"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
"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?
“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
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!
“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
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
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”Nikola Tesla We live in a 3D world and spend most of our time paying attention to and interacting with 'gross' energy: what we can see and touch. Occasionally, we encounter subtle energy. We usually call it magic … Continue reading Celestial spat
"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
co·ro·na1/kəˈrōnə/noun 1.ASTRONOMY the rarefied gaseous envelope of the sun and other stars. The sun's corona is normally visible only during a total solar eclipse, when it is seen as an irregularly shaped pearly glow surrounding the darkened disk of the moon. I spend much of my time in my neighbourhood. When I'm not writing in … Continue reading Coronavirus: Pearly glow? Or darkened disk?
On this day, the Bell Let's Talk day for mental health, I encourage you to do 2 things: 1. Nourish yourself Even if that means all you can do today is take a bath or a shower and get dressed. Do that. And know that it is enough. I never expected to spend a good … Continue reading Room to Breathe