Dear Universe:

for the high, high heights we strive to reach,


for soul songs, kindred spirits and serendipitous days,


for those who smile despite their circumstances,


Thank you.


Gratitude is the key to happiness.

I am thankful for who I am; for what I have seen, felt, and loved. It’s easy to lose ourselves amidst the chaos of life. Through Dear Universe posts, I remind myself to take time every day to slow down, appreciate, and enjoy the beauty of each moment.

I post often on Facebook here and here, and Twitter as well. Do join in the conversation!

All my love, joy & happy thoughts to you! <3

~ Sufey

Reach ~ Fernanda Lai

I hope I never stop falling in love
With the veins that run through leaves
And all over my body, rushing with
Strength. That allows me to stand.
Until the end of my days.
Then may my arms slowly fall in grace,
Until there is a cascade of leaves
Kissing the surface of the Earth,
A tessellation of memories,
Their endless murmuring
Of a life well-lived, and so rich
In blessings
That even when fall comes,
Their gentle descent
Is one of endless giving.

~ Fernanda Lai


fernanda-laiFERNANDA LAI is a 17 year old girl from Hong Kong who’s aim in life is to be a ray of sunshine! She believes happiness is an essential human right. She loves yoga, chocolate, writing, books and rain. For more of her eloquent writing, visit her blog!

Green Goodness | Juicing 101

“Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.” – Hippocrates

Our bodies are truly magnificent creations.

We are made to survive. We have epic armies fighting battles in our bods to keep us happy and healthy. And these hard-workin’ germ-whoopin’ wellness warriors need our support!

Our greatest responsibility is to keep ourselves bright, inspired and ablaze with life, because our energy affects everyone around us. After all, we can only give to others if we give to ourselves!

So take some time today to check in with yourself: physically, mentally and emotionally. Listen carefully to the signals sent to you by those on the front lines. Dis-ease is a sign of imbalance in the body, and prevention is the best cure!

Nourish your body with nature’s best. Sleep well. Soak up sunshine. Smile!

One ritual that empowers me is starting off every day with thoughts of gratitude, meditation, yoga, hot ginger tea and a fresh green juice (recipe below!).

Personally, I love juicing. It’s a fabulous way to get an abundance of nutrients that we may not consume otherwise, and it makes me feel fresh and clear. I could rave about this forever, but try it for yourself and see how you feel over the course of a few weeks! 😀

Think of this superjuice as the ultimate multivitamin, courtesy of dear mama earth. All you need is a juicer, fresh greens, and an honest heart-to-heart with your inner guru about how you want to live the best life for you.

And regardless of whether you decide to juice or not, just make time to re-connect with your beautiful bodies. That’s the most important thing!

Wishing you health and happiness, from the bottom of my heart to yours. <3



I like to mix and match from:

  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • kale
  • broccoli stems
  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • dandelion greens
  • asparagus
  • cabbage
  • bok choy
  • parsley
  • cilantro
  • ginger
  • small piece fruit if needed (lemon, green apple, pear or cranberries)

Sample combination:

  • 1-2 cucumbers
  • 3-4 stalks kale
  • 2 broccoli stems
  • 1 apple
  • ginger
  • a kick-ass attitude!

**Note: My staple juice is made purely out of green veggies and ginger. But if you don’t typically consume a lot of raw veggies, I recommend starting with a pure cucumber juice or a cucumber/ apple mix (which is deliciously refreshing) and slowly adding darker greens as you go to get used to the taste. You may also want to dilute the juices with filtered water if they are too strong to begin with. Always listen to how your body feels!

Lemons cut bitterness and apples and pears add sweetness to juices. But keep your juices mostly green to prevent sugar overload from sweet fruit juices. Also, as juicing removes the fiber, which concentrates both nutrients and pesticides, be sure to buy organic and rinse well!

For optimal results, consume immediately on an empty stomach. Let’s get started! 😀


Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.

Cut thick veggies in half or thirds lengthwise if needed (depending on the size of your juicer’s mouth).

Push all produce through juicer slowly, alternating different types of veggies. To make it easier, push loose leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach) in at the same time as another firmer vegetable (e.g. cucumber).

Drink up delicious vitality, a delicious day! 😀

**Note: Clean the juicer immediately to make it easier for yourself. I push my lemon through last to pre-clean, rinse all the pieces right away, and use dish sponges or old toothbrushes to scrub the filter well!

PS. Thank you to beautiful Éva for inspiring this piece by asking me about juicing. I am certainly not a health expert of any kind, but I am always open to questions and happy to share the little I do know. So feel free to ask me anything, and I’d love to learn from you too!

CHEERS to our healthy, wealthy lives! <3

Party in Paradise | Raw Cake in a Cup

“This tastes like what people eat in paradise!” – My roomie, professional food magician

(It’s true! He is very, very talented at making my desserts disappear).

But in all seriousness, this tastes incredible. Like food-gasmicly, bliss-bloominly, triple-unicornly phenomenal. Forget my other recipes. Make this one. You won’t regret it, I promise.

The crust in this cake is nuttily sweet, slightly salty, and simply divine layered with a creamy coconut cashew filling. I originally made this with a blackberry topping, but it was devoured before I could whip out my camera. So I re-created this with a ripe kiwi, as shown in the pictures, and you can go without fruit toppings or mix it up with whatever you wish!

I highly recommend you serve this up with a side of epic dance-offs, like we did last night. Try a lick of bliss and a LOT of booty shaking! After all, a dance party a day keeps the doctor away!

So get ready to blast those beats, unleash your inner party animal, make your cake and eat it too!! 😀

<3 Sufey

INGREDIENTS (makes 8 cute cups):

Layer 1, 3 & 5 (aka the best crust EVER!!):

  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Layer 2 & 4 (gloriously decadent filling):

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup or raw honey

Optional blackberry topping (the original creation):

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup coconut milk

OR try different fruit toppings, like the blended kiwi shown in the picture (I just love the rich green colour)!


  • sliced almonds
  • gogi berries
  • LOVE!!


Blend all crust ingredients (macadamia nuts, dates, pistachios, coconut) in food processor and happily press a layer into bottom of cups.

Blend all filling ingredients (cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup) and pour on top of crusty layer.

Alternate layers of crust with filling until all ingredients are used up! Try not to eat the whole darn delicious thing at once.

Blend the topping and pour on top. Garnish with pretty lil almond slices and heaps of love!

And the most important step… dig in!! 😀 Bliss out, my darlings. Go wild! xo

Melon Melody | A Raw Elixir

How do you like to greet the dawn? 😀

My morning routine prepares me for the day: meditation in the dark, an activating yoga flow, and a feast of liquid love potions as the sun stirs.

As a surprise treat to myself today, I indulged in this delicious elixir outside under the rosy rising rays. Simple, sweet, and oh-so-satisfying!

(Because it’s the simple things that bring us the greatest joy, isn’t it? The universe provides us with everything we need, all we have to do is say YES!)

INGREDIENTS (serves 2):

  • 1 cantaloupe
  • ½ seeded watermelon
  • 1” fresh ginger root
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • gogi berries (for garnish)
  • generous amounts of love!


Blend cantaloupe and watermelon till smooth.

For super silky sweetness, strain out pulp: pour juice into cheesecloth and hold above bowl, using fingers to squeeze all that delicious magic out!

Pour back into blender and mix with ginger, basil, mint, and lots of loving energy.

Serve in cantaloupe shells and garnish with a few floating gogi berries.

Mmm… tastes like a beautiful morning! 😀

Dear Future Me



Dear future me,

I love you.

You are one honey-dewdrop of a lucky girl! Don’t forget that.

I hope you still squeal when you see rainbows and dance around naked at sunset while peacocks caw to the didgeridoo. (And if none of those things are around, I hope you imagine it and shake your booty anyways.)

I hope you still do yoga in health food stores and knock over boxes of raw cacao. I hope you still stuff yourself with gogi berries and mangos and climb every tree and car you see and start swordfights in the middle of flea markets. Hiiiiyah!

I hope you still hold hands with your soul sister and walk into gas stations singing songs you made up at the top of your lungs.

I hope you still talk to strangers in a Southern-Chinese accent and tell them about your prosperity meditations. Har Har Har Har. Hey, they worked. 😉

I hope you take your hugs seriously- at least one a day for optimum health! The more the better though. Hugs are healing!

I hope you never forget when you cried tears of joy for the first time, out here by the ocean. You stood on that rock by that statue of Buddha and screamed “thank you” to the divine Goddess. I hope you always say thank you.

I hope you see the beauty in every moment, because everything we see is just a reflection of who we are. Remember that.

Last of all, I hope you don’t take life too seriously. If you don’t make it this lifetime, just try for the next. You’ve got a couple more centuries at least.

Follow your bliss. Give love. Trust in god. Good things will come.


A film made with love by Sufey. (Youku version for those in China!)

Guitar – Allowah Lani
Didgeridoo – Talia Yeckle
Drums – Ali Gardella
Shaker – Meridith Tuttle

Photos & videos by Sufey except those of me. Credit goes to dear friends Talia Yeckle, Allowah Lani, Lila Land, Manos Moschopolous, Wil Fundal, Manuel Adams, Elise Dudley & Pearl Loerke!

Kisses to the blessed souls of Spirit of Aloha who left such a beautiful loveprint on my heart!

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere be happy and free,
May the thoughts, words and actions of my own life
Contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all

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