BODY MIND SPIRIT CONNECTION

Nurture in Nature

It’s been an amazing summer for weather on the West Coast and life has been about as good as it gets for feeding body, mind and spirit. Even though there is temptation to hold dear the clear blue days of summer, it’s only natural that clouds will waft in and out, and then fall will proceed the winter. The seasons of the year and the seasons of life are inevitable. To move through them gracefully, I remember that the sun…     Read More

MOTHER EARTH DAY

Duck

The earth is our mother and we must take care of her. We need her to survive! The theme for Earth Day this year is “Invest in Our Planet”, thus it is so befitting that we take some time in nature, slow down and connect with the world around us to hear her subtle wisdom. What is she sharing with us? What are the underlying patterns and laws of nature? What does she need from us for correct use of…     Read More

RETREAT

Collective Healing

Intergenerational trauma is real and what is happening in the Ukraine is damaging, on so many levels. But this is not the venue to clear up perceptions about what is real or not, nor to speculate what might be unfolding with this war. What I will say is that the last two years have been a lot… for most of us. Now knowing the strength of spirit that my Ukrainian heritage has to stand up for freedom and democracy, has…     Read More

SACRED MOMENTS

Sacred Moments

  We are closing 2021 with contentment and optimism for a new year of learning, challenges and commitments. Having just returned from traveling to spend the holidays with family in Peru, we feel blessed to be home, safe and sound after a relatively smooth trip. Moving around internationally has become quite complicated (bless my husband for completing all the technological travel details), but we had overall relaxing time which included some much needed ‘light therapy’ and ‘sacred moments’. Our world…     Read More

AWAKEN YOUR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

BC Retreats

Yet another changing season is upon us. With so much going on in our minds and in our hearts, it is necessary to rein in the energies of summer. And since hibernation is not a great idea for humans, it is my hope you find a feeling of connection and support within family and community. With more folks working from home, the hours spent commuting can allow for more time and energy towards self care. Perhaps rekindle those nourishing practices that…     Read More

CONSCIOUS CHANGE

CONSCIOUS CHANGE

It is National Indigenous Peoples Day. With more awareness of how government and religion have shaped the lives of indigenous peoples, I would like to dedicate these words to our First Nations people of Canada. May we find a way to walk with you in the hope of reconciliation and collective healing. With vaccinations rolling out, we can have a new sense of optimism for the coming months ahead. It is a first world choice to vaccinate or not, but we’ll all…     Read More

LIFE IS PRECIOUS

LIFE IS PRECIOUS

Life IS precious. It’s a clear conclusion when you suffer the loss of a loved one and your typically peaceful community is assaulted with random acts of violence. The lessons learned over this past year continue to sink in, as we find meaning in it all. With the recent loss of my brother-in-law to COVID (in Peru), it was evident my husband was intent to return to his family there. Naturally, he wanted to grieve the passing of his brother…     Read More

REBIRTH

Yoga Therapy for Love

May sharing these feelings of rebirth be of some use, or at the very least stir some feelings for you to ponder. The other night before a deep slumber, I simply asked for my dreams to “show me something”. Well, ask and you shall receive! The dream that night was vivid, and in a moment of fear I awoke to consciously process it. In processing those naked, raw and dark images, it brought up emotions related to both death and…     Read More

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT

The Spirit of Christmas

At a glance, it may appear that another year has gone by with very little change. 2020 however, will be remembered as a historic and evolutionary time in our lives. This pandemic caused a whirlwind of events that have shaped us and given us reason to consider what is truly important. So for us to embrace the true spirit of Christmas this year, it may help to take a quick look at the year in review. How can words describe it? We…     Read More

INNER AND OUTER WORLDS

Wow. This is an interesting time of change and uncertainty. The world is watching and waiting for messages that will bring more clarity to a situation that has brought upheaval to many. With the privilege of having electronics we are doing our best to inform ourselves, however, often we spend too much time looking ‘out there’ distracting ourselves from what is most important. This is the time to be honoring our innermost selves, our true selves and then connecting with family…     Read More