Plant Medicines

Huachuma by Day, Vilca by Night

I dedicated a series of posts to my work with Shamans and Ayahuasca, but there were other influential plant medicines utilized during my stay in the jungle: Huachuma or San Pedro, and Vilca. There was also a light and entertaining Bobinzana ceremony that was filled with laughter and song. In the Peruvian Amazon an alcohol tincture of bobinzana stems…… Continue reading Huachuma by Day, Vilca by Night

Plant Medicines

A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part I

This is the first of a series of posts inspired by my 10-night stay at the SpiritQuest Sanctuary. If you’re new to my blog I recently traveled to Iquitos, Peru to work with Shamans and four plant medicines: Ayahuasca, Huachuma (San Pedro), Bobinzana and Vilca. I didn’t come to this decision lightly. I took the time…… Continue reading A Journey to Stillness, Forgiveness and Love with Mother Ayahuasca – Part I

Jiu-Jitsu

The Roller Coaster that is Jiu-Jitsu

I began my journey with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in June of this year. As a 41 year old woman with no background in martial arts – unless you count a couple semesters of Tai Chi – I knew I was moving into unknown territory. And I was knowingly entering this extremely physical, male-dominated sport as someone with…… Continue reading The Roller Coaster that is Jiu-Jitsu

Guest Post

Guest Post by Kersten of UrbanJane.co: How Nature and Movement Heal Depression

The meaning of the word depression had always been kind of vague to me. I thought that it was a weird state of mind that only really weak people suffered from. People who create problems for themselves. It never crossed my mind that one day I would be one of those weak people who is…… Continue reading Guest Post by Kersten of UrbanJane.co: How Nature and Movement Heal Depression

Neurofeedback

Using Neurofeedback to Biohack and Retrain the Migraine Brain: Act IV

Act I Act II Act III I have 21 NeurOptimal sessions under my belt, and I’m considering going for another 10 sessions. So far I’m experiencing improvements in sleep, I’ve had three lucid dreams, which are extremely cool, and I’m able to relax and meditate with more ease. I want to report that I’m less…… Continue reading Using Neurofeedback to Biohack and Retrain the Migraine Brain: Act IV

Neurofeedback · Nutrition

It’s Paleo Keto Time Again, and Neurofeedback Update

I’m on a mission to retrain both my mind and my body in 2015. I’ll biohack my brain through Neurofeedback, and rehabilitate from years of chronic pain and anxiety. And I’ll get my diet back on track because I believe a less stimulated and inflamed brain will put me at a greater advantage. After researching…… Continue reading It’s Paleo Keto Time Again, and Neurofeedback Update