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

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!

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

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

Sometimes a door closes slowly

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."Alexander Graham Bell This quote, etched in a small glass frame, sat on the counter in my home studio for over a decade. Last year, I opted to allow it to … Continue reading Sometimes a door closes slowly

Losar Tashi Delek!

Happy new moon and happy Tibetan New Year. Beginning tomorrow, there is an auspicious window for practice. Whether you follow Buddhist teachings or not, you can join in the energy of this time. Whatever your practice: yoga, meditation, nature, self-love, whispering sweet nothings to people in the grocery store... use this window to conjure kindness. … Continue reading Losar Tashi Delek!

When practice feels difficult

"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you're too busy, then you should sit for an hour."Old Zen saying It works that way, it really does. One of the best things I have found in my life is a meditation practice. Now let's talk about the crazy that is often my … Continue reading When practice feels difficult