On Life + Chocolate
Lent + Chocolate: Breaking News! March 04 2019, 0 Comments
For many years, I did a farmers’ market every Wednesday. Without fail, Ash Wednesday would sneak up on me and I’d find myself offering chocolate samples to folks who would answer, “Oh, I can’t - I gave up chocolate for Lent.” My heart would sink as I bit my tongue. “Please,” I’d say, “Next year, give up something else - like TV or candy - but don’t give up dark chocolate!”
You see, knowing what I know about chocolate, it was like giving up vitamins, or prayer, or loving yourself - definitely not what you want to give up for Lent!
So with Lent just around the corner, I feel compelled to get this message out now loud & clear:
At Wei of Chocolate, we're 100% in support of observing Lent. It’s part of our DNA that we love mindful expressions of the spiritual path. And we totally want you to make an impactful choice about what your Lent observance will entail while supporting your health so that you have more clarity & vitality to serve others.
Curious about some things to give up instead of chocolate? How about high fructose corn syrup, or foods with GMO ingredients? That would certainly call forth a higher level of mindfulness and commitment, bringing awareness of Lent to each meal.
Or even candy in general - which for us is very distinct from organic, vegan dark chocolate. Ever since Harvard found that one piece of chocolate a day like ours cuts the risk of heart disease by up to 57%, we have never considered Wei of Chocolate to be candy.
And then there’s the method of eating our chocolate: if you place your attention on the piece of chocolate in your mouth and let it melt without chewing, it allows the over-busy thinking mind to rest. Naturally, your breath slows and deepens, your shoulders relax and your heart expands. It creates a natural transition to gratitude or prayer. Each piece of chocolate becomes an opportunity to connect with your spiritual nature.
So please, out of love and respect for yourself and your spiritual path, vow to bring mindfulness into your relationship with chocolate this season, and always. May you reap the many physical and spiritual benefits. 🙏🏼
Announcing 2 New Flavors! January 29 2019, 0 Comments
Please help us welcome Wei Compassion 75% Velvety Dark Chocolate & Wei Wisdom Chaga Mushroom 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate to the Wei family!
These two new flavors are both so rich and deep, you're going to love them! As I've gotten to know them this week, Wei Compassion has become my go-to flavor. Infused with LOTUSWEI flower remedies that help you nurture yourself and hold yourself in compassion, there's something so special about letting this one melt in your mouth ... it reminded me to treat myself in a gentle, loving manner. Try it & let me know in the comments below if you have the same experience.
Wei Wisdom Chaga Mushroom is another winner! I didn't know what chaga mushroom would taste like in a chocolate, but W😍W! it's rich, deep, yummy and compelling! You can feel the slight texture of the chaga in the chocolate, reminding you of its earthy origins. The LOTUSWEI flower essences in this one include Bodhi leaf, which was collected from the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India, when Katie Hess & I visited that super special place a few years ago where the Buddha attained Enlightenment. Wei Wisdom is all about opening your heart and awakening your spiritual connection, in your own way.
Check out the new flavors HERE and try them for yourself!
No Shipping 12/22 - 1/2: Order before Noon ET Friday! December 19 2018, 0 Comments
Here's the latest on our Holiday Shipping Schedule:
Our dear Oompah Loompahs are joyfully working to get your chocolate on its wei to you! Place your order by Noon ET Friday, Dec. 21st & it will be in the mail that very day. We ship by USPS Priority Mail, so if you missed our Wednesday, Dec. 19th deadline, it many not reach you - or your giftee - by Christmas, but will be there soon after.
Our Oompah Loompahs have announced that they will be taking a holiday during Christmas week to recover & spend time with the little loompahs. Therefore, we will not be shipping chocolate from 12/22 to 1/2.
For our beloved subscribers, if your subscription is scheduled to go out between 12/22-1/1, you have a choice whether it goes out earlier or later. Let us know your preference by:
- Contacting Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Just wait & we'll ship your subscription when shipping resumes in January
We are deeply grateful for your love & support, and wish you the happiest of holidays and many moments of peace.
Lisa, Laura & the Loompahs
LAST DAY of FREE SHIPPING (with code) on 50pc items! December 13 2018, 0 Comments
Under $10 Stocking Stuffer Sale! till Dec. 11th December 07 2018, 0 Comments
Just in time for Christmas! They fit in your pocket, purse or travel bag. Make every moment better with 8pc tubes of Organic Chocolate in 9 flavors. See them all HERE.
9-piece Organic Chocolate Samplers are great stocking stuffers, too!
Black Friday Week! Get Your Sale Code Here! November 20 2018, 0 Comments
We're having a Black Friday Week Sale through November 28, 2018 - extended one more day by popular demand! Are you on our VIP email list? If not, now's the time to join & get instant access to the secret code!
No Shipping June 14-19th. Order for Father's Day Now! June 10 2018, 0 Comments
Our shipping folks will be away for a few days, so please order early for Father's Day! Get your order in by noon on Wednesday, June 13th, as we won't be shipping again until Tuesday, June 19th. Use code DADWEI for 20% subscriptions for Dad (or you!), or 15% off one-time purchases. Sale good till 6/13/18.
Mother's Day Sale on Chocolate! May 09 2018, 1 Comment
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Secret Valentine's Day Sale on Organic Chocolate! February 05 2018, 1 Comment
Are you on our VIP email list? If not, now's the time to join! We're having a Valentine's Day sale through February 16, 2018. Get instant access to the secret code by joining below:Click here to join the VIP list now!
No Shipping 12/23 to 1/2 - Oompah Loompahs on Holiday! December 19 2017, 0 Comments
Here's the latest on our Holiday shipping schedule:
Our dear Oompah Loompahs are joyfully working to get your chocolate on its wei to you! All orders already placed will be sent out today & tomorrow (Dec. 19th & 20th), in accordance with the wishes of USPS, who wants your package in the mail by Wednesday, 12/20 in order to reach you - or your giftee - by Christmas.
We'll continue to ship everyday through Friday 12/22, though, as expected, the later orders may not be delivered till after Christmas.
Our Oompah Loompahs are members of the Wonka Workers Union, and they have announced that they will be taking a holiday during Christmas week to recover & spend time with the little loompahs. Therefore, we will not be shipping chocolate from 12/23 to 1/2.
For our loyal subscribers, if your subscription is scheduled to go out between 12/23-1/1, you have a choice whether it goes out earlier or later. Let us know your preference by:
- Contacting Laura at email@example.com
- Waiting for an email from us & responding to it
- Don't respond & we'll ship your subscription when shipping resumes in January
We unexpectedly ran out of Wei Radiant, so if you ordered Wei Radiant (or the 9pc organzas), Laura is trying to reach you so we can fulfill your wishes in the best wei possible. Also note that our All the Wei assortment will contain only 8 flavors until January 2nd. Our apologies for any disappointment!
We are deeply grateful for your love & support, and wish you the happiest of holidays and many moments of peace.
Lisa, Laura & the Loompahs
Gratitude Meditation with Chocolate! November 19 2017, 0 Comments
Can you think of a better time of year than the holidays to slow down for 2 minutes to recenter yourself and find the peace that's in your heart? When life gets busy, it's even more crucial to find a way to take that break.
We've got an answer that we think you'll love ... a chocolate meditation! Your whole job for the time it takes for a piece to melt in your mouth - without chewing! - is to savor the flavor, revel in the texture, and totally melt into the experience.
You'll feel better afterwards, guaranteed. And all it takes is 2 minutes.
Here's a guided chocolate meditation to get you started ...
The audio meditation here was recorded for use with a special chocolate called Wei Gratitude but you can use any of our flavors, or even just visualize!
Want more about meditation? Join our special list HERE!
What Would You Give to Look Like This When You're 91? June 08 2017, 0 CommentsI took this selfie with my parents when I visited them a couple of weeks ago. My mom just turned 89; my dad is 91. I always made sure they had chocolate in the house because it's so darn good for them, but a couple of years ago I realized that my dad was giving his chocolate to mom because that's just how he is.
So I finally laid down the law and said they BOTH have to eat 1-2 pieces a day. And now he has more energy, is leaner, and is pretty much pharmaceutical free. At 91. I'll take it!
Father's Day is coming up fast on June 18th, so remember that the miracle of chocolate isn't just for ladies - Dads need love, too - and the rewards of keeping your loved ones happy and healthy are beyond measure.
If you didn't grab it last month, check out the Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
And if you want to save 20% off subscriptions, or 15% off one-time purchases, use code WeiDad till 6/18/17.
Wei Inspired Chocolate Meditation from the LOTUSWEI Flowerlounge April 27 2017, 1 Comment
For all of you who attended the Flowerlounges, big 💜 thanks for bringing your special energy to the tour - you made it sparkle! I had such a lovely time being a special guest of LOTUSWEI, and I really enjoyed telling stories and sharing chocolate with all of you!
For those who attended and those who couldn't, here's a recording of the Wei Inspired Chocolate Meditation that we did that evening ...
I'm really looking forward to keeping in touch with all of you! If you'd like more information on meditation & retreats, make sure you're on the special meditation list HERE. If you'd like to stay in the loop for chocolate specials, sales & events, join HERE.
What's the Meaning of the Flowers? February 16 2017, 0 Comments
Which flowers appeal to you? We've found that whatever flower you're drawn to the most gives some interesting insights into your state of mind, and personality.
Take our quiz and read below to see what the flowers reveal about you! Download your Pick A Flower card HERE.
People who choose the Hong Kong Orchid typically have very high standards, and value constant improvement. So much so, that they tend to raise their standards so quickly they don't take time to appreciate their accomplishments & can sometimes be too hard on themselves. At times, other people may see them as crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside, and they may tend toward feeling irritation. The Hong Kong orchid flower elixir helps you appreciate and accept yourself more, and softens your heart. As you become more gentle and tender with yourself, others respond by finding you more magnetic and attractive, and it serves as a natural love potion. That's why we put Hong Kong Orchid in Wei Love Rose Cardamom chocolate.
You can find Wei Love here.
People who chose the Pink Primrose are usually creative, out-of-the-box thinkers. Perhaps you're working on a new project, and need that extra boost to get over any fears or hesitancy you may have about coming out with something innovative. The Pink Primrose flower essence helps you move into action, while get more done with less effort. You can cast those fears aside, feel in tune with what you're creating, and clear away anything disharmonious in your life. That's why we put Pink Primrose in Wei Inspired Himalayan Pink Salt chocolate, our most popular flavor!
You can find Wei Inspired here.
If you choose the Night-blooming Cereus, it indicates that you are ready to take what you’re working on to the next level in a big way. An amazing flower, it blooms only one night a year - typically on the full moon - and puts all its energy into this magnificent blossom. Aptly, this flower will help you realize your true gifts and dissolve any fears or old patterns that may be standing in the way of you reaching your full potential. Get ready for a great leap forward and be open to unexpected gifts! Night-blooming Cereus flower remedy is found in Wei Joyful citrusy chocolate, with some other flower essences that bring more laughter and light-heartedness to accompany the insight of Cereus.
Find Wei Joyful here.
Those who choose Dyssodia are often working too hard. If you’re always on the go and taking on too much, Dyssodia flower remedy will help you stop and take a break, and put more value on ‘being’ rather than do, do, do all the time. This little desert daisy will help you see that you are enough, allow you to rest more and enjoy simplicity. We put Dyssodia in Wei Gratitude chai spice chocolate, and combine it with organic herbs & spices to balance adrenals and relieve stress.
Try Wei Gratitude here.
Choosing Globe Mallow, a beautiful desert wildflower, helps brings back that feeling of youthful innocence and vitality. Watching the flower move in the wind, you sense the lightness and freedom that a softening of the heart brings - along with a youthful glow to the skin. Sometimes, too, Globe Mallow flower essence is chosen by people who feel restless or driven to travel a lot, and it brings back confidence and ease with staying in one place as you recognize your own inner & outer beauty. That’s why we put Globe Mallow (and Peony!) in our divinely smooth Wei Beautiful peppermint chocolate.
Find Wei Beautiful here.
People who pick Passionflower usually have very active minds, lots of ideas, and often have trouble turning it off at night. Some may have trouble sleeping. The gift of Passionflower flower essence is that it helps calm, relax and focus the mind during the day, while helping you to sleep better at night. It’s not like a sleeping pill that will knock you out - it just balances the body in a gentle way that makes it easier to let go of thinking too much so that you can relax and get the rest you need. It’s the perfect chocolate for meditation, and is often chosen by entrepreneurs, executives and people with tendencies toward ADHD. That’s why we put Passionflower in Wei Relaxed 68% creamy dark chocolate.
Find Wei Relaxed here.
People who pick Arctic Lupine typically have a lot going on. It could be major life changes like moving, a new job, parenthood or illness, or perhaps you just have too much on your plate or are going through a phase of high stress. Lupine flower remedy brings back a sense of peace, tranquility and comfort. It’s relied on by people who experience anxiety or fear of flying, for example, and is just the tonic for when you feel overwhelmed, stretched too thin or need a break. That’s why we put Arctic Lupine in Wei Peace lavender grey dark chocolate.
Try Wei Peace here.
Jasmine is such a beautiful flower that helps us appreciate our own beauty and take better care of ourselves. It is often chosen, too, by people who can be shy or quiet, and brings them more confidence. Jasmine flower remedy dissolves feelings of wanting to change our features or feeling not good enough, and can help us shed weight that has been gained due to loneliness. It increases self love and contentment, and helps us get the support we need from friendships. That’s why we put Jasmine in Wei Radiant super dark 80% dark chocolate.
You can find Wei Radiant here.
If you choose the Jade Succulent flower, perhaps you need an energy boost or more chi. The Jade flower remedy increases your vitality, which expands the power of your presence so that when you walk into a room, people say, ‘Wow - who’s that?!’ It’s also the perfect flower for people who may be quiet, or hiding their talent on the inside. The Jade flower helps you bring
it out & share your talent with others. That’s why we put Jade Succulent flower in Wei Pure 70% rich dark chocolate.
Find Wei Pure here.
Share the Wei February 07 2017, 1 Comment
For a limited time, we're including an extra 2 pieces of chocolate in a little organza bag with instructions to share it with someone you care about. The perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day (or any day!), take a moment to introduce the Peace of Chocolate into the day of a loved one or friend.
You'll find a card in the bag with directions so that you & your friend can listen to a chocolate meditation while letting that amazing piece of chocolate melt in your mouth. Just type the bit.ly web address into your phone or computer, and click on the arrow to start the meditation. It'll be the most delicious 2 minutes you've ever meditated!
Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate January 28 2017, 0 Comments
Here's a summary of 10 impressive health benefits of eating dark chocolate regularly, as shown by recent scientific studies. Which benefits would you appreciate most?
Download your copy HERE.
One-on-One Meditation Consultations: the Launch of Wei Wisdom! December 12 2016, 0 Comments
With a warm and joyful heart, I am pleased to announce the birth of Wei Wisdom - the vehicle by which I’m now offering one-on-one meditation consultations for those who are curious about how meditation might be helpful to them, or for those who are already meditating, and wish to revitalize and fine-tune their practice.
Many of you know that 30 years ago I went to Asia, and I lived there for 11 years, studying & practicing meditation. It was a special time - many of the greatest meditation masters of the 20th century had escaped from Tibet, and were living in exile in the Himalayas.
I was fortunate to immerse myself in that world and see firsthand the impact it makes when people spend a lifetime committed to meditation. The benefits are palpable - when you walk into a room, you can feel the difference. These are the joyful ones, the light-hearted ones, the kind, loving and yes, powerful ones.
All the good qualities we aspire to (and sometimes feel are unattainable) are nourished & revealed by meditation.
After many years thinking that I could not hope to help others until I had attained the awe-inspiring state of my teachers, I realized that actually, today is enough. I have 30 years of being human + meditating, and so that is what I offer: insight into the experience of being human & meditating, and the compassion for self that can arise because of that endeavor.
If that sounds interesting to you, this is an invitation to explore, with a longtime practitioner, what this means for you in your life.
As a gift, I’m offering 15 minute get-to-know-each-other slots. Book yours HERE. After that, if it feels like a fit, we can meet on a consultation basis for a 45-60 minute session to deepen the work. I’ll also hold space in my weekly schedule for 20 minute check-ins and/or 40 minute sessions to continue the work for those who find it meaningful.
If you don't see a time that works for you, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can chat & find a good time for you.
Book Your Wei Wisdom Meditation Consultation December 12 2016, 0 Comments
Meditation just for you November 22 2016, 4 Comments
I am pleased to announce I am offering one-on-one meditation consultations for those who are curious about how meditation might be helpful to them.
This past week, I was blessed to be on tour with the Lotuswei team. As many of you know, Katie Hess, my best friend, wrote a book called Flowerevolution about her body of work with flower elixirs or flower remedies. She spoke movingly to people from coast to coast about how the flowers are powerful tools of transformation that catalyze personal growth. We hosted Flowerlounge gatherings to launch the book in New York, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
Everywhere we went, as we engaged with people, it became clear that many are experiencing an unexpected state of challenge and stress, and need new ways to negotiate this wave of change. It also became clear that we are on the verge of a tremendous opportunity to rise to a new level of engagement with our ideals, our world, and our highest potential.
In response, I’d like to offer some practices to support and stabilize from the point of view of a longtime practitioner.
As a gift, I’m offering 5 free slots to the first to respond. After that, if it feels relevant, I will continue to hold space in my weekly schedule to meet on a consultation basis with those who find meaning in this work.
If this is what you've been looking for, or you're curious, feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com so we can chat.
Join us for a Full Moon Chocolate Party! March 23 2016, 0 Comments
Have you ever wanted to try meditation (or make it more regular) but didn't know how to make it effortless? We'll cover that, share stories, and learn something new.
We’ll gather online using something called Zoom that allows us to see each other, interact, and have some fun. Interested? Please come & look!
Click Here to get the notification for our next one.
You can join from your computer (with a camera!), or download the Zoom app to your phone so we can all see each other.
Interested? Please come & look - it’ll be fun!
Chocolate for Valentine's Day! February 01 2016, 0 Comments
If you're looking for the best chocolate for Valentine's Day - and you delight in organic chocolate, vegan chocolate or dark chocolate, pop your name on this list right away to be included in our special offers - they'll appear in your email box soon!
Join Us January 11th! December 24 2015, 0 Comments
Mark your calendar!
There will be a panel discussion about collaboration, community and how to deepen your positive impact in the world (with a little organic chocolate, flower elixirs + meditation).
If you're not in Phoenix, you can watch the livestream.
In the meantime, have a warm & toasty holiday season, and enjoy some much-deserved rest & fun.
Order Stocking Stuffers Now to Arrive Before Christmas! December 18 2015, 0 Comments
We're offering a special treat if you order by 6am Monday morning, Dec. 21st - a 9 piece organza bag with one of (almost!) every flavor + a brochure, that will arrive before Christmas if the USPS Priority Mail is on our side!
It's been a big year and the elves are working overtime to make more of your favorite flavors. We're out of Wei Relaxed at the moment, but plan to have it finished this weekend to ship out again by Monday or Tuesday at the latest. In the meantime, expect that the 9 pieces in that bag will be one of everything we have in stock, plus an extra green one (peppermint!) if we're still out of the blue ones ...
Holiday Sales! November 30 2015, 1 Comment
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Wei of Chocolate Launches New Packaging June 18 2015, 0 Comments
We’re so happy to announce our brand new beautiful box! We wanted to create a fitting home for your special chocolate - a rich brown eco-friendly paper box to keep your lovelies ready for those nurturing moments.
We believe that you deserve a luscious, 2 minute break where you can revel in the deliciousness of the present moment, returning to balance with body & mind. Where you can nurture yourself, care for yourself and recalibrate so that you can continue to do the great things that are unique to you, with increased awareness and effectiveness.
That’s why we came up with energetically infused chocolate that’s designed as a trigger to help us rebalance throughout the day, in bite-sized 2 minute meditations.
Your chocolate deserved a better home, though - one that reflected the beauty and care that we pour into every piece. One that explained our vision, and better supported you in taking that break that we all need, but too seldom do.
Today, we welcome you to the unveiling of our new packaging, and the launch of the 30 piece box. We have 9 single flavor boxes, plus the wildly popular assortment - All the Wei.
It only makes sense to have 30 pieces in the box, so you can make time for a chocolate meditation break at least once a day! Each piece is labeled, too, so you can take a moment to pause as you open it, and reflect on the what you’d like to create in the moments that follow.
This same box will now be used for the chocolate subscriptions - so you can choose whether you’d like one, two or three boxes per month, delivered automatically to your door.
Thanks so much for joining us, as we hold the vision of a better world through the mindful peace of chocolate. Enjoy!
Why is Organic Coconut Blossom Sugar in Chocolate Better for You? February 02 2015, 3 Comments
We are so thrilled to announce that Wei of Chocolate is now transitioning to organic coconut blossom sugar!
What does this mean to you?
First, you’ll notice an even richer, more carmel-ly, fruity taste to the chocolate itself. Coconut sugar comes from the flowers of the coconut tree, tapped for their nectar.
The sticky liquid is boiled down and dehydrated, revealing a totally natural, better-than-brown-sugar sweetener that has become the darling of the health world. Coconut sugar is higher in minerals like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, as the nectar of the flower is supercharged with nutrients.
Why is coconut blossom sugar better for you?
Coconut sugar is remarkably low glycemic, compared to cane sugar. Glycemic index refers to how foods affect blood sugar - the lower number, the less we experience unhealthy spikes and drops in blood sugar. Cane sugar rates 60 on the glycemic index scale, whereas coconut blossom sugar is around 35 - what a difference!
For those familiar with glycemic load (which takes into account how much of the food we are likely to eat at one sitting), having two pieces of Wei of Chocolate would yield a Glycemic Load of 1.4. Since anything between 1-10 is considered low glycemic, again, it’s notably healthy, and many people remark that the chocolate has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar.
For people who follow the Paleo eating philosophy, coconut sugar is one of the accepted sweeteners, so share this information with your Paleo friends.
Why did we change a good thing?
At Wei of Chocolate, we are committed to creating the most positively impactful experience for everyone’s health and well-being. We’ve had our eye on the sweetener for a long time. Our previous formulation had only 2 grams of organic cane sugar per piece (half as much as a serving of ketchup!) and while it is not enough to trigger an insulin response (and spike blood sugar), it’s our mission to provide the most healthful and sublime chocolate experience.
So far, eight of our nine flavors have made the transition: Wei Love, Wei Gratitude, Wei Peace, Wei Beautiful, Wei Inspired, Wei Relaxed, Wei Radiant & Wei Pure. Soon, Wei Joyful will also embrace coconut blossom sugar. We think you’ll agree that this is an exciting move forward, and invite you to explore the richness of flavor that coconut blossom sugar provides.
An Invitation September 04 2013, 0 Comments
You have the chance to be part of a movement.
A movement where people take back control of their lives, their health, their happiness.
Have you ever felt that life was moving too fast, not enough time, out of control?
Take a breath, now. We can't go on till you do.
That's the first step to freedom.
Freedom is just a breath away, one breath at a time.
Will you join me on this path?
I promise you it will be fun, challenging and insightful.