Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood

So, after months of preparations to launch the companion course to the book, Householder Yogini, I sent off the email to my Mailchimp list. I sent myself the test email (as one does in order to be professional and catch any errors). It looked great. Then I sent it to my entire email list. Then … Continue reading Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood

Powerful allies

I could see the crows, gathered on the arms of a giant power pole: an ineffective metal scarecrow on the top of the hill toward my sacred place. As I stepped off the pavement heading up the hill, the crows went crazy, all of them cawing at once. They took off and headed over my … Continue reading Powerful allies

How to work with animal spirit guides

Thousands of crows landed on a Walmart in Texas. Did you see the video? The scene was incredible. You can't help but stop and ask what this enormous message is. To come in such a large number is not a subtle sign... it's a wake-up call. Attention is required.Do you notice animals in your life? … Continue reading How to work with animal spirit guides

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

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

Free online mini-retreat tomorrow at 10am!

I received inspiration during my morning meditation. And it blossomed into a free online mini-retreat for you. More information and registration can be found below. We will be live on a Zoom call with practices to smile-up your heart and lift your spirits. If you can't join us live, register and receive the recording for … Continue reading Free online mini-retreat tomorrow at 10am!

How to Write a Book

Sometimes, a story takes you by the hand and leads you onto the dance floor. It reveals itself to you as you move together. And sometimes a book requires a more structured approach. When you have a plan, you know where you're going, and suddenly writing your book feels a lot less intimidating. My editor, … Continue reading How to Write a Book

#MoreTreesPlease

Plant a tree this June. In honour of National Environment Week in Canada and World Environment Day on June 5th, let's join our efforts and plant an unprecedented number of trees. Plant one yourself or have one planted through one of these many tree-planting stewards. A society grows great when old men (and women) plant … Continue reading #MoreTreesPlease

Tree-planting Challenge

When I published my first Anna book last year, I committed to having a tree planted for every print copy sold — to offset all of the trees that have filled our homes, schools and libraries with beloved books over the last century. My mission: to plant a million trees in my lifetime. After spending … Continue reading Tree-planting Challenge

Anna and the Food Forest

Our champion of nature is back! This time she's on a mission to level the playing field ... literally ... and turn it into a food forest. In this third book in the series, Anna takes on the issue of food security after a visit to a sister school opens her eyes to the inequalities … Continue reading Anna and the Food Forest