Perspective
February 23, 2019
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When I was sixteen years old my mother informed me that she was taking me out of school to give me an education.  What she meant by this was that I was going to miss two weeks of my first term of grade eleven because we were going to South East Asia.   It was the…

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Writing to meditate and heal
July 26, 2018
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I read a beautiful book I once named “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.  She introduced me to the practice of morning pages.  Writing three pages each morning started as just something new to try.  It began so long ago now that I have forgotten my motivation.  It would take me hours, struggling to make…

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Find Me this Week at Halifax Yoga
May 24, 2018
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Yoga & Focus – Why Yoga is so good for Mental Health

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Finding peace and love in anger
May 20, 2018
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I don’t have a choice but to be angry.  I have tried to quell, shove down, just flat-out deny feelings of rage and disappointment for as long as I can remember.  I was raised by angry people who believe our strength and protection comes from the armour of anger that we wear. I build my…

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Journeys
May 9, 2018
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Our journey with mental health and wellness is unique for each of us.   We evolve through our life and have reached this moment; it is from here we approach the endless possibilities that makes up the future.  Spending time in the forests where I grew up, horseback riding, fishing,  my favorite memories are of my…

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Building Our Scaffolding
April 7, 2018
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We have relied on billions of people over time to create the technology and compile the information for us to be in this place and this time.   The tools that we have to sculpt our lives and share our experiences are profoundly powerful. Still, we need the support of people and institutions as scaffolding,…

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What Yin Yoga taught me about goal setting.
March 26, 2018
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There’s a practice in yoga called yin,  for those unfamiliar with it, it is what I remember as  yoga from my childhood in the 70s. We get in poses that stretch our body and we stay there from three to five minutes.  The point of the exercise is to let our joints, tendons and fascia…

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Current Event Anxiety “How do I fix all the problems of the world?”
March 10, 2018
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Current events are waves crashing on the shore.  They are not being born, they are finishing their journey.   Waves are born long before they hit the shore. They also do not remain with the chaos that they brought.  They come, they make their changes, and then they vanish into the vast ocean to bring life…

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