Category Archives: Organizations

This category shares various organizations in the consciousness industry .

5 Fun Breezy Summer Tips and Trends :)

Things are heating up, and having recently transplanted to Southern California, I am beginning to sense the shift into Summer.  The first day of summer is officially June 21, so get ready to pamper yourself and melt into a nice fun pace.

  1. Epsom salt baths are a truly wonderful way to  relieve stress. Epsom salt is not technically salt but rather the minerals magensium and sulfate. Running a nice warm bath with these magnesium flakes is a great way to refresh and re-charge after a long day. Whether your body is sore from working out,  or you’re feeling the need to decompress after a long day of something that brought up lots of emotions, Epsom salts can help cleanse and clear the body of sticky tension sitting in the body ready to be released. Light a candle, and indulge in some self-loving. I like Life-Flo pure magnesium flakes, they melt in the bath and have a great texture that readily dissolves. Add some essential oils, and allow for some YOU time.

2. Speaking of essential oils , my life has been truly enhanced and improved by the installment of various aromatherapy practices. I feel an immediate sense of peace and calm when I drop some essential oils into my diffuser, turn on some mood lighting and allow my mind to settle after a long day. Take a look at my article, regarding the tested scientific backing behind the science of aromatherapy.

I am a huge fan of vetiver because of it’s musky and earthy scent. I enjoy the Young Living Essential Oils because they are such high quality that you can drink them. Believe me, for those of you that know essential oils, it is rare to find such a high quality oil that you can drink, so this is a reason I greatly support this product. I enjoy using their diffusers as well.  Two oils that I have been deeply enjoying are Rare Essence OM blend that promotes calming and inner peace through the scent of frankincense, patchouli, cedarwood, and tangerine,  and of course the classic,  Vetiver oil. These products, are not drinkable, but they are a little easier on the budget and great for diffusing. 🙂

3.  House plants are another great and soothing healthy resource to incorporate into life. They cheer up a home and bring life and comfort to a space. There are many plants that can survive indoors off limited light and will thrive inside your home. I can’t stress enough the value of bringing some greenery into the house. Some plants do better in different rooms of the house, so check out this article to see what plants thrive where: The  Best Plants For Every Room of the House. 

I recently bought some English Ivy which I’m keeping on a ledge in my shower with the hopes that it will live there happily and allow for it’s vines to sexily unfold into our showerspace. Also, in our bathroom I’ve put some classic Aloe, which for the nature of this article is GREAT, as many of us know for, SunBurns! It’s great to keep aloe on hand and to break off a little piece of the plant after a long day of lounging in the sun on a summer day. It also provides great relief from Poison Ivy.  Ahhhh….

4.  Free Activities! I feel like over the summer every one is out sunning their buns. With that being said there are often tons of great free activities to participate in. You just need to know where to look. Whether it may be a romantic free movie in the park, or yoga session, free is sexy and fun! If you currently reside in the Denver area, take a look at this great article loaded with tips that showcase 10 Free To-Do Summer activities .  In addition, for those of you in San Francisco, SF Fun Cheap is a database that has tons of free and cheap activities in the Bay Area. Lastly, for those of you living in the LBC (Long Beach County) take a peek at Yoga on the Bluff Yoga through Yogalution, they host free yoga outside EVERY DAY. What are your favorite free summer activites?


5. This bathing suitbecause can it get any cuter?

Enjoy your summer lovelies.



Some of my friends are the creators of a game that embodies and explores various aspects of human nature and consciousness. Simply put they have designed a platform, and ‘infinite game’ that extends beyond the physical, web, iphone, and Virtual Reality mediums in which it can be played. XtheGame dances with our consciousness in real-time as we learn how to effectively communicate and problem solve. The best way to understand it, is to download it and see for yourself…but I’ll do my best to try and explain what this awesome organization is helping to build and develop (in VR now too which is actually mind-blowing). consc

So basically you can use this among a group of people, or just with yourself. You ‘play with consciousness’ and engage with random ‘cards’ that are pulled from the game Deck. These cards help you to guide your consciousness and the intention set forth at the beginning. So this could be mind-matter interaction, it could be a quantum portal. But in ways the randomness of the cards kind of ‘get you thinking’, so as you dive deeper into whatever the intention you have set (Why can’t I find housing? What’s my role within this organization? etc…) You can choose cards at random to see consciousness help to guide your dialogue. I will do a video soon of me playing it so you can better understand. So basically it helps you dive more deeply into your subconscious…



Download it for yourself and see. 🙂

“XtheGame is more than a game. It is a powerful communications and relationship building tool that brings people together to deep levels of connection. X is a card game, board game, web game, mobile game and soon to be social networking app, that represents the real Game of Life.”

Download the free iPhone app: eXorb

Check out their website, here.


Be and Be Well Activation Center & Float Tanks

For my Santa Cruz babies… Be and Be Well Activation Center has a float tank, infrared Sauna,  healthy food preparation and a sweet vibe. It’s got a funky burning man energy–colorful and other-worldy. Plan a retreat or getaway to unwind.

Float Tanks are said to:

  • Ease your stress
  • Enhance your Health
  • Exit your limitations
  • Experience your being
  • Explore your soul purpose
  • Exalt with clarity
  • Embark on your journey
  • Embody your destiny
“Shanti and Jai have been co-creating a WELLness space for over 20 years.  Shanti has decades of eXperience with BioDynamic Psychology, BodyWork, Re-Birthing and LifeCoaching. Jai is the mastermind behind eXperienc The GAME, a communication tool where everyone wins. As a team, they have cultivated an environment with all the necessary tools to help you stimulate inner balance and WELL-being. They both love playing, floating and preparing wholesome food for their guests. The perfect combo for a ‘Flotation B&B’

Choose to stay at the Be and Be WELL for as long as you need for your vacation from a toxic world… and come back into balance from within! The pristine Santa Cruz Mountains are a perfect healing environment.

Ready to sweep your slate clean from toxins, negative programs and destructive cellular memories? Our goal is Metabolic Wellness with physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, aesthetic, social, carrier and family balance.Metabolic Wellness happens when all areas are in regenerative relationship with each other, and activated to their highest potential.

Be and Be WELL serves your well being. We don’t treat disease, we encourage  your body, mind and spirit to remember how to stay in balance. Our services are tailored to the personal need of the client, using the  Metabolic WELLness WHEEL.”

More info, here.

Hope Lab

HopeLabs mission:

“A bold idea. In 2001 Pam Omidyar founded HopeLab to create a video game that would help kids with cancer fight their disease. Many people thought the idea was outlandish. But the game, Re-Mission, worked. Players felt stronger, more connected to their treatment process, and more in control of their recovery – like a hero with a purpose. In short, they experienced resilience. Research showed that young cancer patients who play the Re-Mission games stuck to their cancer meds more consistently, improving their health and well-being.

A catalyst for change. Building on the success of Re-Mission, HopeLab has gradually expanded its focus – moving from the development of games for patients with cancer, to the wider application of evidence-based technologies to improve the health and well-being of kids and young adults. The lessons we’ve learned about how to apply human-centered design and technology tools to create resilience among youth puts us in a unique position to assist a wide number of partner organizations seeking to make a difference in kids’ lives.

Design recipe. In designing health solutions, we start by identifying specific behavioral outcomes. Like taking cancer drugs, or getting more physical activity, or being kinder and more compassionate. We gather data to better understand the psychology that motivates or inhibits that behavior. Then, we create solutions that engage those psychological drivers, like a  video game, or an activity meter, or an app. By helping users shift their attitudes and motivation, our technology solutions help empower healthy behavior.”


The P.E.A.C.E. Museum

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“The P.e.a.c.e. Museum is a hybrid art gallery, auction house and museum located inside American Steel Studios in West Oakland. Our mission is to collaboratively curate ongoing explorations into the nature of reality and consciousness with art, artists and the science that makes it all possible.

We curate fequent art exhibits that are also formalized consciousness experiments. To study these environments we use unified event detectors in the background, and sometimes as part of the exhibit itself: Experibitions. If you are inspired to expand your consciousness and support our mission; Fine Art works are available for acquisition in person, by phone and online via our Double-Blind Bidding and Logical Valuation Matrix. You can find us at events and by appointment- 24/7.

Æthernaut Works is a new division of The P.e.a.c.e. Museum made up of consciousness researchers who are a Lutron certified to provide smart home lighting, programming, design and installation services. We have the ability to install full spectrum lighting controls, with audio and visual equipment to include both immersive residential atmospheric environments and corporate training facilities. Think meditation room, art galleries, corporate chill space, music venues or anyplace an individual or group would like to help reaching their desired brain state.”

Transformative Technology Lab


“The Transformative Technology Lab at Sofia University is the nexus point for Transformative Technology for the academic, industry, and public sectors. We are both a crossroads and a support mechanism for innovators working in these sectors; the lab serves as the central gathering point for the community to stimulate development of scalable transformative technologies.”

Esalen Institute


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“Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research. We work toward the realization of a more humane and all-embracing world, seeking answers to questions unlikely to be explored by traditional universities and religions. We sponsor pioneering initiatives and offer personal, spiritual, and social transformation programs for residents, interns, and workshop participants.” -The Esalen Mission

I spent several months working and living at this unbelievable and delicious place. The healing, the rich history (The Beatles played here, Aldous Huxley and Maslow were some of the first lecturers…the list goes on and on). If you get a chance I would highly recommend spending some time here for a workshop or personal retreat. Some of the classes offer CE credits. The healing hot springs were once a spot frequented by indigenous people for it’s healing potential.


Human Brain Project

hpb“Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to it, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, build revolutionary computing technologies and develop new treatments for brain disorders. Today, for the first time, modern ICT has brought these goals within reach. ” -Human Brain Project



Urban Adama & Berkeley Acupuncture Project

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I was graced by Urban AdamahBerkeley Acupuncture Project this sweet Hump Day.

Let’s begin with a bit of back-story.

I moved to the Bay Area in the summer of 2014 after a grueling, enlightening, and fun-as-hell road trip cross country with my girlfriends (aka sisters) from boarding school. After ‘semi-landing’ in Los Angeles for about a month, thanks to my best guy friend and his willingness to ask his house host to allow ANOTHER GUEST, the A/C in my car shit out, and living the Valley in the middle of summer sans A/C was a little too brutal to bear. #firstworldproblems

So I found myself in the Bay Area: jobless, houseless, planless. I had saved a bit of money from my previous job in Nashville, TN. I had worked at a wonderful retreat center and organization: Big East Fork Retreat, and made a few dollars here and there during my time in LA trimming ‘flowers’ before having had a bad edible experience, and rethinking my industry choice.

After a quick trip with a friend to Tahoe (shoutout to her fam business, aka the best disaster relief organization out there: SERVPRO), I landed my juicy butt (from the no A/C of course) in Berkeley. The Jeep was filled with only some of my belongings (the rest never to be seen again, having been left back in Nashville) and a head full of ‘who knows’. My first stop, and only stop planned was S’s sweet one-bedroom apartment overlooking the Bay. Welcomed by her open arms, donning a white V-neck T, and beer in hand, I felt instantly taken care of nurtured. She is in fact a badass lawyer. I hoped to learn from her, and her hospitality will always be thanked and remembered. Eternally.

She is the current girlfriend of my ex-boss (who I’m still close with), and her warmness and willingness and his understanding and support for me to be here lend well to the truth of their character, and the healthy development and success of their project:

S lived up the road from Urban Adamah, and had explained to me there was a Berkeley..that gives free produce to those in need…serving the community in need. Hm, I wondered. In need. In need. Well, at this point in time, as my checking account dribbles to a near zero, and after having racked up careless credit card debt, I’d say I might be a little in need. Or just lazy? I question myself. Let’s go with need.

We were not wanting to be a minute late, because there is protocol for how these things work. Berkeley, is, in case you didn’t know, sunnier than Baywatch with no ozone layer, and my friend and I took the time spent at Urban Adamah to tan, chat, pretend to be lesbian.

I stumbled up to the sweet little farm on Parker Street, half asleep and exhausted. My friend had been visiting for a few weeks and not only did we have probably the best time of our entire lives, we also found ways to continue our rally with no sleep by pounding coffee and eating fresh produce till we were sick and happy. We showed up at 10:30 AM, which was just in time, and a sweet boisterous woman with hairy armpits and a keep things moving smoothly attitude greeted us with a number placard. We were assigned a number at random, and having arrived before a certain time we were guaranteed some of this FREE FOOD. FREE FOOD I tell you. #freefood

There were some cute guys with man buns and sweet smiles doing hand stands and catching our eyes, as my friend and I giggled and caught some rays while discussing our dalliances and screaming the word “come” probably one too many times for the little sweet Spanish-lady and her wire-farm cart to bear. Or maybe she was into it. 

There was music playing, all different kinds and the whole event felt more like a positive community building activity than some pity-stricken hand-out charity. Just saying.

My friend, A, and I had numbers about 30 apart so we asked a woman to trade with us, so she could take the lower number and we could go together. “Oh perfect, you just made my day”, she explained. “We are going to be able to make our pedicures now, Thank You!” Hm. I thought to myself, you can afford a pedicure but not food? I nervously twitched my iPhone 5s in my hand and came back down to earth.  Our number was called.

We were given an entire (football sized) loaf of bread, eggs, bananas, cucumbers, carrots, rainbow chard, and bagels, and went along our merry way. Arm in arm, grateful for our gifts.

Berkeley Rocks.