Welcome, Sister

To those who are on the verge of awakening, teetering on the edge of reunion with oneness: a letter of what's to come for you. It might arrive as a lightning strike or it might sift through your dreams while you sleep. When it comes, you will wonder how you never knew it. But then … Continue reading Welcome, Sister

Pay attention to your dreams

Last night I dreamed that the Calgary Stampede, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, was cancelled due to the virus. While I felt sad for all of the workers who would lose their jobs, I also felt the relief of the animals that were scheduled to perform for the masses. It was like a collective … Continue reading Pay attention to your dreams

Practice kindness

"How can I serve?" It's a question I often ask. When the flood came to Calgary in 2013, I watched as the city bailed itself out. I watched from my perch in the hills, our home unaffected. I drove out to Bragg Creek with supplies to support my friends and yoga community there, but it … Continue reading Practice kindness

What is calling you?

 "Awakening on Purpose follows Stephanie to the mountains of California, the red rocks of Sedona, the beaches of Maui, and even a surprise nudist retreat with her mother. And, like an Accidental Awakening, she shares all the wisdom, warmth and humour earned along the way."From the back cover I chose to release book 2 in … Continue reading What is calling you?

The power of Lovingkindness

“Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance."Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance At the start of Tibetan New Year, I committed to practice 14 days of metta bhavana: lovingkindness. I've written about the practice before, and I wanted to … Continue reading The power of Lovingkindness

Don’t be afraid of an open door: follow up to the chairs

“Waiting insistently in front of a tightly closed door is unfair to all of the open doors! Give a chance to the open doors!”Mehmet Murat ildan A few posts ago, I told you about the meditation chairs I finally let go of. The chairs that seated our art, meditation, and women's gatherings comfortably through the … Continue reading Don’t be afraid of an open door: follow up to the chairs

2 ways to boost your vibrations

“Let your love send off so much positive energy that it shifts the vibrations in the room.”Anonymous I declare today "Good Vibrations Day"! My family is all at home today. It's snowing and minus 21 degrees. My son tapped into the news when he woke. I headed for my meditation cushion. When we met in … Continue reading 2 ways to boost your vibrations

I’ll meet you in the garden

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."13th century Sufi poet, Rumi Years ago, I belonged to a small group of women who met every full moon to meditate together and receive insight. During one such meditation in my home studio, my long-time, dear friend received a great insight indeed. … Continue reading I’ll meet you in the garden

My detox supplement of choice: not for the faint of heart

As we begin our group spring detox this year (based on my book, Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox), I picked up the one supplement that boosts my program, naturally. Nourish is not just about food. Nourish is about creating a daily self-care ritual based on what I've found to be some of the most beneficial practices … Continue reading My detox supplement of choice: not for the faint of heart

Celestial spat

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”Nikola Tesla We live in a 3D world and spend most of our time paying attention to and interacting with 'gross' energy: what we can see and touch. Occasionally, we encounter subtle energy. We usually call it magic … Continue reading Celestial spat