Category Archives: practices

Light Up Your Life

I light a candle each time I begin a session with a client whether we meet in person or on the phone or via skype. I like to use beeswax tea lights that I purchase at our local market from the people who raise the bees for honey. They smell so good. The ritual of […]

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Summer’s Nourishment

Late last night I returned from a trip to Nova Scotia. We decided to drive straight through on the way home so the day was long and the landscape varied. From early morning fog to mid-day rolling green hills, to an early afternoon cityscape and an evening on winding dark roads, I made the transition […]

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Quiet Time

There are times not to answer the door, not to answer the phone, not to do all the things that are undone, but rather to find a place to rest in the silence. You might find that place of silence on a cushion on the floor in front of a candle or in your favourite […]

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A Loving Way to End Your Day

I love it when quotes arrive at just the right time. “Be willing to find things you love about yourself and others, and your demons will melt away. Your fears cannot exist in the same place that love and gentleness abide”. David Carson Reading this the other day was like receiving a healing balm. One […]

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I Love This Moment of Balance

During my yoga class this morning I was trying to stand in Tree Pose. It’s considered one of yoga’s balancing poses. You begin by standing with your arms at your sides distributing your weight equally in both feet. Then you shift your weight into your left foot, bend down and grab your right knee and […]

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Your Own Altar

When I wake up in the morning with heaviness in my heart, whether it’s from a dream or a situation in my life that burdens me, I look for something to comfort me. I’m not prepared to carry a gloomy feeling into my day so I go to my altar. I sit down and I […]

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Easing through Change

I have a mantra that has been with me for many years. I started saying it in my early 30’s when I was a running regularly on the trails in the Pacific Northwest. It was a time of physical strength and inner angst. I ran for exercise and to clear my mind. One day it […]

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Finding Endearment

When I was young I hated poinsettias. They were everywhere at Christmas and I thought they were gaudy. After Christmas people would hang onto them for months and I would notice them crowded with other plants in the corners of their homes wilting and gathering dust. I’m not sure when I started to see them […]

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Return to the Moment

Sometimes when I’m in need, I bring back the memory of a particular beach I used to walk on during my winter trips south. I visited the same area many times over the years and developed a sense of belonging most particularly to the beach I walked each morning. I remember clearly the sensation of […]

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The Sound of Silence

Sweet silence. I’ve always felt an affinity for it. On weekend nights during my last year in high school, along with cruising around town looking for fun, my best friend and I would make time to stop in at a Catholic church. We both knew that the doors would be open and that no one […]

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