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When saying nothing says more

"Are you adding something to the silence by speaking?" ~ Caroline Shola Arewa ~ I am a Yoga Alliance™ Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and throughout this COVID time the Alliance has been supporting their members with a wealth of online learning opportunities. Back in the autumn I took a seven-part series on exploring the chakras, … Continue reading When saying nothing says more

Preparing for the unexpected

"It’s good to prepare. But also prepare for things not to go as prepared."~ LELAND SURETTE ~ Leland Surette I’m sure many people have spoken many variations of this phrase but the first time I heard it used in that succinct form was at a mindfulness and the labyrinth retreat by the beautiful western sea … Continue reading Preparing for the unexpected

Reality Emerges from Stillness

I had one of those 2+2 moments yesterday when something simple yet powerful, that should have been so obvious, came together. But first, a quick bit of context. When guests stay over here, whether airbnb renters or friends visiting, they often ask if they will see wildlife on the property. My usual answer is to … Continue reading Reality Emerges from Stillness

Can the ego allow true love?

"To love is to recognize yourself in another."~ ECKHART TOLLE ~ Brief as it is, this is such an intriguing quote—that can be interpreted from several perspectives and on different levels. The one that speaks to me at this time is that to recognize yourself in another is also to recognize the underlying connection between … Continue reading Can the ego allow true love?

Activate Your Personal Airplane Mode

I have been using airplane mode on my phone more frequently over the past few months. Airplane (or flight) mode, which is a simple on-off tap on most phones, essentially disables data transmission and reception (including phone calls, since all communication is digital now) but leaves the phone’s internal processes and apps functioning. (As an … Continue reading Activate Your Personal Airplane Mode

Staying Positive: Separating Actions from Outcomes

My best friend’s partner is a lifelong activist. Her activist work career is in the environmental field but she is also an activist for important matters like urban cycling and transit, and various manifestations of human rights, dignity & equality. She is an impressive human in her commitment to beliefs, in walking her talk, and … Continue reading Staying Positive: Separating Actions from Outcomes

Removing Blocks by Making Blocks

One of my occasional pursuits since making the move to full-time rural living up here in northern Grey County has been making yoga blocks. I craft them from local White Cedar which I order from the Amish sawmill just a few minutes down the road. Blocks are a common type of yoga “prop” used for … Continue reading Removing Blocks by Making Blocks