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Thursday, April 28, 2011
I've been watching Leslie Kaminoff videos all morning long. Enjoy!
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally recognized specialist with over thirty-one years’ experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy.
He is also the author of the book Yoga Anatomy here
For more info click on Leslie click here
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Every single dollar means so VERY much to those lovely birthing momma's in Uganda and for us its one second, and simply a click of a mouse!
All you need to do is click "Like" on their Facebook Page HERE
As well, MYO will be giving away 3 Unlimited memberships! To enter that, simply click "Like" on Shanti Uganda's Facebook Group HERE.
**There is no catch and MYO really will pay a dollar for each "Like" all the way up to $5,000 so please tell your friends! Please spread the word on your own Facebook Page. Let's do it!
The Shanti Uganda Society improves the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of communities impacted by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. For more info on this marvelous organization in which I am a Very proud Ambassador go to www.shantiuganda.org
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Every single school out there should have a garden space. Even if a tiny, tiny little space is all they can have. Love these stories! Time spent out in the garden? Priceless. Working together? Priceless? Learning about plants, the environment and growing your own food? Again, absolutely priceless. And it's almost Earth Day! My community garden plot is exactly where I'll be spending mine. Its truly bliss and it's been far too long. Yay for gardening season! And Happy Earth day everyone!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Was on the Cool Hunter's Facebook page here (like I am at some point everyday), and I found this video posted. It is absolutely stunning. I recommend watching it full screen.
If you love art, photography and design you will want to browse the Cool Hunter site here
Saturday, April 16, 2011
1)English Bay beach looking west towards Stanley Park-1913
2) English Bay beach present day (last year)
3) View of False Creek showing the C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse, coal trestle and Cambie St. Bridge-August 19 1916
4) A pic I took from the Granville St Bridge looking west present day
5)The C.P.R Roundhouse and turntable-1964-courtesy of Rick Horne
6) Pic I took modern day
7) C.N.R. Station (Union station) under construction March 23 1918
8) Pacific Station as it is today. Snapped this pic last Sunday.
This little blog can't do any of the pictures justice. You really must check out the City of Vancouver Archives (all old photos here courtesy of them). Click here for a link. Check out the panoramic shots! Unreal. I've been looking through them for hours upon hours.. Enjoy.
Angry? Feeling disconnected? Great little video with Hala Khouri and some at-risk and incarcerated youth in LA. Yoga has helped these young men tap into their inner strength, like who they are, and realize they have choices so they can find some peace and clarity and deal with their anger, trauma and stress. Yoga offers them (and us) tools to find peace in the chaos of life. Yoga is a powerful contributer to social change. It's the high without the drugs. (seriously). Yoga and/or other mindfulness based practices should be taught in every school in the world as far as I am concerned. Couldn't help but share this video. Namaste.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I did a few weeks ago, and it was a book. And a wonderful one at that! It's called Start Where You Are, and the author is a Buddhist Nun called Pema Chodron. Pema Chodron is a Tibetan Buddhist. She is a nun for regular folks. You don't have to be a Buddhist to enjoy this book. The book is a guide for compassionate living and coping with the challenges we all face.
I had previously read some of her quotes, and watched a couple of you tube videos, but until now had never read a book of hers. She speaks about how compassion starts with the words, thoughts and actions of every day life. This is a really lovely and wonderful and helpful book. Its practical, insightful and down to earth. I plan on reading more from her now. And when I am finished with this book? I will be returning it to exactly where I found it. The path of an unsuspecting stranger.
It has also inspired me to go through my own bookshelves and donate some books of my own like this. Finding a book in this way made me really happy. It came to me just hours before boarding a plane to visit my family after a long absence. It was a perfect accompaniment for my trip. I'm still using the bookmark it came with. It's simply a piece of paper that says FREE. Namaste.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A Roundhouse Special Event
Sat Apr 23, 9:30am-10:45am (1-3yrs),
11:15am-12:30pm (4-6yrs), 1:00pm-2:15pm (7-9yrs)
Call 604-713-1800 for more info
Hippity Hoppity down to the Roundhouse for an Easter Egg Hunt. The event will include an egg hunt with arts & crafts activities, a candy bag to take home and a visit from the Easter Bunny! (nudge nudge wink wink)! No need to bring a basket, this will be part of our arts & crafts activities.
Parent’s supervision is required for 1-3yrs session. Pre-registration required, No drop-ins accepted.
I know I'll be there! Hoping to see you as well ;)