good things are coming

Things like sunshine, and warmer weather! Okay, yeah, I know: slow my roll. Living in Newfoundland, where a snowstorm in June is not a terribly unlikely event, I should know better. But I can’t help but feel encouraged that brighter days are on the (possibly far-off) horizon. Literally speaking though, the brighter days have already…… Continue reading good things are coming

whatever variation works best for you – do that

I think one of the (many) reasons yoga has stolen my heart and become my addiction is how ever-expanding the practice is. The variations and modifications to each pose are endless, and as someone with a terribly short attention span (seriously, never try to play Monopoly with me), I love that there’s always something new…… Continue reading whatever variation works best for you – do that

human-body-vehicle maintenance

Imagine you just got your first vehicle, all shiny and beautiful and new (or new-to-you, at least). It’s your favorite color; it has comfy seats; it has all the things you’d ever wish for. You start off with great intentions of taking the absolute best care of it, because wow, hey, this thing is great!…… Continue reading human-body-vehicle maintenance

one more time for the people in the back…

FOOD DOES NOT HAVE A MORAL VALUE!!! I’m sick of hearing my own voice, I’ve said this so much lately. Even more often than usual now, during the holiday season. “Oh I’ve been so naughty, I think all I did over Christmas was eat.” “No dessert for me, thanks, I’m being good.” “Who’ll be bad…… Continue reading one more time for the people in the back…

the grinch should probably try a yoga class…

Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels slightly affronted each time a well-meaning person casually asks, “So, all ready for Christmas or what?”. I have to stifle the maniacal laughter that is my first reaction to this, and restrain myself from sputtering, “Are you crazy?! No!!”. My brain still refuses to acknowledge…… Continue reading the grinch should probably try a yoga class…

happy calm magic things

Sometimes I forget how much I love yoga. Sometimes life is busy, and the weather is crappy, and pajamas feel like the only acceptable post-work attire. Sometimes leaving the house and venturing out into the world for a yoga class feels like the last thing you want to do after a long day at work.…… Continue reading happy calm magic things

miss you, bee

For a long time after Jess died, I was angry. I guess in some ways, it’s normal to be angry when someone you love dies. It’s unfair for someone so young to die. She had struggled and conquered so much, and had so much life left to live, and then, suddenly, this. A freak accident,…… Continue reading miss you, bee

6 things i learned at yoga teaching training (that have nothing to do with yoga)

Wowza, information overload. After the past month of yoga teacher training, I think my brain is absolutely filled to capacity. A month ago, I would have thought “saucha” was some type of spicy sauce. (FYI, it means purity, or cleanliness, and is one of the Nyamas). Now I could bore you silly with info about…… Continue reading 6 things i learned at yoga teaching training (that have nothing to do with yoga)

oh, you lovely humans, you

You know how on reality tv shows like Survivor or America’s Next Top Model there’s always this one awful girl with an attitude like “Whatever, I didn’t come here to make friends.”? That’s kind of the way I’ve always been when I travel. Here for the adventures and sightseeing; the rest of you can do…… Continue reading oh, you lovely humans, you