We spend so much time trying to fix our lives, to turn them into some kind of perfect We push away all the parts of out lives that are difficult or challenging or uncomfortable. Tara Brach suggests there is a welcome relief in embracing all the parts of our life. She says: There is something […]
You would think that large signs saying FIRE BAN IN EFFECT would be enough to persuade someone from not lighting an open fire. Apparently not. In the past 2 weeks, in the face of an out of control wildfire, tinder dry conditions and high winds, hundreds of people in the greater Edmonton area still thought […]
Our days are filled with the sounds of our busy lives. In the midst of that noise it’s often hard to hear the voice of our inner wisdom. The chatter of our inner critics and skeptics and naysayers drown out the whispers of what is most important. Pause and find a few moments of silence. […]
Sitting in a hotel room in Washington, DC it was hard to watch the images of people fleeing a massive wildfire in Fort McMurray – a fire that destroyed thousands of homes and caused the largest natural disaster evacuation in Alberta’s history. What made it a little easier was seeing the heartfelt response of Albertans […]
Personal growth is a fundamental part of our human journey. It kinda has to be doesn’t it? There is always something new or more to learn about ourselves. We are not who we once were. We are constantly in the process of becoming. Henry Miller said that “All growth is a leap in the dark, […]
When we enter obstacles along our path, it’s easy for us to feel that things are working against us. But what if those challenges are exactly what we need to take things to the next level? Henry Ford reminds us that: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off […]
One precious day at a time. That is how life unfolds. You can’t get it back once it’s gone so pay attention to what you are creating. Today is the only day that counts so make it your masterpiece.
When music icons die, it strikes a chord with us – no pun intended. The recent passing of Prince caused a great portion of the world to turn temporarily purple in honour of one of his biggest hits. People still flock to Graceland or seek out the Imagine memorial in Central Park. Why is that? […]
Human beings are a work in progress. We are not perfect! So you don’t have to wait to love yourself until you are. Feel free to embrace all of your beautiful imperfections.
When I first started to travel in my 20’s I subscribed to an approach that is pretty common. I call it the “clipboard of fun” method of travelling. Basically it’s an attempt to cram as much as possible into your trip. It spawns itineraries that look like 8 countries in a week or a different […]