I'm honored to be speaking at Baltimore Yoga Village April 23 via Skype. Along with Jim Sanders, founder and director of Tonkiri, a centre for healing and the study of medicinal plants. Jim is also a documentary filmmaker and photographer; you can watch a beautiful film he made on Tonkiri's website: http://www.tonkiri.ca/
The event will also feature a community discussion on personal and planetary healing. Participants can enjoy tea, yoga, meditation, healing rooms, and mushroom cultivation tips from Mushroom Life.
The gathering is part of Bloom Network's current theme, Planet Medicine, about humanity's relationship with the plant kingdom.
More event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484596841745477/
I just started doing social media for this amazing company a friend of mine runs, Ojai Energetics. They make CBD products that are sourced from hemp plants imported from Europe. This means they can be ordered from any state in the U.S. If you have friends and family who are looking for optimal health and have been curious about CBD, this would make fantastic holiday gifts!
You can order online at http://ojaienergetics.com . Type in the code in the image below to get a discount. P.S. the tincture tastes like rainbows, I'm not kidding. There are superfoods in the tincture that potentiate the effects of the CBD. Science.
Will Kleidon is the CEO. He has been studying plant oils for many years, and is devoted to making a business that supports people and the planet. He created a patented process that encases the oil in water bubbles, so your body can absorb much more of the oil than it otherwise would be able to before it passes through your liver. His team is developing how to target delivery of CBD + other plant extracts to specific systems in your body. This is what happens when smart hippies become CEO's.
Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if you'd like to stay tuned in. I believe in the power of this company to assist with the legalization movement and bring safe access to people.
I've been fascinated at learning the FDA's rules for what can and can't be said about nutritional supplements. I think marijuana will be legalized by the U.S. very soon, but it's astonishing to see the difference between how pharmaceutical research is financed and supported by the government, in comparison to whole natural plants. I mean, I know all this already but getting into the nitty gritty details and having to think about it every time I write online about why CBD is a helpful natural chemical for people's bodies... is another thing entirely.
I hope you'll scoop some of these up and give them a try, and let us know what you think!
For the love of plants,
rites of passage walking into the business and media worlds this month
- drafted my first contracts
- consultations with lawyers
- conflict resolution (oh my goodness have i had experience with that over the past few years. it's an interesting exercise in learning how to be very careful and conscious with what one says, and knowing how to communicate appropriate boundaries.)
- interviews with amazing shamanic brothers
- partnership meetings and strategy
- watching media for research, not inspiration
- emerging from my subculture bubbles of avant-garde, experimental, and activism, to be more receptive to learning other vocabulary and concept structures
When I first decided to resign as a professional classical pianist and work in the visual arts, I wrote a mini-proposal for a museum of artists working with art and technology, that would feature a biannual exhibit of interior environment design, where an interior architect, a materials scientist, a psychologist, and an artist would collaborate to showcase new materials and explore the creative possibilities of innovative spaces. What I'm actually doing now is far more complex and larger scale, but shares the interdisciplinary aspect, and the day-to-day tasks of a director.
A big part of my currents projects' focus is the built environment and its impact on ecological systems' and humans' health. One big thing shifted - I did not go through formal education to learn skills. Because of that, or because of destiny, I developed an awareness of what is going on in the world, outside of formalized containers and industrialized career fields. So I'm choosing more practical and less abstract applications of my synthesizing creator mind. I never thought I would follow such an unconventional path, nor that learning could actually be brutal, terrifying, and kinds of difficult I didn't even know existed. At the end, I get self-appointed rainbow stripes ;P
I still wish I'd learned how to write like people learn to in college though. I should probably backtrack on that one.