Jan 22 2015
My mom’s recent cat scan had shown significant growth in her liver and she was not coping with the side effects of the afatinib tablets. The doctor initially put her on 40mg daily. Within a few days her face had completely swollen up so much that she could barely open her eyes. There were two…
Jan 07 2015
Remember when I mentioned I let go of the role of irritated daughter and embraced compassionate caregiver? Well, I reversed the roles again.
There is a Japanese expression called “wagamama”, meaning spoiled brat, which is what I will use to call myself periodically. It is also a noodle house in London (not a very good one…
“I am not my hair. I am not my skin. I am the soul that lives within”. – India Arie
Tarceva was the miracle pill that extended my mom’s life for another year with minimal side effects. We had started to see another doctor in Bellingham as the commute from Vancouver to Burlington was taking a…
Dec 11 2014
My mom, Michiko (Miki) Suwa Gorman was diagnosed with metastasized lung cancer four years ago. My mom is a two time Boston and New York Marathon winner and author. You can read her bio on Wikipedia.
I’ve started documenting my mom’s journey for my own therapy and am sharing our experience including the dark moments, tears,…
Oct 30 2014
This week our classes at our Vancouver and Toronto locations will be themed around the spiritual law of karma or cause and effect. The law of karma states that there are an infinite amount of choices available to us in each moment. Some of our choices are made consciously but many are unconscious. It also…
Oct 30 2014
Sunday night at the nagel bagels! Try this quick healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy. Kale salad dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette with saffron polenta. Recipe below!
a few handfuls of organic kale, arugala and basil
mixed bean sprouts
extra virgin olive oil
Finely chop up the garlic and mix in the mustard, balsamic vinegar…
Oct 30 2014
In lieu of Mother’s Day, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on motherhood and how yoga and meditation has helped me breathe a little deeper. As moms, our days start pretty early, usually before 6am, regardless of what we did the night before. And so the race begins, making breakfast, packing lunches, getting the…
Originally posted by the Huffington Post
The New Year is a time where many of us reflect on the previous year and set intentions for drastic change. Often these intentions are for reasons that are not powerful enough to follow through with the dedication and commitment it takes to manifest real change.
It is in our nature…
The holidays are a time where we can recognize and appreciate the beautiful people in our lives. Families and friends make time to get together and it can also be a time to reflect on the past year. However, many of us may find it stressful dealing with all the activities and crowds. Stay calm…
Chair yoga is a great introduction to yoga, especially for those who don’t exercise on a regular basis. Chair Yoga is not only for people who are new to yoga but great for the seasoned practitioner who spends a little more time sitting then they would like. Practising yoga while seated at a desk does…