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Straight Talk About Self Love & Self Care

I have started and stopped this post 6 times in as many months. What I desire is some straight talk around what it means to truly embrace the concept of self love and self honouring. Self care - if you will.  In the absence of deep ongoing acts of self nourishment, here's what it's not: ** pedicures ** ** 10 minutes of solitude ** ** massages ** ** 60 min meetups with our bestie** I love it all (especially the massages).  I really do. But can we please stop pretending that these "moments" are enough.  They aren't. These things feel good and often become our lifeline, but in the absence of deeper acts of self honouring,  they are simply bandaids.   Twenty examples of what it really means to love and honour...

Four Ways To Benefit From Meditating – Without Actually Meditating

If you’re like me, nailing my butt to a meditation pillow is a colossal lesson in self-discipline. And before you tell me that the discipline is part of the point, let me share my perspective. My modern day take on why most people believe they “should” meditate is because they want what they perceive meditating will help them achieve: more peace, relaxation and self-awareness.   Disclaimer: That's me. You may be different and if so, put your "why" for wanting to meditate in place of peace, relaxation and self-awareness   If meditation is working well for you then I encourage you to keep at it. If you find meditation isn’t happening for you or if you go in and out of periods of meditating with little success, then I...

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...

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...