A Tale of Four Illnesses

Lately I've been seeing the slogan of CAMH's new campaign, "Mental Health is Health." It is very true - mental health is a critical part of our health and there is no difference between mental illnesses and physical illnesses, although they are often treated much differently and there is still a lot of stigma with [...]

A Mind of Their Own

They come uninvited; Not one by one, but All at once, each with its own agenda, shouting Over each other. That one over there Looks new, But unafraid – he has something to say. Some are urgent, frantic, while others meet under golden lights, unaware of anyone else. A few are caught in the past, [...]

First You Relax Your Toes…

I'm so excited! My all-time favourite meditation teacher, Jon Kabat-Zinn, is coming to Ottawa on Sep 21 to lead a mass meditation on Parliament Hill in honour of the UN International Day of Peace ("Peace Day"). This year's theme is TOGETHER and is focused on showing support for refugees and migrants, and to stand up [...]

Home Is Wherever I’m With You

Wow I can't believe I'm finally getting around to posting this - it feels like it's been forever since I've been on this site!! I wrote this on Dec.3, but then my computer died before I got a chance to post it * * * Sitting at the Starbucks at the MARS Centre, listening to [...]

Shakespeare In Love

Walk In Her Shoes Week 19. I think I've reached the tipping point where I'm feeling pretty confident that I'm actually going to complete all 52 weeks! Yesterday was really great. It's funny how it seems great in retrospect, however when I awoke I was really distraught. All this uncertainty has been making me crazy, [...]

New Years Resolutions

2016. A new year and exciting opportunities ahead. It was so stressful coming up with these resolutions but I finally have a list! Teach my kriya meditation to my friends or whoever is interested, and complete the Shambhavi meditation course Complete at least five toastmasters speeches Take three Creative Writing Courses at the University of [...]