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Cacao Recipe

Ceremonial Cacao Recipe: Aether A Ceremonial Cacao Recipe Contest I’ve decided to enter a contest by Cacao Lab for the Fifth Element Blend of  “Aether.”  I am so excited to share my recipe with you! I love creating nourishing recipes with my ceremonial cacao. I like to think of any time we ingest something as a chance to use “food as medicine.” With cacao this is especially amazing because cacao acts as a vasodilator. Which means that your body can have a greater access to the medicinal potency of your ingredients. If you are a looking for an incredible source of ceremonial cacao, check out Cacao Lab ❤️  The Fifth Element-Cacao Recipe So what is Aether? Aether can be described as the invisible energy that connects all… No big deal right?  For this blend I wanted to highlight the mushrooms Lion’s Mane and Reishi for their supernatural ability to heal and nourish the body and brain, grounding us through the mycelial network. What one could visualize as the physical manifestation of aether 🌌  Reishi calms …

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Radiant Oil

Radiant Oil Radiant Oil was created with a lot of LOVE. Firstly, thank you so much for your support, it really means a lot to me to support this passion of sharing natural skin health and nourishment.  If you are interested, see my Etsy shop. Our skin is radiant. Our bodies are radiant. We glow from the inside out. I believe that we have spent way too much time critiquing our beautiful vessels. Now is the time to honor our brilliance, our true radiance. My approach to health, and by direct correlation, happy skin, is to nourish first from the inside out. What I found works best is good hydration, a healthy diet, and movement. We can also nourish ourselves from the outside in by being very selective about what we put on the skin. Oil has long been a sacred tool for overall skin health and nourishment. “The Sanskrit word for oil, sneha, means love. Being saturated with oil is believed to have a similar effect as being filled with love. Abhyanga is the …

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Human Design for Everyone

Human Design for Everyone I want to make Human Design available for EVERYONE. As someone who is in the realm of wellness, I feel it is my responsibility to create offerings that are available for as many people as possible. A common theme I am seeing a lot is a pay barrier. I think wellness people should get paid what they feel they deserve but often this creates a barrier for people who want access to health but are not able to afford it. It is my hope through my various offerings to help as many people as possible  have access to this information so that they can continue to shine. One way I am doing this is by offering donation based Human Design Readings. I am inspired by the Yoga with Adriene model of sharing free content on Youtube and having some offerings and membership along the way. Why Human Design? Human Design has really shifted  the way I see myself in this world. From digging deep into human design I understand that I …

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Overcoming Negative Thinking

Some Personal Reflections on Negative Thinking We are biologically hardwired to think negatively, it has helped us survive as a species to contemplate the “worst possible situation” and to find an alternate life saving path. We call this mechanism the Negativity Bias. This inherit bias is helpful in some situations but not…every situation…all the time. This bias can keep us in a perpetual state of negative thinking which affects how we feel, our energies, how we show up in the world, our health and so much more. To learn more check out this article.  We reflect the world we were brought up in If we were raised in a house hold of “negative Nancy’s” and “Ned’s?”, then chances are we might have received some “programming” to carry similar negative thinking patterns from our environment.But guess what…our brain is neuroplastic and we can change the expressions of our genes (hello epigenetics) through changing our environment. The most immediate environment being our bodies and our minds. If we were raised to think a certain way, we can …

Our Favorite Hiking 🥾 Snacks

Hello Healthy hiking snacks 👋 When you are on the trail you should always bring some tasty snacks to help sustain your body. Your body needs fuel and wants to be fed…clean. Clean ingredients so it can thrive and carry you on the trail.   I always have my day pack ready with a protein bar just in case I do an impromptu hike but I typically like to plan my snacks ahead, especially for longer hikes. These are a few of our favorite things 💧 🌺 Chia Gel Drink This one is great…hydrating and full of Omega 3s, which are so nourishing and anti-inflammatory. Chia is a great way to balance our Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. It’s ideal to strive for a 1:1 ratio of 3’s:6’s, but our modern diet is all about those Omega 6’s. But then Mama chia came along to save the day. This amazingly refreshing drink is great for hikes and long days in the sun.  I use an old GT’s kombucha bottle for this. You will need… …

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Leaning into Yoga

I have been on my Yoga journey for a small period of my life but it has transformed me beyond my own recognition of myself. It was knocking at my spiritual door for many years and it was only recently that I decided to open that door and let that reconnecting with spirit in. This past summer, I decided to to delve into Yoga Teacher Training with Detroit Yoga Lab.   This was actually the same studio I took my first real yoga class from.   Let me take you back, I was a graduate student at Wayne State in the Fine Arts Department and my room mate invited me to sign up for a week of yoga. It was a great move for me at that period of my life and left a strong imprint in my memory. calm peacefulness noticing my body in space and time realizing that the body needs to be respected I felt so rested that I fell asleep during the class. As someone who has always been a high …