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Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
In this morning's email I sent this beautiful, downloadable infographic that captures the essence of what the book is about, created by Johnine Byrne from See Your Words graphic recording! Now available on my Fierce Self-Compassion page - 🐻🔥

The image visually tells the story of the need to balance tender acceptance with fierce action in order to alleviate our suffering. When we do this, we have the sense of wholeness that spurs inner healing and outer change. 🦋

I hope this infographic is helpful on your journey to harness the caring force of fierce and tender compassion so that you can authentically thrive. 🌈
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
For the last 6 weeks, I have taught a meditation and philosophy class. LOVED IT. I will continue to teach more meditation classes for adults in the fall.

For our last class, we will be working on attachment. How to find more ease in our daily lives. - the practice of impermanence and radical acceptance.
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Yoga Mondays 6:30pm-8pm
Registration opening soon
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Sleep yoga -yes please. Yoga + deep relaxation. enjoy. See you online.
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
My happy place - Protection Island. We are spending so much time on the island we moved the cat over. The cat didn’t meow on the ferry- nor on the golf cart.
Happy Thursday everyone.

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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