Meet Gracie: Nutrition wizard

From Ecuador, Grace is our head chef on the retreats in Playa Ayampe and food is definitely her love language. Her cooking is, just like her personality; colourful and caring. "I love experimenting with flavours and using my creativity to make easy, healthy, tasty meals. Also, I enjoy making the [...]

By |January 5th, 2022|Categories: NUTRITION|0 Comments

50 Powerful Questions to Reflect on 2021 and Set Goals for 2022!

December, when everything feels festive and special and you get a break from your usual day-to-day routine, is the perfect time to reflect and look back on everything you have experienced, discovered and achieved during the last 12 months. A yearly review is also a great exercise in mindfulness and [...]

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: LIFE HACKS|0 Comments

Eco-anxiety and how we can start saving the planet

When you think of "the environment," what picture comes to mind? A "wild" and "untouched' natural place? What we may imagine when we see a romantic painting of a mountain range at the dawn of spring. Or a photo of a remote tropical jungle island: free from humans, and seemingly pristine. [...]

By |August 13th, 2021|Categories: SOCIAL ACTION|0 Comments

How to Train According To Your Menstrual Cycle

How did the USA women’s soccer team win the World Cup in 2019? Cycle charting. I read this in a news story soon after the Women’s Football World Cup and was truly astounded! ⁣ I’m sure a lot of other aspects came into but I remember thinking it was so [...]

By |August 13th, 2021|Categories: TRAINING AND FITNESS|0 Comments

Why sleep is more important than diet or exercise

Did you know, most of the time people have cravings- it's a sign that they’re just tired. Did you know if you have a poor nights sleep, you’re more likely to have a poor memory the next day, because you didn’t give your mind a chance to heal itself, for [...]

By |August 11th, 2021|Categories: WELLNESS|0 Comments

Why being called ‘difficult’ is a good thing

Don’t be afraid to be a bit of a pain in the ass Better that momentary echo of guilt, the fear, the - should I have said that? Was that too much? The one we’ve been conditioned to feel Every time we dig our heels in, or advocate for our [...]

By |August 11th, 2021|Categories: ALL|0 Comments

Why we need more nudity

When was the last time you were fully naked in front of someone? When was the last time you bared it all without apology, without explanation? Without manipulating how you were standing or lying so parts of your body appeared a certain way? When was the last time you let [...]

By |August 11th, 2021|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Lady Porn; We need more lady porn

“You do not know what you are missing by your microscopic examination of sexual activity to the exclusion of aspects which are fuel that ignites it. Intellectual, imaginative, romantic, emotional. This is what gives sex its surprising textures, its subtle transformations, its aphrodisiac elements. You are shrinking your world of [...]

By |August 9th, 2021|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Pleasure for panicked times: five ways to explore your erotic side at home

Feature artwork by Tina Marie Elena You know how when you're scared, your body freezes up? I have lost count of the amount of times I have had to command my body to ‘MOVE!’ When I’ve found myself frozen stiff out in the surf with a giant wave barrelling towards me. [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: SEX|0 Comments

Vegan chocolate mousse with aquafaba

↠ Ingredients ↞ Makes 4 servings 1 can of chickpeas 1 cup of aquafaba* 1 tsp of lemon juice 1 cup of dark (70% cacao) vegan chocolate Splash of milk (optional) *What is Aquafaba? Funky word isn’t it!? It's the viscous water in which the chickpeas have been cooked. Due to [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: NUTRITION|0 Comments

“I’m done wearing grey-colored glasses.” A note of hope from our contributor Astrid, currently in Italy.

Well, this is one I never thought I'd even begin to type. When I left nearly four months ago on my big adventure, I never expected once I would find myself stuck in the middle of one of the worst hit-countries of a global pandemic- Italy. I am scared, I [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

Cabbage, Tofu and Sesame Salad

This cabbage, tofu and sesame salad is a huge step up from your standard tomato-and-lettuce salad combo. The blend of textures and flavors will have you coming back for seconds every time. ↠ Ingredients ↞ 1 package of rice noodles ½ cup of toasted peanuts 3 tbsp of toasted sesame [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: NUTRITION|0 Comments

How to deal when it feels like results aren’t coming fast enough

“It’s just not happening fast enough.” Have you ever found yourself thinking these exact words? Maybe you have started training or trying to cultivate healthier eating habits. Or perhaps you’re trying to build your business. Maybe you’re learning a new skill, like surfing. Maybe you’re working toward making some life [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Categories: LIFE HACKS|0 Comments

Spaghetti squash with cashew alfredo

Makes: 3-4 servings     ↠ Ingredients ↞ FOR THE NOODLES: Spaghetti squash, 1 medium-large (this is where the sliding scale of the servings comes from) Olive oil, 2 tablespoon Himalayan salt, 1/2 teaspoon Ground pepper, 1/2 teaspoon FOR THE NO-CHEESE ALFREDO SAUCE: Cashews, raw 2.5 cups (soaked 6-8 hours [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: ALL|0 Comments

Sexual arousal and shame

Sexual arousal and shame: early beginnings I remember when I was a kid my parents bought a book explaining sex to my older sister. I would steal it and read it in secret, then I would get aroused at the images of the naked body and sexual positions. Even if [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: SEX|0 Comments

Traveling cheap: should we always choose the least expensive option?

Traveling cheap has it’s own exhilarating kind of flavour. There’s something spicy about it, like you’re ninja-tricking the system. The system that wants you to work year round just to ‘earn’ your weeklong tropical vacation at the end of the year. Since I started traveling at 18, I’ve slept on [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: EMPOWERMENT|0 Comments

How I stopped chasing love and learnt to love myself instead

I didn’t grow up feeling loved, or complete, or beautiful. Like many of us, I grew up questioning what love was, watching toxic versions of it playing in front of my eyes like a fucked-up movie. I was left with such a twisted version of love that it took me [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: LOVE STUFF|0 Comments

More love is always on the way

When my first boyfriend broke up with me at 21, I panicked. Like a parent rips the hot warm sheets off their sleeping kid in the middle of winter, after their kid ignored their ‘it’s time to get ready for school’ warnings five times over. I was left cold, dazed [...]

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: LOVE STUFF|0 Comments

Your at-home DIY retreat

Finding yourself at home more than usual right now? ... Why don’t you do a DIY Salty Retreat at home? This post will show you how to do just that and leave you feeling centred, recalibrated, energized and calm again. You will need: A weekend or two-and-a-bit days completely blocked [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Categories: EMPOWERMENT, NUTRITION, SURF, YOGA|0 Comments

Spinach Pancakes

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Makes: 10 pancakes ↠ Ingredients ↞ Nut mylk, 1 cup Apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon Organic flour, 1 cup Baking powder, 2 teaspoon Baking soda, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt, 1/2 teaspoon Cage-free local egg, 1 Agave syrup or honey, [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: NUTRITION|0 Comments