We can use any life experience to expand and evolve—especially the uncomfortable ones. When you choose to do something that takes you out of your comfort zone, and stay present with yourself through the experience, you can redefine your sense of Self. This is how I use my outdoor experiences…to heal and grow. In this [...]
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I stood there. Not sure if they had called my zone or not. It was early and I hadn’t eaten yet. A woman’s voice came from behind, “Have they called zone seven?” A blind woman. We begin to chat as the line starts to move forward. I support her, with gentle direction as to which [...]
Below, I was interviewed by Monica Krake, founder of Head + Heart, your go-to spiritual and wellness resource and online calendar. Find events, retreats, teachers, tips and community to support your journey from the head to the heart. @headplusheart “Ayurveda” literally translates to “the science of life”, which makes sense when you start to consider [...]
I contemplate death daily. It is one of my greatest inspirations for living my life fully and with courage. Having lost one of the most important people in my life has opened my eyes beyond the theoretical idea of impermanence, change, and life giving us opportunities for growth, despite the darkness. In this episode [...]
We are all made of stories. The stories we tell ourselves, the stories we tell others, and the stories of memory that get altered over time—deepening grooves in our psyche and transforming our personality. I recently attended a workshop where I told stories and listened to many other’s tales too. We are all story tellers… [...]
I was feeling stuck, mostly on the inner. I was having a difficult time making decisions (big and small). I was ready to release a very challenging relationship. I was tired of hearing myself complain about the same things. Can you relate to any of this? And, when I booked in for a trim with [...]
In this episode I talk about my experience at the Vancouver Marathon, which I expect isn’t a typical reaction to a marathon… I also share about some highlights from my recent trip to teach at the Toronto Yoga Conference. But what you might be most interested in is how to do your own Ayurvedic spring [...]