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Cultivating Patience

I am not a patient person.  When I set a goal-I want to reach it. Now.  Before we head off on one trip I am already planning the next one.  Excited to begin the next adventure before the one I am on is even…

The Magic of Meditation

I have been practicing yoga for a very long time.  I listen to my body and move it in a way that works for me. I know that when my mind is calm, clarity comes. I use my time on my mat to help…

Stop Apologizing for Being Busy

It’s seems like lately the word “busy” is under attack.  We talk about simplifying our lives, living mindfully, being present.  As a student and teacher of yoga, I embrace finding stillness and finding your breath.  But I am also 100 % ok with being…

Never Underestimate the Power of a Shoe

I am not someone who holds on to “stuff.”  In fact I am often the one going around telling people that memories can be kept in your head and heart-they don’t need to take up space in your closet. But I have a secret….

What’s Up with Frankincense?

The first time I heard the word frankincense was when I listened to stories about the Nativity and the Wise Men giving baby Jesus a precious gift.  Fast forward a few years (quite a few years) and frankincense has become a precious gift to…

Travel Essentials

We love to travel but sometime the stress of getting to a new place takes it toll both mentally and physically.  Here are the essential oils that we never leave home without: DigestZen: a wonderful companion to aid in the digestion of food, soothe occasional upset…

When You’re a Hockey Mom

I am a hockey mom.  And like so many of the hockey mom’s I know this title brings with it a mix of fatigue and pure joy.  We wear the number of trips to the rink each week and how far we travel for…

Raw, Organic, Real: Getting Ready to Cleanse

I’m not one to jump on a fad.  I believe in balance and talk often about this in the yoga classes I teach.  I’m a work hard, play hard sort of girl.  I love healthy, fresh organic foods but can throw back a handful…

How Losing My Luggage Helped Me Find My Way Home

I love to shop local.  So when I came across the perfect bag to take on my (wanna-be) world travels at a small little store called Tropical North in Barrie, Ontario I knew it was the bag I had been looking for.  Conveniently enough it also…

How to Travel the World…Without Leaving Home

I love to travel.  At 15 I convinced my parents to send me on a student exchange to France.  For 3 months I went to school, learned the language and visited Italy, Monaco, Switzerland and spent a week in Paris and on the Cote…