Friday, February 12, 2016

Website Change!

We will be transitioning the Tribe of the Sun site over to a new format this weekend. We have a lot of stuff to update and I apologize if you run into any broken links. You will also notice the site looks a bit naked so once we have moved everything over we will be filling in new pictures and graphics.

It may take a day to get everything switched over but the good news is that we will be revising and adding new content. Also, the new format will be far more mobile friendly than the old site. Thanks for your patience!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Embracing a New Old Life

I spent a long time time tonight talking to my friend X. X has picked up everything and moved back to his hometown in the Pacific Northwest. On the surface, this might seem like a step back but in X's case, it is actually a step forward.

X was caught in a never-ending pattern of drama and decided he had enough. His move back is his opportunity to hit the reset button. Even though he will have to reorganize his entire life, he is embracing the suck and re-establishing his new life in his old place.

Sometimes our path forward requires us to take a step back, regroup, and re-prioritize. Set backs can really assault our egos. We want all of our plans to work out. We want to be brilliant! All the time! Unfortunately, crap happens. The opportunity to succeed also brings the opportunity to fall flat on our butts. Many people feel that failure teaches us more than success. Failure certainly teaches us who we really are.

To really learn from our mistakes, we must drop our egos and inspect our actions. What could we have done better? Do I need to change course or do I need a complete overhaul? These are questions we have to answer honestly.

I have great admiration for X. Once he decided to embrace his new old life, he did it with gusto. He put together a plan and got himself on the road as fast as possible. Years ago, when I was faced with a similar situation, the universe had to drag me kicking and screaming into my new life.

Whether you need a complete overhaul or just need to get out of your rut, change can stimulate growth. Is there something in your life holding you back?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My Two Month Plan

Very rarely is change a slow progression. Often, we shift between times of quiet lulls to break neck roller coaster rides in the blink of an eye. The best we can do is to enjoy the peaceful moments when they come and then do our best to embrace change as fast as possible.

Some people thrive in constant chaos while others really crave predictability. I know it's not sexy, but I fall more into the craving predictability category. Over the past few months however, I've been riding the roller coaster. I have not appreciated all the changes that have taken place, I have tried to be less judgmental and frankly, shitty, about the turmoil.

My time is precious. The less time I waste on getting upset, the more time I have to do something useful.

Recently, my family got thrown a curve ball. Long story short, we are all going to be working extra hours for 2 months. When the impending event arrived, I really wanted to have a complete freak out but at some point I took a step back and realized that I could use these two months to actually do something useful instead of just complaining about the situation.

I put together what I called the 8 week plan. The website revamp, the stack of books that have been gathering dust, herbal products I've been wanting to make, dietary changes...It all went into a (metaphorical) pile and I put together a schedule. Focusing on what I have control over and using my time to do something real has reduced the stress of the situations. I'm a week and a half into my plan and I'm pleased with my progress so far.

Two books have been read and I've already got more than half the webpages moved over to the new format. I've also made a dent in my ever growing pile of crafts I've been planning on putting together.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Hey everybody!

Good news! I am currently working on the revamp of the Tribe of the Sun page. After much discussion and planning, the site is being migrated to a Wordpress platform. So, in addition to all my other duties, I'm also learning how to Wordpress!

The minerals section will go away but the plant section info will be expanded upon. Everything else will be updated to reflect who we are now.

We really appreciate all the love and support we've gotten from everybody over the years. Thank you for taking the time to visit our site.

Blessed be, Saravá and Aché to y'all!