April Highlights

I woke up a bit later than usual this morning, at 5:30, and watched the fiery sun rising over the rooftops of the houses across the street as I sipped my warm lemon water. I love the meditative quality of a quiet sunrise in a still-asleep household where the only ones awake are the cats […]

Raw, Vegan Cannelloni

  A few weeks ago, I met a friend for lunch at a local raw food restaurant. Of all the healthy and unique items on the menu, I was particularly intrigued by the cannelloni. It tasted as wonderful as the description on the menu promised, and after leaving the restaurant, I was inspired to create […]

Balancing act

“What are the reasons for practising handstand?” the instructor asked on Saturday from the front of the spacious conference room at the Toronto Yoga Conference. Among the many answers provided, two reasons stood out for me: To confront our fear of being upside down. To allow ourselves to grow by meeting and coming closer to overcoming challenges. […]

My go-to meal for the spring and summer seasons

The weather chez nous has been typical for April in Ontario: plenty of rain, but with a promise of sunshine and warmth to come in just a few days. Of course, that means that tulips and daffodils will soon start showing off their glorious colours. The cheerful golden and violet crocuses are already in full bloom outside […]

Sometimes, we just need a long nap

  “Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.” – Audrey Hepburn Sometimes, we just need a nap. A long nap. […]

Striving for Perfection

I have been contemplating the idea of perfection. I confess that I spent the past 30+ years trying to do everything perfectly, to be perfect, holding myself to the highest standards. I have been doing my best to be positive, to be the perfect mother, the perfect partner. Interestingly, despite my efforts, I continue to […]