Start Your Delicious Day With Lazy Morning Yoga

Start Your Delicious Day With Lazy Morning Yoga

Do you ever wake up in the morning far too early feeling frazzled with an urge to kickstart your body with coffee and tackle your gotta do but not sure why list? You are awake, so you might as well do something! Try Lazy Morning Yoga instead of coffee and The List.The young woman to the right is working far too hard for Lazy Morning Yoga, but it is a beautiful photo anyway. You can do that sort of Yoga later in the day.Stay In BedThe most important step is to not get out of bed, though you could slip to the bathroom and have a drink of water if needed.Start by lying on your back in the Savasana (fancy-smancy sanskrit word for lying on your back) pose, with your arms comfortably by your side with hands and feet relaxed. Allow yourself to breathe easily and deeply, as though you were sleeping. Your body will think it is sleeping...
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Alicia Ohana, Miss Canada Petite 2016, Has Amazing Plans to Help Women

Alicia Ohana, Miss Canada Petite 2016, Has Amazing Plans to Help Women

Bonnie McDonald interviewed the inspiring Alicia Ohana about what she learned while earning the title of Miss Canada Petite 2016 and her plans to help young women overcome personal challenges and traumas.The Miss Canada Petite Pageant ExperienceAlicia had a life-altering experience in Toronto. As she got to know the other young women, she realized that they were chosen for their personal stories more than for their confidence.Amazing Personal Stories of the Other ContestantsMany of the other women shared personal challenges, such as physical and sexual abuse, self-esteem, and mental health issues.The women had overcome a lot of adversity to get where they were.Alicia's Family ChallengesAlicia's father recently was hospitalized with a mental illness, leaving the family struggling to deal with his illness and running the family business.Alicia stepped in to be the family anchor and to take over much of the responsibility for running the salon. She thought she would miss the pageant to help the family.How Her Challenges Helped Her WinAfter...
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Find Your Voice with Dawna McLennan’s Muse’s Voice Workshops

Bonnie McDonald talks with Dawna McLennan (HarpPixie) about overcoming shyness and finding her voice for singing and life.Dawna played her harp and sang at a concert at the Unity Spiritual Centre. Although Bonnie did not see herself as a singer, she was so inspired by the HarpPixie concert that she signed up for Dawna's Muse's Voice workshop the next day. The Muse's Voice: Sing From The Inside Out It is a workshop about finding the space inside you where your sing with 'yes' and closing the gap between singing with yes and singing with 'no'.  I believe that we have everything within us to sing with our full, powerful voice. It is always a journey to sing with more and more freedom. To live with more and more freedom. The voice is an intimate instrument. It is a mirror for our degree of self acceptance. The more we can say yes to the voice we have, we all have a beautiful unique voice. The only person...
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Improve Your Health with Alana Taylor at Think Yoga

Yoga can help you create physical, spiritual, and emotional well being. Bonnie McDonald talks with Alana Taylor of Think Yoga about her practice and what benefits students get from a regular yoga practice.Hatha YogaAlana came to yoga after a personal loss and found the practice so helpful that she studied to become a Hatha Yoga teacher.Acceptance and GrowthThe practice includes accepting your body as it is and gently using yoga to improve flexibility and overall health.Class ExperienceAll students are welcome at all levels.  Bonnie described feeling loved and welcomed in her first class as someone new to yoga.Class ScheduleClasses are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30 am at a private studio.  You can contact Alana Taylor through the Think Yoga website at http://thinkyoga.ca/.15 Day Yoga ChallengeWe shot a short video of Alana demonstrating the Sun Salutation sequence for a 15 Day Yoga challenge. The challenge to you is to do the routine every day for 15...
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Explore Your Creativity with Hila Russ and HeArt Journey Workshops

Fun Interview with Hila Russ about HeArt Journey WorkshopsBonnie McDonald and I interviewed Hila Russ about her HeArt Journey Workshops.HeArt Journey Workshop ExperienceWorkshop participants connect with their creativity and the group in a series of exercises and artistic explorations that are Fun and empowering.Interpersonal ConnectionsSome of the benefits include exploring new ways of communicating and sharing with others. This can carry through beyond the workshop to help improve teamwork in corporate and other environments.Custom Workshops for OrganizationsHila will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss how a customized HeArt Journey Workshop can help your organization.Please see http://heartjourney.life for more information and contact information.Scheduled WorkshopsHila has workshops scheduled in Vancouver.  Come and have some Creative Fun!Please see http://heartjourney.life for more information and contact information.Join Our NewsletterWould you like to receive weekly newsletters about delicious news and events? Join the Design Your Delicious Life Newsletter— By Greg Dixon...
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Stubbe Chocolates – Ottawa Ontario

We were visiting Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Canada Day and the next day decided to visit the Byward Market. We looked for a Chocolatier and found Stubbe Chocolates. We were lucky as Heinrich Stubbe himself was in the front of the store waiting on customers. Friendly and helpful he made a Hot Spicy Drinking Chocolate for us ... delicious.We bought a Beer Truffle and a Pear William Truffle. Heinrich said that a specialty were his chocolate covered cocoa–beans created with a special process and lots of love.They were fabulously unique with dark chocolate overtones and interesting texture. We ate them slowly and were in wonder at the texture and taste. Crunchy but tender dark chocolate but neither too bitter or too sweet. I love them and think they would make great hostess gifts for the holiday season.I also bought a chocolate torte cake as a hostess gift that evening. We tasted it and was lovely European style....
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