Snoring and menopause: 3 ways to get a better night’s sleep

Snoring and menopause. It's a thing. I rarely ever snored. I always bragged to my husband about how open my nasal passages were, especially during sleep. Until I noticed a few years ago that more and more nights I woke due to my own snoring. After much Googling, I discovered that menopause and snoring are … Continue reading Snoring and menopause: 3 ways to get a better night’s sleep

Mother Earth is calling

In three separate incidences within the span of several days, two women and one teenage girl were bitten by coyotes in NW Calgary. When my friend told me of the first biting in our neighbourhood, I was shocked. Coyotes don't behave that way. The city said they felt the coyote may have been displaced by … Continue reading Mother Earth is calling

Time to push

When my son was born, the cord was wrapped around his neck. Each time I pushed, his heart rate slowed and nearly stopped. When I rested, his heart rate returned to normal, well, as normal as the heart of a newborn about to emerge into the world can beat. My sense was to stop, let … Continue reading Time to push

A Valentine’s Visit to Remember

One year ago, I sat in meditation on my front step as I’d done nearly every morning for over 10 years. Except that morning my meditation was different. I had a visitor. My grandfather arrived on the cold February air. “Go see your grandmother,” he said. “Take her some flowers.” Grandpa died when I was … Continue reading A Valentine’s Visit to Remember

On Hope: Thursday morning musings

Buddha became enlightened and so will I. This is the level of conviction we are instructed to practice from. This level involves more than hope. I'm reading Pema Chodron's book, When Things Fall Apart. In her book, she writes about hopelessness: that it is necessary to stop hoping and start being with whatever is. "The … Continue reading On Hope: Thursday morning musings

Clinging to things: memory lane decluttering #3

This is an interesting one for me. I've pulled these out many times. "I'll wear them this summer," I'd say. "No," would come the voice in my head, " they're too precious to wear. What if they break?" "Let's donate them then." "We couldn't let go of those!" I wore these at my wedding 17 … Continue reading Clinging to things: memory lane decluttering #3

No backsies: memory lane decluttering item #2

I toyed with the idea of letting go of 50% of my stuff. There is something freeing about continuing to move things along with gratitude. I feel lighter and my heart is happy honouring each item with a simple thank you. As my new linen closet filled up this week, I added old towels to … Continue reading No backsies: memory lane decluttering item #2

These boots are made for walking: memory lane decluttering item #1

I felt like a power woman in these boots. Great colour, perfect heel height, with enough of that granny boot style that reminded me of my own grandmother's strength, wit and grace. Arnold Churgins. They closed in 2017 after 53 years in business in Calgary. I adored their shoes. I wore these mainly with jeans. … Continue reading These boots are made for walking: memory lane decluttering item #1

Third eye chakra: to know your own mind

Third eye chakra is our centre of knowing. This is where we shine a light on what's hidden. And what's often hidden here is negativity. We have the states of a positive mind, a negative mind and a neutral mind. Staying only in the state of positive mind leads to a life of rose-coloured glasses … Continue reading Third eye chakra: to know your own mind

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