Mind Body Connection

108 ways to spring clean…

Years ago, I was working a crazy job, with crazy hours and really didn’t have much else going on.  So, through much pondering and discussion I decided to adopt a dog.  I was pretty specific with what I was looking for.  I wanted a blonde, female lab type dog approximately … Read more

The Seventh Sense…

Do you remember growing up learning about your five senses? Maybe you can even still picture the cardboard cut-outs on your kindergarten wall with the drawings of sight, taste, smell, sound and touch.  Who knew that neurologists believe we have between 9 and 21 senses, perhaps some did, but I … Read more

Live Out Loud Everyday

I love living in Kanata, it’s a great suburb of a great city, with great neighbours, restaurants and my favorite yoga studio.  However, I will forever be charmed for all things Montreal.  From great fashion, to cool architecture to a particularly smart nephew with a great laugh. Live Out Loud … Read more

Jedi Mind Tricks

So, recently pink eye, an ear infection, a respiratory virus and the shingles all hit our house all in the same week. I would love to say I handled this week with the grace and strength of a good vinyasa flow, but honestly, upon the last diagnosis I crawled into … Read more

Got Class?

There’s a saying that the hardest thing about a yoga class is getting there.  I find this particularly true in December and January.  Life is busy, the weather is cold and taking care of ourselves tends to take a back seat.  While there are a lot of great reasons to … Read more

‘Tis the season…

Oh, the holidays.  I love the holidays, there are lots of magical moments, great and small.  So from the moment Starbucks starts serving their Christmas blend, I start plotting and planning with joy.  But then, the expectations start to pile up, the to-do lists starts to grow and quite honestly, … Read more

Well, I’m Slim Shady…

Have you ever lost your mojo?  Your self-confidence?  Your aplomb?  It happened to me a few weeks ago. I was sort of drifting, more emotional than usual (and ask around, that’s pretty emotional), just feeling unsure.  This may sound silly to some, but honestly I kind of lost my pluck. … Read more

Ahead by a century…

Shortly after my last blog post, someone I respect and admire asked me to explain the concept of enlightenment.  I enthusiastically agreed, after all, I have had faith forever and practiced and taught yoga for years. Oh, how my ego takes me down every time.  I’ve mentioned before, I’m a … Read more

Man/Woman’s Best Friend…Downward Dog

Remember when we were kids and we used to hang upside down all the time…from the monkey bars, in trees, and on the back of the couch while watching Sesame Street.  We knew what we were doing, well, maybe not for everything.  We may not have known our right from … Read more

The Space Between…

Sometimes when I am teaching, particularly a Hatha class or maybe a Vinyasa Flow and I invite the students to pause for a moment, I can almost feel the wave of annoyance ripple through the room.  What!? Pause!? We don’t want to pause. We don’t have time to pause.  Go, … Read more

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