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On the Season Six Premiere of Nashville and the Topic of Depression

On the Season Six Premiere of Nashville and the Topic of Depression

I just watched the season six premiere of Nashville in which Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) addresses her depression. I immediately felt compelled to run upstairs, turn on my laptop and start writing what you see here.

Juliette, I hear you girl. (more…)

Yoga Doesn’t Care and Neither Do I

Yoga Doesn’t Care and Neither Do I

Can I get a fuck yes?!!!!

Somebody shared this article in a Facebook group I’m in: Yoga Doesn’t Care: A Disclaimer that should be posted in every studio.  I think this is my new manifesto. I’m gonna print this baby out and hang it on my wall. I’m gonna read it every damn day. Etch it into my brain. Tattoo it on my skin.

A sample:

Yoga isn’t about our lifestyle, our beliefs, our weight, our diet, our flexibility, how spiritual or enlightened we are—yoga is just about showing up and doing our dance on our mats.

Yoga doesn’t care what your hair looks like.
Yoga doesn’t care if you are vegetarian, if you eat meat or know what Kombucha is.
Yoga doesn’t care when the last time you practiced was—yesterday, six months ago, never.
Yoga doesn’t care what kind of mat you have, brand new or eating away at itself.
Yoga doesn’t care if you show up cranky or exhausted.

Such wise words, and that’s only just the beginning. (more…)

10 Essential Oils to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

10 Essential Oils to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

I LOVE essential oils! Those beautiful, sensual aromas have the power to transform your mood, whether it’s to pick you up, calm you down, or even make you feel a little sexy! They have become an integral part of my yoga practice and I like to incorporate them whenever I can. They’re gorgeous, natural and grounding, and they make me feel connected to nature even when I’m trudging my mat through the proverbial concrete jungle.

Here are 10 essential oils you can use to enhance your yoga practice. (more…)

8 Toronto Yogis to Follow on Instagram

8 Toronto Yogis to Follow on Instagram

There is something to be said about a well executed Instagram account. While I love an account that features beautiful photos and attention to detail as much as the next person, what really inspires me is when people (or brands) use the channel to show their authentic selves and to invite followers into their journeys. Instagram, as curated as it may be, has the ability to make us part of a moment, and is powerful enough to sometimes turn these moments into movements.

As someone who works in digital marketing and social media, I’ve found myself paying increasing attention to Instagram strategy. While I won’t use this post to address that, I wanted to share with you some of the Toronto yogis I think are doing a particularly wonderful job of sharing the yoga lifestyle and inspiring their followers to pursue their own paths.

Without further ado, here are eight Toronto yogis you absolutely must follow on Instagram. (more…)

Yoga Studio Review: MISFITSTUDIO

Yoga Studio Review: MISFITSTUDIO

As I lay my mat down, I can see the light from the setting sun start to fade through the old church windows. Candles maintain a warmth and a glow as I settle into Siddhasana, closing my eyes for a few moments before the class begins. This is the closest to God I have felt in a long time.

MISFITSTUDIO is located on Queen Street West above Anthropologie on the third floor of a converted church. There is a main studio for mat work and yoga, and a smaller adjacent studio for Reformer Pilates. The fireplace in the corner is thoughtfully decorated with a mix of traditional yoga symbols and unconventional elements with old Hollywood charm. The latter is a distinct characteristic of Misfit. An accent wall features black and white photos of old dancers and actresses, an aesthetic that carries over to the studio’s Instagram account. (more…)

30 Days of One Day at a Time

30 Days of One Day at a Time

You know how the other day I wrote about not waiting for New Year’s to start taking action and making changes so you can live your best life possible? Well, I realized one of the themes that keeps popping up for me is my daily yoga practice, or lack there of.

Obviously I must do something about this!

I have decided to approach this goal in two ways. (more…)

Don’t Wait Until January, Here’s How You Can Start Improving Your Life Today

Don’t Wait Until January, Here’s How You Can Start Improving Your Life Today

Ah, December 1st, you have arrived. It is my annual tradition to spend way too much time this month reflecting on the past year. I love setting resolutions and goals, planning adventures, establishing steps to get closer to my dreams, reflecting on my memories, moments and the things that affected me. I try to focus on the good stuff and learn from the bad stuff. This year I’m also thinking a lot about myself as a person, and the kind of person I want to be (and the life I want to lead) going forward. (more…)

Authenticity in Social Media, Writing and Real Life

Authenticity in Social Media, Writing and Real Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about Essena O’Neill, the Australian teenager who has been in the news this week for her viral video announcing her departure from social media because it is not real life. (more…)

Chasing Positivity

Chasing Positivity

I’m doing everything I can to embrace positivity these days. It’s not like I’m not a positive person to begin with, it’s just that since I struggle with some anxiety and depression, positivity is not always my go-to attitude. I turn to negative thinking almost out of habit. I’m such a chronic worrier, for example, that sometimes it’s hard for me to look at things on the bright side. This really doesn’t match my personality or who I am in general, so I’ve been working to change this. I want to live a full, beautiful, optimistic life, so it’s time to get rid of those negative thought patterns. (more…)

Two Yoga Things I’m Loving Right Now

Two Yoga Things I’m Loving Right Now

My friend thought it would be fun to do a “what’s in my yoga bag” style post, but since I don’t really have a yoga bag I thought I’d just quickly write about two things I’m loving right now that have become staples of mine. (more…)