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When doing good starts to taste bitter

Do good – I remember my mother telling me this on a number of occasions since I was a little girl. It’s something most of us have grown up hearing from society. It is so ingrained in our character through various teachings, from being compassionate and helping others, to sharing and being modest, that we […]

Isolation and Disconnection

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of people or at a party, yet felt lonely; I have, on many an occasion.  Recently I read a BBC news article which surprised me; in short, recent research shows that young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups.  The research found […]

When Darkness Comes

As a child, I used to be afraid of the dark and the thought of many undesirable things lurking in it. Throughout the years darkness has taken many forms; anxiety, fear, loneliness, grief, depression, sadness and shame. It’s the painful, sticky, murky stuff that most of us would rather wish away. The reality is darkness […]

The Love of Your Life Has Been With You All Along

Growing up in a family of nine kids, I always felt that I had to work on getting my share of love and attention from my parents. Don’t get me wrong, they did their best to be fair and did a great job raising us, but I always felt that I was just another one […]

Our Call to Presence

One of the best things that happened to me in 2017 is the discovery of Sarah Blondin’s Live Awake series of podcasts. They have awakened me at a fundamental level, so much so that I have shared them with our already inspired teachers, my sisters, nieces and girlfriends, even John! Without fail, the response has […]

Insight

“I vow now to develop mindful attention in this body, heart and mind for my own and others’ benefit.” Just a few more sleeps and it’s 2018! Where did the time go?! Early this year I was finalizing the education and certifications I planned to do in 2017. So far, I was able to fulfill […]

The Pursuit of Stillness

The Pursuit of Stillness What is stillness? Is it a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement. We often hear this terminology used in classes and we think we know what it is, but how do we accomplish it? In today’s world, time is money and time is something we are all lacking. […]

Embracing Diversity

Embracing Diversity We are all one is a spiritual truth we are told as yogis, but to see the end of inequality in society we need to embrace what makes us different. We live in a world where billions of people exist together and have the advantage of technology to be connected and learn anything […]

Controlling our Fear

What is Fear? Emotions play an important part in our daily lives and fear is one such emotion. It is an unpleasant emotion caused by a perceived threat and is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctive response to potential danger. Biologically speaking, when a person experiences fear, certain areas in their brain […]

Planning your Day

What we do today contributes to tomorrow success and happiness. How, therefore, should we fill our day? What daily practices should we complete to lead a holistic and happy life? Are we living each day as if it were our last and would we be proud of our life at the end of that day? […]