A Dollar For Your Thoughts At The Griffon Pub

Pic taken at The Griffon Pub in Charleston, South Carolina! Voted by Southern Living Magazine as one of the “Best Bars of the South”, The Griffon Pub has collected over 20 years of dollar bills with scribbled handwritten messages from sentimental travelers on its walls + ceiling. This is my first post on Charleston –…

A South African Ethnobotanist Breathes Life Into Plant Medicine

  An Intro Jean-Francois Sobiecki is a qualified South African ethnobotanist (medicinal plant researcher), herbalist, intuitive healer + nutritionist. His life has been an initiation into: + Traditional Medicine + Healing + Personal Growth + Transformation A Gift From Mom Early in his journey, Jean discovered he had healers in his family from his mother’s side….

Connecting To Your African Heritage This Black History Month

The Most Famous African Proverbs South African Ubulawu South African traditional healers use “ubulawu” to open their intuition and dreaming and to increase their learning ability. It’s a medicianal herbal plant. Some species are also used for people who need to heal aspects of their minds, while laypeople use it for dreaming and to increase…

Ubulawu: Africa’s Self Transformation Plant Healing Medicine

Phytoalchemist-Herbalist-Medicinal Plant Researcher: Jean-Francois Sobiecki. BSc.Hons. EthnoBot. (UJ)., Dipl Clin Nutr. (Aus). Intro My path as a herbalist healer took a long time to realize where I was for many years seeking answers to who I am. The path was not easy, yet I found great breakthroughs with plant medicines such as Ayahuasca and then…

Your New Year’s Resolutions + South Africa’s 3rd Largest City

What’s on your New Year’s Resolution list? If it’s got anything to do with health or travel – allow me to introduce one way you could tick both boxes in one fell swoop. Visit Durban, South Africa. In 2014, CNN rated it as “The coolest city in South Africa you’ve never seen” (See the article here…

Green Feathers + EDM

This is my new conure “Donnie”. It’s short for a Xhosa word “Dontsa” which is actually a clan name. It means “To Pull”; to pull success towards you, to pull opportunity toward you, health, love, goodness. To pull two nations together, South Africa + America, to become one. Seeing as I’m a South African now…