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A Sad Weekend

Dec 15th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

The stories of the American gunman who pulled the trigger and caused 28 fatalities infiltrated the hearts of everyone around the globe yesterday. Following that, the man who stabbed 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in China. This morning, I woke up to another piece of tragic news. Another shooting was reported in Vegas, leaving two dead — the shooter himself, and…

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Love Is In The Air

Dec 14th, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

With Christmas around the corner, families and friends are starting to get together to drink, dine, and party the merry nights away. This year, I am not going anywhere special for Christmas. Instead, I have chosen to stay in Toronto to celebrate this joyous season with one extremely special person — me. Christmas is a time of giving, receiving, and most importantly, loving. Throughout the…

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Ad Astra Per Aspera

Dec 12th, 2012 Travel, Yoga 4 min read

Recently, I received the gift of a lifetime — A star named after me, which came into life on October 14, 1986. When I showed it to my friends, many were bewildered. Do I seriously think that I’m Mandy Moore from “A Walk to Remember”? Or have I gone delusional after all these years? Well, maybe I like to think that I’m Mandy Moore because…

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Why Did I Turn To The Green Side?

Dec 4th, 2012 Vegetarianism, Yoga 3 min read

I am a Vegetarian, sort of. Society loves labels, and because I eat fish now and then, I’m rightfully a Pescatarian. Are you starting to judge me now? Four years ago, I decided to try something new, from ballet to pilates to yoga. After weighing out the cost and time commitment needed, yoga topped the scale in all aspects — and I was on my…

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A Running Adventure

Nov 25th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

I jogged on both Saturday and Sunday, in probably -1 degrees. This was the first for me in Toronto. The last time I ran in the minus was along the waterfront towards English Bay in the ever beautiful British Columbia. Man, I do miss that place sometimes. Anyway, with the sun beaming at it’s brightest, I couldn’t resist throwing on four layers of warm gear…

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Walking Our Path

Nov 22nd, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

“Anything is possible, if we put our minds to it.” There are many things in life that we would like to achieve. Perhaps it was to be the top student in class, the greatest tourist of all time (whatever that means), or simply to become our own boss at work. We have dreams and aspirations, with some being more realistic than others. We believe that…

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Empathetic Organizations — Why Should We Care?

Nov 21st, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

We are surrounded by many organizations that lack empathy but have the ability to grow their company to generate the mega billion bucks per year. These methods involve the exploitation of human resource from poorer nations by offering them a bigger pay check compared to their home countries; instilling fear and manipulating the same people; creating a work environment where backstabbing and lies are accepted;…

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Should We Fit Ourselves Into the Conventional Mould?

Nov 2nd, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

What exactly is the conventional mould? In many ways, our outlook in life has been reduced to the images we see in magazines, Internet, and the news. We seem to have lost the true essence of ourselves in these colourful images. We want to mimic those pictures to blend into society. Is that what living is all about? Through the practice of yoga, I have…

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Find the Inner Calm in the Turbulent Storm.

Oct 31st, 2012 Travel, Yoga 2 min read

Sandy has taken the top spot in the news, Facebook, Twitter, and my personal text messages. To everyone who has messaged to ask about my well-being, I am safe and sound in the great North. Thank you very much for your love and concern, and I appreciate it very much. Moving on. As the current Community Manager for a company in the sustainable energy industry,…

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Loving The Imperfect Things In Life

Oct 29th, 2012 Travel, Yoga 2 min read

I got inked last week. The permanence of the ink on my body frightened me, but I was intrigued. I planned for this inking before boarding the cruise ship, sometime after I stumbled on the Aham Prema mantra. Those words, which translate into “I am Divine Love” resonated right into the core of my heart and brought tears to my eyes. At that point, I…

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Life Is A Daring Adventure

Oct 29th, 2012 Travel, Yoga 2 min read

It was an eventful beginning to my New York trip. I succumbed to the cold virus two days before flying, and had a full blown fever the day before. Thankfully, my fever broke around midnight, which allowed me to pack for my trip. Well, that was just the start. I arrived at the airport for an early check-in (an hour and half before), only to…

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Keep Looking. Don’t Settle.

Sep 29th, 2012 Yoga 4 min read

Over the past month, during my conversation with friends, I asked them three questions: 1. Are you happy with your job? 2. If you are not, why are you doing it? 3. What would you do otherwise? It didn’t amaze me that 9/10 who answered had a negative or passive answer to the first question. Many are at their current jobs because of societal pressure…