January 25, 2019

"What I am supposed to be doing?" " I can't stop thinking." " Meditation is not for me." and... I have heard many different things with regards to the challenges of meditation. 

Many don't even realize that yoga, the practice they love, provides excellent guidance for both the beginner and the advanced meditation practitioner. 

This video provides guidance with regards to the "what I am supposed to be doing in meditation" dilemma. 

January 17, 2019

I am addicted! Seriously, I eat this soup twice a week. It's so good! If you know me, you know that I don't like following recipes so for me to take the time to count and measure, well... let's just say it's because I care! 

Spicy Bliss Soup


3 medium sized potatoes thinly sliced

9 celery sticks chopped

25 small shiitake mushrooms sliced (I shred them by hand)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 can (light or full fat) coconut milk

3 tbsp cumin

1 jalepeños pepper and 2 serrano peppers (optional or you can reduce the number of peppers. Mine is so spicy I sweat a little when I eat it. These three peppers are added to only half the soup. But as mentionned it's up to you. )

1 can green peas

Blue hot corn chips 

Cilantro (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot add coconut oil, potatoes, celery and shiitake mushrooms. Sauté on low heat for 7 to 8 minutes or until potatoes soften. Add coconut milk and water (fill up the can with water twice), add cumin. Bring to a boil and...

January 8, 2019

As self-inquiry systems, Yoga and Ayurveda  provide a multitude of
self-care practices to enhance our life. Here are a few of my favourites: 

1. Massaging our Feet

With 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons, our feet are phenomenal structures that provide stability, balance and support. Plus, the feet hold energetic points linked to almost every part of the body. 

You can do it in the morning or in the evening before bed. 


You will need oil;  I alternate between jojoba, almond, castor and sesame oil and an essential oil (optional). For this purpose, my favourite morning essential oils are sweet orange or geranium and I use lemon, frankincense or lavender in the evening. There are of course more essential oils that would be suitable. Make sure you're not allergic before using it on your skin. 

All you need is 2 tbsp of your favourite oil mixed with one or two drops (it depends on the quality of the essential oil) of essential oil....

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