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

Celestial spat

“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

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

Coronavirus: Pearly glow? Or darkened disk?

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?

Room to Breathe

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