Self-care or Self-indulgence?

At this morning’s yoga class, the instructor urged us to think about the difference between self-care and self-indulgence. She was urging the class to understand how to develop and nurture ourselves with yoga asanas, breathing techniques, and meditation. There is no question that yoga philosophy creates awareness of the choices we make in caring for […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, brings another opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. The theme of International Women’s Day in Canada is #InnovateForChange to recognize the contributions of women in science and technology. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupations continue to attract a preponderance of men, a trend that needs to change. Government, industry, […]

Happiness Doesn’t Mean Always Being Happy

Does happiness mean always being happy? I’m not sure that it’s possible to expect a constant state of happiness — especially when we live in a scary time and in a confused world. We want happiness that comes from feelings of joy and pleasure. Yet these feelings are fleeting.  Never-ending bliss is impossible. Everyone has their […]

Embrace the Art of Lagom

When researching a recent post on hygge for surviving the Canadian winter, I stumbled on the concept of lagom. hygge to survive winter Some websites proclaim that lagom has eclipsed hygge as the latest Scandinavian trend. While a hygge way of living refers to coziness, warmth, and comfort, all of which can be fleeting, lagom describes […]