How To Stop Controlling Everything

How To Stop Controlling Everything

A few years back, I drank Ayahuasca in a farm house. The first night was a disaster… but that’s a story for another time. Today, I want to talk about the second night. There were 5 of us plus 2 facilitators. A couple hours in, I heard one of the other guests struggling. He was … Continue reading

Life Is The Greatest Healer

Life is the greatest healer and teacher

I drank Ayahuasca for the first time in Peru last year 🙂 It’s why I moved here. Well, one reason anyway. I’d already explored plant medicine and psychedelics elsewhere (including Ayahuasca). I also knew that Ayahuasca came from South America, with various tribes in Brazil, Peru and other countries who’d worked with it for thousands … Continue reading

I Almost Burned Down My Hotel Room 🏨🔥

I almost burned down my hotel in Quillabamba

I took a trip to Quillabamba on the ol’ Bumblebee last week. 4 hours from where I live in The Sacred Valley, up through the Abra Malaga mountain pass (14,160 feet / 4,316 meters), through the shadow of the snowy Nevado Veronica mountain and then down into the lush jungles of Peru. It was a … Continue reading

Psychedelics and nervous system regulation

When I first started using the nervous system tools for myself, I wasn’t doing it with psychedelics 🍄 The nervous system tools are great – some of the most powerful tools for personal change I’ve ever found – and you don’t need to take mushrooms or ayahuasca to experience some of the amazing benefits I … Continue reading

Psychedelic plant Medicine dietas and the monkey mind

Tomorrow at 8am, I begin my 2nd psychedelic plant dieta here in The Sacred Valley of Peru. I’m never sure whether to talk about this kind of thing in this email newsletter because I wonder if people are going to think I’ve lost the plot. Talk of “intelligent plant spirits” and “vomitivos” is a very … Continue reading

Kano the canine life coach

I walked into the bathroom the other morning to the most shocking sight: Zeus and Storm (our two kittens) sitting obediently at 2 school desks along with Kano (our friend’s dog) at a blackboard 👨‍🏫🐶 Kano, a fluffy cream-coloured dog with legs too short for his body, wore a pair of dark-rimmed Librarian’s glasses while … Continue reading

Don’t take psychedelics until you read this email

Tears streamed down my face that day 😭 I was on a farm in the Southern Highlands, 3 hours from Sydney, after breaking up with my girlfriend of 4 years the day before. Rolling green hills in every direction. Pristine blue skies. Curious sheep, mooing cows and at least a few killer brown snakes that’ll … Continue reading

Don’t chase the purge 🤮

It was a tragedy. There Ellie went. My younger sister.  Innocent as a daisy beneath a rainbow in a field of green grass… …chasing the gooey monster down the street. It was red and purple and gross… exactly what you’d imagine a pile of vomit with legs would look like. And yeah – Ellie chased … Continue reading

Sludgy Mud With A Hint Of Burnt Coffee Or Vegemite

I’m eating dinner in the kitchen when Ellie’s phone rings. It’s Mum. Calling for her regular chat with her daughter. Ellie talks. I eat. At some point, they start talking about ayahuasca 🍹 Ayahuasca is a psychedelic “tea” that’s traditionally made from the ayahuasca vine and chacruna leaves (though other ingredients sometimes get used too). … Continue reading