“When we invite love and gratitude into the storm we can create a stronger foundation when it’s time to rebuild.”
In the midst of what appears to be chaos, endings, and change invite love, gratitude, and a beginners mind into the matter.
Love creates a space for understanding and grounding in compassion. A willingness to let the soul lead, allowing healing to begin with the intention that supports the highest good of all involved to the best of our ability.
Gratitude allows us to see the lesson and appreciate the teacher in no matter what shape or form it appears in.
Beginners mind invites us to show up in the here and now with an open and curious heart.
Jobs may come to an end, but it’s just making room for a new chapter to come to life.
Relationships and marriages may end, but you may simply be entering the season of friendship so you can both continue to blossom and grow with support without conditions.
Life is truly beautiful when we allow love to be in the midst of our joy, transitions, and growth.
I had a beautiful time leading a sunset meditation in Barbados. We listened to the waves crashing against the shore and felt the cool ocean breeze moving cross our skin. We used the gift of our breath to bring us into the present moment as we strengthened our mind and body connection. After the sun went down and we opened our eyes we were greeted by the beautiful sparks of fireflies and the warm night air.
Thank you to Jasmine owner of Mindful Movement in Barbados. She is a yoga teacher and physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic rehabilitation. If you’re ever in Barbados check out www.mindfulmomentbarbados.com. Jasmine is a wonderful teacher bringing the joy of yoga and mindful movement to her students.
Barbados is a beautiful place to relax and unwind.
Starting on February 16, 2018, I will be apart of the Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic team. Visit www.womenshealthphysio.ca to learn more and book an appointment with me or sign up for a class.
I will be offering individual and couples Mindfulness and Wellness Support Friday’s from 1:00pm – 5:15pm and Saturdays from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. And the following Classes.
Open Group Mindfulness & Wellness Classes. Beginning March 10 on Saturday Morning at 10:00AM
Prenatal Group Mindfulness & Wellness Classes. Begining February 10 Saturday mornings at 10:00AM
Postnatal Group Mindfulness & Wellness Classes. Beginning March 16 Friday mornings at 9:30AM.
The Women’s Health Physiotherapy Centre offers a variety of amazing services to assist women on their health and wellness journey. They have hypnobirthing, massage, physiotherapy, pelvic-floor rehabilitation and much more. Visit www.womenshealthphysiotherapy.ca to book an appointment and find out more. Located at 5-144 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON. 905-239-1102.
As we reflect on Martin Luther King Jr day we have an opportunity to set a new standard for how we see the world. How we wanted to interact with the world and the change we want to be in the world. As we look at these beautiful words and realize that only love can transform hatred we have a moment to bring this into our consciousness and actions.
The strength of one thought filled with hatred has the ability to transform an entire country, nation, community, school, business but most importantly the opportunity for a human being to know love.
When our thoughts are filled with anger and hatred combined towards another human being we don’t only deny them the opportunity to love, we also deny ourselves the opportunity to truly know love. When we divide and decide that one person is worthy of love and another is not, we deny ourselves the ability to experience unconditional love.
When we keep our hearts open to one another, we realize that we are all working on shedding love and light on the corners of our psyche that still lives in fear. Let’s be gentle and patient with one another on this journey called life.
Starting on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 1:00PM I will be teaching weekly mindful meditation classes. Every Saturday you can join me at Moksha Yoga Pickering for 1 hour of meditation. Register Here
Class DescriptionPeace, love and the tools to relaxation live abundantly within us. Together we will explore present moment living and mindfulness. This class is an invitation to turn within and reconnect. Each class will consist of a guided meditation followed by a silent practice. Classes will take place for 1 hour. The root of each practice is love, compassion, and well-being. You are welcome to bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion. Journals are welcome to be used at the end of class should something arise for you during your silent practice.
Sending a huge thank you to the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program for funding The Horticultural Therapy Project this year.
Horticultural Therapy is using nature as a point of connection to improve well-being. Caring for plants and being present with nature, indoors and outdoors. Including botanically inspired arts and crafts activities. We will be exploring nature walks, yoga, meditation in the garden, and trips that bring us closer to being present with the beauty of nature.
This Wednesday we made a salad with freshly picked produce from the on-site community garden. Red/white kale, radish leaves, parsley, and cucumbers. We added a lime and mangos, with a side of honey & oats bread. Together we created a meal and explored mindful eating.
I’m looking forward to facilitating this program. Come out and join us. All ages are welcome.
The program will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at 627 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON until March 2018. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org|416-392-1509 x409
Join me on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 10:45 am for a morning meditation. This week we will be exploring 15 minutes of guided meditation. 10 minutes of meditation with live music. Mindful listening. Register at http://pickering.mokshayoga.ca for a 30-minute free class.
Dance like no one is watching and set your soul free.
People will come into our lives and tell us that we are too much or not enough. Stirring the voice of the inner critic that is living within us.
When this occurs and the emotions rise, and you feel like you want to play small or shrink in size and depth. Take a deep breath in, close your eyes and ask these two important question.
What is my truth?
Will I shrink or grow?
Sometimes we are afraid of living a life in full expression of who we are because we are afraid of losing people, situations, and opportunities. If growing means you stay true to who you are. The place where your soul and personality are aligned, then keep on letting your light shine. If shrinking means that your light becomes dim and you feel out of alignment because you’re not living your truth… then contemplate the risk and what it means to you. There is no wrong choice because each bump in the road is simply a lesson and experience in the school of life.
The story behind the picture: One Saturday morning my son and I went to the beach. In our family we call it the secret beach. Because it is a little magical spot where the water is calm and surprisingly warm during the summer, and there is never more than a handful of people there if any. I brought my portable speaker and played a song my band mate Sammy and I composed that reminded me of the spirits of the water. My son and I danced in the water. People came and left and we kept dancing. We jumped and splashed and enjoyed being in the present moment. My five year old stopped and took this picture.
As we drove home I looked back and watched him as he gazed upon the wild flowers of purple, yellow and orange growing along side the road. He said, “mommy the flowers out here are so beautiful.”
We can tell our children to slow down and dance like no one is watching even when they are. But if we don’t show them and invite them to do it with us, then it becomes a lesson that we hold them back from.
Wake up today and do your own dance. What ever that thing is that aligns your entire being. Be an expression of the beautiful light that you are.