Category: my personal journey

Three Important Things Yoga Taught Me

by The practice of yoga is a healing force in many ways – physically, emotionally and spiritually. My greatest period of life growth began when I took a yoga teacher training over five years ago, and it continues today. I have learned a LOT, but here are the three lessons from yoga that stand out the most. Taking Personal Responsibility I have learned that, once I reached the age that I was capable of making my own life decisions,  I became responsible for my own happiness. I cannot depend on anyone else to create the life I want, nor can...

My Dream Job – How I Discovered it Was Teaching Yoga

by I was recently asked how I discovered that teaching yoga was my dream job. You know, the age old quest to “Find your life’s passion and do it”. I have been thinking about that question ever since and finally came up with the best answer I could. I Stopped Looking for My Dream Job The discovery of my dream job came when I stopped looking for my dream job. I spent almost two decades coming up with unsuccessful schemes and chasing wild career ideas that I thought would make me happy. I went to university twice (never finished a...

Untying Knots With Love and Compassion

by I’m holding a grudge. It feels powerful, but that’s an illusion. There is no power in negativity. Unless that negativity fires you up to take positive action, which this wasn’t. So on the bus yesterday, on my way to yoga, I knew I had to start letting go. But how? Offer up love and compassion. Ugh. This feels stupid. But it’s not, therefore just do it. So I pictured this person and kept repeating: Love and compassion, love and compassion, love and compassion.  But I don’t love this person. Doesn’t matter. Love does not have to mean LOVE like...

Get CLEAR

by I have been reading a lot of “live your dream” books lately so let me save you some time and money as they all pretty much say the same thing about accomplishing your goals  – you need to Get Clear.  Get super clear on Who you are and what makes you unique What you love to do WHY you love to do it. Don’t do anything else until you get clear. As soon as you have a solid sense of the above, you can start moving forward. Otherwise you are all over the place with too many choices and no...

Feeling Like a Fraud

by I don’t know if it’s because it’s January and I haven’t worn flip flops in months or if it’s the never ending search for (full time) work that I actually want to be doing. I don’t know if it’s a case of mild depression or if I am just plain LAZY. But I do know I have zero motivation right now. I feel defeated. I feel like I am one of a billion yoga teachers  trying to make a go of it in the saturated yoga market that is Vancouver. I don’t feel “unique” or that “what I have to...

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...