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

Interview

I Share My Work with Shamans and Ayahuasca on the Natural Born Alchemist Podcast

A very special Thank You to Alex of the Natural Born Alchemist Podcast for inviting me to share a little bit about myself and my journey to wellness with Mother Ayahuasca. Listen here: Episode 90: Jasmine’s Vision. More information about Alex and his podcast: This podcast will bring together people that could be considered naturally born…… Continue reading I Share My Work with Shamans and Ayahuasca on the Natural Born Alchemist Podcast

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

Neurofeedback

Giving Neurofeedback Another Go for Chronic Headache, Anxiety and Migraine

In “Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How You Can Heal,” Donna Jackson Nakazawa describes different methods one can utilize to rehabilitate after suffering trauma (for example, abandonment, neglect, living with an alcoholic and their enabler, witnessing physical abuse or being ridiculed or invalidated by a parent, etc). One method that jumped…… Continue reading Giving Neurofeedback Another Go for Chronic Headache, Anxiety and Migraine

Health

Could my Chronic Headaches and Migraines be Chronic Lyme?

I’ve questioned this for many years, but after having my first Live Blood Analysis mere curiosity is turning into action. I’m researching local Lyme specialists to rule out Lyme or other tick-borne illnesses and co-infections. Although I’m finding long-term antibiotics to be the typical treatment, I will continue on my mission to heal my gut…… Continue reading Could my Chronic Headaches and Migraines be Chronic Lyme?

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