These boots are made for walking: memory lane decluttering item #1

I felt like a power woman in these boots. Great colour, perfect heel height, with enough of that granny boot style that reminded me of my own grandmother's strength, wit and grace. Arnold Churgins. They closed in 2017 after 53 years in business in Calgary. I adored their shoes. I wore these mainly with jeans. … Continue reading These boots are made for walking: memory lane decluttering item #1

Third eye chakra: to know your own mind

Third eye chakra is our centre of knowing. This is where we shine a light on what's hidden. And what's often hidden here is negativity. We have the states of a positive mind, a negative mind and a neutral mind. Staying only in the state of positive mind leads to a life of rose-coloured glasses … Continue reading Third eye chakra: to know your own mind

Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood

So, after months of preparations to launch the companion course to the book, Householder Yogini, I sent off the email to my Mailchimp list. I sent myself the test email (as one does in order to be professional and catch any errors). It looked great. Then I sent it to my entire email list. Then … Continue reading Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood

The Right Wrong Number

I picked up my home phone message when I returned from my bike ride. I recognized the voice immediately, though it sounded frail and more shaky than I remembered. "Phil, it's me. I'm at the Rockyview." I'd forgotten about her. Back when the kids were little, I'd get a call once in a while. "Hello, … Continue reading The Right Wrong Number

Powerful allies

I could see the crows, gathered on the arms of a giant power pole: an ineffective metal scarecrow on the top of the hill toward my sacred place. As I stepped off the pavement heading up the hill, the crows went crazy, all of them cawing at once. They took off and headed over my … Continue reading Powerful allies

How to work with animal spirit guides

Thousands of crows landed on a Walmart in Texas. Did you see the video? The scene was incredible. You can't help but stop and ask what this enormous message is. To come in such a large number is not a subtle sign... it's a wake-up call. Attention is required.Do you notice animals in your life? … Continue reading How to work with animal spirit guides

Join the revolution

"Choosing to slow down and not accomplish anything is a revolution in itself."Hai An (Sister Ocean),“The Joy of Letting Go: Spring Cleaning Inside and Out” Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com I declare today Wu Wei Saturday. Do nothing and accomplish everything. I expect your best efforts, people 😉

The best place for your efforts

I was late to wake this morning, so the neighbourhood was up by the time I reached my front step for meditation. I like the early mornings, not just because the mind is more amenable to practice, but because the air is so fresh, particularly now with the spring rains and the fresh green growth. … Continue reading The best place for your efforts

Buddhism & Ayurveda Agree: the answer is opposite

We sometimes use the word opposite as if it has a negative connotation. But often opposite is the medicine you need. In Ayurveda, India's 5000-year-old science of life and sister science of yoga, the 3 doshas (comprised of the 5 elements) make up each person's unique constitution: vata (air and space), pitta (fire and water), … Continue reading Buddhism & Ayurveda Agree: the answer is opposite