Lacto-Fermented Salsa

Lacto-Fermented Salsa From the Kitchen of Becca James Ingredients 3 pounds ripe tomatoes 1 onion (in chunks) 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro 1-3 jalapeño peppers chopped (depending on the heat you like) 3 cloves garlic Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 bell pepper or 1 poblano pepper (if you want more heat) 1 tablespoon sea salt or pickling salt (no … [Read more...]

E.P.I.C. Recommends July-August 2017

Align by RENAE www.renaemusic.com RENAE’s infectious pop melodies, soothing vocals, cutting edge productions, and mindful messages are all elements of her music that make her absolutely one of a kind. RENAE is a pioneer in Spiritual / Pop or Conscious Pop — music that inspires inner and outer harmony in the world. Her debut album Align is … [Read more...]

Reclaiming the Sacred

“Indeed, it is the most difficult thing in the entire human experience—to claim your Self, your Life, your Light, your Truth and your God.” ~ Emmanuel A hospice nurse was in the room with my sister when our dad drew his last breath. The nurse, working efficiently, got on the phone and started making arrangements for dad’s body to be removed from … [Read more...]

What We Practice

We wish we were happy but we practice being unhappy. We wish we were enlightened but we practice being separate and unenlightened. We tend to practice all the things we say we don’t want: anxiety, judgment, unhappiness and unworthiness. We practice being separate, which becomes part of our identity and belief system. Our actions and way of being … [Read more...]

Ask the Oracle July-August 2017

Welcome to the new threshold. This day I step forward as Faith. I wish to introduce myself to you, for I am much more than a word, much more than a mental construct. I am Lord Michael’s Feminine Complement, and it is time for you, Beloved, to embody the energy I offer. What does this mean to you Beloved? Speak your heart not your mind. What does … [Read more...]

Raw Beet Ravioli

Raw Beet Ravioli From the Kitchen at Bloom Cafe Try this creative twist on Ravioli that incorporates cashew cheese and parsley pesto! Great for lunch, dinner or a healthy and satisfying snack. Cashew Cheese: 3 cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon salt 2 green onions, minced (white and … [Read more...]

Collaboration: The Key to a Sustainable Future

What does sustainability mean to you? I look at sustainability from a wholistic perspective that includes social systems, food systems, communities, education, healthcare, relationships, politics, family, clothing, building materials, water, music and art. It is a viewfinder; a way of not only seeing, but being in the world. My wife, daughter … [Read more...]

25 Reasons to Commit to a Daily Yoga Practice

Having started practicing yoga from a young age, I knew for years that yoga was good for me. Every time I took a class I felt great and my day went better. Yoga physically changed my body, made me feel and look great, and helped me focus on my studies, giving me more confidence. Though all these things were true, I barely practiced at home. At … [Read more...]

E.P.I.C. Recommends May-June 2017

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert www.elizabethgilbert.com With profound empathy, Elizabeth Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches and habits we need in order … [Read more...]

The Creator

When the artist says, “I am the Creator! I created this work of art” and the work of art says, “I am a work of art, the Creator created me and I create my world”, who then, is the Creator? What happens in your world when you hear or read something that causes you to look at your life differently? Are we ever really the same after being presented … [Read more...]