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Playing is the best medicine

Once upon a time, I beloved that “spiritual work” needed to be hard. That anything worthwhile in life didn’t come easy. You’ve heard that before, right?This belief kept me in a romantic relationship with little joy for some aching years This belief had me constantly judging myself, feeling like I could be better This belief had me thinking...

Honouring Your Shadow

The brighter our light, the darker our shadow. ~Dr. Douglas BrooksWinter Solstice is one of the most potent days of the year to me. For many, this is a time of celebration of the return of the light. And what’s not to? The light is a joyful place to be and definitely one to celebrate. For me, solstice is a...

ART OF CRYING

Art of Crying

Learning How to Cry Breakdown time. Have you ever had a time in your life where all the energy of trying to hold things together finally falls apart? Where there is no longer a choice of holding things in because it is impossible for your body to contain anymore?I have, and I do. A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out...

Give UP and Surrender

Give UP and Surrender I once had a teacher share that the ultimate practice in yoga is surrender. He picked up a piece of tissue between two fingers, paused for a moment, and with a little grin released his hold and it drifted to the floor. “See,” he smiled, “surrendering is easy, you just…let go.”I felt a bit perplexed and also...

Gift-of-Presence---Photo-by-Julia-Caesar

Gift of Presence

Presents are not necessary to celebrate Christmas. Presence is. Presence with your children, your family, your friends. In a conversation with a stranger. Challenge yourself this Christmas and give the gift of true presence.” ~Fr. Vargas I quite enjoy the act of gift giving. There is something so special about taking the time to explore what it is that I can offer a loved one that they wouldn’t normally...