I’ve been trying to think about a theme for this post. Looking out from the upper windows at the Kind Living Yoga Studio, I can see the receding skiff of snow on the ground. The word that pops into my head for the hundredth time recently is transition. Out my window, the snow is competing…

Ziggy and Kula on a fall leaf trail

A New Trail

Last month in this blog, I said “I will have a lot more to say in the coming weeks about the changes to the Up and Out business model.”  Well, the coming weeks came quickly, and here we are: at a new trailhead in this journey. It feels like we’re leaving the busier, more popular trail for one less travelled, but…

Kind Living Barn in the Fall

Journey of Renewal

September. For many, it is the ‘real’ beginning of a new year. Rooted in our Canadian end-of-summer, back-to-school ethos, September is often a time for excitement, anticipating what lies ahead. It can also trigger melancholy as people reluctantly relinquish the end of more relaxed summer days. For me it’s both. And although I realize this is not the…

Canada Flag. trees and mountains

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! Okay, so I’m a couple days behind. Those who know me (especially my family) know that belated birthday wishes from me are not unusual. In fact, they’re more the norm than the exception. This Canada Day didn’t bring a lot of cake and fireworks. However, I did wear what I thought was…



An article in Trail Runner last week by David Roche, entitled “Just Say No to FOMO [Fear of Missing Out]” really got me thinking (again/more) about my own tendencies and the double-edged sword that is the digital world. Roche points out that it is more than just a digital/social media problem; “it’s more of a…


No Joke

We’re Moving – and that’s no joke. It’s April 1. To many people, that means just one thing: April Fool’s Day. So, it would be understandable if you thought our announcement that we’re moving was a hoax. But it’s no joke. For those of you who have been to our physical location, you know that…


Spring Forward

This past weekend, you were probably walking around the house setting your clocks forward an hour (at least those ones that didn’t do it automatically). Stove, toaster oven, clocks on the walls, watches, etc. Or perhaps you’re one of those people who didn’t set some of them back in the fall, so now they’re perfect…