Why new moms should roll out the yoga mat

Why new moms should roll out the yoga mat

guest post by Ben Stanford It’s hard to imagine doing much other than care for your newborn when you first give birth, but as the weeks fly by it’s a good idea for new mamas to focus on caring for themselves, too. Self care is KEY in the sanity-saving department, and a big part of […]

But who mothers the mother? Sometimes we need to ask for help

But who mothers the mother? Sometimes we need to ask for help

I was laying in bed, off work and feeling very unwell. I’m not used to doing nothing. I texted a friend to say I was sick and he asked where my caregiver was. I had no idea who he was talking about. My mom lives in BC… I am my own caregiver. Turns out he […]

What are your goals this year? How will you attain them?

What are your goals this year? How will you attain them?

The other day, I asked my husband if he had any New Years Resolutions. He answered in a way that is similar to how I feel. He said, “I feel like I’m continuously working on myself. Not just once a year.” But, starting the calendar year, there are certainly goals (business, health, financial) I want […]

Brilliance-- A brilliant new release by Montreal's Eliza Moore

Brilliance– A brilliant new release by Montreal’s Eliza Moore

Eliza Moore has been making music since she was a toddler growing up on a horse farm in Vermont. Her childhood was all about choirs, orchestras and chamber groups. During a European tour in college, Eliza says she realized for better or for worse, her life’s purpose was to be a musician. I’ve been listening […]

Being comfortable with our discomfort

Being comfortable with our discomfort

We pretty much do everything to avoid being uncomfortable, don’t we?  I don’t know about you, but in the summer, I blast the air conditioner. In the winter, the heat. We avoid speaking the truth in a situation for fear that we might become… Uncomfortable. We can take medication at the slightest discomfort. Even a […]

Forget January, Autumn is the real new year!

Forget January, Autumn is the real new year!

I was in a yoga class the other day, and the teacher, Bram, was talking about how there’s a certain almost chaotic energy in the air at this time of year. I coudn’t agree more. For me, it’s like blowing wind, or even better, those wasps that are just everywhere these days! So I figure, […]

Speak the truth! Speak your truth!

Speak the truth! Speak your truth!

Speak the truth. Speak your truth. Honestly is the best policy, isn’t it? We have this thing, in our house, where we try not to encourage lying. I think most people try to raise their kids that way, don’t they? But I mean more specifically, we encourage them to be honest when they’ve some something […]

How yoga can help us embrace change

How yoga can help us embrace change

I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence and So the days float through my eyes But the days still seem the same -David Bowie   Next week, Babe starts kindergarten. It’s not as though it will be her fist time away from me, she’s been babysat many […]

Gratitude's the best attitude. (Thinking about Aparigraha and Santosha)

Gratitude’s the best attitude. (Thinking about Aparigraha and Santosha)

I’ve been decluttering lately. Something I sometimes find challenging. It goes in waves. I cling to a lot of things “Just in case,” and then all of a sudden I’m filling up garbage bags en route to the nearest friend or charity shop. One of the most cluttered places chez nous is the kid’s room. […]

Fear, pregnancy and how yoga can help

Fear, pregnancy and how yoga can help

Fear is a subject that comes up a lot in a prenatal yoga class, birth workshop, or meeting with a doula client. And with good reason! When we give birth for the first time, we are entering uncharted territory. Most of the time, when we do something for the first time we are at least […]