Soul Lift Cacao founder Nick Meador often hears the question, "What's the difference between ceremonial cacao and what I can get at the health food store?" Here's his best answer!Read More
Recently someone asked about cacao becoming less accessible to indigenous people in the countries where it grows. The question may come from a mistaken analogy with quinoa, which actually has become less accessible to the people who have traditionally used it. The ceremonial cacao movement doesn't present the same kind of threat. In fact, quite the opposite.Read More
Nick Meador talks about the principles underlying his successful recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and why these are important even though the process will be slightly different for everyone.Read More
Nick Meador tells the tale of his first ever workshop tour and the lessons learned while leading 12 cacao ceremonies across the western U.S. in October 2017.Read More
Notes on spending a few days at La Iguana Chocolate, a third-generation family farm, to see how cacao is grown and prepared, and to feel the land where it all happens.Read More
Lessons learned on the Camino del Norte, an alternate coastal route of the famed pilgrimage across Spain to the city and cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.Read More
Some healing and therapeutic modalities believe childhood experiences can shape adult psychology. Some modify thought patterns and behaviors to improve a person’s life. And some use felt somatic sense in attempting to release and heal trauma. Vancouver-based group Choose Again have developed a forgiveness process that combines these aspects in an interesting way.Read More
FROM THE VAULTS: I’ve always considered myself to have an excellent sense of direction. But sometimes, I learn the most by getting lost and finding my way back home again.