What Shows Up Here

What Shows Up Here

In the mornings, I pad softly down to the basement with a cup of lukewarm lemon water.  I close the door of my office behind me, and crack the window if it’s humid.  I turn on my salt lamp and flick my thumb over the top of my lighter to light my favourite candle.  I […]

Play Your Note

Play Your Note

  My yoga teacher training instructor shared some wisdom from her mentor with me a few weeks ago.  It has stuck with me, ringing truth into my ears ever since:   Each of us play a note in the orchestra of life – of the world, both physical and spiritual, that surrounds us.  Our work is to play our […]

Please, please don’t tell your story…

Please, please don’t tell your story…

  Despite all the glorification of personal story-telling as a way to connect and heal, please, please don’t tell your story…   …to the entire internet, especially when your story is still raw when it may fall on judgmental or even cruel ears, and you do so in fear, pushing through in the name of […]

One foot in front of the other

One foot in front of the other

I have become more enamoured, in the last year or two, with putting one foot in front of the other.   In the years before I became a mother and started to realign to my own sense of who I was and who I wanted to be in the world, putting one foot in front […]

The Purple Hair Effect

The Purple Hair Effect

  I have a paragraph on my life coaching page that says   “Women I’ve worked with talk about becoming ‘The New Me.’ They get outside more, they get in touch with the exquisite language of their bodies, they try meditating, and sometimes they dye their hair purple. Women I know who have traversed this […]

Heard and Held

Heard and Held

  It was supposed to be a regular coffee date.   I waited for you on the patio at Starbucks, with my tea steeping in front of me and the cars zooming past to my left. I was nervous.  I had made up a story in my mind that you were a Very Busy Person, […]