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  • Smile Shakti Smile

     August 6, 2017 | C Finaldi This Sunday Inspiration is inspired by the second Yama, Satya. Truthfulness. Practicing Truth In thoughts, words & actions is the more basic description of this yama. AND, this Sunday inspiration is also an ode to the divine female energy and power. In hindu mythology, Adi Para Shakti (or the Goddess, Devi)…

  • “I am” practice

    In 2015, I was invited to a beautiful women’s retreat in West Vancouver. It was a magical moment in time led by two amazing, mindful and accomplished women.. In the company of many other wonderful women who came together to learn, share, grow and BE women together. I was introduced the the “I am” practice and…

  • Au coeur de Lotus Palm avec Coco Finaldi… Repost

    L’histoire de Coco Je pense souvent à comment le massage thai m’a trouvé. Il est apparut dans ma vie alors que je ressentais un besoin d’approfondir ma connexion envers moi-même. Les effets et sensations de ce massage m’ont profondément touché ainsi que ce qui émanait de la thérapeute: sa présence, son écoute, et sa bienveillance. J’ai…

  • Quantifiable Measures

    I’ve noticed that the word test has always created stress for me on some level. Although it can be an anxiety producing concept, testing is actually a very valuable tool. In most cases, it is the relationship to tests that needs work. So what is a test, really? “A test is a procedure intended to measure…

  • Confusion to Clarity

    This is a poem written by J. R. R. Tolkien for  The Lord of the Rings. It speaks to me, it brings to words so many things I am feeling and witnessing in life… “ All that is gold does not glitter,  Not all those who wander are lost;  The old that is strong does…

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff!

    I gotta tell ya, I’ve been consistently oscillating between my sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system the last, oh say, 5-6 years! Yeah, life happens… moves, separation, divorce, births, deaths, wins, losses, Iphones and over working. I really began to notice it viscerally though. For example; I literally had indigestion and gastro  intestinal ailments after a specific…

  • Ayurveda; The science of observation and the heart of balance.

    I have been passionately engaged in studies of Thai Yoga Massage for a while now. Every time I am lucky enough to have a continuing education blitz, my mind, and body for that matter, inevitably get blown. I learn so much and meet amazing people. Fo example, Day 1 I meet a group of 6 people from all…

  • The Strawberry Moon & The Green Tara

    If you thought the Blue Moon was rare, the full moon coinciding with the summer solstice make our June moon even rarer. 17 hours of sunlight and a full “Strawberry moon” mark the symbolism of a time of ripeness. The sweet summer fruit is ready to be picked from this moment on alongside another lunar…

  • Flashbacks, a distant memory…

    I’ve been having flashbacks. Among all the great books in my partner’s library (he is completing a masters in clinical counselling) I could find so many answers to my questions on memory and flashbacks. But tonight I turn to Wikipedia & the Sutras and I share with you my unpretentious findings and reflections. Wiki depicts “A flashback,…

  • Solstice INspiration

    “Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol (meaning sun) and sistere (to cause to stand still). Many ancient cultures had spiritual meaning for Winter Solstice. This leads me to believe that humanity has always cared about at least one thing, and that is the rebirth of light. The time of winter solstice is a laden with esoteric symbols, rituals…