Gratitude. It pumps through my veins like a storm. There is so much to be thankful for, always, all ways. In this moment I am incredibly grateful for my Tico friends I’ve met while in Costa Rica. They get me. It feels so good to “be gotten”. Yesterday was my birthday and their gift to me? A banana tree root ball!!! 🍌🍌🍌
Epic humans all over this epic planet!!!
photo: ©Marisa Gross/Lady Greenthumbs
In my Element.
Foraging for wild flowers to transfer into the Farmacy at Puerta a la Vida. No allergy will hold me back from one of my favorite flowers, the almighty Lily. Especially when they are growing wild in the precious jungle that I inhabit with my animal friends, flora and fauna. As I was rummaging through the jungle floor, I’m reminded that I lived in NYC before this for 21 years. Wow! For me with nature it was love at first sight. I have been craving it since the first time I experienced trees as a child (on the way home from the hospital:-). This greenery. The prana. The body resonates here. Channels open. Awakened senses. Creativity flows. Earth oozes life.
Lady Greenthumbs RX: Feeling tired? Connect with nature. Feeling blue? Connect with nature. Feeling overwhelmed? Connect with nature. Feeling unfocused? Connect with nature.
Just ten minutes a day. You will feel the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual upgrade. For me, it’s the best way to clear my channel (the energy that runs through the chakras and meridians. Clear channel = more flow, greater manifestation, enhanced creativity etc.). It’s good to be alive. Give thanks all day everyday. Life is a fucking trip.
“Let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates
Freshly picked lunchtime harvest!
Oregano, Italian Basil, Thai Basil, Holy Basil (aka: Tulsi – my favorite herb right now), Red and Green Hibiscus leaves, Katuk, Curly Spinach, Rosemary and Lavender!
Junailama, holy basil/Tulsi, thai basil and fairy flowers for arrangements and infusions.
Nature nurtures. Was just doing too many things at once when I came across this incredibly friendly Mantid. The Praying Mantis animal totem reminds us to slow down, go inward, recalibrate and meditate. Her visit is greatly appreciated as her message is divinely timed, as nature always is. Aho.
One of the most incredible things happened to me the other night. After living in Costa Rica for just over one month, I finally met Stephen Brooks, and his incredible wife Sarah. They are dear friends of my Puerta A La Vida familia.
Stephen is the mastermind behind Punta Mona, Envision Festival, and La Ecovilla in Costa Rica. To me, he’s the God of Permaculture. We met at his home/community La Ecovilla where Tom Lescher (Kaypacha) lives as well. The land is oozing with Prana, and I got to see firsthand a community of very happy people working towards a greater good. Sustainability and thriving off the land.
He gave me some seed gifts; wing bean, lima bean and a rare species of cucumber seeds. So grateful. Will report back on progress, but I can say these are special and loved seeds…
From L – R: Lady Greenthumbs, Brooke Coleman of Puerta A La Vida, Stephen Brooks of Punta Mona and Envision Festival taken at Stephen’s home at La Ecovilla
MAGICAL SEEDS: Lima and Wing Beans
After many years of urban food garden facilitation in NYC and Brooklyn, I have moved to be closer to nature in Costa Rica. I’m living on the land at Puerta a la Vida and it’s Pura Vida. Lush, vibrant, and full of earth Qi. Today we had our first meeting discussing the future of the growing operations and I can’t wait to share more.