sandtoesha

Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

Yoga to help move through ‘stuff’

I find that when I’m going through emotional ‘stuff’ my brain tries to protect me by moving quickly to something better. Avoiding the pain and creating reasons to validate rushing past … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Aunty Loves You

Her whole world, to this point, has unfolded in her mind. When she first opens her eyes, she’s overwhelmed with the newness, confused. So she retreats to her safe place. … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nature heals

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts. – John of … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stop making the same mistakes – 3 Steps to growth

Step One – Self Forgiveness and Acceptance. Release the heaviness of taking responsibility. Let it be ok not to be perfect. What does that mean? Try not to beat yourself up … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Happy Show

We went to the Happy show by Stefan Sagmeister in Vancouver this past weekend. So worth checking out if it comes to your city.  

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.

October 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Havin a gas

How adorable is my little nephew! Snapped these shots of him enjoying his farts…

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stories we tell…

“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Good Question

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Instagram

I was getting setup for tonight’s #restorativeyoga class and noticed the shadows. I can’t resist geometric framing. Anyway, if you’re ready to relax tune in @lofty_vibe at 6:30 pm. If you are like me you’re feeling a little screen fatigue, but rest assured 😉 you won’t be looking at your phone. All you need is the sound. #yoga #restorative #heartchakra
Three days at a silent retreat might seem terrifying to some, but this introvert loved it. Here are a few reasons why. No tech, after taking a few pictures I surrendered my phone. The need to capture everything that caught my eye was replaced with a hunger to observe everything deeply. Practicing the ancient art of pen writing. I spent time with my thoughts, journaling and doodling them out. Without Google to ask, I spent more time thinking things through, exercising my problem solving skills. I perused the library and rekindled my love for books. I just wish I could find a copy of that book I didn’t finish. The tea station with every imaginable fresh herb 🌿 for bespoke creations. I’m not a foodie, but I do love when food is healthy and so well prepared that I’d choose it over a burger and fries. The evening campfires reminded me of home. And I burned some baggage 🧳 I’m ready for a longer silent stay if anyone has any local suggestions. #silentretreat #bali #retreat #digitaldetoxchallenge
One of the most memorable places I stayed in Bali was north @villageabovetheclouds I woke up, meditated, ate, and practiced yoga with a view of the countryside and rice fields. #ricefields #bali #baliindonesia #sunrise
Singapore you surprised me! My Australian visa didn’t come through in time so I made a last minute switch at the airport to @singapore Such a unique and beautiful country. Clean and safe streets, architecture mixed with nature, and lively cultural pockets around every corner. Highlights for me were little Turkey, India, and Chinatown, and the food! #singapore #travel #nature #gardensbythebay #sentosaisland #singaporesling #longbar
Here are few pictures from my last few days in Canggu. The first is after sunset @finnsbeachclub then @desaseni_avillageresort after a sunrise yoga flow class, the view from my patio, and the bike I’ve been trying to explore with but trying to stay out of Canggu rush hour has been tough #bali #canggu #canggubali #finnsbeachclub #sunset
Loving Gili Air the most of all the places I’ve been so far. Pics are of the boat ride over and then my early morning walk pre and post sunrise 🌅 #lovegili #sunrise #baliindonesia

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