Today is the time to celebrate not only the New Moon, but the Spring Equinox! As part of our Soup & Story series, we are having a simple ritual here at the farm led by Moona Cancino to celebrate the coming of Spring. Moona has been hangin’ out here at the farm for a few […]

About LLL, Food and Farming, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

March 20, 2015

Day 5 :: New Moon Equinox Ritual :: with garlicy carrot top recipe

I came to traditional foods and urban farming first through my slow-food Food Cart, Fold Crêperie way back in 2003-6. I was one of the first food-carts to use organic farm-based ingredients and Slow food principles in my cooking or to appear in a gourmet food magazine. When I was interviewed (without my knowing it of […]

About LLL, Constellation, Ancestors & Lineage Repair, Food and Farming, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

September 8, 2014

Makings of a Manifesto :: 5 Books that still inspire me

When I was about 23 I started a regular practice. Let’s call it the Daily Question. It did it every day in the shower. Now that I know about Permaculture and don’t shower every single day I do it first thing when I wake up ~ before anything else. It is really quite simple. Ask […]

Cultural Creativity & Financial Freedom, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 27, 2014

Daily Question :: the practice of humility in the age of “attraction”

Morning Poem This morning smoke curves up the hillside trees. And last night drifts across our faces like a poem. “Like smoke we take advantage of the wind,” you said. ~ Ron Talney I have some things to say about smoking. It’s been building up for awhile. While I do agree that pack a day […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 27, 2014

And the Skies Parted :: confessions of a ceremonial smoker

I have been thinking a lot about my calling in life, my work in the world and how it has evolved over my 44 years. I have been asking myself, Why do I work with trauma? Why have I spent so many hours and years wondering and working to understand what happens in trauma. The […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

July 18, 2014

The Moon was Full Last Night :: why I work with trauma

Nervous Breakthrough: Derived from the oft referred to Nervous Breakdown, a Nervous Breakthrough occurs when, instead of viewing the symptoms of the aforementioned as pathological, one views them as important signs of imminent breakthrough. I once had a roommate who had spent about ten years practicing Zazen (a form of Buddhist meditation) who described the […]

Decoloniality & Liberation, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

March 10, 2014

Nervous Breakthroughs :: why you need more of them

There is a Palace that opens only to tears – The Zohar I want to get really honest about grief, about what I call The Weeping. I have been in the closet about it for many years, only ever being half honest about how important the release of grief is. I was reminded once and […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

March 1, 2014

Grief Gates :: how allowing your grief can get you through

May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in. ~Mother Theresa I have been talking about the weeping for many years. Mostly just with myself and the Angels. I sometimes describe it to people to explain why crying isn’t such a bad thing, when it is done right. Why I cling […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

February 10, 2014

The Weeping :: the world’s most ancient healing art

Santa is going green. Really. In fact he has been running a top secret pilot project for the last five years (we were lucky enough to be a part of it) and is now ready to launch the program worldwide. Here is what you can expect starting Christmas 2014: Santa’s pilot recycling project has gotten […]

Cultural Creativity & Financial Freedom, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

December 23, 2013

New Year Sustainable Santa Alert!

It is Winter. The waters are frozen. The trees are bare. The heart is still as the season of death descends and the sound of grief echoes in the quiet sleeping garden of the soul. Winter is characterized by water, the healing water of tears. We invite the ancestors in the Fall and in the […]

Constellation, Ancestors & Lineage Repair, knowledge is a single point which the ignorant have multiplied - Hadith, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

December 19, 2013

Teach Your Daughters Wailing :: the power of mourning women

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