We have all seen the perfect Christmas in the movies. A flawlessly decorated home sets the scene with a perfectly adorned tree. The expectation of the perfect Christmas can leave us feeling lesser than or not quite enough.
Winter is here! Fernie-ites and visitors alike are eager to get outside and shred. On top of hitting the slopes, did you know that Fernie also has five unique xc skiing areas with over 50 km of trails to explore? It’s a great activity for the whole family especially as it is so accessible for new moms and soon-to-be moms.
Making commitments and then planning actions in the direction and service of those objectives is living with intention. I don’t want life – and especially parenting – to be haphazard. It doesn’t serve the beings we love the most in the world to fly by the seat of our pants as we guide them to adulthood.
The theme for November’s issue of the Fernie Fix is “Intention” and though Taina originally planned on writing an article on the lofty and timely topic of menopause, she decided that this is a great time of year to consider creating a life of intention and purpose. Menopause will always be there, lurking around the corner.
It can be challenging to not suffer from ski town stress. How can I find balance? Will I have enough time? How can I hit the slopes today as well as the xc ski track while juggling drinks with friends, loading a posse of kids in the car and making sure everyone has BOTH skis, mitts, etc.
When it comes to setting goals or intentions that surround health and wellness, it’s incredibly important to keep them realistic and sustainable. Setting yourself up for success by doing small things each day that bring you closer to the end result, all while enjoying the process it takes to get there.
“Intention is the starting point of every dream,” says Fernie mother of two, Sanne de Groot. “It is the creative power that fulfils all of our wants and our needs, whether for money, relationships, building a dream home, spiritual growth, or love.”
Adding the use of therapy balls into your practice and your classes as a yoga teacher is a great way to empower yourself and your students to adopt self-care methods. Therapy balls can be used at home or as as an enhancement to any class offering.
Welcoming in the first few days of summer with this incredible workshop of deep self-reflection and community. Bring in this new season with a weekend of exploration and connection. This weekend will provide an opportunity to slow down and reflect on where you are in your life and what's next. Yoga helps cleanse the mind and soul while tempering the fluctuations of our moods. In turn, the practice of yoga and meditation provide an excellent backdrop for journaling and discovering more about yourself.