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Are you a Hot House Flower too? 

I’ve been teased that I’m a delicate “hot house flower” given my distaste for the brisk waters of the northern Atlantic – even here in one of the southern most climes of Europe – the sunny warm Algarve.  At its warmest in southern Portugal, which is late summer and fall, the Atlantic water average soars to 71°F.  Dial the calendar back to the debut of “beach days” it’s considerably colder – in April it’s 61°F and…

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I get letters: What do I do now?!

I often get letters from folks sharing their experiences and asking questions. This correspondence can offer spectacular insights and musings that answer questions that many others have on their mind. So I’m sharing this one with you today… “Hi Becca, I have a question. You, like many others, use the words ‘you have to do the work.’ It’s all about doing the actual work. But what is the work?  I have finally realized what my issues…

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You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You?!

Those old crooners Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra reinforced the myth way back when in the song: “You’re nobody ’til somebody loves you … So find yourself somebody to love.”  This upcoming Valentine’s week is a good reminder that that song and countless others like it – from most genres: rock, country-western, pop, jazz, the blues … you name it, are flush with lyrics that essentially say “I’m gonna die if I lose your love or have…

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Predators at Psychedelic Retreats… a cautionary tale

There are people – generally wealthy, white and bored people – who frequent psychedelic retreats to entertain themselves by drawing others into, essentially, a game of seduction. What I’m about to tell you is the first time I’ve ever spoken publicly about this experience. It’s long but I want to share it with you as I believe it offers a cautionary tale about psychedelic retreats and a subset of people who are drawn to them. Let’s…

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