Awakening with Kundalini

It was the early 2000s and I regularly purchased workout videos to do at home. One day I came across one called Kundalini Yoga instructed by Gurmukh. The description indicated that I could unlock my spiritual energy while strengthening my body and that intrigued me. The video came home with me and wasn’t like other yoga videos I had tried, there was chanting and strange movements. It never became part of my regular rotation, but I picked it up every now and then.

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Zen and the Art of Bread Making

The goal of this journey was to find a way to feel more balanced and calm amongst the chaos of being quarantined with a young family. This new normal includes both living and working all from home and when you’re doing that with two kids, it can get to be bit much! I’m finding that it isn’t always convenient or possible to find a quiet place where I can get away and I’ve recently discovered new ways to be more mindful while I’m tackling my daily to-do list.

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Walking Mindfully

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So here in Ontario, Canada COVID-19 restrictions are starting to lift as we are getting even closer to stage 3 of reopening. With that comes all-new stressors – will my kids go back to school? will my office be reopening? will I have to get back on public transportation? will we have to go back to spending money on commuting and daycare? With all of this going on in my head 24/7 I really needed a way to move all while calming my mind and I found it – walking meditation.

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Why am I crying?

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Hello friends. It’s been some time since I shared, but wanted to jump on to talk about a strange phenomenon that’s been happening to me.

I’m still at it, meditating for at least 10 minutes a day every.single.day. On days where I don’t get on my pillow in the morning, I find by late afternoon I’m longing for the quiet and will head off to my room for a little me-time. It gives me a little break so that I’m ready to tackle dinner and bed time routine with my two children.

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Meditation or Mindfulness?

So far this meditation thing hasn’t been going as I planned. Yes, I’m waking up and getting on that pillow to do what I said I would, but I’ve yet to see one single benefit.

My favorite spot

I wouldn’t say I’m the most patient student – I’m an Aries sun and Leo moon – which equals eager and impulsive. In my brain the first time I sat down, put in my earbuds, and played the guided meditation; I should’ve experienced nirvana. Instead, I left the room, went about my day, and continued to get irritated as per usual. On the second day, I even mentioned to my husband that I think I might have been yelling more than before I started this journey.

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I Need Help!

I can’t sleep. I have a lot of stress; I mean A LOT and need all the help I can get.

photo credit Quin Stevenson

Life as we know it has come to a grinding halt since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’m trying to balance working from home full-time, parenting full-time, taking on a university course, and now I’m apparently a kindergarten and grade 3 teacher too. All of this on top of my regular very long to-do list.

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