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Why I Don’t Want Children

by Ok, so this is a long time post in the making (wait – does that make sense?? whatever). I have been asked this question over and over and had many heated discussions with some who instigate the conversation. So here are my thoughts on the subject. I have worked with children for over 30 years. The majority of my career life has been as a nanny or in daycare centres and even running an in home daycare several times. Until I became a yoga teacher, child care was pretty much what I did to earn a living. I understand...

The Impossibility of Imperfection

by perfect – adjective /pərfikt/ having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. flaw – noun /flô/ a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect; fault: It’s starting to bug me that we toss around such phrases as “love me despite my flaws” or “accept your imperfections” or “learn to live with your faults, nobody’s perfect”. What I want to know is, what exactly is a Perfect Human? Is there some sort of guide or manual we can refer to? What does a person with ZERO faults look or sound like?...

Just Do What You Love to Do!

by I had a texting conversation with my friend, Mini Muffin* last night. She was struggling with whether or not to enter her script to the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. She was coming up with all kinds of reasons not to – the cost of entering, losing half the deposit if she withdrew, her script wasn’t good enough, no longer even liking the script, and so forth and so on. Now, Mini Muffin LOVES acting and writing and fringing. And she is very good at all three. She doesn’t do these things for a living – just for fun. But...

What if You Met Yourself?

by I was reading an important piece of scientific literature the other day and it posed some really interesting questions. “If you met yourself at a party, would you like you? Would you approve of the choices you had made?” Okay, fine. So it wasn’t intellectual literature, it was my daily horoscope. What – it’s totally scientific!! Ahem. But really – would you want to be friends with yourself? Would you trust “you” to follow through on commitments and promises? Would you be interested in “you”, or worn out from hearing the same sob story over and over? Would you...

Stop Making Excuses

by Ok, I could get all philosophical and inspirational here, but I’m not gonna. Just stop making excuses. Stop making excuses for why you can’t go to school lose weight get a better job leave a relationship get over a break up save money learn a language write a book start fresh go for a walk make time grow your hair get to the gym be on time etc etc etc If you are TRULY struggling with any of these, get help. And stop making excuses why you can’t get help. Take the first 5 steps to accomplishing what you...

Why Yoga Annoys Me

by Yoga, as we know, has become quite the hot commodity, particularly in Canada and the US. And there will be many that argue that because of the popularity of it, yoga has lost its true form. That argument is probably quite sound. But the only yoga I personally know is the yoga of North America, so that is the yoga that I fell in love with. However, if I am to be completely honest, there is a side to this yoga that I find completely annoying. A lot of it just seems so damn airy fairy and phony. I...