Inspirational, lovenergyoga, thought provoking

Is this moment so horrible that you need to escape it?

I'm not asking this question because I feel sorry for myself. This isn't a blog about self loathing or loneliness. It's about taking a long hard look at what we've become, as society. The delusion of connectedness that is actually disconnecting us. A couple weeks ago I left my house and forgot my phone. I… Continue reading Is this moment so horrible that you need to escape it?

Food, lovenergyoga, Recipes

Roasted squash and orange veggie soup

I love squash in most forms, and on a cold winter's day there are few things more satisfying then a hot bowl of yummy soup. I put this recipe together, crossing my fingers it would work and it's so good I must share! Makes 6 cups of soup Ingredients 1 tbsp oil (for roasting squash)… Continue reading Roasted squash and orange veggie soup

Ania Bouldering
Creative Writing, lovenergyoga

Date A Girl Who Rock Climbs

I think it may have all started with “Don’t Date A Girl Who Travels” and spun off to at least half a dozen blogs about dating/not dating various kind of girls. I may not travel as much as I'd like, but I am very much like the girl who travels. I found have pieces of myself… Continue reading Date A Girl Who Rock Climbs

Inspirational, lovenergyoga, thought provoking

What you do isn’t who you are

"When people say to me: "How do you do so many things?" I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: "How do you do so little?" It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't.… Continue reading What you do isn’t who you are

Inspirational, lovenergyoga

In the moment

This morning I went for a walk through the paths in and around Toronto's Evergreen Brickworks. I debated bringing my camera but I ended up leaving it at home. There will be no spectacular photos in this post. I turned my phone ringer on silent and cell data off. I didn't check my phone. It was just me,… Continue reading In the moment

Health, lovenergyoga

A Vitamin B12 deficiency can be life altering

I have never been great at taking my vitamins. I understand the benefits of getting enough vitamins, and tried to get them from natural sources, but I didn't consider the risks of being deficient. At least not until I experienced a severe B12 deficiency in July 2013. I'm not sure when the deficiency started because I didn't… Continue reading A Vitamin B12 deficiency can be life altering

lovenergyoga, Signs of Hope

Signs of Hope #8: Winter Warm Up

Toronto was hit with some frigid temperatures this past week. It felt like -40°C at one point. If you are reading this, you are probably privileged - you have warm homes to go to, warm clothes to layer. But many of our city's residents don't have what we consider basic necessities. The homeless, and those… Continue reading Signs of Hope #8: Winter Warm Up

Inspirational, lovenergyoga

Handstands and falling in love

Relationships are hard...so are handstands. When I was a kid, I fondly recall handstands being easy. Kicking up against a wall, no fear. I’m pretty sure relationships were a lot easier too...well maybe not with boys; they thought girls had cooties. When we were younger, we had no fear. As we grow older, we learn… Continue reading Handstands and falling in love