The Parts that Hide

I am deep in meditation.  There are four women surrounding me. My hands are chained. I want to get away from them. I’m terrified at the way they look and smell and talk. They have old crinkly skin and harsh raspy voices. “We have all been married and we have all been divorced and you […]

The Plant Medicine Path Part 2

At the age of 12, I was placed in a back brace and asked to try and live like a normal teenager, which was next to impossible. To me, this brace represented my suppressed childhood, where everything had to be shoved in – all of the secrets, lies and abuse of my family being shoved […]

The Plant Medicine path – Part 1

"You sick?" the shaman asks. He’s looking at me, his ancient dark eyes peering into my soul. I stutter for a second, trying to figure out how to explain, grappling with the difficulty of separating pain and sickness. "Hmmm. Well, I've got scoliosis in my spine, suppressed sexual abuse from my childhood, and I was [...]

Pele’s Play

ACT I- As soon as I arrived in Hawaii I knew that I had a calling to go see the lava. The lava exists in an active volcano on the Big Island. It’s the youngest island and so all of the plants and land are relatively “new” compared to the rest of the earth. To [...]

Maderas Life

If you would have told me two and a half years ago I would find myself living on a beach in Central America, healing rock stars and world famous yogi’s and wanderers from around the world, I would have never believed you. Coming to this community has forever changed me, in exactly the ways I [...]