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Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
What do you need? - I need my home to be simple. I have been throwing away and decluttering for 5 years. I feel so proud of how much crap I got rid of and the progress I have made towards minimalism.

Self compassion looks different for everyone. For me - I finally decided to hire a professional organizer. I need help crossing the finish line.

It has been a journey. Talk about a practice of resistance! I am not quite ready to talk about it yet. ( we have put the organizer on retainer - for real) I want my space to be simple, functional and beautiful.

Netflix has a new organizational show by ‘The Home Edit’ - I guess organization is all the rage.

I hired my organizer this summer after listening to this ologies podcast.

Melody has been an incredible power house of organization. - thank you!!

Here is my organizer contacts. - so worth the investment.
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Powerful. If you have taken a workshop, have a mediation practice, go to yoga... we call it a practice. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert says:
"Now is the time to put that "practice' in to action. This is a marathon not a sprint. "

I had a moment that I surrender to the terror. Not fun but I managed to stay with the feelings of uncomfortableness. One strategy at a time.

Keeping trucking on people. I am learning to ride the tide of emotions and truly savour the moments of joy.
Sending a virtual hug.
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - I already upgraded to family sharing. Think of the time you will get back not having to re-set your passwords!
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
It’s 1am and I stayed up to switch my email address and organizing my passwords. Whoa I used Last Pass to manage all my logins and passwords. I am so impressed with this free product. - mental health looks different for everyone.

I feel free - so happy with my new email address!

Highly recommend adding the LastPass chrome extension, down load the app.
All my login are in one place.

Mindful self compassion course adults in Nanaimo

Mindful Self compassion has been scientifically proven to be most effective for stress management and resiliency. Thank you to Victoria Pawlowski and Carolena Ranger for facilitating this course. I am forever changed and grateful for the strategies I learned in the 8 week course! A life changing moment for me. I was so inspired by this course that I decided to get trained to offer the Teen Course of MSC called Making Friends with Yourself for teens.

Check out their website if you are interesting in developing some concrete strategies that will help you with life!

Center for Compassion inspired health


Mindfulness for Families – May 24th 6:30-7:30 pm at Quarterway School Library

Want to bring Mindfulness in to your home and family? Learn hands on science based techniques to calm the mind, fall asleep, and increase resiliency. Dominique Sullivan is a teacher-librarian in Sd 68 and has been a yoga teacher since 2003. The presentation is free or by donation and welcomes individuals and families. (no daycare available)

Life has its ups and downs; mindfulness allows us to meet those challenges with more grace and compassion.

This session will focus on the research by Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Chris Germer as well as resources and techniques from the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Spring is almost here!

I can’t wait to start yoga outside this year. I have been teaching for 15 years and there has been a rejuvenation of my yoga practice as I took time for myself this year. The study of self compassion has been deeply healing and many of these concepts will be woven into the classes.  The science of wellbeing is a fascinating area of research and I have sent much of 2017-2018 in inquiry. I attend the Dalai Lama Conference, Victoria yoga conference and Teacher training for Teens and  I’m excited to share the latest science and research with my community.

New this year:

Checkout our new Schedule for more information.

Yamas: Aparigraha (Non-possessiveness)

Minimalism Documentary on Netflix

Aparigraha: Learning to Let Go,

This Yama asks us to let go of our attachments to who we think we are, in order to spread our wings and become who we truly are.By

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