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Corinne K.

Creativity, Learning, Lifestyle

Ladybugs & Lessons

I’m all about signs and synchronicity in life. When things pop up more than once, I think we have to take a clear look at what’s being thrown our way. Things happen more than once for a reason to grab our attention.

This week’s video is all about how I had an aha-moment with ladybugs that I had to share with you guys. Check it out!

Much love, XXX

Authenticity, Relationship, Spirituality

Ode To The Feminine

This post is dedicated to all the strong and inspiring women I know and the men who love, trust, hear and see us. 

Somewhere in the haze of my late 20’s, I recognized that I’d been looking at my feminine energy as a weakness rather than a strength.

I suppressed the experience of my every emotion because I didn’t want to be too complicated.
I was afraid to explore my creativity because I didn’t want to be too messy.
I hid my best physical features because I didn’t want to be too sexy.
I tempered my opinion because I didn’t want to be too bossy.
I was afraid to really open up and love because I didn’t want to be too vulnerable.
I tried to control things rather than allow the flow of life to move me.

For all those moments we stopped the tears from falling, neglected to check in with our hearts, hid our excitement and didn’t dance to our favourite songs…

For all those moments we stifled our curiosity because we thought it was silly, we had better things to do and didn’t think we had the permission to search…

For all those hours we spent way too long in front of the mirror criticizing ourselves, analyzing, plucking at hairs and obsessing about wrinkles…

For all those times we didn’t state our point of view, kept quiet when our soul was crying out and didn’t stand up for ourselves…

For all those times we chose fear over courage, jealousy over encouragement and cruelty over compassion…

For all those times we didn’t allow ourselves to just BE.

Women:

Be the very things you yearn for in other people, places and situations.
Be the light you seek.
Be the love you crave.
Be the acceptance you need.
Be the understanding you demand.
Be the confidence you aspire to.
Be the connection you ache for.

Be bold.
Be wild.
Be brave.
Be free.
Be real.

Forgive others.
Forgive yourself.
Let go.
Move on.

Cry. Laugh. Sing. Get angry.
And then move and breathe it all out.

Celebrate each other.
Declare your wins.
Honour yourself.
Revel in love.

Do it all over again.

Lifestyle, Spirituality, Wellness

The Magic In Rituals

It’s easy to keep up with the things that make us feel good when we’re feeling good.

Early morning yoga class is cool when things aren’t too busy and we can quiet our mind long enough to really get into our bodies and connect to the practice. Daily meditation is easier to settle into when we don’t feel rushed through our day, when we can spare a couple of minutes to sit still. Taking a long hot bath at the end of the day is easier when we aren’t slammed with work that feels like it can’t possibly wait until tomorrow.

When we have the time and mental space to do the rituals that make us feel good, we imprint those feel-good vibes onto our body. Every cell associates that yoga class, meditation practice and self-care action with a feeling of peace, connection and calm. The more we do it, the better. We reduce the stress we feel from day-to-day. We remind ourselves of what it feels like to feel good and that’s contagious. Our positivity rubs off on everyone around us.

When we do those things regularly, they become things that we look forward to – things that become ritual and automatic. When this happens, we don’t have to think twice, do we? We instinctively know what we need to get into a good space.

But more often than not, we drop all that stuff when shit hits the fan. Things get complicated in life and work and we stop making the time for those things because we’re stressed, tired, burnt out, frustrated, etc, etc. And that’s when we need those things the most. And the more we can make those things ritualistic, the more we’ll be able to incorporate them into our lives when we need them the most. They become the things we know are tried, tested and true to get us back in our groove.

Some of the things on my list of feel-good, get-myself-centred-again things include jogging, yoga, meditation, walking, dancing, painting, journaling, anything related to water and bare feet, crystals,¬†smudging, candles and the occasional poutine (Hey. Nobody’s perfect, right?)

What are your non-negotiables? What are the things that you know can get you back on track? How can you incorporate them into your life some more to make them more easily accessible when you really need them? Let us know in the comments below!

Much love, XXX

Authenticity, Learning, Spirituality, Wellness

Happy New Year! (Well, Kinda)

I dunno about you but there’s been a lot of shifting, changing and craziness happening lately. Ladies and gentlemen, the proverbial shit has hit the fan. Can I get an amen?!

Six months ago, I decided to throw caution to the wind and make my business my full time endeavour. Living off savings that I carefully stowed away like a squirrel, I declared that come hell or high water, I was going to make it work. Well, the universe has been sending me carefully crafted love letters reminding me that Rome wasn’t built in a day (or six months for that matter) and I finally got the message.

I’ve also received a clear message from the gods to move out of my current condo (a flood from the air bnb’s next door was the perfect swift kick to remind me of the nudge I was feeling to move out). And so went my Reiki studio and in came questions about how to move on with my business and how I define ‘home’.

Along with all this came questions, doubts and fears – all bubbling to the surface – as I tried to navigate my way through the myriad of choices and opportunities I had laying at my feet. And to be quite honest with you, along too came an overwhelming sense of failure. Like a ‘what the heck have I been doing for the last year’ kind of feeling where I wondered if I had made all the right moves to get me where I need to go.

You might be wondering why I’m telling you all this. It’s certainly not because I think I’ve got something to brag about. (This whole thing has been far more humbling than I can say). It’s not because I’m looking for sympathy. (I sat in my own muck and reached out when I was ready to ask for support).

It’s because I know I’m not the only one hitting brick walls right now.

It’s because I can see how other people around me are redefining, rediscovering and reimagining their lives. Not necessarily because they want to – but because they have no choice in the matter.

It’s because I know how powerful it can be to hear someone say ‘yeh, I’m going through my own shit too, thanks for getting real with me.’

It’s because I realized that now, more than ever, I need to remind myself to practice what I preach.

It’s the first day of Fall and naturally, things will be changing. The days will get shorter, the air – crisper. The leaves will be turning all wonderful shades of red, yellow, orange and everything in between.

And with this transition, I’ve decided to start all over again – to uncover a fresh slate.

I’m starting with the easy stuff. My ‘stuff’. Like those books I’ve read once and have been collecting dust on my shelves for years now – they’re getting donated to my local library. Like the blazers I’ve been hanging onto in case, one day, I decide that I’m a blazer kind of chick again (I’m so not anymore). Starting with this stuff is easy but it also creates an energy of simplicity. And I certainly could use some simplicity right about now!

Then I’ll move onto other stuff. Like the need to figure things out in my own head when everything feels like it’s falling apart at the seams. Like the need to control things in an attempt to make the hairy and messy parts of life feel a little less stifling. The more I cling to the need to get it all figured out right now, the more I make rash decisions, move in directions out of fear and hush the little voice inside that already knows what I need.

So you with me? Ready to declare a new beginning? A fresh start? A tossing out of the stuff that may have happened recently to knock you off your centre?

Intend it.
Demand it.
Declare it.
Know that you can have it.

Let’s do this.

Much love, XXX