It’s that time of year again: Back to School.

There are bags to pack, lunches to make, and a never-ending list of things to buy. And if you are stressed out just thinking about it you are not alone. Going back to school is a stressful time for parents, no doubt, but many people often forget that it is also a stressful time for […]

Romeo and Juliet

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Oh, look. It’s another one of those cute photo series of animals, sent to me from a friend. It’s true, these are amazing photos: A deer comes to a residential yard every morning to greet and spend time with the homeowner’s cat. Every morning!

Being an animal lover, I […]

The Science of Yoga… For Kids

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Last February, a new yoga book came out and it’s been causing some stir within the yoga community lately. The Science of Yoga is written by William J. Broad, the Pulitzer-prize winning science writer for the New York Times.  He’s also a yoga fan and practitioner.

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In his […]

By Popular Demand: More Fabulous Safe & Clean Home Cleaning Recipes!

A few weeks ago I posted a couple of my good friend Monica Koncilja’s safe and clean eco-friendly home cleaning recipes in my Spring Cleaning blog.

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Boy were they popular! And rightly so. They’re easy to mix up and they clean everything with no worries about toxins remaining in the air or home […]

The Nature of Self-Compassion Yoga Kids

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“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
~ Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)
Of all the tools […]

8 Science-Backed Benefits of Yoga

There’s a multitude of benefits that come from the practice of yoga, especially when it’s started at a young age. As we grow older we tend to “live less” in our bodies. Alongside invariably meaning less flexibility, this habit also cuts us off to a degree from our emotions. It’s always worth remembering that our […]

Three Simple Mindfulness Exercise to Try

‘Make of yourself a light,’
said the Buddha,before he died.

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I think of this every morning as the east begins
to tear off its many clouds of darkness…
(From House of Light by Mary Oliver)

There’s no excuse for not giving mindfulness a go. It’s benefits are many and its dangers few…if any […]

Gratitude is Contagious!

From childhood we are taught to say “thank you” when we receive help or a gift. Throughout our lifetime, we have uttered the phrase thousands of times. But have you stopped to think about what those words truly mean and the power they possess?
Too often, we are caught up in our hectic lives— work, meetings, […]

Mindfulness: Being Present in the Moment

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Have you ever driven somewhere familiar—perhaps the office, the grocery store, or a friend’s house—and when you got there, you didn’t remember the trip? Not paying attention to the everyday, mundane activities in our lives is a common occurrence for many. Do you really remember how you brushed your teeth? […]

Eyes Like Diamonds: Bringing Joy to Children through Yoga

Jyoti Bajaj, the Radiant Child facilitator and owner of TheYogaKids in Toronto, obviously loves yoga and sharing it with her young students. She is eager to share the many benefits of yoga, including learning about our bodies, breath awareness, increasing our imagination, and helping with self-discipline.

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Recently, however, she had an opportunity to […]