View from the top of Minotaur Peak, June 2023
"How long before I can run?"
"It will be 6-12 months before you can resume any of your activities."
What?! Tears welled up in my eyes.
"You athletes are so impatient. In your case, your age is working against you."
This is the conversation I had with my surgeon the...
• I’m not sure.
• I don’t know
• I’ll wait and see
• I’m not ready yet.
• What if I’m wrong?
• What if I change my mind?
Sound familiar? The sounds of inaction. Being stuck. Immobile.
We’ve all used these phrases at one time or another and yes, sometimes it is wise to...
At the time of this post, the feature photos of me on my website were about five years old. I really liked those photos. They captured the essence of what I wanted to convey - colour, mood, energy.
But they were five years old. Of course I’ve changed and I want the representation of me to be accurate. Or, speaking more...
Stacy Eldridge worked in cybersecurity for the FBI for many years, scouring devices for evidence of criminal activity. The job was a great fit for a long time but it was an opportunity she hadn't considered pursuing until a moment of uncertainty shook her out of her comfort zone.
You Just Need The Next Step
While working on her...
Transition can be exciting or it can be scary. Sometimes it's a bit of both. It’s rarely boring. Or so I thought.
To my surprise, on my run in the forest a few days ago, I was bored. The path was dry. It was a beautiful day. Usually I’m thrilled to be out on the trails. Not this time. I was bored.
Interview and writing by Lyndsay Barrett
When Rachel McLelland enrolled in the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) program at a college in British Columbia, she knew she was taking a huge step in...
Photo credits: Debra Lee, Peter Paradise and Aria Michaels
"In dance you have to hold your own space, but you have to know what’s going on behind you, beside you, and be graceful about it."
Shirronda Almeida, Director of the Mel King Institute in Boston Massachusetts, came to belly dance through a desire to move her body. Her passion...
When we hold too tightly to our beliefs, it’s often because we are afraid. We become defensive and resist opening our minds to new ideas or perceptions. Beliefs make a ‘known’ of the unknown. Beliefs make presumptions about what is yet to come, how it will be, what it will mean and how it will affect us. Beliefs are a way of...