Who we are now

This empty nest thing is harder than I thought it would be. My son Jackson, who is 18, recently moved to an apartment his dad keeps here in Calgary. I am lucky to know he is safe and learning new things (budgeting! cooking! dishes!).  I also feel less stressed and I...

Three ways to care for your feet.

If your feet are functioning well, you should not take this for granted! We often stuff them into shoes and then forget about them. But unfortunately a quarter of all women experience foot pain at some point in their lives. We might have bunions, arthritis, plantar...

Three things I love – the pretty things edition October 2017

Heading into fall, I have some new, gorgeous woodsy scents to wear.  I bought winter boots in June and a cute white dress this fall. I don’t buy clothes super often. I shop for things I like, that will last, that have been made ethically. I also like to get it on...

Never Surrender

  I recently heard about a yoga teacher who had to retire because of ongoing wrist issues. A close friend told me she has given up on push ups because of a painful elbow injury. Another student wants to know why her balance is getting worse and worse even though...

Three Things I love – the Art of Life and Death edition 2017

This month I am in love with art. What would life be without beauty in both its light and dark forms? Creativity is part of what makes us human. In the tradition of yoga I study we might say the three things we really want in life are sweetness, intoxication and...

The 3 most dreaded words in midlife. MIddle Age Spread.

About a year ago I asked a holistic nutritional consultant about how I could lose the 7 pounds I have gained since menopause. I felt it was only going to get worse and I should probably be making some changes right away before it got away from me. But her answer...

Three things I love – the Local Entrepreneur edition July 2017

From the google dictionary, an “Entrepreneur” is “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.” I am running my own business and it is an epic journey that...

Why Netflix and Wine are not relaxation

If relaxation to you means netflix and wine – you are not alone. The problem is, it feels relaxing at first but its not really true relaxation. Wine or any other substance you ingest is altering your nervous system and it does work at first. You take that drink...

Tone your vagus baby

Never mind your abs – toning your vagus nerve is the latest thing in the fitness and yoga world. Your vagus is your longest cranial nerve. It starts in your brain and travels down through your torso. It’s known as the “wandering nerve” because it has...

Three things I love – the backyard hacks edition – July 2017

A couple of months ago I wrote about how I was not a gardener but despite that I still like a nice yard. I don’t like fussy or high maintenance – neat and well cared is the goal.  I was determined to get my backyard into shape this year. I had a lot of...

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