May 2012 – Blooming Category

Spring may be one of the most inspired seasons of the year. Life is literally bursting forth, which is a welcome relief for many, after winter’s deep freeze and state of dormancy. Being a part of nature, at springtime we can feel this vibrancy in our bones. A vitality emerges from within that says, “I am here! Let’s go!” In this period of new life emerging, we have an opportunity to welcome more fully life’s abundance, as we practice seeing our self flower into the fullness of who we are.Read More
If we could be a bit more like the trees, rivers, butterflies and flowers, we might find ourselves a lot healthier, happier and wise. And what better time to feel inspired to surrender to and be part of such immensity than during the bursting power of life now upon us this spring? Do yourself a favor and go say hello to the budding trees. Notice how they do not struggle to be, but are in a rapturous state of deep surrender. Rooted in the rich Earth, trunks strong, growing upRead More
A hatha yoga practice flowers from the inside out. It is never about how it looks from the outside in. Life itself grows from within. We often get caught up into thinking that the source of love we all want to experience is somewhere outside. So we push and pull at the moment, wanting to be somewhere else. All the while, the fullness of love we wish to find has been quietly waiting for our fluttering minds to grow quiet. In stillness, we see that love is like a seedRead More
That which we see and experience as life is really not solid and fixed. Life is the dance of pure consciousness arising. We often don’t understand this eternal truth, because we want to believe that the impermanent, that which is passing, will be permanent. So when moods change, people come and go, things break and fall away, we experience disappointment, heartbreak and pain. A certain inner space is required to recognize, see through and eventually let go of these temporary incorrect perceptions. That is where meditation comes in. The practiceRead More
If you’ve had any past experience with aromatherapy, you may already know that essential oils work on physical, spiritual and energetic levels. These plant essences, with their delicate perfumes, have an ancient history as medicine. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Native American tribes, essential oils have been revered and treasured around the world for the healing impact they have on body, mind and soul. The most potent essential oils can do more than relieve an upset stomach or take away a headache – although they do that, too. TheyRead More
“My body”, “my meat suit”, “the vessel I use to experience this planet”, whatever you want to call it, one fact remains: Each of us has only one body for this lifetime. How we fuel it, care for it, and maintain it, is solely up to the individual owner. Ideally, we hydrate it with clean water and energize it with whole, real food which has not been processed by man in an attempt to improve upon what Mother Nature has abundantly provided. Even though most of us probably have someRead More
Recently the TV show 60 Minutes aired an amazing segment on the toxicity of sugar. The research that has gone into this broadcast is groundbreaking for mainstream media and I applaud their efforts. Many us in the complementary health field have been telling the world for years that sugar is destructive. Having scientific studies to back us up is exactly what we need to get the message out there about the toxicity of sugar. In this 60 Minutes show, honey was lumped in with the rest of the sweeteners asRead More
The spring flowers are in their heyday here in Toronto, fulfilling a promise that abided unseen through the winter. As May arrives, we may have gone through a spring cleanse (internal or external), or we may simply feel lighter, more refreshed and more capable as the days grow longer and brighter. We may feel able to begin new initiatives or catch up on old ones left unattended. For post-secondary students, the academic year is coming to an end. As we walk out into the spring sunshine from our last exam, theRead More
I dream of going to Paris! I want to drink in the rich culture and experience all the delicious foods. I want to taste the fresh breads, pastries and creamy chocolates. There is a passion in this city that keeps calling me. So I continue to visualize myself in Paris loving everything the city has to offer. A part of me wants to share this experience with the love of my life and since I haven’t found her yet (as of this writing) I sometimes think that maybe she’s inRead More
At this time of year, it’s easy to find blooming, beauty, fullness and abundance in a garden; however, to find them in a recording is rare. So when I discovered Maya Solovey’s new upcoming record, scheduled for release June 19, I stopped what I was doing to proverbially smell the roses and I have been have been in this sonically delightful garden ever since. If you believe that the vibration of our reality can be transmitted through sound then you will understand why Forte, Maya’s new record, is so lovelyRead More