Fear of the Dark

Revisions continue on the upcoming book, The Yoga of Boiling Eggs. I went back and forth on whether to keep this piece in the manuscript. In the end, I removed it. It lives here now. As an adult, sleep came easy, but night-waking was never welcome. My head would swim in those darkened hours. Even … Continue reading Fear of the Dark

The secrets of life

I am in intense and joyful final revisions of my yoga manuscript. It's a 'kill your darlings' kind of process. What is self-indulgence and what moves the story forward? I'm choosing to omit this piece. But I can happily post it here and give it a life of its own. My favourite author as a … Continue reading The secrets of life

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

Chakra support for the holidays

4 main chakras spring to mind as I watch the holiday energy unfold. Holidays can be complicated. "Think you're enlightened? Spend a week with your family." ~Ram Dass Family can feel comforting and confusing. Fun and frantic. Helpful and hopeless. Reassuring and infuriating. Enter the chakras: Root chakra is necessary for grounding. Whether it's the … Continue reading Chakra support for the holidays

The Key to a Richer Life

I've been told several times in the past year that I am a 'serial entrepreneur'. Basically, I can't stop creating things: businesses, books, online courses... It's part of my nature to create. It's part of all of our natures to create. But it's where we direct the energy that can prove problematic. Often,  I create … Continue reading The Key to a Richer Life

Inspiration Required

I'm 25 days into a 40-day practice chanting Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung. I usually chant on my front step during my morning meditation. This morning, I decided to chant in the tub during a nice bath. I chant aloud on my step, but not loud. I don't want to scare the … Continue reading Inspiration Required

It’s in my Nature

I have a substantial manuscript review on my plate. Next to the nutrition coaching session. Two recently-published children's books take up the other side of the plate, alongside the next in the Anna series — getting prepped for publishing. I am looking for affiliates for the chakra school and writing course material to facilitate a … Continue reading It’s in my Nature

The Weight of the Working Woman

I met a client the other night for a coaching session. You could say she is re-careering. She spoke about the struggle she faced the past 4 years in her recent position. How, as a business leader, she felt criticized. Judged. Under attack. Daily. And she talked about the weight she gained over those 4 … Continue reading The Weight of the Working Woman

Finding Myself

I've spent years looking for myself. Who am I? What does it mean to be authentic? It's a trap. One that will have you trying to conform to this so-called authenticity. Because the mind will want a snapshot. To capture an image and perpetuate it: the authentic self. And round and round we go. It's … Continue reading Finding Myself

Child’s pose

There's a hum in my head compelling surging me forward zzzt   zzzt   zzzt like the neon sign of an all-night diner. It's become my rhythm fraying my nerves false beat. This is not rhythm. This is noise.   Feeling for my rhythm beyond the hum perhaps beneath it. It has to be there flow not … Continue reading Child’s pose