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

How much water do I really need?

My daughter turned 13 two weeks ago. Last week at the breakfast table, she held my large measuring cup filled with water and a red drinking straw. "So, this Youtuber says I should drink 2 litres of water a day. I tried it but I had to stop because I thought I was going to throw … Continue reading How much water do I really need?

Join the revolution

"Choosing to slow down and not accomplish anything is a revolution in itself."Hai An (Sister Ocean),“The Joy of Letting Go: Spring Cleaning Inside and Out” Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com I declare today Wu Wei Saturday. Do nothing and accomplish everything. I expect your best efforts, people 😉

Buddhism & Ayurveda Agree: the answer is opposite

We sometimes use the word opposite as if it has a negative connotation. But often opposite is the medicine you need. In Ayurveda, India's 5000-year-old science of life and sister science of yoga, the 3 doshas (comprised of the 5 elements) make up each person's unique constitution: vata (air and space), pitta (fire and water), … Continue reading Buddhism & Ayurveda Agree: the answer is opposite

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