If there is one telling marker of our current generation of parenting, it is the prevailing appearance of a phone on our person, while we are spending time with our children. Before I was a parent, I didn’t think anything of parents who had their smart phones at playgrounds or restaurants and yet, after I […]
I grew up in Bombay, India, a far cry from the west coast of North America, where I live today. Yet for a girl who grew up in the city, I was lucky to experience natural and wild spaces far from the paved, urban environment I lived in. My mother made it her mission to […]
I awoke January 1, 2017 still tired, feeling the lingering effects of a nasty cold and flu that I got hit with exactly 3 days earlier, in the white cold of snowy Whistler, Canada; where we were hunkered down in a cabin with dear friends and our children. The highlight of the last night for me had […]
In Canada, my adopted home country, this is Thanksgiving weekend. The trees wear their colourful garlands with short lived intensity – soon it will be winter – and our friends and family share laughter and seasonal harvest around their tables. In Santa Cruz, California, where I currently live; today is a warm 21 + degrees C […]
There is an Arabic saying that the soul travels at the pace of a camel. While most of our self is led by the strict demands of timetables and diaries, our soul, the seat of the heart, trails nostalgically behind, burdened by the weight of memory. – Alain De Botton You could say that the paradox of modern […]
I first met Andrea Sergeant, the bubbly force behind holistic nutrition and lifestyle company Healthy Delicious in Sayulita, Mexico, almost six years ago. At the time, she was trying to decide what she wanted to focus on in her life and knew it somehow related to health, inspiring others and yoga. A half-decade later, she […]
I recently read Toronto based yoga teacher Matthew Remski’s essay on how modern yoga needs to offer “real” support and connection to its community at the yoga studio level – he calls it the “soup kitchen”-ing of yoga studios. It’s a brilliant, thought provoking essay and you can find it in the book 21st Century Yoga Politics […]
The winter solstice is here. It is the perfect time to pause. To become aware of our turning from the dark days of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere towards a journey back into days of more and more light. I also think it’s the ideal time to take stock of the past year, of […]
a valentines message to be open and vulnerable to the spirit of love.
Mother’s Day is approaching. This year will be my first year to experience it on the other side. As I write this, I feel connected to my own mother, our lineage of mothers, and to our universal mother, the Earth. It is time, now more than ever to shower our Earth with that sacred love and connection she has so long cocooned us with. As James Cameron showed us in Avatar, the consequences of ignoring the heart of our planet are terrible. And as art mirrors life which mirrors art, we see aspects of this throughout our world. The planet is heating up, something’s brewing. We have to act now.