What a wild week, just getting back from Shambhala Festival (just named the #1 electronic music festival in North America) where our Momentom team brought acro, meditation and yoga to balance out the forest shenanigans (more on that below).
Shambhala is like Canada's Burning Man...but JUST the party. With 6 main stages - which each could be their own stand alone festival - Shambs is a wild beast of the global DJ scene with over 20,000 people flooding onto a private farm amongst the mountains of beautiful British Colombia....
When I was staying in San Juan, Nicaragua in April with my good friend Danny Elder (AKA Rumpus) and I heard that he was filming his first music video in Saskatoon in early June with Neon Steve, costume direction by Irys (founder of Solar Opposites) and directed by Nathan Thoen (lead singer of Bombargo), I had already booked my early flights home before he asked me to be in it.
Well, the day is finally here and it is OUT!
And what a crazy little music video it turned out to be!
Your intuition feels the depth and dives in headfirst.
No toe dips / sample sips
travel tips / or prewritten scripts.
- from 'Flow of Certainty'
I've been home for one month and still processing the previous 10 month season with Momentom Collective leading our Artist Residencies and creative communities around the world. Still so much to process and reflect on from so many incredible people sharing skills, inspiration and ideas.
I teamed up with Tony Tobias to get a snapshot a...
Creating a community from scratch isn’t exactly a walk up a volcano…or, wait.
We've all seen and admired the new age community from the movie The Beach with Leonardo Dicaprio. The freedom, connection, adventure and struggle of having a tight knit collective living together in paradise - like it's all happened in a serendipitous stroke of fate.
On paper, it's perfect.
In photos, it's surreal.
From word of mouth, can this exist?
The concepts always sound too good to be true.
...and no. These communities don't just pop up ma...
“Living an Unconventional Life means being the blind man or woman wandering around in life eyes closed so that we can see clearly where we are going because we're navigating with our heart. Breaking normal, being our unapologetic weird selves.” -Jules Schroeder
I had the privilege of dropping in on a powerful conversation with Jules Schroeder - CEO of Unconventional Life, singer-songwriter and serial entrepreneur. She's been described as being the Oprah of Millennials with her new age approach to business, events and fusio...
A Candid Conversation with Mike Spencer Bown at Word on the Street Festival
You could say I was a little excited to converse with someone who’s considered to be more thoroughly traveled than anyone else in history. What happened was the most fascinating 50-minute conversation of my life.
Meet Mike Spencer Bown – the World’s Most Travelled Man. A Canadian who currently resides in Calgary, but he’s been everywhere else the last 26 years – literally. He’s one of about 300 people who has been to every country on the planet (abo...
“Hey, why is everyone getting naked at the end of the line?”
The words blurt out of my mouth like an awkward afterthought.
“So…” I continue. “This isn’t the lineup for free guacamole?”
I look to my left and catch my sweaty reflection in a pair of oversized silver steampunk goggles. The midday desert heat continues to press down on our skin. The sun feels intent on dehydrating us. A gold veil underneath the goggles answers. “Oh, there’s still guac. The neon Viking chick is handing it out.”