(Non)Judgement

Sitting looking over the downtown Calgary cityscape late this morning, reading Gloria Steinem’s “My Life on the Road” – I was routinely interrupted by thoughts of what felt like passive self judgement passing through my mind. “You should be working on something” “Go outside and move” “Come up with some ideas” ? ^^ Yes, that…

Realization

“We all wait for a mirror to show us who we are, to validate us. When we hear something about ourselves that we have never heard before, it feels like a blessing, and it gives power.” For months I’ve been receiving reflections, projections, and deflections from those in my life. Reminding me who I am,…

Believe Your Own BullShit

We humans are experts at perpetuating our own patterns. For better or for worse. Usually against our own benefit… So much so that often we don’t even believe ourselves when our true selves are trying to lead us onto a better path. Unsurprisingly, only two lessons back into riding on a more dedicated level then…

So here we are.

“So here we are, in our rags, walking down a road we’ve never seen before with the mark of our wild nature glowing through us. It is fair to say that conjunctio is insisting on a revision of the old you. Conjunctio is not something that goes out and gets. It is something that occurs…

Eyes Up, Shoulders Back

“You must not fail to explore anything that interests you. Any skill you want to master should be learned. Any subject that arouses curiousity should be examined. Every insecurity should be overcome. Every question should be answered. If you do not do this, then you cannot freely experience life. Every one of your uncertainties will…

For You

I skied in the mountains for the first time in my life this past week. While I’ve skied once before as a teenager on some lowly prairie hills, skiing is a fairly new skill for me. Luckily, I had a professional ski coach in my party of travelers (this was an after retreat week to…

Retreat

It’s the season for retreating for many of us. This time of year I am systemically faced with the culmination of the year’s deeper meaning. Most years a lot of things bubble up to the surface around November and December- leaving me a little raw and cracked open come the end of the year. I…

The sun and the sky

Every time someone asked how my week was going this week the only word I had that came to mind was “testing.. it’s been a testing week.” Was it the new moon? Maybe. From challenging (albeit normal) bumps in the new business road, long work days, dreary weather, and unexpected fallouts from old support systems-…

Wishful Thinking or Panic?

The policies on how we manage low back pain are changing. A new revision to international guidelines in low back pain management will be leading GPs in a new direction when it comes to the initial treatment of a very common condition. Here is the link to the article explaining the revision. To summarize, the…

Powerful

I’ve seen love change forms in my life only to strengthen in it’s diversity. Expectations shift from set in stone to malleable elements serving equally those involved. Realities shift from what and who we are taught to be to understanding who we truly are, deep down, and exploring the purpose we all arrive with. Allowing that purpose to take on varying forms.