How was New Year’s Eve for you? Did you set intentions or make resolutions? I love the energy of pivotal moments like 11:59 on December 31… Incredible shifts and transformations are swirling around in my life, and it’s taking some effort to embrace them. I am enjoying the idea of a clean slate as I dive into 2016.
Joe and I are in awe on a daily basis while PsychedelicTimes.com is rapidly growing and evolving. It’s taking energy and focus that we’re offering with anticipation. As if this wasn’t enough on the menu for this first month of 2016, we’re also nearing the launch date of a book I’m co-authoring! This means we are implementing some new hacks in the kitchen and condensing time, for a few meals each week. I discovered a new plant based protein powder late last year that has become a new superstar in our kitchen, and in our relationship. I blended up a smoothie with it today, delivered it to a very focused Joe on a conference call, and received the biggest smile I’d seen in days, along with a bow, and 14 thank you’s. Just a protein shake, yes, but it’s really that good.
I’m all about real food, and the Epic Protein by Sprout Living is 100% real food and crap-free. It’s honestly the best protein powder I’ve ever seen, and tasted. With this type of product, what really matters is taste. I’m so not about choking something down a chalky or chunky powder because I think it’s going to build muscle or benefit me in some way. I strongly believe the whole experience should be enjoyable, from cooking or mixing, consuming, and then of course, feeling great after.
A lot of plant based protein powders are grainy, or taste like straight stevia (natural herbal sweetener). Stevia is not a flavor I enjoy on it’s own, but it’s useful if it’s used for a subtle flavor. Two flavors that really ignite my senses are cacao and maca. Joe and I are really enjoying the Chocolate Maca flavor of the Epic Protein. Not only is it delicious mixed simply with spring water (most protein powders I’ve tried do not), but I’ve concocted a smoothie that is truly the most decadent version of feel-good chocolate milk. Oh yes. It’s divine.
Happy Holidays! How do you feel right now? I’m feeling really peaceful. The hustle and bustle energy that Christmas seems to bring each year has died down, and I’m so relieved. Even though we have chosen not to carry on this tradition for at least five years now, I still feel the intense energy […]
Then you can do it all over! It may be a bit of a pun, but it’s not a joke at all. Today, I was on a conference call with a group of incredible authors (or authors to be). We’re collaborating on a book, with the focus as relationships. I can’t share much more, but […]
Just over one month ago (though it seems much longer) I wrote about my father being in the hospital as a result of COPD. It really sucks to say; I’m not surprised that my grandmother ended up in the hospital over 2000 miles west, only a few weeks later. What are the chances? I guess I […]
That sick feeling I get in my “stomach” (or somewhere in that area) when I watch a scary movie, might not just be a feeling. It might be a decision being made, to never, ever watch that movie again. How can I make this conclusion? I have stopped watching scary movies since I became familiar […]
In “coming out of the closet,” I am referring to the psychedelic closet, as legendary Rick Doblin has put it. Sometimes I wonder if we’re all in the closet in one way or another. Is there anything that I keep to myself? Yes, there are a few things, but then again, there are always a few people […]
Last week I didn’t post an article. This week will be brief and very personal. My head is spinning with all of the external overwhelm. Of course, I’ve labeled it overwhelm, in all honesty, it’s just life doing what it does. My 55 year old father moved from Wisconsin to Washington last year, and now […]
sex seks noun verb 1. determine the sex of. “sexing chickens” 2. informal present something in a more interesting or lively way. “the department set up a task force to help sex up the concept of conserving water” When I introduce myself as a “Sensual Foodist” I usually get a reaction, followed by a question. What […]
What’s the most excited you’ve ever been while eating? Think of that time. Could you barely get the food in your mouth fast enough, or were you taking all of your sweet time to savor every bite because you just didn’t want to finish? Was it the greatest moment ever? Have you ever had one […]
Where is last week’s article? It never happened. I didn’t write one. Burning Man consumed my every moment. A hiatus was a must to ensure that this year’s burn was epic…and it certainly was. We danced, we cried, we ran, we tripped (vicariously through a volunteer position with the Zendo). Then, we came back home and […]