Words of Wisdom

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Our blog gives you that little something extra, whether it’s the tunes to start your day off right, yummy recipe you’ve been craving or the warm words that you need at just this moment. We post reflections, recipes, playlists and yes, even the occasional puppy photo or two (or ten). And hey, communication is a two-way street: we always welcome feedback and suggestions for future posts.

Rooting Down
By Maddie Rodriguez

Rooting Down.

Technically summer lasts until the equinox, but for most of us, student or no, the start of September marks the unofficial end of the season. Every September, like clockwork, people start trickling back into town from far-flung locales; internships end, and vacation and wedding season …

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The beauty in getting lost.
By Maddie Rodriguez

The Beauty in Getting Lost.

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that most of us like to have a plan. If not for every single day, then certainly for lives. It’s only natural; our brains are designed to see, interpret and predict patterns. For the most part, this …

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Guacamole for life
By Lizl Fleury

Recipe: Guac for Life

This is probably going to be the best guacamole recipe you’ve ever tried in your life people! So, may as well bookmark and save this page for future reference. You’re gonna want to make this recipe for the rest of your #guacforlife.

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Miska Têtu
By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Miska Têtu

With an upbringing that crossed four continents, Miska Têtu is a true citizen of the world who happens to make her home in Ottawa. Miska studied in the field of communications at the University of Ottawa and put her education to work in the arts …

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Local Eats: The Green Door
By Lizl Fleury

Local Eats: The Green Door

Ottawa’s kale-ing it lately with new vegetarian restaurants and it makes our veggie-loving hearts so happy! While we love to offer you new recipes to try out and make yourselves at home, we also love to take it easy in the kitchen every now and …

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Yogi meditating
By Maddie Rodriguez

Finding Inner Peace.

If you practice yoga regularly or even occasionally, you’re likely to hear a lot of advice about meditation, breath and calm. Not all advice works for everyone, but I wanted to share a phrase that has been particularly useful for me: peace isn’t a place, …

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Yogi in Warrior 2 pose
By Maddie Rodriguez

Love your Flaws.

If you struggle with self—confidence or if you diverge in any way from the socially-sanctioned ideal of what a person should be, it can be hard enough to love yourself in spite of your flaws. To love your flaws themselves seems impossible. It seems like …

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Nigel Walker
By Maddie Rodriguez

Yogi Spotlight: Nigel Walker

Teaching yoga wasn’t supposed to be in the cards for Nigel. With a background in communications and linguistics and a career in the public service, his feet seemed set on a different path. But when he suffered a debilitating injury getting out of an office …

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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
By Lizl Fleury

Recipe: Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

Hot sunny days like we’ve had in the last few days (yaaas!) call for ultimate summer quenchers. And we think this lemonade recipe is pretty ultimate! I mean, who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of lemonade bursting with happiness? To top it off, we’ve added some bubbly …

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Yogi in forward fold
By Maddie Rodriguez

Go with the Flow.

When you hear the phrase “go with the flow,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Usually it’s the idea of taking things as they come or being flexible and relinquishing control. The “flow” in this case refers to a state of relaxation or …

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