Master of Goodbyes

Saying goodbye to summer is never easy for a sun-loving-Canadian. It is mid-October now and I haven’t posted a blog entry since July because summer has been so rich and full! The good news: I have been lucky enough to be laughing with family and friends and dancing to live music in the sun. The bad news: my yoga practice has suffered.

In fact, my yoga has suffered so much my big hearted yogi pals had to give me an intervention! I won’t go into the details of the intervention; though I know you reality TV fans are dying to hear more. All I will say is there was good wine and no tears.

Anyways, now is the time I have to make some important decisions to help me stay balanced this autumn. How will I re-regulate the practice of yoga in my everyday life? Fall is a time of changing winds – it is so easy not to feel grounded. “Autumn is referred to as a Vata (air) season, which means the presence of air and space is more noticeable in and around us.” (YOGANONYMOUS)  It is really easy to lose ground. As a naturally more Vata person, I must be especially aware of this change and work hard to stay balanced.

Here is an easy to read article about things you can do to stay balanced this autumn.

For me my work is going to be finding solid ground to re-root my life in what i love.



Give your life away


When you lose your mind

Your body decays


I sit still upon the earth

Hips open chest awake


Breathe the sweet taste of goodbyes


The impermanence

The loveliness of emptiness


The (un)attachment

The desire to desire no more


To navigate

The mind’s eye


The energetic field

The hearts beat


To sail smooth

The breath’s waves



to be a master of goodbyes



Farewell Summer!
I welcome your wind autumn.

Love All Ways,

xo Lauryn Elan Z


Canadian Complications


I am a proud Canadian. I have recently been working on a TV documdrama project on the War of 1812. It really shocked me to see how much Canadians don’t know about their history! Check out a video I created: What do you know about the War of 1812?

To learn more check out our Facebook page – Canada 1812: Forged in Fire.

Hope you enjoy (and maybe learn something!) : )

Lauryn Elan Z xox

OH, Canada!