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One of my favorite stones, let’s be honest most stones are very dear to me, is Pietersite more commonly referred to as Tempest stone. Pietersite is a relatively new find it was located in Namibia by said Pieters hence Pietersite.  Pietersite is a very active and powerful stone. Its energetic connect is strong and can […]

Negative Self-Talk

“Don’t speak negatively about yourself, even as a joke. Your body doesn’t know the difference. Words are energy and cast spells. That’s why it’s called spelling. Change the way you speak to yourself and you can change your life. What you are not changing, you are also choosing.” -Bruce Lee ⁠ ⁠ Those of us […]

Shades of Grey

Harmony and balance are states that sound so very attractive, I know my heart and spirit yearn for them, and yet what do they really look like? Recently I have had more time to think about what this might look like for me in my life and also for us as a whole community and […]

Taro vs. Oracle

There are many forms of divination that have been used by all cultures and across all periods of documented history.  It seems that no matter the climate or functions within any known society there has always been a drive to read signs and try and predetermine how events might unfold. The list of all known […]

Holly Jolly? 3 ways to help you survive the holidays!

Christmas is a pretty loaded season; whether good or bad we seem to carry a lot of baggage around this Festive time of year. It can feel like we are weighed down by loads of expectation and anxiety and fun and fear and giving and competing.  I know this year is an especially daunting one […]

Joyfully Imperfect

“Perfectionism is the ultimate fear… People who are walking around as perfectionists… They are ultimately afraid that the world is going to see them for who they really are and they won’t measure up.” – Oprah   In this current phase of my life, I am choosing to focus on being present over being perfect. I […]

Apatite – The Goal Achiever

When adulting is too hard and you need to clear any mental or emotion fog, it is time to introduce Apatite into your collection. This little beauty can assist you to find satisfaction, motivation, and inspiration. Apatite is great for assistance in balancing out the desire to follow and manifest our dreams while also meeting […]

Gratitude for all that’s Brutalful!

  There is an art to giving thanks, sadly it has mostly become a lost art. Certainly, we all learned our manners as a child, how to politely say “please” and “thank you”. Yet, the routine habits we build instilling polite manners are very distant from true gratitude. Gratitude is a practice best modeled, not […]

Desperately Seeking Motivation

Now with the inspiration of the summer dwindling and everyone returned to their regularly scheduled programming, how can you find the time and motivation to return to your own daily practices? Some people may think that because I teach, I am getting my practice checked off my list for that day, but talking, teaching and watching students […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

I’ve hemmed and hawed about posting this publicly but realized I can’t exactly advocate for people with mental health and/or addiction issues without owning my own story fully, especially on world suicide prevention day… So here goes;   Two years and 15days ago I tried to clear the earth of my existence.   As the […]

Cat Yoga funds ‘second chance’ kitty for shelter animals

Get ready to downward dog like you never have before – with cats overseeing your movements as you flow through your Hatha practice. Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is hosting Cat Yoga on Sunday, August 11th from noon until 1:15 p.m. The North Delta Studio’s playful and impactful class is open to anyone – no […]

Come As You Are – Pride

Every time you are brave enough to be who you truly are you pave the way for someone else to do the same    Vancouver’s worldwide reputation for diversity and inclusion becomes especially visible during the enormous Pride celebrations happening this weekend!    Pride is unique because it is a time to celebrate love and acceptance; […]

Moonstone – “Talisman of the Inward Journey”

  The first stone I ever fell madly in love with was Moonstone, something about her always spoke right to my heart. I’ve always been drawn into the secrets that each piece hides until they are caught and reflected in the light. Moonstone has been revered as a magic talisman for centuries and has been […]

Raising Funds for Mental Health – NamaSlay Metal Yoga

Brene Brown said it best “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.” When this article went live I had no idea what to expect or that so many news avenues from print, online and radio would pick it […]


What does the word Home mean to you?  Does it fill your heart with warmth and love or dread and fear? Or a combination of both? Not having a home can certainly leave you feeling anxious, after all, shelter is one of the basic necessities of life, and yet a Home is not just a […]

Speak Kindly

If you’re anything like me you have trouble seeing just how wonderful you are; With that negative mind chatter controlling the conversation in your head all to often. I challenge you to face that negative self-talk head on! Starting today LOOK at yourself in mirror and tell you something POSITIVE about yourself! Don’t worry if […]

What is Barre?

Essentially; Barre classes mix elements of Pilates and Yoga and functional resistance training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the Barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and various resistance bands to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Here are 10 reasons to try a […]

What is Mat Pilates?

Mat Pilates is a way to stretch and strengthen your body, primarily the muscles of the core, which span from your hips to your shoulders. This practice offers toning, flexibility, better posture, more efficient movement, the body/mind connection — just about every benefit the Pilates method has to offer can be achieved through mat work. […]


International Women’s day brought up all kinds of ideas in my mind on what I wanted to write about. There are so many strong women whom I look up to and I couldn’t narrow it down to just one! Through my research for a fierce female I somehow organically landed on Norse mythology. My family […]