How the owner of Juici Yoga used her struggle with poverty, domestic abuse and racism to inspire change

Students are taught to consider how they move in the world, and whom they affect. “I live by the words of Maya Angelou “I come as One, but I stand as 10,000.” Read More

Take a break from hating your body, it’s International No Diet Day

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Toss the scale, abandon the calorie count and break out the elastic waistbands, it’s International No Diet Day (INDD). INDD was introduced as an effort to educate the dangers of dieting, emphasize the importance of eating for health, not weight-loss – and encourage body positivity. Stacey Reinsma, Social… Read More

An open letter to my daughter

As your mother, I worry. I grew up in a much different world than you will, one that allowed privacy and encouraged imagination. You will be inundated by over-stimulation, and at times, intruding transparency. My childhood was riddled with wardrobe faux pas and cosmetic malfunctions, that thankfully never saw the light of day.  You, on… Read More

How to spring clean your life

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Spring has become synonymous with words like detox and clean. We burst open the windows, on the first mild day, scrubbing away the layers of darkness, isolation and contagious illnesses. Annihilating cobwebs, and celebrating the longer days ahead, we plant seeds that become new blooms. Yet, often we… Read More