How gardening can prevent abusive environments

So I was driving home from one of the school gardens I work in, deep in thought about "Figaro," a certain Fig tree we transplanted last week (The kids gave him that name). I'm often deep in thought after leaving this particular garden because it needs so much work. Since I only visit it once a … Continue reading How gardening can prevent abusive environments

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Praising the life of the man who inspired this blog

I haven't written in a while because I have been dealing with a life changing event: the death of my uncle, two days before Christmas. You ever meet people who are so out there and full of life? Well, he was one of those vibrant, high energy kind of people and to imagine someone like … Continue reading Praising the life of the man who inspired this blog

Tips for successful at-home kombucha brewing

I don't have kids yet (other than my five-year-old cat), but brewing Kombucha feels like being a mother because I have been keeping a sensitive life form alive and as a result, I have become very protective of my SCOBYs. I don't think I've cared about many things more than I care about the health and well being of my SCOBYs. … Continue reading Tips for successful at-home kombucha brewing

First Batch of Kombucha

Over the past three weeks I've been brewing my own Kombucha. I tried to grow my own SCOBY from a GT's bottle of original Kombucha about a month ago, but it didn't work. I told myself that I would try to brew it that way and if it didn't work then I would buy a SCOBY. So I bought this medium … Continue reading First Batch of Kombucha

Releasing the Need

Earlier this year I met Louise Hay in the form of books and audio recordings. She has quickly become the most influential spiritual guide in my life. She's not too ethereal and mystic or preachy and badgering. She's just straightforward and funny without trying. My kind of lady. Anyway, this past weekend I was thinking about … Continue reading Releasing the Need

Master Cleanse a.k.a. Lemonade Cleanse Preparation

It is Lemonade Cleanse eve for me tonight as I just finished a cup of laxative tea in preparation for the storm tomorrow. The night before you start the lemonade cleanse, you drink an herbal laxative tea and as I drank my tea, I had some thoughts. I have sort of been dreading this day … Continue reading Master Cleanse a.k.a. Lemonade Cleanse Preparation

Why you need to be making Kombucha

I went to UC Santa Cruz for my undergraduate study and if you know Santa Cruz, California, you know that this is a hub of hippies, greenery, and organic health foods. I was in my early twenties, on my own, exploring all sorts of new things, but just by being in Santa Cruz, exploring health … Continue reading Why you need to be making Kombucha