Author: Micha

Herban Love | Astragalus

Culinary + Fashion Photo from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health How exciting this is to launch an ongoing series in partnership with our plant-loving compatriots, Goldthread Herbs, and its founder, William Siff. Monthly, we’ll be rolling out a red – or, rather, green – carpet for an herb, tonic, or plant of our collective choosing, imparting useful knowledge surrounding its properties and tools for utilization in our daily lives. This month, we kick off with a tonic herb fittingly at the beginning of the alphabet – Astragalus. Astragalus has been used in herbal medicine for more...

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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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Stealing Beauty: An Aeolian Acid Trip, Part 1

Beauty + Brains “Stories are compasses and architecture, we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice.” ― Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby Someone or crowds of someones over time penned the achingly true trope, “wherever you go, there you are”. It’s heartbreaking, at times. We choose what to pack, why can’t we choose a different self for the voyage? This travel diary is perhaps not what you...

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