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Being Present in the Prep

Dang, I almost cut my left thumb off in my first full-on kitchen shift today. I’m quickly discovering that chatting up a storm with my kitchen prep-mates while simultaneously cutting the greens is not a smart idea. I became a bit too involved in my skydiving conversation and wasn’t giving my immediate full attention to […]

Service at the Community Level

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The Mount Madonna Center is a conference and retreat centre for those looking to get away and pursue workshops and programs set out within the confines of a gorgeous setting and property. For us, within the community that supports the centre, our assistance is within the context of selfless service. Living with the guidelines of […]

One full week

Babaji

slaDE and I have been at the Mount Madonna Center for one full week. So far the time on the mountain has given me a chance to:

become evermore curious about Baba Hari Das (a silent monk) and this exciting community that he has built here at Mount Madonna; recognize familiar faces and associate the […]

Ayurveda World

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Today was my busiest day yet here … 3 different duties kept me active through the day. At the end of it I was feeling quite exhausted as I’m not up to speed yet with this flu bug hanging on for dear life. However, I’m trying not to let the sickness wear me down too […]

Meralgia Paresthetica

Say what? Now that’s a mouthful, Meralgia Paresthetica. This is a medical term for a condition that I am currently suffering from. As the Mayo Clinic has defined, “Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The condition is caused by compression of the […]

Berry Ginger Smoothie

Yummy early winter goodness, when fresh berries are not necessarily available. Thank you to The Well Daily for this recipe!:

Berry Ginger Goodness Smoothie (serves 1)

1 cup almond or hemp milk ½ avocado 1 banana 1 teaspoon spirulina 1 cup frozen berries of choice 1 teaspoon flax oil ½ cup coconut water 1 teaspoon […]

Healing Connections

What a day of healing! Physiotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Tuning Fork Therapy, Friend therapy {spending time with several dear friends before heading south for the winter}, Kombucha therapy. All in all, a very connected day of mind, body and spirit. All healing events in their own way. Some easy to just accept, assimilate and listen to […]

Adventures in my Ryn Rocker Shoes

What a funny day today. I wanted to try out my new RYN rocker shoes. I was super excited to finally have my shoes as the process of actually deciding to purchase the Ryn shoes over a pair of MBT rocker shoes has been about 6 months in the making. However, with Ryn offering shoes […]

Autumn Falls Upon Us

Today is the first day of Fall / Autumn, a time for inner change and harvest. Think ~ colours-of-the-sunset harvest vegetables, abundant earthy goodness and sturdy flowers (sunflowers!!!). Where Summer is about spontaneity and letting loose, Autumn, for me, is a time to reflect and do some deep inner housekeeping. Routines start to take […]

Watermelonade to the Rescue

Oh blazes it’s hot! Please note, I am NOT complaining … I’m just sharing.

Our home for the summer runs on an old electrical panel with old glasses fuses. This means that when we blow a fuse, rather than ‘flip’ / reset the breaker switch, we actually have to replace the old blown glass fuse […]