How much water do I really need?

My daughter turned 13 two weeks ago. Last week at the breakfast table, she held my large measuring cup filled with water and a red drinking straw. "So, this Youtuber says I should drink 2 litres of water a day. I tried it but I had to stop because I thought I was going to throw … Continue reading How much water do I really need?

Celebrating with you all

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” Helen Keller 3 weeks ago I received an email that still has me smiling. I share this with all of you. Thank you for your support over the years. An Accidental Awakening was 10 years in the writing and publishing. It was my … Continue reading Celebrating with you all

Join the revolution

"Choosing to slow down and not accomplish anything is a revolution in itself."Hai An (Sister Ocean),“The Joy of Letting Go: Spring Cleaning Inside and Out” Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com I declare today Wu Wei Saturday. Do nothing and accomplish everything. I expect your best efforts, people 😉

The best place for your efforts

I was late to wake this morning, so the neighbourhood was up by the time I reached my front step for meditation. I like the early mornings, not just because the mind is more amenable to practice, but because the air is so fresh, particularly now with the spring rains and the fresh green growth. … Continue reading The best place for your efforts

Buddhism & Ayurveda Agree: the answer is opposite

We sometimes use the word opposite as if it has a negative connotation. But often opposite is the medicine you need. In Ayurveda, India's 5000-year-old science of life and sister science of yoga, the 3 doshas (comprised of the 5 elements) make up each person's unique constitution: vata (air and space), pitta (fire and water), … Continue reading Buddhism & Ayurveda Agree: the answer is opposite

Karma in the kitchen

My teenage son, my husband and I all stood in the kitchen chatting, as families now do, about the state of the world and what needs to happen. We covered everything from Jeff Bezos to the spread of Buddhism after the Chinese invasion. Photo by Burst on Pexels.com My take was (and is) that we … Continue reading Karma in the kitchen

The Yoga of Motherhood

At this Scorpio full supermoon, we have the opportunity to reach back and resurrect the pieces of our lives and selves that are of benefit now but may have been left for dead. Whether it's the courage or vitality of your youth, the healing practices or art you abandoned years ago, or forgotten wisdom beings, … Continue reading The Yoga of Motherhood

How to accomplish everything

"Hey, Mom," said my teenage son, holding his phone as he crossed the kitchen floor with a sly grin on his face. "Do you know the concept of wu wei?" "You mean the practice of do nothing and accomplish everything?" I replied. He looked disappointed. He thought he had me. "Know your audience," I said. … Continue reading How to accomplish everything

Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck: finding your purpose

In meditation on my front step the other morning, I came to the intersection between Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck. Deepak has written about synchronicity: that once you find yourself in the flow of life, living on purpose, synchronicities abound. I wrote a whole chapter on Fernando Davalos in my book, Awakening on … Continue reading Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck: finding your purpose

Make the call

“We are very small, you and I,” Fernando said. “If someone like the Dalai Lama walked through these paths, everyone would come. They would be drawn to this place. We hear the call. The earth needs healing and you and I hear the call. We offer our help. We offer what we can and in … Continue reading Make the call