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Daily Self Care | Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga


Your Morning Cup of Self Care

So, many women I know feel that they don’t have time for mindfulness meditation and yoga first thing in the morning, yet, even ten minutes directed to these self care activites can provide a positive start to your day and elevate your emotional health and mood.

Set a timer and do five minutes of meditation. I like using Pinterest for great visuals and instructions. I also like the quote that 99% of meditation is showing up!

Then, pick three yoga postures or stretches and hold each one for one minute and do one minute on shivasana to complete your self care routine for the morning. Another way to incorporate the yoga is to create a simple flow of a few standing postures and do these in sequence.

Learn about about simple mindfulness practices and use these during the day to stay ‘grounded’ in the moment.

Starting your day with the intention of directing loving self compassion your own way is the best self care there is!

Celebrating a 21 Year ‘Sobriety Cake’

Celebrating Sobriety

Its a tradition in the recovery world to celebrate the anniversary of one’s ‘sobriety’ with a cake, like a birthday or anniversary.

I’m excited to say that I have been sober for 21 years today.

I don’t believe I have written much about the years immediately preceding July 2, 1994, that’s for another time, however, I say a prayer of thanks every morning I wake up sober and am incredibly grateful for the deep learning and growth my recovery has given me. I am humbled by and have such respect for anyone working through an addiction. Take it easy my friends.

love and light


Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: A Beautiful Quote for Your Day

Fine Art Lotus Chakras

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: A Beautiful Quote to Start Your Day


‘Gather all courage and take a jump.

You will still exist, but in such a new way

that you cannot connect it with the old.

It will be a discontinuity

. The old was so tiny, so small,

so mean, and the new is so vast. From a small dewdrop

you have become the ocean.


But even the dewdrop slipping from a lotus leaf trembles

for a moment, tries to hang on a little more,

because he can see the ocean…

once he has fallen from the lotus leaf he is gone.


Yes, in a way you will not be; just as a dewdrop

dissolves into the ocean, you will be gone.

But it is not a loss. You will be oceanic.

And all other oceans are limited.

The ocean of existence is unlimited’. ~Osho


in peace & mindfulness,


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Words of Wisdom Quote: Inner Self

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: Words of Wisdom

An interior is the natural projection of the soul.

~ Coco Chanel

And I say ‘ don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through!

Peace out,


Women ~ Life ~ Health: Life Balance Quote

Topaz Lotus Inspired Living: Life Balance Quote

I really like this quote from Deborah Adele, a very wise woman, in her book “The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice”

‘Balance is like this.  Spreading ourselves then looks impressive, but in the end, we are the first to lose.  The health and well-being of our body, mind and spirit is a powerful resource and by keeping ourselves in balance, we can stride through life with greater competence and ease.  We are primed to “win” as we meet life from an inner place of harmony.  When we are in balance, we automatically live in non-violence.’

Have a fabulous day!

in mindfulness,


zoey ryan ~ yoga & life coach for wise women

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Work Friends Together

Topaz Lotus Living: The Importance of Good Work Friends

I was at a conference recently with colleagues who I see once or twice a year at similar functions,

Some of us shared a giggle when we noticed our shoe selection.

Even though we live in Metro Vancouver, we are not in yoga pants and runners all the time!

Enjoy your day my friends!

peace & hippie love for generations,


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Women’s Wisdom: Thought for the Day

I woke up with a song already playing in my head, ‘I Am Woman’ by Helen Reddy and first heard in the 1970’s.

‘I Am Woman’ became the theme song for many in the early days of women’s lib.

On a stormy rainy and dark Vancouver morning and preparing to teach a prenatal yoga class, I am reminding myself:

I am strong

I am invincible

I am woman

Hear me roar!

Happy Friday…

Hippie love & peace for generations,


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Women ~ Life ~ Music: Dylan, Jackson Browne and The Boss


Topaz Lotus Living: Groovin’ on the Tunes!


Driving home from my wonderful Groupon purchased massage and sauna at phFresh Spa at The Sandman Inn in Vancouver (I highly recommend this treatment by the way, make sure you ask for Tara), I turned on the tunes.

Feeling somewhat nostalgic for University Days at the U of A in Edmonton, I played my fave’s from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.  I find that music has the power to take me right back into the emotions of the time and I found myself missing my hippie student Edmonton days and the friends I made in college.

I may have  also made some new ‘commuter’ friends as I did notice quite a few smiles  directed my way as I was singing at the top of my lungs in my Prius!


a wonderful day to you,


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Happy Valentines Day My Friends


Topaz Lotus Living: Happy Valentines Day!


Enjoy this day of love and give your friends and family a hug today!




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A Beautiful Quote for the Day

Topaz Lotus Living

A Beautiful Quote from a Wise Woman


“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anais Nin


Enjoy your day!




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