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How the care of Your Senses can increase Your Happiness

When I coach my tribe through the habits, teaching ways to care for our sense organs is one of my favorites. While it may not be the most popular of the ten habits, I love that these tiny little acts can be easily added into what we already habitually do in our day and require little energy or time. Small habits. Big difference in how we feel mentally, emotionally, and physically. Creating the microhabits of taking...

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Trust Your Instincts to Find Ease and Efficiency

When you find yourself working in a situation that isn’t actually working, what do you do?I recently found myself sitting in a very full University classroom.  Throughout the class I was constantly tuning out and struggling to tune back in- and most of the class was following suit.  The comments of my classmates affirmed the experience I was having – “I know the concept that the professor is speaking to but the way he’s translating...

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Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with.Ayurveda and Yoga see the body the same way they see nature, comprised of the same elemental qualities: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. These natural...

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You, the Habits, and the Inner Critic

So, a few weeks ago, I was in Vegas for a corporate training. I will admit that I got really anxious and I freaked out a bit one night as a few friends and I was walking on the strip. I realized that it was 9:15pm and we were blocks away from the hotel and my target bedtime of 10pm was in danger of not being reached. I panicked. I broke from the group and...

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How to Fall in Love with Your Reflection

Introducing Yoga for Your Face Watch this video- in it I tell you a bit about why I love facial yoga, but more importantly, I demonstrate all my favorite postures!  Watch it and then take a read- in this blog I tell you more about the healing powers of yoga for your face.Access my video by clicking here.Why Do Yoga for Your Face? Facial yoga is promoted as a way to turn back time, but there are...

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Time Saver for the Holidays Butternut Squash

My passion to feed others delicious, local, organic and easily digestible food has always been present in my life, from my time as sous chef at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia to my cooking time in my own kitchen at home. These days, quality family time is of the essence and there’s no time to waste, especially during the holidays.Each year I buy $250 worth of local squash and I place them around my house,...

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Mindfully Prepare For The Big Christmas Dinner

Mindfully Prepare For The Big Christmas Dinner

Christmas is coming!The excitement and anticipatory anxiety are becoming palpable around us, there’s so much preparation to do. And especially if you hosting the Christmas Day meal at home too!That’s the day when the whole family will be together under one roof, and we want it to be perfect! Just tip-top amazing, easy, non-confrontational, and beautiful, so that we can cherish those memories into the years to come. It’s not too much to ask, is...

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Celebrate Mindfully With This Blissful Holiday Recipe

Celebrate Mindfully With This Blissful Holiday Recipe

Do you find yourself emotionally overwhelmed during the holidays?  If you are living in the USA, your holiday season may look something like this: eating, feasting, and most likely consuming more calories at each meal than you typically need for a week. The emotional overwhelm of the holidays causes many of us to over-indulge with wine, spirits, food- or all three!  This year, try inviting a mindfulness-based practice to your holiday cooking and celebrations.Meditation and...

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