Category: Mindfulness

My Mindful Morning Routine

It was the lack of awareness and calmness in my mornings that really used to bother me during my years working in the child welfare field. I remember rushing from the moment I was up to the moment I arrived at the office and somehow, always making it a few minutes...

Mindfulness for Everyday

Nearly twelve years ago, I attended a program on mindfulness that was based on the first book written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. I initially took this course as part of a professional training, striving to provide the same program to my clients at The Ottawa Mission...

5 Good Reads to Cultivate Mindfulness

I am not sure what your New Year’s resolutions are but, if you are anything like me, you probably have at least one resolution that is about learning, expanding your knowledge, growing personally or, something along those lines. In preparation for the new year, my...

Mindful Living

12 years ago, when I took my first mindfulness course, I remember thinking that the teachings were incredible and wishing that this information was known by everyone. It was always evident to me that if everyone would live their lives mindfully, the world would be a...

If you are not here, then where are you?

This weekend I had the opportunity to receive a training on Restorative Yoga (a type of Yoga that specializes on slowing the nervous system down to create optimum health). On the second day of the three day training, there was a guest speaker who began his session by...