Prioritize Your Life: Things Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

I’m having my quarter life crisis. After spending the summer writing a novel, I’m now thrown back into the world of work and school (I’ve signed up for a course on mindfulness - more on that another time), and subsequently thinking about what I want to do when I grow up (hah). I’m feeling torn …

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Why I do Naked Yoga: Mental and Physical Benefits of Stripping Down

We’re taught from a certain age that being naked is bad. As babies, we crawl about the house nearly or fully nude, but as we get older, we learn that there are certain times and places that clothes are necessary. After a certain age, it’s no longer cute to be naked all the time. Rather, …

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The Guilt Spiral: Dealing With the “Should” Mindset

It’s been two months since I graduated university. I’ve travelled to San Francisco, planned two more trips for July and September (more on that later), sipped lattes in coffee shops with friends, floated on a lake on more than one occasion. I’ve thrown several pizza and game nights, gone on hikes, taken winding drives through …

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The Art of Stopping Time: Finding Balance Through Mindfulness

The Art of Stopping Time I recently spent an hour at a local bookstore, thumbing through tattered copies of Atwood and Tolstoy, books about art and mystery and magic. Making the rounds, I ended up in the self-help section. A book had been dislodged from the tightly packed spines, and I picked it up: The …

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Our Emotional Connection to the Earth

December 2017 This winter, Abbotsford turned to ice. For two days straight, frozen rain fell from grey skies, covering trees, roads, and cars in a thick layer of ice. Shops closed early in fear of not being able to return home at the end of the day, giving the city an eerie feeling, like everyone …

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