When Our Community Changes

When Our Community Changes

Are you enjoying the cold? I don’t mind it so much this year despite the fact that it feels a little icy at times. I seem to enjoy curling up with a good book a little more than strolling along the coast these days and despite this, I still feel very much...
Winter Chills

Winter Chills

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our...
Thanks

Thanks

Gratitude is something that I try to cultivate on a daily basis, especially in my yoga practice and in my practice as a kinesiologist. It is often said that through the mindfulness practice of gratitude, one is able to rejoice amidst all life’s suffering. The...
Be Anyone You Want To Be

Be Anyone You Want To Be

We are very fortunate to live in a time and place where few of us are limited by what we can do, study or even ‘be’. Gone are the days when your role was very much defined for you by the standards of the society you were part of.  Our life experiences help shape our...
Is our sensitivity our strength?

Is our sensitivity our strength?

Is our sensitivity really our strength? Have you noticed how much we avoid being uncomfortable in life?  It seems that many of us work very hard to create a life where we are surrounded by people we love and for the most part tend to cocoon ourselves in the bubble of...
Embracing Our Shadow

Embracing Our Shadow

In life, the shadow side of our personality often gets sidelined for the part of us that is more ‘acceptable’ to society. If we don’t acknowledge our shadow, it rears its head with the people and the situations that we manifest in our lives. If we are polarized, we...
Is a 50/50 Split Always Equal?

Is a 50/50 Split Always Equal?

For most of us women that live in a western world we have been told that we have equal rights to men. Women can be doctors, lawyers, and company directors; in fact we even had a female Prime Minister, but is a 50 / 50 split always equal? One of my 1:1 balance...
New Years Resolutions Yoga Style

New Years Resolutions Yoga Style

Have you been thinking of your new years resolution for 2012? I wonder why we place so much emphasis on them? Since starting a serious yoga practice several years ago, I’ve stopped putting so much importance on new years resolutions. A sadhana is like a new years...
Rest vs Party

Rest vs Party

I’ve noticed how busy many of our lives already are so it astounds me that we become even busier in the lead up to Christmas and New Year. It’s a toss up between rest vs party. Many of us scramble to make time to catch up with people before the New Year and...
But My Family Stresses Me!

But My Family Stresses Me!

If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family – Ram Dass So your family stresses you? Christmas, Hanukah or Summertime periods usually mean spending time with the family we grew up with. The same individuals that taught us about boundaries,...