Category Archives: Wellbeing

5 benefits of working with an online counsellor

When I first started having problems with my health, my appointments with doctors would often end with a referral to a psychologist or counsellor. I hated it. Didn’t they know I had something wrong with me physically? I didn’t need someone to talk about my feelings with. And I certainly wasn’t depressed. Then I went…
Read more

The Healthiest Countries To Visit In Europe

When I first started studying yoga, I was amazed at how much about my health I discovered that no doctor had told me. There were healing traditions from different parts of the world that were effective in treating chronic illnesses. But my doctors either didn’t know about them or didn’t believe in them. When I…
Read more

Staying Active With A Chronic Illness [VLOG]

Growing up, I was on every single sports team my school had. I was also a competitive swimmer and loved being active and outdoors. When I got ill, it was really tough for me not being able to do the activities that I loved. It wasn't until I found yoga that I was really able…
Read more

Yoga, Anger, And Activism

This has been a tough post for me to write. It took a couple of weeks for me to get it on paper (or screen), and these are thoughts and feelings I’ve been grappling with for the last couple years. The reflections on here have inspired some of the work that I’m doing to support…
Read more

How to Plan a Vacation When Living With A Chronic Illness

The holidays are over; the snow is ever-present, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a cup of tea and start dreaming of warmer places. I’m enjoying the snow in Canada right now but I know I’m looking forward to heading back to Spain in the spring for some sunshine and beach yoga. However,…
Read more

Surviving the holiday’s with a Chronic Illness

The holidays are meant to be a time filled with joy, love, family, and friends. But in reality, the holidays can be a stressful time for those living with a chronic illness. If you have a chronic illness, the holidays might be a time where you feel pressure to perform, to cook or host meals,…
Read more

How to stay motivated when you’re not seeing any results

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die Getting healthy is not a linear path. With a chronic illness, there are good days and bad days. Recovery happens when…
Read more

3 Reasons to Practice Yoga Outside

Today is the first day of summer! And with that comes getting to spend more time outdoors in the sun. I love to practice yoga outside during the summer months. I remember being a kid in school, and whenever spring rolled around and we had a sunny day, we would beg our teachers to let…
Read more

How To Set Goals When Living With A Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness is unpredictable. Some days, you feel well enough to socialize with friends and go to the shop. The next day you can't get out of bed. These ups and downs are all part of the journey to getting well. This is especially challenging if you are trying to increase your…
Read more

Should You Always Feel ‘Good’ After Doing Yoga?

As humans, we like to seek pleasure and avoid pain. So we should want to do things that make us feel good, right?  Most people start practicing yoga because they hear that yoga can make you feel relaxed, happy, blissed out, healthier, and less stressed. All those things are possible to feel after a yoga class.…
Read more