some useful resources for the present time. Firstly, however this spring season and pandemic has and continues to affect you please know that, no matter how you feel right now, you are [...]

Winter

2020-05-07T01:07:21+00:00February 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Feeling into winter. We are in the true depth of winter now and I can feel it in my bones. When the cold air flows over my bare skin and exposed face in the cold ocean, I feel my aliveness. In Tofino, a real moist west coast cold resides in the environment. I have noticed that [...]

Autumn Recipe

2019-12-18T05:41:57+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Pumpkin pie Mix: 1 med pumpkin (steamed until soft or baked) ½ cup maple syrup 1 Tbs. pumpkin spice (or ½ tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and ¼ tsp. nutmeg) ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ cup psyllium husk or blended chia seeds ½ cup cashews soaked and blended until smooth or the cream of 1 [...]

Autumn Inspiration

2019-12-18T17:36:48+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autumn season is the season of harvest, where we receive the growth the growth of spring and summer. "the seeds we have sown, now we shall reap" ~Elson M. Haas Autumn is the season of gathering natures products before winters rest. Fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains are in abundance. As a symbol of harvest and Halloween/Samhain [...]

Late Summer Recipe

2019-12-18T04:57:35+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Baked Yam fries w/chives and cashew aioli Cashew sauce 1 cup cashews soaked for 30 min ¼ cup lemon juice salt to taste 1 clove roasted garlic if tolerable Yams large yams backed for 30-45 min at 350 degrees F with 1 Tbs. coconut or avocado oil handful of chives to sprinkle on top little sprinkle [...]

Late Summer

2019-12-18T04:45:40+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Late summer is a time for slowing down after the outward and expansive summer. This season is an opportunity to do grounding practices, spend more time indoors, shift eating patterns to warming and nurturing while connecting to the element of earth. Represented by the organs of Spleen and Stomach, this is the idea time to heal [...]

The heart, the bitter flavour and summer

2019-07-30T06:45:51+00:00July 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The summer season is associated with the bitter flavour. Cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower and broccoli, are categorized within this vegetable family. Some other common bitter foods are: coffee, dark chocolate (cacao), kale, dandelion, grapefruit, green tea, rhubarb, turmeric, hibiscus, and endive. The bitter taste stimulates digestion and has a descending, drying, and draining quality. Used in [...]

What is Acupuncture?

2019-07-14T20:37:58+00:00July 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy, which has been refined of the past 5000 years to presently integrate elements of contemporary western biomedical knowledge. As a system of medicine, TCM employs a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, to treat a diversity of ailments. Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi [...]

Summer Recipe

2019-07-12T22:28:56+00:00July 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stay cool and nourished this summer. Cooling Asparagus Miso Mint Soup w/radish and green onion lime relish 2 bunches of Asparagus steamed lightly 1 liter veg or bone broth 1 Tbs of miso (add after heating soup) 1/2 cup mint Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor heat soup on the stove pot then [...]