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Don’t just sit there, do something.

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        Don’t just sit there. Do something. There are times where we are all guilty of thinking this to ourselves, either about ourselves, or about someone who seems to be lounging slothfully in our midst. So much to do, so little time is our usual refrain. As time passes and I share my practice and experiences with …

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The rock spoke to me

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      It’s possible you’re going to think that I took too much sun this particular morning. It’s possible you’re going to think I may have drank too much the night before. It’s all possible. What’s fun about writing your own blog is that (hopefully) you don’t care what people may think, you’re just sharing your writing online, and …

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Are we hyper-connected out of fear?

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            I’ve mentioned in this space numerous times that I often get aggravated with respect to my need to check in with social media too often (according to me).   I can excuse, rightly or wrongly, my checking emails and texts as so much of our business communications use these mediums today.  But why the need …

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At the Spa. The struggle was real.

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      This past Sunday, my hubby and I went to the Spa Finlandais for the day; a gift received from our three amazing boys.  The day was superb. The environment rejuvenating. I WISH I had pictures!!! You see, I had made a deal with myself to treat this day as a day-long meditation. It was perfect because as …

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Progress helps me sleep well

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        This year, in January, I made a public pledge, here on my blog, to live by Intention.  To live life, and not let life live me. To have goals, yes;  to take actions which will work towards my goals, yes; but most of all, to make progress. Every day.  I am finding myself more excited than …

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Make the day flow

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        As I sat on the beach today, watching the waves flow in and out, I remembered saying to my husband about a week ago, right after I had taught a yoga class “wow, today’s class flowed so nicely.”  When I uttered those words, what I meant at the time, is that the hour just went so …

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Yoga and “non-attachment”

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        Sunday night, 11pm.  I write this after a full weekend immersed in learning about many of the precepts of yoga, the traditions and the concepts that go beyond any of the actual poses. The stuff that yoga is really about, before the physical practice begins, and after savasana has ended.  The stuff we take off the …

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My pushback that worked. Over time.

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        So as some of you know, for myself, I’ve subtitled the year 2017 as “the year of Intention.” As much as I consciously can, on a daily basis, I am making choices regarding what I want to do, but more importantly, how I want to feel, how I want to show up in every situation. For …

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The year of Intention

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        Below; my blog post from December 2016. My intentions for 2017.  Put down in writing to keep me accountable. An interesting exercise for all of us, as it reminds us that we are the ones in control of how and what we spend our time and our energy on. We aren’t in control of what happens …

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Thankful for my bad back

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        Having discovered Yoga at the age of 50 has sometimes felt like a handicap to me. If I allow myself to feel competitive (which is my nature) then its easy for me to go to Yoga classes and feel waaaay inferior to the skinny little 20-somethings that are bending themselves into all sorts of positions that …

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Yoga “off the mat” – Abundance and Busy-ness

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        It’s taken me 53 years but I’m finally OK with not being busy ALL the time.  Don’t get me wrong. In my life, and in my head, I’m still plenty busy. I live by my agenda. In between clients, there’s always the next project to work on, the next load of laundry that needs to be thrown in, tonights …

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That time I was super judgemental

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♥ November 19th 2017.  This is the date of my 8th Annual Fundraiser benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital. This year again, it’s an hour-long yoga practice, where we celebrate the things that we each have to be grateful for in our world, and collectively, we help bring some much needed help to families with sick children. All levels from beginner …

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Yoga “off the mat” – how making progress is better than being perfect

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        SO – I know I’m the only one who has a “perfectionist” nature.. (sorry, there’s no emoji for sarcasm) Many of us strive to have whatever we do be “just so” and that kind of thinking often holds us back.  Speaking for myself, I can say for certain that I used to be much more of a …

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Yoga “off the mat” – the fun & fear of exploration

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        Two weeks ago, I went on a bike ride along the Lachine Canal with one of my boys. Great afternoon of exercise, fresh air, and a natural relaxation just being one with nature.  Afterwards, we biked through a part of Notre-Dame street where we stopped for amazing coffee (free plug for Café St-Henri!) It was such …

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Yoga “off the mat” – pondering weddings … and yoga ?

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      I’m just coming off of three weeks that included two beautiful family weddings. What a thrill. Everyone was on a high. Gratitude everywhere. Love was in the air. Each young person has found their “soulmate” and things are just as they should be. Perfect. And that’s exactly how it should be on your wedding day.  And that’s …

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