Real Life & Passions: Introducing Alchemist Academy
4 Minute Read: Entrepreneurship, Chinese Medicine, passion projects, going for it.
Well, hi there…here on my month anniversary living in Victoria, British Columbia. On the one hand, the weeks have passed so fast I can hardly believe it. On the other, my Nelson home seems so far away.
I was feeling pangs of homesickness yesterday…then realized it was the one-month mark. Nelson folks, know you and Kootenay Lake are in my heart!
Much more is happening behind the curtain…but the organically evolving vision will take a minute to manifest. What vision, you ask?
Alchemist Academy: Learning, community + continuing ed for Chinese Medicine wizards
The big picture looks like this:
Alchemist Enterprises (AE) encompasses my business in its entirety, including…
Alchemist Eating (Ae), offering custom plans + coaching
Alchemist Academy (Aa), offering online learning, community + continuing ed
Though I’m siting at the helm as CEA (Chief Executive Alchemist ;), I’d love to have Alchemist Assistants + Apprentices down the line.
Alchemist Academy will live on an online platform and will eventually include two tracts:
Chinese Medicine (courses, memberships, tutoring and apprenticeship for students and practitioners)
Alchemist Eating (eating + nutrition courses and memberships for anyone!)
I’m starting with the Chinese Medicine tract and will be rolling it out course by course. Here’s the line-up of initial offerings:
Self-guided online courses
Roots + Shoots: An Alchemist Guide to Chinese Herbs
Brews + Potions: An Alchemist Guide to Chinese Formulas
Alchemist Masterclass: One-on-one tutoring
Alchemist Apprentice: One-on-one mentorship + case study support
Chinese Medicine Wizard Plan: online community included in course and one-on-one enrolment
Truthfully, I have lots more planned…including the entire Alchemist Eating tract!
Most likely, the third online course will be Yang Sheng Fa (Nourishing Life Principles) and cover eating + lifestyle. Though rooted in Chinese Medicine, it’ll be a beginner offering open to anyone.
Meanwhile, I'm working on the inaugural Roots + Shoots course day and night.
Trust: Solo course creation is a massive undertaking. That said, I’m drawing on materials I’ve created over the past 10 years…plus recording a whack of audio lessons. What’s more, my heart + soul is All. In.
Watch for details on the Roots + Shoots course – my goal is to launch this September.
That way, it’ll be ready for students wanting extra study or review support come fall. Not a Chinese Medicine student but still interested? You’re totally invited to the party!! Stay tuned by signing up here.
Do you have a passion project you’re putting off? Three things…
Thing One: See here, on self-imposed upper-limiting.
Thing Two: In 500 years, no one is going to care whether you seem crazy today.
Thing Three: Choose the bigger life, whatever that means to you.
I’d love to hear how this lands – meet me in the comments! Meanwhile, this week’s…
Recipes + Links
A trick for reading more books. Personally, I set a timer and read every night after yoga and before dinner. The result? I’ve finished two books in the last two weeks.
A trick for wooing picky eaters. What would you put in picky-eater muffin tins?
Hemp cauliflower oats, oh my. Cauliflower and hemp seeds are regulars for me, but I hadn’t considered combining them for a bowl of "oats." How delightful!
See also, poached radishes. Speaking of delightful!
And for your lunchbox. Here are 27 ideas. I eat at home these days, but still prep my lunch each morning so it’s ready to go when I return from yoga. Currently, I’m loving bowls featuring soft-boiled eggs, blueberries, hemp seeds, avocado and whatever veggies I have on hand.
Lastly, a magic grid of salad dressings. What’s your favourite? I’m eyeing the pesto vinaigrette and creamy dill blend.
P.S., Got a passion project? Large or small, I’d love to hear about it! xo.
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