Why Meditate?

What are the real life benefits – and where are my sources? While my personal relationship with meditation will look different than another’s experience with meditation … there are tangible benefits to practising meditation for anyone – including you! Here’s Why I Meditate Meditation isn’t the goal to simply “empty the mind”. The mind willContinue reading “Why Meditate?”

Meditating Through a 40 Day Kriya

Why I chose meditation as my practise to show up to for 40 days straight, and what’s a kriya anyway? Let’s start with, what is a kriya anyway? Kriya is a Sanskrit word meaning “effort” or “deed” – commonly translated as “a completed action”. It’s a self discipline exercise really: the showing up to theContinue reading “Meditating Through a 40 Day Kriya”

Multitasking Meditation

I’m here to argue that you don’t need to be in a perfectly still folded leg seat, to reap the benefits of meditation! Meditation to me, is simply being present. Tuning in to the breath, or the sounds/smells/sights around you is a moment of meditation. Sure, you can get all fancy with different patterns ofContinue reading “Multitasking Meditation”

Where to Start with Meditation

Train the Puppy I learned early in my years of meditation, that the mind wanders. It’s natural. It wants to problem solve, ruminate, forecast, report the weather. Practising meditation is like training a puppy. Know that the puppy will run around all over the place. It will get distracted. Redirect the puppy with all theContinue reading “Where to Start with Meditation”

Find a Comfortable Seat

When settling in for a meditation, or starting off a yoga class. The yoga teacher may ask you to “find a comfortable seat”. What does that mean? How do you find this comfortable seat? Picture your pelvis as a three legged stool. You want to balance the weight of your body evenly between the frontContinue reading “Find a Comfortable Seat”

How to Save Money in 2022

What you focus on – increases. I started this habit a couple years ago, and have been refining it ever since. My goal is simple: each month I write down what my account balances are at the beginning and what my balances are at the end. I want to see the amounts grow between theContinue reading “How to Save Money in 2022”

Easter Baskets

I love making baskets of any kind. Join me for some Easter basket making! Basket Fillers I wanted a basket that would be useful after the fact, so I went to my local Dollarstore armed with a list. I knew what the base of the baskets would look like: Re-usable basket Snacks and treats AnContinue reading “Easter Baskets”

The Social Dilemma

Tech experts report on the cost of social media. Nothing is free. Your attention was purchased. January 31st I deleted all my social media apps. It took only two points from Jared: Why You Should Delete Your Social Media Accounts. It’s true. I was addicted. The symptoms were all there. And like all addictions, IContinue reading “The Social Dilemma”

Depop

From getting set up to shipping out your first order. Here’s what I picked up along the way! I set up my Depop account earlier this year, and it fell in line with my #nonewclothes2021 goal nicely. What is it you say? It’s one of many second hand clothing sites/apps. Users upload photos of theContinue reading “Depop”

YTT 200

Feb. 1st 2021 I signed up for Brett Larkins Yoga Teacher Training Course. It was an inspired decision and she popped out of the woodwork for me. I did my research mind you. Explored her website, the program itself, downloaded the brochure, looked up real people’s reviews. Brett even has a video explaining how toContinue reading “YTT 200”