DECEMBER VIEWS 2011 – Gift of Light

Posted on: December 11, 2011

  Christmas has evolved into something different for me over the years, and I believe this to be common. It is ultimately a celebration, with a few days off and time to spend with family and friends. However, it is a holiday that isn’t always anticipated by all. To surpass any ‘inner Grinch’ this holiday […]

NOVEMBER VIEWS 2011 – Ahimsa

Posted on: November 11, 2011

  A well intended yogi friend said to me recently, “I can’t believe people don’t know what this means!” I had an inner smile because we were referring to a concept taught to us at a very young age. The concept was Ahimsa, a Sanskrit word which means ‘do no harm,’ and implies that non-violence […]

OCTOBER VIEWS 2011 – What is Your Passion?

Posted on: October 11, 2011

  Yoga is my passion. Simply stated, regardless of the question, yoga is usually the answer. It seems there is always a way to bring some element of yoga into a conversation. Feeling anxious? Do Yoga. Not sleeping? Breathe and meditate. Wondering about what direction to take your career? Dedicate your yoga practice with the intention to […]

SEPTEMBER VIEWS 2011 – Monkey Mind

Posted on: September 11, 2011

  My husband is quite the comedian. Earlier this week he sang, “Five little monkeys, jumping in your head” and although it would sound like this tune was directed to a young child, in this case he was referring to me. I guess the multi-tasking of motherhood can make one look a little whimsical and […]

AUGUST VIEWS 2011 – Sweet Surrender

Posted on: August 11, 2011

  Can you remember a time you may have been holding onto ‘the idea of something’ that just wasn’t flowing? You probably didn’t feel very good. Imagine how it would have felt if you completely let go and detached from ‘the idea’ and acknowledged what actually was. Likely, the feeling would resemble that of a light feather. Surrendering to the moment […]

JULY VIEWS 2011 – Celebrations!

Posted on: July 11, 2011

In light of the recent Stanley Cup episode, many of us British Columbians are still left with remnants of disappointment, wondering how to go about celebrating Canada Day with our usual sense of pride. As Canadians we are typically deemed friendly and down-to-earth, making us wonder at the whirlwind of events that metastasized horribly wrong, and […]

JUNE VIEWS 2011 – Making Time for You

Posted on: June 11, 2011

If we had more time, we would spend extra hours with people we care for, play outside more often, read things we enjoy and revel in all that we value in life. It seems that in this day and age, as we accept more responsibility, there is less time devoted to balancing play, love and work. […]

MAY VIEWS 2011 – A Moment for Mother’s

Posted on: May 11, 2011

The experience of motherhood changes pretty much everything, especially the perception of Mother’s Day! On that one day in May that is designated to honour the mother, it now seems to me that cards, flowers, jewellery and humble words of thanks are somewhat insignificant. How can one possibly begin to acknowledge the never ending nurturing nature […]

APRIL VIEWS 2011 – Our Earth

Posted on: April 11, 2011

Recent earthquakes and the potential of another looming is not something we wish to hear about, however I would like to shed some light on what I think is happening here. Natural disasters are brought upon us to teach us about LOVE, rather than fear. Although it’s a good idea to prepare for what could […]

MARCH VIEWS 2011 – Making Sense of Scents

Posted on: March 11, 2011

There is something so soothing about the scent of a newborn. The comforting and intoxicating smell of a baby’s face quite often has us craving even more of its freshness. The aroma of Johnson’s Baby Products is not what I’m referring to, but rather the natural scent of a little ones skin. The skin, the […]