Naughty Nelly Artisans & Imports

Kindred Spirit at Naughty Nelly

Naughty Nelly Artisans and Imports Has Something for Everyone A few years ago, I was introduced to Shelley Barnett, the owner of Naughty Nelly’s quirky artisan boutique. My good friend had stumbled across this zany gem in her northwest Cambrian Heights neighbourhood of Calgary. My friend tried to describe the shop and Shelley to me, … Continue reading “Kindred Spirit at Naughty Nelly”

The Importance of Meditation


Why Meditation is So Important I never realized how important meditation was until I started studying the chakra system. Then I started taking two-hour yoga classes at Sunshine Yoga with Mirta Romberg. Her yoga is based in tradition and the poses are slow and held for periods of time. Each session ends with a guided … Continue reading “Meditation”

Winter Wonderland, acrylic painting by Teresa McCallum

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Although I dream about a winter wonderland, I kind of dread winter. Gosh I wanted to love it.  I was raised in Vancouver and I didn’t hate winter when I lived there. I remember the rain and how grey it was, but I didn’t care. I loved the rain, the moisture, and how … Continue reading “Winter Wonderland”

Winter Solstice when the angle of the light is so beautiful

Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice: When the Days Actually Start to Get Longer As we approach the Winter Solstice, the days are shorter and the nights get longer, here in Canada.  Canadians tend to crave daylight and complain about never seeing the light of day. Many Canadians are Vitamin D deficient, partially related to diminished sunlight. And … Continue reading “Winter Solstice”