Back in the day I worked at a high fashion retail store, selling too expensive imports from Paris and London to ladies who couldn't really afford them. One of my co-workers was a model (quite obviously - tall, beautiful in that androgynous kind of way). We didn't talk too much, but I remember her telling … Continue reading What is a Spiritual Practice?
The world is going crazy south of us here in Canada and no-one knows how it will all pan out for all of us. Everything feels suddenly hyperreal, as is common when faced with a threat – reality solidifies around survival instincts so we can have this pin-point of focus on the enemy. There is really SO MUCH wrong in the world it can be overwhelming. My reaction thus far has been to try to keep my eye on all of it, as if in some way this will make it all safer. But this is impossible. It spreads my energies thin and accomplishes very little, other than creating a state of fear and worry. So this year, at Imbolc, I am doing something different.
I used to think mediating was hard because well, it was. But my practice had only just begun. Meditation hasn't changed my life, it's changed me.
My road to recovery from illness has had many facets. Like peeling an onion only to get to the next layer, tears and all. There's been the physical symptoms to address, but I knew from the beginning that this illness was more complex. In 2012 my baby son was 3 years old. I started working out … Continue reading My Dear Guide – Shamanism and Grave’s Part Two
Everything fell apart. But, it really had to. They say disease, sickness, injury come to show us what we are ignoring. Or at least show us where we are in disharmony. For me, Graves made me sit down. Literally. I sat on my couch for months because even the slightest of strain or excitement made my heart … Continue reading After I got Graves Disease – Part One
Last night I had a really vivid dream that moved from one story to the next story. When I woke up I was like, wow! a lot going on there. I felt the tug to meditate immediately. What followed was the densest meditation session I have ever had. The energy in my mind was like … Continue reading Sick All the Time? Practice Forgiveness
This story never gets old. At the ripe old age of 29 I had been a pack-a-day smoker for 16 years. I started in grade 8. It wasn’t to fit in, rather it was to get off my head – the first foray into mind-alteration. But this story isn’t really about that. This story is … Continue reading How I Quit Smoking
My journey with Graves disease continues. They say that it comes in waves or fluctuates - this is my experience now. My symptoms have come back. Not as bad as they once were, but enough to stop me from doing things I like to do - mainly yoga, running, physical exercise. For me Graves manifests … Continue reading A Balanced Approach to Living With Graves – Part Three
Hey everyone! Our campaign for Karma Teachers is now complete. All in we raised $780 for my campaign. So far all of our mini-campaigns in the Karma community have raised over $10,000! That's so awesome. We didn't get to the big prize of giving away a teacher training but it is time to give away … Continue reading Karma Teachers Campaign 30 Day Yoga Challenge Winners!
Happy Family Day in BC! And welcome to Day 22 of my Karma Teachers campaign. Auspiciously, 11 days left, my favourite number. A prefect day to announce my next gift for all you donors (and would be donors). I'm very excited about this gift - it's so lovely and so aligns with the spirit of … Continue reading Karma Teachers Campaign Week Four