Being a woman

Did self-care mean selfish in my mom and grandmother’s time?

Did self-care mean selfish in my mom and grandmother’s time? Pretty much.  Yes.  Definitely. It was really just a short time ago – about four years – when my mom said to me, “I never had time to myself when you were young so don’t you think a weekend away with your girlfriends is unreasonable?”  She wasn’t being mean but she was questioning something that didn’t jive with her experience as a mother and later as Read more…

Being a woman

Imagine a woman

imagine a woman Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is woman. A woman who honours her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life. Imagine a woman who believes she is good. A woman who trusts and respects herself. Who listens to her needs and desires and meets them with tenderness and grace. Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the Read more…

Stillness

Conscious breathing increases quality of life

Breathing is slowly changing my life. We breathe 24/7 – awake and asleep. This is pretty straightforward stuff but how aware of your breathing? I wasn’t aware for many years. I started regular 1 x weekly Hatha yoga about one and a half years ago. My intention for yoga wasn’t to pursue an intense, physical challenge but to build dedicated time to simply be still and breathe. I needed a moment of planned stillness. My Read more…

Feminine Energy

Re-awaken the Feminine Energy

A movement is happening.  It is subtle, graceful and quiet but it is strong, steady and sustainable.  This movement is honouring the essence of feminine energy.  It is re-awakening from a long slumber and building upon itself.  It is moving towards a balance with its masculine counterpart.  We’ve been working and living in a world dominated by masculine energy that many women have forgotten how to just be in their feminine energy.  A woman can feel Read more…