“sweet darkness”

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.

There you can be sure you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb tonight.

The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.

You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn

anything or anyone that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

DAVID WHYTE, The House of Belonging

Categories: words


sara1   sara2   sara3

Sara Sampaio photographed by Emma Tempest for various issues of Harper’s Bazaar UK

Categories: fashion



“Healing is really just practicing. Each day of your life you have an opportunity to practice letting go of what keeps you from moving forward and closer to yourself. When it seems like it’s working, keep practicing. When it seems like it’s not, keep practicing.”


Art: Rocío Montoya (via @thebeautychef)

Categories: art, words


I am fully on board with the four-part docuseries, Cooked, from Michael Pollan on Netflix.

In my own experience, taking control of the food I make is empowering–not only for my health but overall wellbeing. As Pollan eloquently shows, cooking has a hand in so many parts of life. I feel it in everything from my mood, to my creativity, generosity and even financial health.

Awhile back I went to hear a talk given by Mark Bittman. The state of our country’s food system/politics/policy is deeply disturbing/infuriating/depressing. His advice? Create your own personal food policy. What is food to you? And do your best to eat whatever that is with the resources you have.



Spaghetti with tuna and caper sauce | super easy weeknight meal, also great with zucchini noodles

GP’s favorite chicken salad | yummy snack or light dinner with my favorite crackers

Raw almond pulp fudge | good way to use leftover nut pulp from making milk; instead of pressing it into brownies, I just roll them into balls and freeze for easier eating.

Coconut water kefir | I’m experimenting with homemade kefir, using this starter, Waiola coconut water, raspberry puree and lemon juice–so good.

More recipes here.

Categories: art, food

take it easy


“Life is not a tension anywhere except in the minds of humanity.
To take life with ease, without any tension, without any hurry—
that is not laziness, that is easiness.”


Photo: @saltywings

Categories: words

drink up


AM | Nettle Infusion
I was initially interested in nettle to help my slow-growing hair pick up the pace a little. However, I’ve started to crave a liter of this infusion first thing every morning. It has a nice, clean green tea flavor and gives me a little energy boost without the caffeine. I add 4 cups of boiling water to a glass jar with two tablespoons of loose nettle, steep overnight and strain in the morning. Also refeshing with ice (for muggy island mornings).

PM | Beauty Elixir
I’m obsessed with all things Cap Beauty, including their signature warm elixir with homemade non-dairy milk, tocos, adaptogenic herbs and the best coconut butter around. This is also a good base recipe to experiment with other ingredients, such as pearl powder or cacao. I was recently gifted Zapoteca Mesomerican Chocolate Elixir from New Mexico. Adding just a tablespoon of this blend of chocolate, coconut sugar and cacao nibs makes for a rich, soothing night cap.

Photo: Cap Beauty

Categories: beauty