Author: Micha

Hunter Lovins | A Green Business Icon on a Finer Future

Culture + Community I witnessed Hunter Lovins almost exactly a year ago at COMMON’s annual Unsummit, an organization I am proud to be a member of. She spoke to us directly after lunch and immediately awoke my dozing head and rustled my full belly. As she addressed us, I took in her long blond hair, kind eyes, distinguished and crisp cowboy hat, and unique Western attire. She is kind and passionate and simultaneously arresting, full of disquieting and devastating facts from her over 40 years of work in sustainable development. She dazzled me immediately. Hunter is currently the President of...

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Jonah Matranga: The Artist Alone, Rewinding

Culture + Community When I think of Jonah Matranga, I smile, a wide, un-self-conscious grin. That’s what he inspires. He is unique, meaning he seems to be ungoverned by ego, boundless in the joy he doles out to fans, and endlessly creative. A rarity. As a teenager in the 90s, his band Far was one of my favorites. Raw in its recordings, and visceral in its rock – big loves of mine during adolescence and now. Music to drive to, music to scream with, music to heal alongside. My male friends and I wore the shit out of it, yet...

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Lucidity Is Brilliant Online Workshop | Registration Now Open!

Beauty + Wellness “Although we have the potential to experience the freedom of a butterfly, we mysteriously prefer the small and fearful cocoon of ego.” – Pema Chodron …”Or, shutting down.” – Micha Thomas This two-week online and downloadable program was created out of my own experiences of grief, trauma and loss and STRUGGLING to self-start, to “see” clearly, to put one mental foot in front of another for quite some time. Day by day, I take you through suggestions for dancing with lucidity based on research, studies, and personal experiences, and I root you on with journaling exercises and...

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MISALIGNMENT

Beauty + Brains My first major misalignment… There have been several times in adulthood when it felt like the ceiling of my life was caving in, either suffocatingly or extremely uncomfortably. When I was able to pause and look at the riffs in my life as signals, beacons towards a misalignment, I realized the opportunity masked by hardship. I recall the first time this occurred. It inevitably ended in major changes in my life. I had just returned to Los Angeles after a big gamble – I had asked my supervisors in a very big corporate environment to allow me...

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Meet William Siff and His “Goldthread” Standard

Beauty + Brains At the risk of sleep due to a stack of deadlines and school papers, I rushed out the door one recent Wednesday evening to make it in time to a plant gathering – a plant ceremony? – held at my friend’s Mount Washington home. The details were sparse, but my friend’s interests intersect with mine frequently, so I said yes – a theme of mine this year. Learning about plants’ infinite positive properties for humans has long been a passing interest of mine. Herbal, naturopathic medicine and heeding my inner cravings and dietary compass as a child...

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