Belonging

Belonging

Belonging

The definition of “Belongingness” is “the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. People tend to have an ‘inherent’ desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves”. I “belonged” to a fitness club for 8...
Belonging  

Belonging  

Thinking back on how I’ve shaped my world recently, I’ve realized that I was a person who needed repeated validation of my friendships. I required proof – ideally in the form of words. Hearing a friend tell me that I mattered to them was the single greatest...
Longing to Belong

Longing to Belong

There is a commonality amongst most humans towards a sense of belonging. We want to “fit in” to a certain tribe or way of life.  There is an underlining desire as humans to want to connect with peers, loved ones and sometimes even strangers. I’ve been practicing yoga...
Belonging: Coming Home to Self

Belonging: Coming Home to Self

When I heard that the theme of this year’s Victoria Yoga Conference was belonging, I may have squealed. Belonging has been an interesting concept in my life, and one which I struggled with through most of my experience. My family moved a handful of times while I was...