4 Shoulder Opening Stretches

4 Shoulder Opening Stretches

Discomfort in the shoulders, back, and neck is prevalent in our culture of sitting. Whether it is working at a desk or driving in a car, our sedentary lifestyles wreak havoc on our bodies. The mental demand of ‘doing all the things’ can also contribute to...
Yoga – Where Do You Begin?

Yoga – Where Do You Begin?

One of the most common things I hear from new yoga students who have tried yoga in the past that was supposed to be accessible to beginners is that it did not meet their needs. Most felt like that they were striving and confused in class, while others wanted more of a...
Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

This morning as I enjoyed my oatmeal and tea I pondered what inspiration I could share on my newsletter and blog. I had been thinking about it for a few days and everything seemed forced, not authentic. When I opened my Meditations from the Mat book for a morning...
Food Blog – Most Loved Recipes

Food Blog – Most Loved Recipes

I am always scouring the internet looking for inspiration for healthy meals and snacks. So I thought I would share some of my latest favourite finds! Healthy Banana Bread by Cookie + Kate – This 100% whole wheat banana bread is scrumptious and free of refined...
Uganda Journey

Uganda Journey

As I sit and write this I am on day three of a pretty bad cold that has confined me to my house. Much of my time has been spent on the couch sleeping and binge-watching recorded shows of The Voice that I missed while I was in Uganda. I went through the typical guilt...
Start from where you are — not where you wish you were

Start from where you are — not where you wish you were

“Start from where you are — not where you wish you were. The work you’re doing becomes your path” — Ram Dass. I came across this quote in a beautiful image on my Facebook Pages newsfeed, which I frequently scan through to see if there is something worthwhile to share on my page. Sometimes funny, educational, or inspirational, I only share things that resonate with me. The timing of this quote was quite remarkable given where I am and how I feel in this moment. After sharing, I kept reflecting on what this truly meant for me right now.

Good-bye 2015. Hello 2016!

Good-bye 2015. Hello 2016!

Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting on 2015. For me, it was a year of big change. I left a career of eight years that was leaving me exhausted and unfulfilled to focus on my self-care and to cultivate the things in my life that feed my soul. I knew at the...
Legs-Over-a-Chair

Legs-Over-a-Chair

The energy this time of year is exciting and joyous, but can also be draining and heavy. Between wrapping gifts, baking cookies, and visiting loved ones it is easy to let your yoga practice slide. My plan is to keep things simple through doing no-fuss restorative yoga poses. Legs-Over-a-Chair does not require any fancy props; just somewhere to elevate your legs. It soothes the lower back and hips, refreshes the legs, and provides a gentle boost of circulation to the upper body. It is especially delicious after a long day on your feet, after a flight, or if you are generally fatigued.

Lifestyle Loves – Stocking Stuffers!

Lifestyle Loves – Stocking Stuffers!

I am so excited to share some of my favorite things that are part of my self-care and pampering toolbox. I am always on the hunt for natural products that work just as well as conventional ones, which can be filled with chemicals that irritate the skin and harmful to...
Be Confident. Let Your Colours Shine.

Be Confident. Let Your Colours Shine.

Google gives the following definition for self-confidence: “a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.” I believe if you trust your abilities, you are more able to tap into your strengths and passions. You carry out the things in life that...