What is your mushroom spirit animal and why?

I’m going to have to go with Cordyceps as my spirit mushroom. This fungi is a hustler, and is amazing for so many aspects of our health, immunity, and heart. Cordyceps is used for energy, and when I ingest it I feel like I have the stamina of the Ice Age squirrel.

Tell us one of your favorite facts that captivated you with the fungi world.

Fly Agaric mushrooms, which look like Super Mario Bros, contain a psychoactive chemical that can cause micropsia/macropsia, aka the illusion that objects around you are larger or smaller than they actually are. AKA Fly Agaric mushrooms will give you major Alice in Wonderland vibes.

Quote that you live by.

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.” - Dalai Lama

Favorite mushroom pun (or funny joke)?

You can’t choose a favorite child, and I think mushroom puns are good for any occasion. They are very portabella.