Barefoot Gift Cards
December 20, 2018
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This is the story of  how we came up with the best local present you can give or receive this year.   Two years ago the owners of Witch Haven Farms decided to give back to their community by helping  struggling families grow food. The hope was to help with rising food costs, and increase…

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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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Insecurity is a lack of ethical education
April 15, 2018
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I heard that quote this week, and found it incredibly powerful. We are taught our morals and values  Families and cultures create and rely on its members being socialized, have a degree of “common knowledge” on how to respectfully and reverently act in the world.  When we act in the world, these actions fall in…

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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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The Beginning
March 21, 2018
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Why are you here?   What questions do you have in your life that you came here searching for answers?  Are you here for yourself? Are you here for somebody else? If you are here for somebody else, you cannot answer the question for them.   Mental Wellness is not a gift that can be given, it…

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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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Why we do what we do.
March 3, 2018
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“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos Why do we do what we do?   From when we are born, until we die, we are guided by the lessons learned from our ancestors.  Most everything from birth to death has been thought…

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