Gentle Advice for Your Next Sh*tty Day

I had a tough one yesterday. It was the fourth day of a long weekend. My husband is away, my son is teething, I missed the opportunity to get myself and the kids and dog outside in the brief moments of sunshine because it was too much of a hassle to get everyone ready to […]

Writing Challenge, Day 7 – in which I discredit myself slightly

Confession: I do not always practice what I preach.  I once heard one of my favourite yoga teachers and activists, Seane Corn say something to the effect of (forgive me the paraphrase, Seane), “please don’t think that I’m good at this stuff all the time. What I’m good at is conveying information.” If I may […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five (Surprising) Things I’ve Learned from Living the Dream

I quit my desk job almost exactly one month ago in favour of teaching yoga and being home more often. It was a hella scary choice and one that I dreamed of making for a few years before actually getting the balls (and the support) to pull the rip cord. There are a few things […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 3 (Confessional)

Confession 1: I accidentally ate sugar last night. I swear it was an accident. I was putting dried cranberries in my daughter’s lunch and I ate a handful (or two) before seeing the dreaded word “sweetened” on the bag. I said, “You’ve got to be fisting me” to the bag, thew it aside and forgave […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 1

Sugar is sweet and so are you Sugar is sweet. Question on my mind is…am I sweet enough without it to give it up?? About two weeks ago, my friend, C asked me if I wanted to join her in the 5 Day Sugar Smackdown. Obviously, I agreed. I’m often up for this type of thing. Short-term […]