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community

Your Community Needs Your Collaboration

Your needs are someone else’s resources and your resources are someone else’s needs.

community

I recently attended Lucid University course week with a community of passionate souls who were bursting at the seems to not only learn, but also collaborate. Imagine creating your tribe from a variety of like-minded people and learning how working together actually empowers each other and facilitates growth.

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alternative lifestyle

Colorado Couple Living an Alternative Lifestyle: Tiny House Tiny Footprint

After a few months living small, I started talking to others who were living an alternative lifestyle and was inspired by their stories.

Recently I have written some alternative lifestyle stories involving permaculture, nomadic living and going zero waste, but really these “alternative” lifestyles are the gateway to freedom, a higher quality of living and healing for ourselves and our planet. So are they really alternatives? As we have entered into Spring, this is a time to RENEW by detoxing your life and home. I hope through these stories you are able to find happiness in a simpler more conscious lifestyle.
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Passionate Couple Lives Nomadic Life Developing Eco-Projects

During my stay at East End Eden for a permaculture workshop, I was amazed to meet a group of conscious beings that had true passion and this couple, Shayna and Bryan, well they are something special. From the moment I opened my car door on the property I was welcomed with warm genuine love in the form of a hug from Bryan. Shortly after, I was inside having a conversation with Shayna about East End Eden, eco villages, her story and sharing with her mine. I was immediately lit up by everything she was saying. I knew then I had come to this workshop for so much more than I even imagined. The sense of community and bonds made over this short 2 day workshop screamed to me: WE NEED MORE LOVE AND COMMUNITY! We need to be the educators and listeners the world needs to heal. We need to follow passion and believe in ourselves. Love ourselves more! Here is a beautiful account of Shayna and Bryan’s story.

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Permaculture and Global Warming: Ceibo Documentary

What is permaculture? How can you get involved in creating change?

A young Argentinian travel photographer makes a promise to plant native trees, Ceibos, in rural schools in his country in exchange for donations for his documentary project about ecological restoration and permaculture. For every 15 pesos (a dollar), Agustín will plant one tree. Read more

The Beekeeper’s Baby: Inspiring Mother and Vegan Soap Maker

I love finding artists, crafters and specialty product makers on social media, Instagram being my favorite right now. Rette @thebeekeepersbaby is one of those finds that make me happy, because I love handmade natural vegan products and well she makes vegan soaps that I can’t get enough of. I love making my own products, but soaps have never been a product I found easy or felt like I could properly source the quality of ingredients I would need, so thank you Rette. I also love finding women who are in business for themselves, whether they have a physical place of business, their own website or like Rette, an Etsy account. She is rocking as a mother and wife, while creating self care products for us! I recently interviewed her asking questions about why she makes her products vegan, how her passions have benefited her spending time with the family and what other creative or healthy passions she loves. Check it out. Read more

Events

Emerald Exchange 3

MALIBU, CA, March 18, 2017 noon to midnight –  Arriving on Spring Equinox Saturday, the innovative and exquisitely curated Emerald Exchange brings together advocates, cultivators, investors and patients on a scenic country, Malibu ranch to elevate the consumer experience and business potential. Guests will spend the day connecting with products, health & wellness brands, education visionaries, emerging leaders and patient communities amongst the rustic, natural beauty of Malibu at this new age-conference styled event.

Co-founded by Justin Calvino of the Mendocino Appellations Project and  Michael Katz of EVOXE Laboratories, and produced in partnership with Jessica Cure of Cure Designs, Emerald Exchange 3 will feature a panoply of experiential delights.  The full day event includes organic eateries, a tonic bar and coffee shop lounge, live art and music, an artisanal farmers market with the highest quality sun grown cultivators and supportive bands, and a wellness center offering yoga, sound healings, and the opportunity to #ChooseTheMood with essential oil infused vaporizers courtesy of EVOXE Laboratories.
Join the Emerald Exchange community for a day filled with enriching new friendships and future partnerships and experience the newest form of high end expression that the community has to offer. Peruse the Farmer’s Market from 12 p. m to 6 p.m. to enjoy a variety of products such as the goodie-packed Club M Emerald Exchange Box, discover new approaches to health and education by taking part in enlightening workshops and a speakers series, including a Tasting Panel led by Co-founder Justin Calvino. Once the sun sets, wind down the day of professional development, educational exploration, and amplified wellness by enveloping one’s self in the evening magic of Malibu canyon. Musical beats featuring all-female DJ line-up XYZ. General Emerald Admission, Elevate VIP Passes, and Ultimate Cannasseur Experience Passes are available now at emeraldexchangeca.com.