The Mastery Mindset

Every time I sparred with my Taekwondo instructor, Glenn, I would get frustrated. It was like he knew what I was going to do even before I did.  Every kick, every punch…every block…was countered with ease and what seemed like enjoyment. How did you know I was going to do that? I would ask. YouContinue reading “The Mastery Mindset”

Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising is the second installment in the story of this peaceful warrior.  It is what happens when a person offers themselves, in full-body immersion, to whatever comes.  It is the embrace of reality.  It is the dissolution of illusions…of fantasy…the epilogue to the story of who was cast into the depths with such abandon…Continue reading “Phoenix Rising”

My Remains

It’s interesting…what happens when you are struggling with thoughts about life, belief, purpose, and the death of all that you know for sure.  In the wake of deep suffering…what remains? What truly survives the death of what we believe we are?  Are we courageous enough to travel there? The following is the first installation ofContinue reading “My Remains”

When the going gets tough…

How many times have you heard someone say after a tragedy, “I never thought something like this would happen in our small town. It’s unbelievable.” Well, it could, and it can, and it did. We have been living in a fantasy world, a fairy tale where we didn’t understand that something as tiny as a virus couldContinue reading “When the going gets tough…”

Know Better, Do Better

You will make mistakes. You will fall down.  Treat yourself gently. Give yourself some love – take the time you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and begin again. Do you offer other people better treatment than you are willing to give yourself? This, my friend, is truly tragic. How can you beContinue reading “Know Better, Do Better”

Applying The Work of Byron Katie to the COVID-19 Contagion

As a peaceful warrior, I feel it is empowering to embrace my feelings of vulnerability and resistance – to ask the hard questions – and work through them – to find the gem of truth in the lump of coal. Why?  Because there isn’t a moment to waste!  I wish to learn from every experience. Continue reading “Applying The Work of Byron Katie to the COVID-19 Contagion”

Many Doors, One Sanctuary: 10 Doors to Active Wellbeing: Doorway # 2

When my kids were quite young (6 and 2) their father and I decided to take them for a short camping trip.  We choose a campground that was on the outskirts of Moncton, NB, involving only a couple of hours of traveling – not too far away for this first expedition.  We bought a tent,Continue reading “Many Doors, One Sanctuary: 10 Doors to Active Wellbeing: Doorway # 2”

Walk This Way?

Practice gratitude to feel gratitude. There is no other way. You cannot give it service with your lips and expect to feel it in your heart. Let’s ask a few interesting What if questions: What if what you are talking about is what the Universe is giving you in return? Empty words devoid of feeling? It is easy to readContinue reading “Walk This Way?”

Point of Impact

What is the point of it all? Everyone must find the answer to this question for themselves. The only way to answer it is through living and exploring your precious life. Approach it with the mindset of a contributor. Consider your potential…what you give may be the catalyst for something wonderful happening in someone’s life.Continue reading “Point of Impact”

Afterthoughts

Can we ever truly heal from the death of a loved one? I was listening to a radio show on CBC where the author being interviewed was discussing healing. He said he thought that you never really heal from the death of someone you love. It struck me as a pessimistic perspective. I think healingContinue reading “Afterthoughts”