14 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

  It’s a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club!   Christmas movies are a great way to get into the swing of the season. I’ve included some of my faves below – some of which are absolutely predictable (and delightful in their predictability) and some are the kind you can forget are even holiday […]

Playlist Thursday – My Holiday Picks

I’ve waited long enough!!   Although I’ve previously mentioned my holiday love on this website, I’ve never been a start-carols-on-December-first kinda gal until this year. Maybe it’s because it’s my first Christmas with my husband, or perhaps because we get to spend the holidays with both of our families. Maybe it’s because last Christmas was […]

Why my Kid is a Yoga Kid

    “Mama, will you play yoga with me?” My daughter has grown up with yoga in the house. I came to this practice in a serious way when she was just a baby and it’s been at least one of my jobs to teach yoga ever since she was four. This past Fall, I […]

Playlist Thursday – And all that Jazz

  It’s a balmy -15 here in Cranbrook today – and mostly cloudy to boot. My original plan was for some showtunes here on Playlist Thursday as a way to boost our spirits on a cold day. After discussing this theme with some of my favourite showtune experts (my mom and my soul friend, B) […]

Deck the Halls with all your Baggage – Or, how I’m surviving the holidays

Fa la la la la… I love the holidays. My whole family loves the holidays. We have more traditions than we know what to do with and I adore every single one of them. So you can imagine my surprise when December first hit and along with it came attendant anxiety. Bizarre? Yes. But also, […]

An Oasis for the Heart – The Joy of Heart Yoga Retreat with Karuna and Paul Erickson

I attended a workshop The Joy of Heart Yoga this weekend at my home studio with Karuna and Paul Erickson. I’d been at a really…stuck place with my own practice and it had been months, I am sad to say, since I last attended the studio class of another teacher. I’ve been expecting more, quicker advancement out […]

What Are You Doing New Year’s, New Year’s Resolution?

Did I get this song in your head? I intended to… I normally don’t do resolutions. Primarily because the word itself feels like something to rebel against. All through most of my late twenties, I’ve ended the old year and started the new with an intention. I intended 27 to be my best year ever. It wasn’t…but […]

Guest Blog – Playing It Safe

  I’ve been procrastinating and for some reason I just can’t stop. In every area of my life I have been procrastinating like it’s nobody’s business. I have written and re-written this blog entry so many times that my hair is starting to look like the main attraction for a horror film. My friend, E, […]

The Forgiveness Warrior – Anger is my Teacher too

    A few days ago, something happened to trigger me in a huge way. Someone spoke to me in a way that was completely rude and unnecessary, and it happened to be with respect to a topic that I already feel pretty touchy on (ie. my kid). I’d love to tell you that I took some […]