Carolyn Anne Budgell teaches yoga and meditation in Vancouver. In the ten years she’s been teaching, she’s seen the importance of being intentional around what you’re presenting and putting out into the world, and the necessity of doing the inner work.
For April Bellia of Granola Girl, it’s a message of support for the global community of women who are doing great things in the world.
Becoming an entrepreneur or small business owner is an opportunity to share your own message with the world and collaborate with many others spreading positivity and sharing hope.
Daniel Maté dives deep into the topic of the changing dynamics between parents and adult children and also discusses his new project called Walk With Daniel, something he describes as a mental chiropractic service for getting unstuck.
Listen to learn what happens when we align our intentions with our thoughts, and how we can be mindful, compassionate, and curious in all of our relationships.
You know those days where you feel fragile, where you've been stretched too far too fast and you're frantically trying to hold it all together while doing a million things, but it all breaks apart anyway? That was me last night, in tears and feeling defeated as I walked into Healing One to float. Hugs from your friends are incredibly healing, but hugs coupled with a float is the ultimate feel good prescription, I am now convinced.
One of the most important realizations I’ve had in a float tank is, that floating is ALL about the individual! We’ve all heard the phrase,“Only boring people get bored,” this is most definitely true about our time spent in the void. The float tank is an inanimate object; the pitch-black environment doesn’t care how hard my workweek was. The 900 lbs. of Epsom salts is completely indifferent to what my significant other/boss/friend/co-worker said or didn’t say. And when I close the hatch, the tank isn’t smirking about how it’s captured another self-proclaimed claustrophobic person. After facilitating over 26,000 floats, I can safely say most people who thought they would be claustrophobic, actually have no problem being inside a float tank.
My floats tend to be very visual in nature. Sometimes I am overcome with waves of emotions, other times I am able to enter into a lucid dreamstate and explore the vastness of my mindscape and sometimes my mind just rants, raves and yells at itself.
I've been obsessed with sensory deprivation tanks for about a decade now. Throughout my time in university, I was lucky enough to have amazing professors who allowed me to research them as my theses, which greatly added to my theoretical knowledge of floating.
Until Float House Vancouver opened, I was only able to float sporadically, once or twice a year and more often than not, I would enhance this experience with psychedelic substances, going for extended lengths of time, inducing intense and personalized Sacred Ecstatic Experiences full of religious imagery. Now that I float on a more regular basis, I have learned how to include it as a constant practice and have seen how it has changed many aspects of my life.