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Galentines Day of Healing

Galentines Day of Healing

February is the month of love and Galentine’s Day on February 13th fitted just right.  We hosted a Day of Healing on Galentines day, celebrating sisterhood and self-love.  We started the morning by embracing the great outdoors with a hike in the Palm Springs mountains at the Cathedral Canyon Trail.  From here; we  engaged in a fitness and yoga session led by Julia Kolyushkina and Ola Avedissian. After the great outdoors, the evening concluded with an intimate musical rendition with Natalie Aley, and a sacred cacao ceremony led by Anastasia Bellone. A perfect tribute to  connect us with our inner guides,...

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The Sacred Cacao Ceremony

The Sacred Cacao Ceremony

The History The Cacao Ceremony is a medicinal & healing experience for your mind, body, and spirit. Originally discovered by the Olmecs in 1500 B.C. and a staple in the Mayan and Aztec cultures for centuries, cacao had a place in these empires as a sacred, elite, and ritualistic plant. Present in Aztec mythology, cacao was often used in sacrificial ceremonies to lift the spirits of the soon to be sacrificed.  Today, modern medicine has revolutionized the way we understand ourselves. Often, these medicines heal our bodies, but in this healing we may be neglecting our spirits. Cacao Ceremonies can facilitate the...

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How to Eat the Change You Wish to See in the World!

How to Eat the Change You Wish to See in the World!

Thinking About Going Vegan? How to Eat the Change You Wish to See in the World! Climate change is a pressing issue that many of us want to solve, and veganism may be the answer! A vegan diet is less taxing on our natural resources. In fact, if every family in the United States had one vegan meal a week, it could save 100 billion gallons of water, 70 million gallons of gas, and 3 million acres of land!  A balanced vegan diet helps prevent cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers, boosting health and immunity. Ethically, going vegan can prevent distressing...

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Dark Divide #RecreateResponsibly when exploring the outdoors

Dark Divide #RecreateResponsibly when exploring the outdoors

As members of the Recreate Responsibly Coalition. We're happy to share the coalition's collaboration with The Dark Divide Film, starring David Cross and Debra Messing! The filmmakers of The Dark Divide want to remind you to #RecreateResponsibly when exploring the outdoors, so they've compiled a few hot tips for you from their movie starring David Cross and Debra Messing.   The Dark Divide is based on the true stories of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle's (Cross) perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea (Messing), the shy author finds himself in over...

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