I consider myself a spiritual person—a description of myself I was reluctant to express for many years, because I believed that in claiming to be spiritual I was lacking humility. 

Recently, I’ve seen many people from my ‘spiritual’ communities attaching

By the time I arrived in AA in September 2001, I had been in rehab three times, a halfway house, a psychiatric hospital and had still found myself on my knees—strung out—on a street corner—crying to a police officer. I …

Incredibly and miraculously, ayahuasca induced within me profound insights and epiphanies. It broke down emotional walls that I had confined myself within for years. 

The insights came to me through an inherent ‘knowing’ and a kind of thought-sound rather than …

Shame is the ultimate culprit at the very root of almost every self-imposed problem.

What is shame?

A popular definition describes shame as: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

If …

Something’s been released in me: a certain type of confidence and self-assurance I’ve never had. 

Believe it or not, most of my life I’ve been downplaying myself and my desires, and I’ve not allowed myself to shine because of the …

Well, I did it. I underwent a week of disconnection from social media and the outside world and deep into a psycho-spiritual journey with a shaman and a psychedelic plant medicine. The only way I can describe the experience is …

Many people recoil at hearing ‘god’ or ‘spirituality’ because these simple words arouse a negative or oppressive idea of some form of religion or philosophy that was impressed upon them when they were younger. The truth is ‘god’ and ‘spirituality’ …

There’s a saying in my recovery program that ‘faith without works is dead.’ There’s also instructions that remind us when we take a leap of faith, that it’s not enough to simply make the decision in our mind, rather it …

My husband would playfully lift the squishy toy up and down, just out of grasp, as our little baby boy reached and giggled and squeaked. My husband, standing over the crib in his fitted blue t-shirt (he was always wearing …


There’s so much fear in letting go of social media obsession and in ‘trying’ to achieve fame. In so-doing though, there also comes a great relief from the pressure of having to contrive and create for other people and potentially …