Sep 15, 2017 The Kind of Yoga I Like

I love the practice of yoga.

Not the kind of yoga that gets one steaming hot, contorted, and wearing clothes that costs more than I’d pay for a fancy dress.

I prefer a different kind.

One where the instructor is cautious and makes sure that everyone is striving for their personal edge, but not beyond.

One that I can do anywhere at anytime, like the middle of a frozen lake in Northern Ontario as I did last year.

One where I wear my most comfortable clothes, and no one cares (or likely even notices) that they’re a tad ratty.

One that I can do anywhere, even in the middle of a frozen lake in Northern Ontario.

That’s the kind of yoga I love, and that’s the kind of yoga I’ll be talking about at Booth 429B at the Yoga and Wellness Show at the Enercare Centre in Toronto on September 30 and October 1, 2017.

There will also be people there that love yoga that gets one steaming hot, contorted, and wearing clothes that costs more than I’d pay for a fancy dress.

But if there’s one thing that yoga has taught me, it’s that peace of mind and well being are for everyone, even those that do things different than me.

Tickets for the show, which include: classes, shopping, samples, giveaways, and food can be purchased at www.yogawellnessshow.com

Sep 12, 2017 A Thank You Note from a Lovely Customer

Back in the day.

Almost everyday.

I’d get an email from a business person that went something like this:

Hi Cathy. I love your cartoons, and would like to use one in my newsletter (or PowerPoint presentation, web site, etc). Please let me know what the cost is. Thank you.

Today, not so much.

Sometimes, I’ll get an email that goes something like this:

hey. i’m a very important person with a large following. i’m going to use your work to help promote my business which is really good exposure for you.

Most of the time, they don’t even ask or inform me. I guess the very important person with a large following just assumes my gratitude, and uses my work without permission, often without credit, and occasionally making changes to my work to suit their needs.

This used to make me angry, but today, it mostly makes me sad.

That’s why it was so nice when Susan E. Collins, Ph.D., an Associate Professor from the University of Washington emailed to ask about using one of my cartoons in a talk she was giving.

I emailed the cartoon to her in the proper format. I then emailed an invoice, and when she mailed her check, she took the time to include a thank you note.

Sep 7, 2017 Om Cartoon

The twirl and swirl of life surrounds me, often, a lot, usually.

Sometimes I’m able to be still in the center of it all. Sometimes not.

Read all about when I do and when I don’t in my new book coming out in November 2017!

It’s called Unlightenment: A Guide to Higher Consciousness for Everyday People.

Available for pre-order now on Amazon

Jul 20, 2017 Food Infused with Negative Energy

I eat out a lot, and buy a lot of prepared foods.
It’s my biggest indulgence.
Usually, the people who work behind the counter,
serving me my extravagant nourishments
are lovely, or fine, or just putting in an honest days work.
Occasionally, the person behind the counter offends me,
transferring their wretched misery into my chocolate croissant,
infusing it with so much negative energy that after making a hasty retreat
I realize that I can’t stomach the pastry, and throw it out.
Sometimes, (in my mind) I rage against the person behind the counter.
Lately, I recognize that my reaction to their negativity is a message from
my inner people telling me that they’d like me to take a breathe,
and tune into what I need to do to take care of myself.
Because that’s my job, and not the job of the people behind the counter.

Jul 6, 2017 Today Could Be Our Very Last Day. Ever.

I try to remember that every day may be my last,
and that every moment is an opportunity to savor and appreciate all that is.
And then at other times I think …
whatever,
who cares,
everyone should just leave me to my vices cause this could be my last day.