Your bio tells the world about you. Whether you're making a statement as an artist or writer, or you're a health & wellness coach or practitioner attracting clients, your bio is often one of the first places others look for connection, expertise and trust. Yet... it is often the most troublesome and gut-wrenching piece of … Continue reading Who me?
It's time to welcome Anna to the family. She might be my first book, but she is definitely not my last. In fact, there are 4 Anna adventures already underway. And Anna has a mission... Read a book. Plant a tree! Celebrate this Earth Day with a good book. While Anna works to restore nature … Continue reading A new addition to the family
I’m 45 in body but in my mind I am 23. It’s not a cute metaphor for how young I feel. It’s an age where time stopped advancing. My roots are grey, wrinkles continue to make their presence known on my face, but for some reason I’ve always been 23. I can still see … Continue reading What’s Your Number?
Many years ago, I worked in Oil & Gas. We worked on quarterly sales projections and targets.There was a saying: You're only as good as your last quarter. What that meant was that even if just last year you had the most spectacularly lucrative quarter in the history of the company (you remember that feeling … Continue reading You’re only as good as your last practice
Working with an illustrator is an insightful dance. The writing shows her where to fill out the art, and the art shows me where to fill out the writing. Anna and the Earth Angel illustration
Creative projects are on the rise – spilling out around the house – and I notice the trips to the pantry to sneak a handful of dark chocolate chips has steadily increased while yoga has decreased as my source of fuel. Rather than plow through and set myself up for a full detox, or set … Continue reading 3-Day Reset
Create your new year. One strand at a time. This new year, dream your dreams, make your plans, then commit to a 40-day (or more) practice.The 40-day practice is an enduring spiritual tradition aimed towards creating powerful change. Yoga and meditation practitioners have used this method of practice to bring about transformation, focus and … Continue reading Scrap New Year’s Resolutions: Opt for a 40-Day Practice Instead.
Simple, easy and most likely all ingredients are already in your pantry. Many traditions have used various vegetable oils as mouthwash. In ayurveda, sesame oil is used. A small amount is all that is needed to swish around vigorously in the mouth. The longer you swish, the more the oil mixes with saliva, drawing bacteria … Continue reading All Natural Mouthwash: An Ancient Practice with a lot of Flavour.
Finding ways to keep cool in extreme heat can be challenging, whether that heat is physical or emotional. When we are overheated often we become agitated, adding heat to the mind as well as the body. We get frustrated, our breathing becomes shallow and rapid and our level of discomfort increases. Sitali breathing, or cooling … Continue reading Using breath to keep your cool
A breath used to invigorate, energize, stoke the fires of digestion and spark creativity. Yogi Bhajan says that longevity comes with regular practice of breath of fire. This is a breath for stirring digestive agni. Agni, in ayurveda, refers to fires. The fires of digestion, life force, the cosmic fire – there are many. Breath … Continue reading Breath of Fire