Teacher of Life: My Personal Journey with Ayahuasca

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 …

Dispelling Shame

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 …

Me, Madonna and God

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 …

Basic Spirituality

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’ …

TRUE(self)LOVE

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 …

Homo/Phobia

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 …

Spiritual Social Media Whore?


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 …

Higher-Self Help

I believe I’m in the middle of a spiritual awakening.

I’m in a twelve step program, the twelfth step of which states, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to …

Emotional Sobriety

When I was nearly 17 years sober from my major addictions, my guru told me that there had come a time in his own sobriety journey when he wanted more than just abstinence from alcohol and drugs. He wanted peace …

The Path of the Spiritual Warrior

I’m convinced my mind wants me dead.

And I’m not going to let it win.

That’s why I work hard through self-reflection and spirituality.

I have a hard time claiming the word ‘spiritual’. In a sense, I feel like it’s …