The Runner’s Wave

The Runner’s Wave

The runner’s wave needs to make more of an effort in Ottawa. It’s the recognition of sharing the energetic spirit with another as you pass them by. All you have to do is raise your hand, smile, and make eye contact with the other runner. It’s a simple gesture, yet it...
Two Universes Colliding

Two Universes Colliding

Does everyone feel like their life is played out like a movie? There are too many coincidences that have been written into my script. When I think about all that has happened in the past few months, years, decade, I get giddy. Moving around and living abroad has...
The Art of Non-Doing

The Art of Non-Doing

There is a talent to achieve a day, an hour, even a moment of Non-Doing. Our minds are constantly churning thoughts and plans. Even when we’re not thinking actively, thoughts still subliminally steal your peace by popping up: things you have to do, judgements of what...
Parliament Hill Yoga, That’s Canada

Parliament Hill Yoga, That’s Canada

The clouds opened up to let the rain fall, just as the Ottawa locals began to practice yoga on Parliament Hill. The instructor directed the class through a mic, as the chimes rang on from the archetypal clock under the patina roof of Parliament. Suits, officers,...
What Does It Take To Be a Mother?

What Does It Take To Be a Mother?

I know, from some women, that their ovaries start kicking in their late twenties, but that doesn’t necessarily make them mom material. Becoming a mother is the ultimate self-sacrifice. I’ve watched my mother through the years give herself entirely to my brother and I....