Hello body! I’m home!

Thich Nhat Hanh is answering questions from his 1 million+ fans on Facebook. (You can like and receive updates from his FB page here.) The first question he answered was, “How do I love myself?” Beautifully, he begins with, “Come back into your body...

Just Be! Summer Sitting

We’re going casual for the summer. Instead of a six-week commitment, June’s four meditation classes will be drop-in! Come along if you’ve started a regular meditation practice and need the weekly encouragement. Come along if you’ve been wanting...

Sharon Salzberg in Guelph

Renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will be giving a talk in Guelph. Come along Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. to St. George’s Church. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Tickets $10, on sale now at the Bookshelf....

Happiness is the truth

“Bring me down? You can not bring me down! I say my love is too high! You can not bring down…” Boy, do I ever love her laugh at 2 min mark! Find Walk off the Earth at home here. And the original Pharrell 24 Hours of Happy....

Making friends with yourself

I’ve been going again and again to watching this clip of Pema Chödrön talking about authentically engaging with ourselves and our experience.  She says, when you seek out teachings: You do want to hear something that is genuinely going to be of value in your...

Cute improves concentration

File this under S for SWEET! In addition to making the heart all warm and fuzzy, have you heard that exposure to cute things has been studied and shown to improve concentration? This means if you’re looking to hone your attention, study for an exam, even engage...

Just Sit! Another 6 weeks of mindfulness

Just Sit!  NEW DATES A 6-week course in mindfulness meditation This series of six 1-hour classes on mindfulness meditation is appropriate for new or experienced meditators. Simple instructions, lengthy in-class practice and suggested homework assignments are meant to...

Open to nature, open to gratitude

File this one under B for BLISS! Nature’s Beauty Inspires Gratitude is a must-see 20 min TEDx talk featuring the stunning filmwork of Louie Schwartzberg. It starts as simply jaw-dropping time lapse nature photography and builds into a compelling vision for why...

Happy frolicking cows!

Yesterday I had a series of conversations with former strangers (by which I mean, once we’d chatted for a while they transformed into new friends). Inexplicably, and not brought up by me, the topic of vegetarian vs. meat eating kept surfacing. It surprised me...

The only word my heart hears

My heart wants sweet and salty treats and Gallon-bottles of spicy red wine It wants to dress up In costumes and Play at the silliest think-upable things Filling sunshined living rooms With laughter It won’t be argued with My heart It goes on Wanting and playing...
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