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Meet 90 Days of Yoga mentor, Natalya Pemberton.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Hi lovely. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Natalya Pemberton, our yoga mentor for this final round of 90 Days of Yoga.  As an experienced home yogi  and 90 Days alum Natalya is full of tried and true wisdom; here’s one of my favorite bits from our interview with her: Start small, and declare it […]

Yoga Straight Talk with Petra Gimbad

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Meet Petra.

Petra is a lecturer, writer and volunteer with homeless communities. Prior to her current job, she worked with various human rights organisations and as a yoga teacher.

She writes for and can be found on Twitter under @petragimbad.

Women are changing the world. And we need you.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

I think we all agree, the world needs our courage right now. The courage to stand up for the things we care about. The courage to change the way we’ve always done things. The courage to trust that we can and will find a brighter, fairer, safer future for us all. I know you get this, that’s why […]

Yoga Straight Talk with Sarahjane Blum

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Sarahjane Blum is an author, co-owner of, animal rights activist, and occasional public speaker. She’s spending most of the summer trying to use up the vegetables in her CSA. Follow her on twitter to hear about all of this, and maybe send her some advice about what to do with the world’s largest head of napa cabbage. Follow her on twitter at @sarahjaneblum.

Courageous Company with Kara-Leah Grant: The Courage to take the Hard Road

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

It’s late 2000 and I’m freelancing for a small local paper in my current home town, Whistler BC. My editor has assigned me a story that requires me to call and interview one of the movers and shakers in town. I’m 25 years old, I’ve been writing articles since I was 16 and in the last four years I have lived in London, Chamonix, France, Niagara Falls and now Whistler.

I consider myself a brave and courageous woman, living a fearless and exciting life.

Except this phone call is freaking me out completely.

Courageous Company with Anna Guest-Jelley: Why Wearing a T-Shirt Might Have Changed My Life

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Do you have nemesis clothing? I do — and plenty of it. But the top of my list?


I mean, is there anything so unflattering yet so ubiquitous? High-necked, boxy, tight (or way too loose)-armed, often stiff-fabric-ed.

It’s hard for me to find much to like.

Yet I recently found myself wanting to wear one each day over a weekend where my body would be on constant display in front of 50+ people.

Courageous Company with Justine Musk: The Courage to Speak

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I once co-hosted an erotica-writing workshop for women only.

There were about 17 of us. The workshop lasted all day, punctuated by strategic sessions of wine-tasting.

The alcohol, the increasingly personal and daring nature of the material we shared, the growing camaraderie among the women: bonding ensued.

(Like the movie BREAKFAST CLUB. But different.)

Courageous Company with Marilyn Sewell: The Power of Story

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

I’ve noticed that I can fall into stuck places that will not let me go for a long time. At those times, I feel like an insect caught in a web, squirming and straining, to no avail. I suffer. I complain. Sometimes I fall into despair. Then there is a flurry of angel wings, my own little annunciation. New life starts.

Courageous Company with Alessandra Cave: The courage to share ourselves with the world.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

About two years ago, I felt a huge drive to put together a photography book. But from the very start, I knew that I wanted this book to be very different from any other photography book that I had ever seen. My calling was to create a book that would offer a lot more than just photo techniques and inspiration. This particular book, named “Shooting with Soul”, would also challenge readers to think about why they wanted to take pictures, and more importantly, it would empower them to bravely share their soul with the world!

Courageous Company with Lisa McKay: The Courage To Say Yes

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

When I told Marianne I’d write a post about the courage to say yes, I had it all planned out.

I was going to start the piece by referencing saying “no.” There would be a brief anecdote about how my two-year-old’s main mission in life seems to be finding new and creative ways to provoke me into using that very word. Then I’d talk about how my inbox is full of people telling me to “Say No, No, No All The Way To Success,” and how my new book, From Stranger To Lover, looks at how the dynamics of meeting someone online conspire to lower our inhibitions, encourage casual intimacy, and facilitates poor boundaries in a new relationship. (In other words, when we’re online dating or in a new long distance relationship, many of us don’t say “no” enough.)

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