How to live life in balance – yoga inspired

By | 2017-12-06T17:22:26+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

I may never master the art of how to live life in balance, but I'm willing to die trying. While attending an early morning class at Pur Yoga the other day, I had an epiphany. We were sitting on our mats about to engage in a twist when my instructor said: "Don't over-extend your spine. Keep your posture [...]

Fantastic news. Research says it’s ok to be sad!

By | 2017-11-28T15:31:35+00:00 November 26th, 2017|

It's ok to be sad. And that makes me super happy. I would have written sooner but I fell and I couldn't get up. Or rather, I chose not to. A lot of stuff has been going on over the past few months. Up until recently, I handled it well. I took the high road whenever [...]

How to forgive yourself when you hurt someone you love

By | 2017-11-27T18:04:40+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

When you hurt someone you love and you’re seeking forgiveness, be sure to look in the right places. When I hit send I knew I was going to ruffle some serious feathers but I definitely wasn't ready for the storm that followed. "F.U. and F.U. again," she wrote. My cheeks began to burn. I felt as [...]

Friendship advice – 8 ways to be a true friend

By | 2017-11-28T12:54:31+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

What does it take to be a true friend? Last week, I reflected on the challenges of asking for help. This week, I find myself reflecting on the challenges of giving it. I have this friend who is simply awesome at lending support. Of course, I've given her plenty of opportunities to practice; we've known each other for [...]

How to overcome your fear of asking for help

By | 2017-11-27T18:07:43+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

So I have this awesome idea but in order to get it up and moving, I need some help from my friends and family. The problem is, I'm afraid to ask for their support. Sound familiar? Let's try and overcome this fear together. A few weeks ago, I went for a walk with a friend of [...]

The importance of putting inner peace before weight loss

By | 2017-09-16T17:13:17+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Google 'How to find inner peace' and you'll get 20,900,000 search results. Frankly I'm surprised there aren't more. After all, the answer is different for each and every one of us. One thing I'm pretty sure of, though, is that you won't find it on the bathroom scale. I should be chilling out at my cousin's [...]

Crying in public – valuable insight from an unapologetic cryer

By | 2017-09-16T17:24:59+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

Have you ever felt embarrassed, remorseful or ridiculous for crying in public? If so, this post written by an unapologetic cryer is for you. Guest post by Cathy Tubb Not long ago I was watching the morning news. A woman was recounting the story of what had clearly been a traumatic event in her life. It [...]

How to control stress: this insanely easy tip works 95% of the time

By | 2017-09-14T14:15:36+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

This post has been a long-time coming and by 'long-time' I mean about four days. I know that might not seem like much to you but I had set a goal to write this several days ago and failed. With failure comes stress. But guess what? My failure to achieve this particular goal has actually given [...]

Maintaining a sunny disposition, whatever the weather!

By | 2017-08-24T15:06:00+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Yesterday evening, as I let my dog out for her bedtime pee, I could feel the distinct chill of fall in the air. Summer will soon be drawing to a close, no sooner than it began it seems. Especially here in Toronto where unseasonal rain and cool temperatures left us waiting with baited breath for it [...]

Stop the silence. Being open about depression is the only way to conquer it.

By | 2017-09-16T17:31:39+00:00 August 19th, 2017|

It has been a rough week. Someone very dear to me, somebody I have known for more than a decade and love deeply, has just acknowledged to herself, and to me, that she is suffering from depression. She has been living with sadness in her heart for a while now, but was too ashamed to admit [...]

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