The Real Reason Moms Cry

The Real Reason Moms Cry

  • June 29, 2017

Today, moms everywhere are celebrating the last day of school. A two month hiatus from making school lunches, waking grouchy kids, late night study sessions, and calls into the principals office to sort out sideways behaviour. Finally, we have space…

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To Be Happy, To Be Free.

To be Happy, To be Free.

  • January 5, 2017

When was the last time you were in a swimming pool? Do you remember your last time? Today I asked this question to my good friend Joe. His eyes started to well up with tears and it was obvious that…

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Behind The Scenes: Bali Homecoming

Behind the scenes: Bali homecoming

  • May 11, 2016

It’s only been five days since we’ve landed back into the cosiness and familiarity of our Canadian lives after spending nearly a whole year away in Bali, Indonesia. While I would love to rant and rave about how incredible it…

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I’m Just Here For The Enlightenment

I’m just here for the enlightenment

  • April 11, 2016

It’s spring break in Bali and though the sun is shining and a mass exodus of bikini-clad 20-somethings have hit Ubud, the scene is a far cry from your typical college spring break. For starters, Hawaiian Tropic and tequila shots…

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Not the blog post I set out to write

  • January 5, 2016

When I attempt to write anything, it has most often been scribed somewhere inside the walls of my head long before it hits the paper. This blog post was no different. Lately, I’ve been keen on conversations, social media posts…

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Holiday Meltdown!

  • December 17, 2015

The Christmas season is well underway and we are frantically inching our way to the main event. There’s a good chance that both your pants and your wallets are feeling the strain, and in between Christmas parties and last minute…

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White Feminist Saviour Complex

White Feminist Saviour Complex

  • November 13, 2015

It’s taken me a while to digest this one. As many of you may or may not know, aside from being the Founder and Lead Educator at Lifestyle Meditation, I am also the founder of an initiative called, The India/Nepal…

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Quiet Garden

Quiet Garden

  • April 26, 2015

As I was sitting at the dinner table last night with the family of a dear friend, one of her teenage daughters turned to me and asked, “Miss Mandy, I know I’m Jewish, but what religion are you?” As quickly as she…

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Growing Pains

  • March 10, 2015

As I begin this blog, I sit here, nestled into my favourite chair, enjoying the warmth of my fireplace and the deep, delicious smell of freshly steeped chai beside me. It’s a comforting sight, and one that I am most…

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The Top Five Reasons You Struggle With Meditation

The Top Five Reasons You Struggle with Meditation

  • February 12, 2015

Hi Everyone, Welcome to mid-January. It’s usually around this time that all of the passion and excitement from setting New Year’s resolutions has finally worn off and only two weeks in, we are caught somewhere between still wanting a new…

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How To Become An Overnight Success

How to Become an Overnight Success

  • February 5, 2015

With just under 2 years in business, Samadhi Meditation has taken over 500 people through a formal Introduction to Meditation, gone into the poorest slums of India and Nepal to share Meditation (and yoga) with victims of trafficking, and even has…

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