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Lojong: I tried Mind Training to Awaken My Heart for 30 days and Here’s what happened

June 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Lojong for 30 Days There are lots of videos on YouTube out there under the umbrella of, “I tried ____ for 30 days and this is what happened” I tried meditation for 30 days and this is what happened. I tried yoga for 30 days and this is what happened. Since I already practice yoga […]

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The Problem with the Pema Chodron Quote: “Nothing ever goes away….”

June 12, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Pema Chodron Quote How about that quote from Pema Chodron, “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know?” Today I want to spend some time unpacking a quote that I often hear in yoga classes and splashed across social media. Every time I hear it or see it it makes […]

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Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Buddhist Meditation

September 18, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Vlog 84 – Restorative Yoga September can be such a whirlwind with back to school, back to work, and after summer vacations and holidays people come back to their yoga and meditation practices. I certainly have been on the go and feeling quite engaged with all of you in yoga and meditation this as we […]

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What to Expect on a Silent Retreat : Vlog 70

June 5, 2017 Vlog

Preparing for a Silent Retreat Over the next week I am preparing to go on a week-long silent retreat. There are not many places in our culture that encourage silence or stillness. In fact there we are mostly immersed in noise and busy-ness. I begin this vlog by exploring two places of quiet in my […]

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What to do on Saturna Island : Vlog 67

May 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Saturna Island Friday of last week we went to Saturna Island to complete our four islands in four weeks tour! Our first stop on Saturna Island was Saturna Wild Thyme Bus Cafe. This was where I got the idea to make stinging nettle lattes. I love stinging nettle, such a nourishing herb, very grounding and […]

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Supported by the Earth : Vlog 43

November 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Vlogging in Victoria We started our week with a walk with our hiking group Nature Victoria Explorations and James did some creative trail exploration 🙂 We hiked through the most incredible and gorgeous forest. The forest was alive with colour and diversity. We were on a hike with one woman who was fascinated with fungi […]

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Getting Personal with Huge Physical and Emotional Shifts: Vlog 32

September 12, 2016 Vlog

Getting Personal I started my week with my good friend Jeffrey Chand from Qi Gong for Vitality we had so much fun creating new videos for you on Labour Day Monday. We give you a really good tip about keeping tiger balm out of your nose. Thursday morning we filmed Yoga with Melissa 348 at […]

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