Author Archives: Michelle Budiwski

Self or No Self? That is the Question.

Self or no self? That is the Question. In the translation of the Discourse on the Not Self, N.K.G Mendis reviews the Buddha’s thoughts on self – questioning where exactly it can be found: In the form? The Feelings? Perception? Mental Formations? Consciousness?  Leading to the question, If the self was found in any of […]

Dear Teachers…Godspeed

As schools across Canada and here in Manitoba look to reopen in just a few weeks, parents and teachers alike are expressing great concern over the government’s plan on educating through the #Covid19 pandemic. Many parents are looking at alternatives to public school, myself included and for our family, the government’s lack of response to safety and […]

I am not an expert – chances are, neither are you.

Since when did an internet connection make anyone an expert or authority on anything? Unless that expertise is in being a keyboard warrior? When we as a society risk other people’s health, safety and lives because we somehow believe that we know better, have better information, expertise, resourse, education and evidence than those in positions […]

Yoga, Meditation & Mental Illness

Yoga for Depression & Anxiety ‘Students come to yoga classes with a variety of physical, mental and emotional conditions that should be given special attention and support by teachers” (Stephens, 697). When we consider that 18.1% of the US population is afflicted with anxiety disorders and that almost 50% of those diagnosed with anxiety also […]

Sustainable Weight Loss Coaching – FOR FREE

15.1lbs is what I’ve gained in the past 3 months since I began self isolating with my family due to #covid19 . Am I upset, embarrased, depressed or angry at myself for it? As a nutritionist and fitness instructor specializing in sustainable weight loss, do I feel like a hypocrite? Nope, not at all. Not one bit. […]

You are privileged – so what are you going to do about it???

If you are watching or listening to this – you are privileged. We are all privileged. If the events of 2020 and especially the last few weeks have taught us anything, it is that. The problem is that most of us don’t know how privileged we truly are and are so caught up in the […]