Emotional Rescue

The goal of my yoga practice is no longer to be good at yoga poses.  As I get older, my goal is to be functional, to have more fun in my body, to move well, to have physical confidence. But just as important to me as the physical well being is the mental and emotional...

20 questions to ask yourself on the cusp of the New Year

Yesterday I taught a mini-retreat that included movement, self massage, time to reflect and most importantly – snacks. We also took some time at the end of the retreat to answer these quick questions – (we didn’t spend more than about 20 minutes on...

What is valuable to you?

I recently applied for a loan to buy a used car and realized, I look terrible on paper. They did give me the loan but it was sort of painful at points. I never think of myself as poor but my income tax returns apparently tell a different story. I happen to be good at...

Three things I love – the Latin America Edition November 2017

My three favorite things this month are places! The first leg of my journey was to Costa Rica. I took a bus from San Jose to Nosara which of course was a real adventure that took 6 hours and cost $10. No one could believe I took the bus but I didn’t mind it at all. I...

My midlife yoga crisis

“Blind respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein About two years ago I started to question the value of yoga as a exercise modality. As you can imagine this was a bit of a problem for a yoga teacher. I started to see not only injuries in...

What’s next for you?

“ Life goes on long after the the thrill of living is gone” John Mellencamp How do you want to be old? I think there are three ways to grow old. One is is resignation. This the way of giving in. “I’m old! what can I expect?”  “I’m going to retire soon and do nothing!”...

Three things I love – the food edition November 2017

My three favorite things this month are yummy things I have been making and putting away for winter. I don’t have the will or attention span to can things (although I do love when other people gift me with canned things) and nothing on this list contains...

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...

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