#METOO

Many females (and some males) have recently been starting to speak up and out about their traumatic experiences of sexual abuse through using the hashtag “me too” on social media sites. I support those who have survived sexual abuse and choose to express their stories and share these traumatized parts of themselves with others. This is an opportunity for enlightenment, liberation, and healing. 

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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

The mission plan was simple: road trip from Arizona to Oregon and secure a secluded spot for the August 21st 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (TSE). It’s more about the journey than the destination. We went to see the TSE, but it was an invitation to experience even more, through the way it beckoned us with beauty and mystery; enrolling us to venture through a portal, and open up to the possibilities awaiting to be discovered on the other side.

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SAGUARO CACTUS FRUIT HARVEST

I recently had the extreme pleasure of harvesting fruit from the Saguaro. This is a written and visual account of my amazing adventure. The temperature was around 80F at sunrise and 110F just after noon. Months go by without any rainfall. The livingness of the flora and fauna is a monument to the majesty of Earthly existence. The Saguaro asks a great deal from one who would taste its fruit. The reward is totally worth the effort. 

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HIGH PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP

Now is the time to reclaim our sovereignty and recreate a thriving culture on a positively constructive course. Everyone is welcome to cultivate their own unique personal power. Single parents, independent artists, social entrepreneurs, non-profit board members, teachers and students, young and old. Even if we aren’t in an official leadership position, we each still have the personal responsibility to lead by example. 

 

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CHAGA MUSHROOM

Chaga is a rare and precious gift, par excellence. This superior medicinal food has been cherished and utilized by herbal foragers in Russia and China since ancient times. It is a powerful substance of the wilderness and is characterized by its blackened charcoal appearance on the outside and golden orange or burnt umber color on the inside. The energetic personality is oddly peculiar and magnetically charming. Once it makes an impression and leaves a stain on ones soul, one doesn’t soon forget it.

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SPRING WATER HARVESTING

One of the amazing aspects of traveling adventures is that they can take us to some awesome springs. I've been drinking predominantly fresh spring water since 2008 with very few exceptions. There is one good spring near San Fran that I like to stop at whenever I drive through and while on another road trip along the west coast, I shot a short video. In this video, I describe a little bit about the spring and the inspiration that flows from it.

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ROPE CLIMBING

Work smarter, not harder. As I demonstrate in this video, there’s a simple technique to apply that makes the climb more efficient. A rope climb is also a good metaphor for life. 

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FIST BUMP

Traditional handshakes have had their time and place but I personally bid them farewell with a respectful bow. I’m calling into question the habit and sanity of the ubiquitous handshake. I promote fist bumps instead because they’re more sanitary, along with other strategic alternatives for more sensible social interactions.

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INSECT INFATUATION

My aim with this article is to advocate the integration of edible insects into our nutritional strategies, add my own abstract ideas and include the most compelling links that I’ve found. I ask that you simply entertain these ideas and recognize the possibility that prejudice is often disguised as contemplation. Activate your imagination.

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DEATH FUGUE

Are you dead or dying? Do you know someone dead or dying? If you answer yes to either of these questions then this fugue is for you. I do it with fierce passion for all of us who will fail to live forever. 

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HONORING A LOVED ONE

This article is devoted to a person in my life who has had a primary hand in helping me making it through difficult times as well as adding complimentary value to the adventurous quality of my livelihood. I am happy to highlight here my interpretation of honoring a loved one through the lens of brotherhood. It is a service in sincerity that I humbly compose a feature portrait of my brother Daniel Whipple.

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BODY LANGUAGE

Our bodies are intelligently engineered to convey the meaning of our messages. Cultivating kinesthetic awareness teaches us about ourselves, other people and the contextual relations to the world around us. We can literally change our body chemistry by changing our body posture. 

"The quickest way to change your emotional state is to change your body language." Tony Robbins

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