It's funny how life and writing intersect. I'm in the process of trimming the 110,000 word yoga memoir manuscript down to 80,000 words. It's hard at first... cutting down your writing. It seems like such a monster. Where to start? So you do a few words here and there. Then you leave it. Then a … Continue reading Clean up your mess
Our champion of nature is back! This time she's on a mission to level the playing field ... literally ... and turn it into a food forest. In this third book in the series, Anna takes on the issue of food security after a visit to a sister school opens her eyes to the inequalities … Continue reading Anna and the Food Forest
"It's funny to have the sun shining and the snow falling." My words to my husband on a recent family trip to Radium, BC. It's not unheard of. In fact, it's a regular Canadian spring. It's still funny. Not funny haha. Funny interesting. Curious. Fascinating. While away, I plunged into Dr. John Sarno's book, Healing Back … Continue reading The Wisdom of Spring
We get it. Weekends are precious time for family. Or maybe they are your regular work days. So, how to make time for retreat? For self-care, restoration and rejuvenation. An exquisite weekday retreat. Thursday, April 26th 9:30am - 2:30pm The Bearspaw Historical Society Barn, 5 minutes NW of Calgary Perfect if you are: An entrepreneur … Continue reading Weekday Retreat
Today is day ten of our Nourish twenty-one day detox. Last week found me expounding to my weekly meditation circle about supplication of emotions through substance: in this case, food. Today, perched upon my stationary bike reading The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, a moment of clarity arrives. Seemingly disconnected dots (memoir and detox) … Continue reading The Memory of Food
When I started my year in yoga, nearly 10 years ago, I couldn't get enough. Enough yoga. Enough meditation. Self-discovery. Inquiry. Visualization. Cosmic connection. Who am I? And one practice led to another. Mantra. Mudra. Trance dance. Herbology. Iridology. Reiki. Reflexology. Other ologys. I devoured it all like Sunday brunch. Attempting to find me within … Continue reading Live the life you have.
As writers, we dream of our creative projects being received far and wide and to great acclaim. Before we publish, before we add the title of Author though, we have a sense of what would feel fulfilling with our work. We dream of the first book purchased and read by another. Perhaps a great review. … Continue reading The Soul of your Work
There are certain steps to publishing your creative work. But there is also peripheral information to consider. And I'm discovering these additional steps as I follow this path of writing, self-directed publishing and coaching. While talking to a fellow the other day about his writing project and the steps involved in publishing his work, he … Continue reading What you need to consider before self-publishing your book.
2 years ago, almost to the day, I was working out at the local YMCA. Right in the middle of a set of pull-ups, I experienced an intense hot flash. Followed by another. And another. In fact, that day began a 2-year string of hot flashes. I was confused. I headed to my doctor since … Continue reading Hot Flash Pilot Program
This new year, dream your dreams, make your plans, then commit to a 40-day (or more) practice and achieve your goals. The 40-day practice is a long spiritual tradition aimed towards creating powerful change and new habits. Yoga practitioners have used this practice to bring about change and transformation, creating 40-day, 120-day and 1000-day practices. … Continue reading Scrap New Year’s Resolutions: Opt for a 40-Day Practice