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

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