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
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
I for one have mastered the art of getting in my own way. I wasn’t born with this gift. But I wonder if self-sabotaging traits can be re-gifted through DNA, learned by example in the home, or if it takes both nature and nurture. I’ve heard that we are the average of the people we…… Continue reading Do You Have a Black Belt in Self-Sabotage?
Before I share journal entries on my travels to Peru to work with Shamans and plant medicines, I wanted to explain why I felt so drawn to Ayahuasca. At 41 years of age I had had enough of the medically and socially acceptable, traditional and alternative methods to relieving chronic pain, depression and anxiety – many…… Continue reading What Called Me to Ayahuasca
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
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
NeurOptimal was a wonderful experience; thirty 40-minute sessions allowed my mind to relax and temporarily let go of irritations. Sometimes it wasn’t enough to break through my monkey mind, but I was always glad I went. And I loved the increase in lucid dreams. Now I’d like to relax both mind and body, more specifically the areas…… Continue reading How I Plan on Relaaaxing
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?
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
While I waited to meet with the Neurotherapist today, I re-read a section of “The Migraine Revolution” I especially love because it reminds me of the “migraines advocates” I’ve come across online, some of which have bullied me for thinking outside their box: