Very few people inherently know their purpose, and many will spend their entire lives searching for one. It is one of the most fundamental quests of life, but I believe the search is often over-thought. I had spent some time in my younger years struggling to the reconcile my principles with my purpose: I knew that I was driven by a desire to lift others up and seek justice, but I wasn’t sure how to best do that within the framework of my professional life. It was only when I started to have a bit of fun, keep my eyes...
“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do.” (Barack Obama) July 4th has been American Independence Day since 1776. It’s the day where people don their most celebratory red, white, and blue and gather for picnics, fireworks, and general merriment. Yet, this isn’t independence day for everyone. The African diaspora of north America honors collective freedom on a different day; June 19th. June 19th is...
Cacao can become a really powerful tool and partner to deepen our connection with our creative expression. In a world that has become so driven by the mind, plants like Cacao can offer us many physical benefits and experiences to optimize our creative expression.