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Decisions and Down Days

Decisions and Down Days

I met a wise woman recently. She’s a former real estate agent, current addictions counselor. She understands human behaviour. She says: “When you make a decision, you have to make that decision work for you.” YOU make decisions work for YOU. I love how this puts me in the driver’s seat. Your decisions don’t run …

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 …

Listening to the Mind

Listening to the Mind

When I was a vocal student, I had this effervescent choral conductor who would say things like: I am so excited for the Spring Concert, I want it to be here today. But the preparation is such a delight that I’m being careful not to wish this time away. This woman loved what she did. …

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 …