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

Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck: finding your purpose

In meditation on my front step the other morning, I came to the intersection between Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck. Deepak has written about synchronicity: that once you find yourself in the flow of life, living on purpose, synchronicities abound. I wrote a whole chapter on Fernando Davalos in my book, Awakening on … Continue reading Deepak Chopra, Fernando Davalos and Martha Beck: finding your purpose

Make the call

“We are very small, you and I,” Fernando said. “If someone like the Dalai Lama walked through these paths, everyone would come. They would be drawn to this place. We hear the call. The earth needs healing and you and I hear the call. We offer our help. We offer what we can and in … Continue reading Make the call

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!