My 2015 – Year in Review

I am grateful to be alive at this moment and for the all the amazing people, love, and opportunities in my life. 2015 was a benchmark year for me. One of the best in my life. Not because it was easy and filled with joy at every moment, but because I found  my true self and was able to persevere and even …

I Almost Cut My Finger

Welcome February. Following my Rebirth & Renewal 2015 dream journal, January was about organizing. Fortunately I got most of the way caught up with administrative stuff. February is about strategizing. Never again? So (and I don’t start a sentence with the word so lightly) I was cutting some cheese. I’m moving fast because the eggs are already in the pan. …

I missed the Obamacare Deadline

Damn, i missed the Obamacare deadline. Partly because I did not take it seriously and partly because I’ve just finished a successful Kickstarter raise and am now helping the lovely Amelia with her event Rebirth & Renewal 2015. I am told that the first two RnRs were amazing events with 15-20 folks. This one, thanks to Impact Hub Oakland and …

My Basic Spicy Sauerkraut Recipe

Enjoy! I’ve been making this sauerkraut about going on 8 years now.  Always a hit at potlucks. Nice conversation starter. “Oh, do you ferment too?” (~; The recipe for my basic spicy sauerkraut is below. It’s excellent. The secrets are one, use red veggies (cabbage, onions, beets if you like), two, throw in some spicy peppers. IMHO the vast majority of sauerkrauts would be …

The Best Green Moringa Smoothie

Two Father’s Day ago, my friend and colleague Andre Jonson called me and told me to get some moringa fast. Moringa is a superfood from Africa full of nutrients. Dre informed me that Moringa has more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges, and so on. Through trial and error, I developed what I think …

Facebook Throttles Down Organic Reach for Business Pages

If you have experienced a sudden dip in Facebook engagement on your business page, I high recommend this video by Lisa Bloom. Lisa explains five ways you can boost your organic reach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CT_24SaPVA My Experience Several weeks ago, the Facebook page for Pacha’s Pajamas was really rolling. We were posting about 15 photos. The average post was getting 40-60 shares …

50 is the new 30

I sit here contemplating my 50 trips around the sun, enjoying the time to myself, thinking about Melia, my family, friends and colleagues, Pacha, and my personal evolution. I smile, recalling that three months ago, I could not imagine feeling this way at 50 years old. In fact, my plan was to more or less ignore my birthday and pretend it …

Oil Pulling Joins My Morning Routine

Six months, A friend introduced me to oil pulling. She told me that swishing coconut or sesame oil around one’s mouth for 20 minutes pulls heavy metals out of the body and is healthy for the skin. Dr. Mercola wrote a great post about oil pulling earlier this mouth. Ancient Ayurveda texts claim that oil pulling may cure about 30 systemic diseases and even today, it’s …

Evidential Reformation Integrates Science and Spirituality

I almost didn’t make it to Dhyana Hall to see Rinpoche Anam Thubten this morning. I was in my car, several blocks from home and the part of me that doesn’t want to go anywhere, the part of me that doesn’t want to drive, and the part of me that worries about driving my car all appeared at once, compelling me to glide into the turning …

Eddies in a Riverbend as a Powerful Metaphor for Change

I am intrigued by Tom Atlee’s work at the Co-intelligence Institute. I find his ideas about the role of collective wisdom and knowledge in the transition to a more sustainable future extremely compelling, and in particular those about the importance of creating processes that develop our collective intelligence (or co-intelligence) such that we are able to cobble together a future that works …