Meditation + Philosophy

Ssshhhhh! In Silence...

Ssshhhhh! In Silence...

11 January, 2017 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy, Minimalism

You might be reading this because you've crossed paths with someone wearing an "In Silence" tag I've made. The fact that they're wearing the tag demonstrates that they're curious about going against the stream in our modern world - choosing silence over noise.

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Listerine® Canada's Living Boldly Campaign

Listerine® Canada's Living Boldly Campaign

12 December, 2016 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

This summer I was excited to learn that I was chosen at random by Listerine® Canada as one of five Canadians they wanted to profile. Click to read more and watch the video.

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Love Letter to Meditation

Love Letter to Meditation

17 August, 2016 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy, Workshops + Retreats

In a few weeks, I leave to sit in silence for a 3-month meditation retreat. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little anxious at the thought of being away from everything I know that brings me comfort. Something that helps ease my anxiety is reminding myself why I signed up for this retreat in the first place. It doesn't take me long to remember how much I love this practice, and so this is is my love letter to meditation.

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From white rice and Coca-Cola to kale and kombucha

From white rice and Coca-Cola to kale and kombucha

28 June, 2016 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

As a yoga and meditation teacher, from the outside I may look like I have this health thing all figured out. In reality, it is a constant practice for me which sometimes can be challenging.

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Meditation Resources

Meditation Resources

07 March, 2016 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

These are are some of my favorite resources to support my meditation practice.

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Daily Intention Meditation

Daily Intention Meditation

04 January, 2016 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

This is a great reflection you can do every morning so that each day you can live the life you want, not just on January 1st.

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Sitting Comfortably

Sitting Comfortably

07 September, 2015 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

As I continue to approach my meditation practice with enthusiasm, I find myself leading more and more meditation sessions in class, conference, or workshop settings. In these settings, the most common deterrents to beginning a meditation practice I have noticed are not knowing how to: 1) Sit comfortably; and 2) Guide oneself through a meditation session. As a result I break down these two obstacles below in the hopes that it’ll make things more accessible.

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Is Meditation for You?

Is Meditation for You?

01 September, 2015 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

Meditation is a practice that encourages staying in the present moment with awareness. Through this awareness, you learn to see your thoughts without reacting to them. Imagine yourself lying in the grass one sunny day, gazing up at the clouds, and after seeing a cloud that you really liked you got up to run after it. A little absurd, no? Meditation teaches us not to run away with our thoughts, regardless how pleasant or unpleasant they are.

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Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Tune Up®: Match Made in Heaven

Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Tune Up®: Match Made in Heaven

27 July, 2015 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy, Anatomy, Yoga Tune Up®

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Free Meditation Podcasts

Free Meditation Podcasts

02 December, 2014 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

Need some motivation for meditating on your own? Download any one (or all!) of these short meditations to your phone or computer and press play when feel like you could use a little guidance.

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Holistic Sustainability with Metta

Holistic Sustainability with Metta

14 February, 2014 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

When you hear the word sustainability these days you immediately think of the environment, however, the general definition of the word is “the ability to be sustained or supported.” When you spend a lot of time outputting energy and not a lot of time “filling the well” you burn out, even when doing something you love like writing, creating art, or taking care of someone.

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Origami: Practice of Letting Go

Origami: Practice of Letting Go

03 January, 2014 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

Did you know that the beautiful and intricate coloured sand mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism are destroyed once completed? It takes a team of monks several weeks to build a sand ma??ala, after which it is ritualistically and ceremoniously destroyed. This is done to symbolize the Buddhist belief in the transitory nature of material life.

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