Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedalling. ~ Claude Pepper
A recent study demonstrates that of all the ways to commute to work, bicyclers are the happiest. I wholeheartedly agree! I feel more energized, relaxed & ready to start the day. Biking is much more than just exercise for me. Here's a glimpse of my cycling journey.
A Moving Meditation
Focused on the movement of my bike, my breathing deepens and my thoughts slow down. Many of us experience stress at work and this is a great way to let it all go and not take it home with us. A wonderful way to end the day.
I love seeing the medicinal plants that I use clinically growing randomly throughout the city of Ottawa. It's amazing that those "weeds" hold scientifically proven medicinal constituents. The medicines I prescribe are held to the highest standards of good manufacturing and we normally only see them in bottles. It's refreshing to see some of these herbs growing all around me on my bike route. It's a reminder to me of nature's wisdom and why I love being a naturopathic doctor!