Reach Beyond

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

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

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

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

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

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

C’mon Baby Light My Fire…

So, it’s January in Ottawa.  And while it’s almost over, and really hasn’t been particularly brutal, the blahs just always seem to set in.  While I know very well that blah isn’t actually a technical term, don’t you start to feel that way as winter just drags on? Blah!   … 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

Monkey see, monkey do…         

So, leadership is a hot topic these days.  Everywhere you look in bookstores, classrooms, even on blogs it’s being talked about.  How to be a leader, how to encourage leadership, what type of leader do you want to be.  It makes me wonder, is there a set Webster definition of … Read more

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