Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

This summer I started both listening to and reading the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. I was attracted to the story because I had come across a bunch of fanart for it while looking up the Sidhe on Pinterest. I was curious as to who the characters Feyre and Rhysand…

Boomerang

I am back in my hometown of Sicamous after being away for fifteen years. I originally left to go to school and then stuck around after I started working. I had lots of adventures while living away but when my landlords decided in their wisdom to kick my roommate and me out so that they…

Moving Update

After much thought and planning, I will being moving back into my family home and I will be working remotely. It all came down to a matter of numbers and cost of living. To be frank, Kelowna is just to damn expensive to live in. The rent is insane, the utilities are outrageously expensive in…

A change in the wind

For all my best laid plans for 2018, they all just got a serious blow. I was issued a end of tenancy from my landlords because they want to move their daughter into our place. They said that they looked for a different place for her for September but couldn’t find anything. Of course they…

Nature Connection

Understanding our biology as humans is incredibly important to me. Our bodies are our best teachers in how we connect to our environments. Recent studies show that our bodies are not as equipped to handle the daily stresses we have been putting them into in our new technological and developed age. It’s starting to manifest…

Being the Witness While in Customer Service

I have been reading “The Untethered Soul” by Mickey Singer lately and he talks about being the Witness and noticing things. As the Witness, you notice and let go and while working in customer service, I am blown away by the amount of negativity that gets passed my way each day. For the most past,…

Sādhana

Sādhana in Sanskrit literally translates to, “A means of accomplishing something.” It is the term given to basically any spiritual exercise, physical or otherwise. Sādhana can be your asana practice, your meditation practice, your dialogues with colleagues, your spiritual writings, prayers, trance work, dancing, whatever you want it to be. I haven’t thought much about…

Radiohead: OK Computer

I remember when my brother brought home a copy of OK Computer by Radiohead. For someone like me, who was basically musically illiterate at the age of 13, I didn’t realize the impact this album would have on the music industry. I can remember bringing it to my technology class (yeah, we used to have…

The Red Pill

There are very few films that I can say with any certainty that changed my life, The Matrix is one of those films. I was sixteen when The Matrix came out in May of 1999, at the same time as Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. I didn’t actually get to see The Matrix…

When You Can’t Breathe

I haven’t written about yoga or meditation in a long time, not since before I shutdown my old yoga website and moved it over to claradmunro.com. To start things off, I haven’t been doing a lot of yoga or meditation lately. For whatever reason, I just can’t seem to get down onto my mat. This…