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Good deeds and choosing autonomy

Good deeds and choosing autonomy

My friend is a big sister. To someone who is not a blood relative. And who is a little boy. Apparently there is a shortage of men who want to be big brothers to little boys in this town. Which is a shame. But while I’m pretty sure I would be a disappointing big sister …

Chest Openers for Early Fall

Chest Openers for Early Fall

It’s starting to look like Fall.  A few leaves here and there, a different kind of light. In Toronto the seasons change so quickly it’s easy to miss it. I love the shoulder seasons because I love evolution. I like to take my change at a constant, subtle pace. Like a maple tree. Life doesn’t …

On Turning 30

On Turning 30

I turned 30 five months ago. I am a person who cares about birthdays. Not celebrating them publicly, as in having parties, but reflecting on them privately. Birthdays for me are a time to take stock. I’m a little late, but I’m taking stock now. On my birthday I was three weeks shy of the …

Being well today

Being well today

Yoga today is about finding your foundation. This involves focusing on contact with the mat, those pieces of the body that are touching the earth (or the second floor studio floor, as the case may be). Work today is about staying with a task, and not indulging that twitch to switch tasks when you hit …

Skin Deep: Take the Animal Test

Skin Deep: Take the Animal Test

Tonight it was yoga or groceries. I chose groceries. I swear there were four hundred people in the Loblaws at Queen and Portland in downtown Toronto at 8pm tonight. Monday and Tuesday evenings are big in the summer for groceries and laundry – on the weekends people have better things to do. It was a …

Following the Good for Clear Skin

Following the Good for Clear Skin

Today my yoga is taking a break from yoga. Union today means spending time with my mother and with my doctor – separately. And taking a more proactive approach to some problems that have been on my back for years – my old friends acne and eczema. In watching The Conjuring – mostly from behind …