Life Lessons

There is no place like home…

Years ago, I was at a wedding where a wise redhead said in her speech “Life is a journey, not a guided tour”.  She was not the first, nor the last person to have said this, however, it is her words that have stuck with me, through this always surprising … Read more

Gossip Girl

For the record, sometimes I spend the first 20 minutes before I write a blog post like this… Well, apparently, I am.  Friends, I am a gossip.  I grew up in a big family in a small town, so while I perhaps come by it honestly, truthfully it isn’t something … Read more

Your Hips Don’t Lie…

So, I had an aha moment while writing this blog.  I have a love/hate relationship with pigeon pose, I see all the benefits, often crave it, but just as often kind of hate it.                 I always wondered why Eka Pada Rajakapotasana was … Read more

I hate the world today…

Have you ever had one of those days, where literally you hate the world, and perhaps yourself in the process?  Where not only are you frustrated by the annoyances of the moment, but you are so seriously crusty that you even dig up previous grievances to relive them in your … Read more

Get Out!

Ah, there is nothing like winter in Ottawa.  So far, this winter, not only have we repeatedly been the coldest capital on the planet (not the contest one wants to win), many days it has actually been colder here than it is on Mars.  I always heard one couldn’t actually … Read more

Kiss and Tell…

Remember the days when the words Office Christmas Party were synonymous with awkward gift exchanges, loosened inhibitions and sometimes surprising romantic trysts that lead to water cooler gossip. Nowadays, the water cooler is the world wide web.  Every day the world gets smaller and smaller.  Social media is abundant in … Read more

Mirror, Mirror

So, sometimes when life gets busy, I sneak into the studio a few minutes before my class to practice yoga before actually teaching it.  The other day when I was in the beautiful Sky room at Beyond, it occurred to me there were no mirrors.  While I obviously have been … Read more

#Own it…

You know that saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, well I am here to tell you my friends, I learned you can teach an old yogi (this girl) new tricks.  A few weeks ago, I was in a Hatha class being taught by Leyette, one of Beyond’s … Read more

When the world turns black…

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and sometimes that curveball is actually a cannon ball, and it’s been covered in gasoline, lit on fire and thrown directly into your heart.  Grief is a strange thing, it’s completely universal, and totally personal.  And sometimes, in the depths of it, you truly … Read more

“Making your way in the world today…

…takes everything you’ve got.  Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.”  If you are of a certain age, or into retro tv, you know this theme song to the popular show Cheers.  It was so beloved in our house, my sister’s boyfriend (now husband) would … Read more

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