Business, Journal, Meditation

The Subtle Art of Relaxation

I gaze at my candle, at my sacred images and objects, a mishmash of cultures and references that are all significant to me. There's a quote from the Little Prince, my recent Osho card drawn from my deck, a photo of me when I'm four years old laughing over something which was obviously hilarious. There's… Continue reading The Subtle Art of Relaxation

Humour, Journal, Meditation, Travel

The Pancha-what? First trip to an Indian Ashram.

How does one summarize 2 weeks  experience of a first-time in India, first-time in an Ashram and first-time doing a Panchakarma program? With a first-rate smile, I hope. First, let's define the terms we'll be referring to: 1. India, in this case the deep south-west, the province of Kerala. After flying into Trivanandrum (also known… Continue reading The Pancha-what? First trip to an Indian Ashram.

Awakening Coaching, Health, Journal, Meditation, Travel

On blessings, dreams, new beginnings and giving myself the recognition that I long for

I count myself as one of the blessed on this planet, the oh-so-very blessed. Not only because my cup overflows with good health, happiness, a quick wit and an ease and pleasure for contact with others. These are infinite blessings in and of themselves, you might think I have it all already... and yet I… Continue reading On blessings, dreams, new beginnings and giving myself the recognition that I long for

Awakening Coaching, Journal, Meditation, Other

The Greatest Gift

I couldn't ask for a better dose of inspiration this morning then to work on compiling all of my notes, materials and recordings from the past 8 months of Awakening Coaching...and to finally write this blog post that has wanted to express itself for some time. It's Christmas. Some time at around this time in… Continue reading The Greatest Gift

books, Haiti, Journal, Meditation, Other

The books we read matter: my 2015 literary highlights

Dear fellow book lover, I'm one of those people who is usually reading a half-dozen books at the same time, jumping from chapter to chapter, readings parts, coming back to titles later than planned or never at all.  You've likely met a few of my breed before 🙂 So, while 2015 has been a transformative… Continue reading The books we read matter: my 2015 literary highlights

Haiti, Health, Journal, Meditation, Travel

Just let go of the bar – Kite-surfing’s big life lesson

Rule #1 when you're learning kite surfing: when it gets challenging, too strong or scary, just let go of the bar.  The bar is how you steer and control the kite flying above you, this fabric and lines that captures the incredible power of the wind and propels you forward with it. It takes practice… Continue reading Just let go of the bar – Kite-surfing’s big life lesson

Meditation

Attending my first buddhist teachings: 2 days with the Dzogchen Ponlop Rimpoche in Vancouver

You may have noticed my blog entries as of late have been sporadic at best, and non-existent for the most part. In fact, you probably wouldn't have noticed because you don't read this blog anyways - who does - it's not written particularly for anyone; keeping a blog was meant to keep me dedicated to… Continue reading Attending my first buddhist teachings: 2 days with the Dzogchen Ponlop Rimpoche in Vancouver

Fasting, Meditation

A mind full of excuses – Week 12 & 13

Preamble: as work piles up and I gain direction and momentum in my life, I observe my attention slip away from meditation and into action. As you can see from my notes of the past 2 weeks I am still attempting to carve out time for the all-important mind-clearing... I'm successful at times, not so… Continue reading A mind full of excuses – Week 12 & 13

Fasting, Meditation

Meditation week 10 & 11 – hanging on…

Day 1: Sunday - no fasting, not much mindfulness either Day 2: Monday - nope Day 3: Tuesday - tried, only lasted about 8 min. and there was a lot of squirming at that. Thursday : beautiful, sunny and energy filled day. I indulged in one of my favourite childhood addictions: the swing set. Taking… Continue reading Meditation week 10 & 11 – hanging on…