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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…