Entries by Jill Hewlett

CEREMONY – A MAGICAL INGREDIENT

We have a choice in living each day.  We can have the perspective and belief that nothing is a miracle or that everything is a miracle. ‘Having long chosen the latter, this perspective is part of who I am (though being human, I can get derailed sometimes). I believe I was born with a little […]

THE GANDHI PRAYER

Years ago, when I was living and travelling throughout India for six months, I ate incredible food, saw amazing sites, and met wonderful locals and fellow travellers. The highlight of it all was the memorable experiences of being invited to take part in various special events, including local festivals, a traditional Hindu wedding, a lecture […]

BEGIN AGAIN

I am sitting in a new spot, in a windowsill that looks out towards the street. Across from me is a parking lot with a little green sign with vine-like leaves growing on it, as if to symbolically represent new growth. The sign reads “Ancient Oak Yoga and Ayurveda”. My dream of starting my own […]

CONSISTENT CONNECTION

Over the years I have heard from many women in my life that real connections are hard to find, be it with friends, family, a life partner, our career, purpose, or ourselves. In our linearly driven world, in which people are doing their best to move from point A to point B, we are subtly […]

BELONGING OR FITTING IN

We all crave a sense of belonging.  It is intrinsic to our human nature, our joy, our self-esteem, our health, our well-being, and most of all, to our survival. This is why it can feel very satisfying when we spend time with family members, hang out with friends, collaborate with co-workers, and take part in […]

HONOURING OUR DREAMS

As young children we are encouraged to use our imagination.  We play ‘make believe’ with various lifestyles, career paths, and accomplishments and do not worry about the risks involved or how we’ll make it happen. Everyone is happy to entertain our ideas! As the years pass, we suddenly arrive at an age where we are […]

ANTICIPATION

We’ve all experienced that feeling of excitement as we look forward to something new. Perhaps it’s a special event, a career change, a new relationship, or a move. We may feel curious, giddy, nervous, or other emotions such as enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. Maybe a combination of them all! Currently I am buzzing with the […]

GRANDMOTHER GIFTS

When I think of the word “Grandmother”, I lapse into a dreamy, nostalgic state when life was simpler. As a young girl, it didn’t seem to matter what was going on in the world, my grandmother’s face, voice, and soothing presence would calm me. She was a strong and silent woman who imbued a certainty that […]

LIVING IN RECIPROCITY

Living in reciprocity is something that has spoken to my heart and spirit, for many years. Currently, it feels more important than ever on our planet to consider its value and application. Let’s set the groundwork… Reciprocity: mutual dependence, action, or influence. Synonyms:  interchange, mutual understanding, mutuality, congruence, connectedness, interdependence, complementarity, exchange, and universality. Opposite: […]

SELF-ESTEEM: A LIFE ESSENTIAL

When we reflect on our lives, we may notice that on days that we feel better about ourselves, happier and more fulfilled, we are also able to offer a greater degree of care, support, and generosity to others. This is because we can only love and outwardly appreciate the degree to which we have nurtured […]