Beautiful winter.  For many it is a season of serenity, stillness and yes – beauty. It is nature’s way to nudge us to slow down and get ourselves in sync with the shorter days and enjoy longer sleep. Many of us dash about as we celebrate the Holy days of this time of year. The  Canadian north’s icy roads and sidewalks force us to move slower, mindfully, carefully. We may choose to curtail some activities and stay warm indoors as we intuit from our agrarian ancestors their wisdom of  the value of a fireplace and conversation with those we love. Be aware of too much activity and how the frenzy of too much- whether that is the shopping centre crowds, traffic jams, parties and potlucks may fill you with stress and overstimulation. Let us rebalance with introspection and reflection during a walk or a restorative yoga practice. Find the quiet wonder in the stars, and let it fill your heart, calm your body and soften your breath. For those on a healing journey this rebalancing is most important. You will renew and refresh yourself and have more to give and perhaps experience more enJOYment from those close relationships which you most value. Find the Gratitude inside you and share it.

I invite you to find the stillness of this Holy season, treasure its teachings and gratefully share the peace, hope and love it brings.

yours in joy, Namaste.