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 😉

The best place for your efforts

I was late to wake this morning, so the neighbourhood was up by the time I reached my front step for meditation. I like the early mornings, not just because the mind is more amenable to practice, but because the air is so fresh, particularly now with the spring rains and the fresh green growth. … Continue reading The best place for your efforts

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

Karma in the kitchen

My teenage son, my husband and I all stood in the kitchen chatting, as families now do, about the state of the world and what needs to happen. We covered everything from Jeff Bezos to the spread of Buddhism after the Chinese invasion. Photo by Burst on Pexels.com My take was (and is) that we … Continue reading Karma in the kitchen

Pay attention to your dreams

Last night I dreamed that the Calgary Stampede, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, was cancelled due to the virus. While I felt sad for all of the workers who would lose their jobs, I also felt the relief of the animals that were scheduled to perform for the masses. It was like a collective … Continue reading Pay attention to your dreams

Healing Happens Everywhere

One of the many benefits I enjoyed from my yoga practice was the ability to move energy: to shift emotions. Often during my time on my mat, repressed feelings would arise and accompany me in my practice. Anger would release, tears would fall and anxiety would escape. January will be 3 years since I've practiced … Continue reading Healing Happens Everywhere

The Gift of Resistance

I love my bike. Especially since my spinal issues said no running (which I never really cared for anyway). My bike has been my freedom.  And when the snow fell, I headed back indoors for spin class. Great music, great company and a great celebration of my body, which continues to carry me through this … Continue reading The Gift of Resistance

Mastery through Misery

We awaken through suffering. It's true. We also awaken through beauty. But more often suffering. It's our misery and our desire to be free of it, that compels us to seek the deep pool of calm within. We discover inner resources. We develop resilience and depths of compassion and empathy for others in similar situations … Continue reading Mastery through Misery

Shedding your skin

We get comfortable in our skin. Isn't that what we are taught? To feel comfortable in our own skin? But are we meant to wear that same skin for life? We change. We transition. Sometimes willingly. Sometimes not so willingly. Sometimes it's Nature who calls us to change: adapting to the seasons. Other times it's … Continue reading Shedding your skin