A hand to hold

Mindfulness and creativity go hand in hand. If you meet a moment when you shy away from embodying your full self, including all the questions and discomforts, it can be a challenge to open and allow creativity to enter the mix. Reach out to yourself. Try holding your own hand or using a hand to […]

November 24, 2014 | Read the rest

Rapture’s Spark

When was the last time you felt rapture? What were you doing? Maybe what sparked your rapture was something as simple as a pair of rainbow socks or as complex as a Mozart symphony. No matter. Whatever caused it, you felt it in your body somehow, somewhere. How would you describe that feeling?

October 6, 2014 | Read the rest

Put on your shades

Summer’s here and the sun’s out. Yes, it’s gorgeous out and you’re still feeling a little, well, stressed right? Pinched for time and sleep-deprived, maybe? Try this quick tip to find a little calm: put your sunglasses on. Studies show that a furrowed brow makes you feel more sad and anxious, so when you’re squinting […]

June 9, 2014 | Read the rest

Local inspiration

You don’t have to look far to be inspired, or for a change of scenery. Take a walk and notice your neighbourhood. Train your gaze on the ground where tulips are growing, and up on the eaves of tall buildings in the downtown core. Take note of what looks different to you when you break out of […]

May 21, 2014 | Read the rest

Take time to smell the roses

This week’s prompt is classic and simple: take time to smell the roses. If spring has arrived where you live, take a moment to go outside, slow down and take a deep breath by a fragrant bloom. Stay a while.

May 12, 2014 | Read the rest