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2016 Presidential Elections

Artwork Credit: Marty Kenny The past 24-hours felt like the day I awoke to 9/11. I found it extremely difficult to pry myself away from social media & get on with the rest of my day to focus on every day life, applications, work, food prep, everything… it felt synonymous to being bound to the TV on 9/11, as everything sank in, layer by layer… And then realizing how blessed I am to be in communities, families, where we are so […]

Join Us Tonight in Encinitas! Support Project 509 x Freewaters x Zappos.com Water Warriors Fundraiser

Jesse’s Project 509 is hosting a fundraiser TONIGHT in Encinitas and Dream.Shift.Inspire. is gonna be there! Especially in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, come help expand their projects to bring clean water to rural mountain villages of Haiti. More Details on Facebook:  >> World Premiere of Short Film by Last Breath Film followed by Q&A << >> Complimentary Food & Drinks << >> Silent Auction & Raffle << >> Live Music by Kasondra Kazanjian and Dusty Brough << >> Good Vibes << It’s free to attend. Please RVSP […]

Joshua Tree Music Festival – Message from Jesse Baker, Ecofficiency.org

Working Joshua Tree Music Festival provided the lovely opportunity to capture vibrantly mellow environmentalist, Jesse Baker PhD, Founder of www.Ecofficieny.org – his inspirational message. His message reminded us to be patient. Everything is happening as it should, even if we oftentimes wish things would happen sooner. Thank you for the reminder, Jesse! Checkout Jesse’s current work in Haiti, Project 509 http://www.project-509.org hiking many miles each day to provide sanitary water systems to remote villages, alleviating water-borne disease epidemics such as […]

Living The Dream… And Laundry

So, it’s a Wednesday, and I as I’ve returned to the city post Joshua Tree Music Festival, I find myself filling in for someone at a family member’s dry cleaning shop. Mu nose always itches when I come here… it’s either the sprays or the dirty clothes. Haha. But every dollar helps. Living the dream after making that major conscious shift also means putting in lots of hard work… often in alternative spaces than that which one studied in school […]

On To The Next Festie: Joshua Tree Music Festival

May 12-15 http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com Super busy packing or repacking All.The.Things. And updating posts here & there… Catching up on bills & recharging batteries (of all kinds 😉 Dad got me a new camp pot. Yay! He was like, “Don’t use your old pot, I used it to boil bleach & sodium to hand wash the special dry cleaning items…” “Um, Dad, I’ve already taken it out on my journey the past couple months… cooking up food to eat…” I love my […]

Today :( …. So I choose to dwell on Yesterday :)

Today has been a really rough day… Some of those closest to me (my parents) do not support my dreams the way I desire their support. And it saddens me to the core. I’ve sat with these emotions for a while now, dwelling in thoughts of failure, wrong choices, where I’m not, not have achieved yet, and what I do not have compared to others, knowing full well these thoughts do not serve me. These thoughts and feelings just weigh […]

I Got It! I Got It! I’m An Artist at UnSCruz Santa Cruz Burning Man Regional

I got an art grant from UnSCruz Santa Cruz Burning Man Regional Campout’s very first year of art grants!!! OMG am I really an Artist finally??? Did I really need this to validate my worthiness and the worthiness of this project of projects? YES. A Big Fat YES. I need the validation that these moments of truths are what people need. That the purpose I envision is on point. Why do I need this validation? Because I’m pouring all my […]

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces March 23, 2016! First Real Hugs From Ba!!!

Just an hour ago, I found myself’ streaming endless tears of joy and gratitude in my Father’s garden. I streamed these same vibrant tears the whole drive home from having dropped him off at the airport shuttle stop. Ba doesn’t like to be driven to the airport. He says it wastes gas, money, and time for the driver, and never wishes to trouble anyone else for anything. ANY THING. Emotions, words of love, and hugs are a very distant and […]

Pilgrimage: Envision Festival 2016 Costa Rica

What a wild, hot, humid, challenging, cleansing, and revealing the journey has been these past two weeks in the jungles of Uvita, Costa Rica! Just getting through the muggy days with intermittent sleep cycles and graveyard shift nights as security tested my stamina. It was like the Burn all over again. The 24-hour-ish plague I acquired along with so many others during this journey was like an aya journey, except I was my own shaman, there was no out of […]

Other Sites We Like

We have a new page up!!! It’s Aliss… I’ve transcended from the fear of having the few visitors fly off into other sites that I would list here, to finally realizing this site is here as a steward, to be of service to those who are seeking positive, uplifting, and inspiring media and experiences. It’s not a loss by any means. If anyone finds something valuable they’re looking for because of this site, then it will have served its purpose as […]