Journal Entries

Go Forward Brave Soul and Trust

By  Vanessa Webb | 

Trust that life loves you
…even when your reluctant mind refuses to believe it
Trust that life wants the best for you 
…even more than you do
Trust that you will be guided 
…even without all your fussing over hearing it “right”
Trust that life is smiling at you...


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Experiencing Saucha as the Present Moment

By  Vanessa Webb | 

Sweeping the front walk, getting our hair trimmed, watering the houseplants, and having our daily shower, are all elements of Saucha...


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Practice and Let It Go

By  Vanessa Webb | 

Non-attachment does not mean that we don’t care, in fact it means we care more deeply. It’s our concept of what “caring” is that needs review.  We often associate “caring” from an attached frame of reference, whereas the ideal “caring” is freedom...


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Great Teachers Have Known All Along

By  Vanessa Webb | 

“We’re all in this together” is a phrase that keeps repeating itself to me in recent weeks.  I’ve always been a believer in community, but the world seems so strikingly different today, than it did even just three or four weeks ago.  “Community” suddenly feels a bit Woodstock-ish...


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Are You "Too Sensitive"?

By  Vanessa Webb | 

There seems to be an all-too-common ease in being critical toward sensitive souls.  I don’t know if this has been human behaviour since the dark ages, or whether it’s developed only in recent history.  But this criticism seems to come down to the fact that people are often critical of what we don’t understand...


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How A Mindset Of "Passing the Buck" Can Be Reflected In Our Asana Practice

By  Vanessa Webb | 

“Pigeon” was the pose mentioned, but I see it happening in a tonne of Yoga poses.  This is what was said: “Most people just arrive in it (the pose) collapsed, and hanging off muscles—which generally doesn’t do anything particularly useful…”.  To be frank, this way of being in an asana reflects a mindset...


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My 3 Step Recipe For Easy Listening

By  Vanessa Webb | 

Over the years, I have regularly been asked by clients and students how it is, that I can zone in on the real nuts and bolts of what they’re communicating to me, when even they feel lost in what they’re saying. The more I read about the increasing popularity of Compassionate Based Yoga, and Ethical Yoga, I decided to tell you my secret...


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Only A Tiny View

By  Vanessa Webb | 

The Maple tree outside my window is huge and beautiful; but, this year, it has tiny leaves.  What this might mean has worried me, because I love this tree. And yesterday it was confirmed...


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Purpose, As Something We Already Have

By  Vanessa Webb | 

I don’t really know that it could be called a LIFE Purpose.  As well, a Purpose isn’t necessarily a money-making idea (that’s something commercialism has capitalized on). Purpose is really about having a meaningful life. Such an alive, dynamic, and changing aspect of an individual’s life...


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Do You Argue or Fight?

By  Vanessa Webb | 

Arguing, it doesn’t necessarily have to be unfortunate if we come from the right perspective…a perspective of listening.  Sadly, we often enter argument to win...


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