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Dr. Laura Foster / Articles posted by laurafoster (Page 2)

“We are all just walking each other home”

Someone said this to me the other day and it made me stop in my tracks. It might be one of the most beautiful concepts ever. In that moment I felt loved and supported. To know that we aren’t truly alone, that we are connected to one another and that we are each experiencing this human condition - together, is like a lifeline to your heart. It was a gift to remember (and in someways to choose to believe) that the hands that guide you are softly leading you at all times. I know what it’s like to feel isolated in challenging times. I also know that support was all around me and I chose to not receive it. When someone offers you a lifeline,...

The Freedom Of Moving Your Body The Way You Want

Few people know that I’ve been grappling with an inability to move my body pain free for about the last 1.5 years. Ahhhhh. It’s been a journey (to say the least).   Pain is a powerful teacher.   She guides you (if you listen), to say yes to what your soul needs and to say no thank you to that which no longer fits. The more resistance you give it, the more she speaks to you.   When I post that your soul wants you to breathe and let go, I say that for me. The reminder. The nudge. The remembering of the messages that my soul is giving me.   Do I get frustrated along the way?   I. Sure. Do.   How couldn’t I be? It’s frustrating to live a...

It’s Who I Am – And I Honour That

We can be many things. I am a tough cookie. I am built for longevity. I thrive off the results I get from grinding and hustling to create what I have passion for. I'm not afraid to work hard. It's who I am.  But those who know me best know I also have a soft heart. I balance it well, most times, because I've developed a strong sense of who I am. And yet, there are times when my tender heart requires my attention. I feel very deeply. I sense others anguish. I'm an empath at my core. It can be a lot to balance.  When it's time to shine I stand boldly in my energy and I go for it. And when my heart tells me to cocoon, rest, restore and honor me ...

Why I Suddenly Love Doing The Dishes (and other mundane tasks of daily life)

Lately I've taken a deep dive into a whole lot of basic movement, sleeping in, nourishing food and the occasional mug of the most delicious dark roast, organic coffee.  It feels like heaven (as you can imagine), but there is a particular reason why my gratitude for these simple pleasures run so deep.   Last week I finished up a 5 day water fast.  This isn’t a post about fasting as much as it’s an acknowledgement of how what was once a collection of simple and mundane tasks and chores of daily life suddenly felt richly rewarding.   One of the most unexpected benefits of doing this fast has simply been that I feel grateful that I get to prep food for all my meals.   When was the last time...

Can you rant in a blog? If so, this is my rant …

As I locked the door on my clinic last week I felt unsettled.  I got to my car and I let myself ponder the emotion I was feeling in my gut.  It immediately bubbled to the surface.   We are so dedicated to the concept of busyness.  So much so that it affects nearly every person in North America: all ethnicities, all genders, all economic levels ...

The Headstand That Changed My Life

A mere 13 years ago a headstand changed my life.   There was nothing unusual about the yoga class I was attending that day.  I had been there at least a 100 times before.   It was at my favourite studio and as always, when the instructor began doing her usual headstand prep poses I immediately went into my place of knowing that I was going to omit the headstands.   As a '30-something' Chiropractor I had told myself that doing a three point landing on top of my head and pressing all the way down my spinal column was a bad idea.  I had consciously decided that for my age, it not only wasn't possible, it was an unnecessary danger.  This made complete 'academic' sense to me and...

Perseverance Has Paid Off >> Mushroom Matcha Green Tea Latte

I have known the incredible benefits of matcha tea for some time, but it has always tasted like I'm sipping on wet grass clippings.  I'm all for healthy rituals, but I just can't make myself drink things that taste like earth and compost. Ug > that's a simple no thank you. And then the delightful company Four Sigmatic came into my stratosphere and I fell in love with their array of mushroom elixir mixes. ( You can read all about that discovery HERE ) I decided to give it one more try.  Matcha tea powder is beneficial itself but this particular matcha blend is extraordinary. It has the added benefit of: Organic Matcha Powder Organic Lion's Mane Extract Organic Astragalus Organic Ginger Powder Matcha powder has many benefits including: Reference Is...

Ahhhhh September. 

Ahhhhh September. 

My favorite reset month.  We all love summer for the warm evenings, backyard BBQs and unscheduled random acts of funness (in my world that’s a word), but you must admit.  Secretly (or perhaps, not so secretly), you yearn for the scheduling of September. It’s okay. Your secret is safe with me. 

Once I mourn the loss of the summer heat, I start to yearn for and celebrate the new possibilities that come from September and the fall months. 

Imagine If We Obsessed About The Things We Loved About Ourselves

Imagine if we bathed ourselves in love? How would we feel if we truly enjoyed ourselves? If we thought we were funny and unique and interesting and SEXY? How would we move, think and respond to ourselves and others if we knew that we are enough just the way we already are and that striving for more was only because we had a curiosity for the unknown. So much time wasted on criticizing ourselves and others ...