The Hero in Your Story is You

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I have several friends that are at the end of a chapter of their life, and as I walk with them, I see them wrestling to establish a new vision for the next chapter. Please Continue Reading …

Coffee, Donuts, Cigars and Grace

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I started a 90-day naturopathic detox and reset program a few weeks back, and can already feel some significant changes occurring in me.  Please Continue Reading …

Overwhelmed by Overwhelming

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Why are we so uncomfortable with stillness?

Actually, I thought that this was my challenge until I looked deeper. I have long-known that I feel better about myself when I am productive, and that I do not enjoy the feeling of an empty calendar. However, stillness is more a posture of the spirit than the body and overwhelm is less about the calendar’s capacity and more about how we are grounded in our true created essence.

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Perspective on Catastrophic Failure

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Our airways are a buzz these days with messages of uncertainty, confusion and pending doom. No wonder that the Canadian Association for Mental Health (CAMH) statistics are reporting a steep decline in mental health (doubling is a significant exponent).

Mental health is a complex issue, but is the solution necessarily complex? Please Continue Reading …

A Meaningful Life

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What constitutes a meaningful life?

There is so much to this question that it leads some people to believe that it was too big to answer. To others it may seem too etherial to worry about. Yet, does it not drive our subconscious to move in the directions we travel, and to translate all of the events of our life? As life circumstances challenge our dreams and aspiration, we benefit from studying this question more deeply.  Please Continue Reading …

Empowered to Finish Strong

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How many times have you started something but then lost the will to continue? It may have been a diet, and exercise routine, or the overall goal to improve your health or curb an addiction. Finding the desire to start is one thing – finding the grace and will to continue is another…but it is possible. Please Continue Reading …

Hope for the Orphan Spirit

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I had no choice about my status in life as an orphan. It is a physical reality; both of my parents were gone pre-adolescence. The physical/pragmatic condition of being orphaned is directly one of not having supervision, support or care – and this part of the condition was alleviated in my life through guardians, but the impact on the spirit is another matter – and one that is not generated only in through loss of parents. Please Continue Reading …

Supportive Relationships: Tag, you’re it!

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In my study of resilience I found 3 core themes: 1. Internal – sense of self-mastery and transcendent connection, 2. External – supportive relationships, and 3. Process – the practices, habits, etc. We ALL need supportive relationships, so how do we become the best we can be for others when they need us? Please Continue Reading …

Distractions can be Addictive

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I read this phrase (title) somewhere in the past year and it stuck with me.

I have generally thought of addictions as being distracting, not the other way around. There is an interesting principle revealed in the subtlety of difference – or maybe it is the same either way, but the shift made me think. In any event, here is what I found… Please Continue Reading …

Creative Expulsion

Restless. I find it to be a difficult state to exist in. It is not exactly anxiety, but it feels like a close cousin to it. I carries some of the same characteristic apprehension of future uncertainty, and it is not directly connected to a specific activity level. When it shows up, I am overdue to start writing.

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