contemplations

THE GRATITUDE MONUMENT: Remembering the hardship of previous generations

THE GRATITUDE MONUMENT: Remembering the hardship of previous generations

As a Canadian I have a lot to be grateful for. Free access to education, health care, a social safety net, the right to express myself...
September 6, 2014 × 2 comments

personal growth

DRAMA OR PATHOS: Pick between creativity or victimization

DRAMA OR PATHOS: Pick between creativity or victimization

As human beings we’re drawn to drama, and not just the drama that takes place on stage and in the theatre. We could fight that...
September 4, 2014 × 0 comments

meditation

SHAMATHA MEDITATION: Q&A with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

SHAMATHA MEDITATION: Q&A with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Tenzin Palmo got an early start on her Buddhist practice. She first got into Buddhism as a teenager in London, England, then went...
September 3, 2014 × 0 comments

psychology

DEALING WITH LOSS: 11 steps to a more positive outlook after losing a loved one

DEALING WITH LOSS: 11 steps to a more positive outlook after losing a loved one

According to the Law of Attraction, you are drawing things in your life that are of a similar vibration to what you are thinking and feeling. Most...
September 2, 2014 × 0 comments

meditation

BE STILL AND KNOW SELF: A meditation exercise for quieting the ego

BE STILL AND KNOW SELF: A meditation exercise for quieting the ego

Many wonder how they can learn to still themselves and move into a state of peacefulness. Stilling the mind as a beginner can become...
August 15, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

REJOICING IN PURE FREEDOM: It’s simpler than we think

REJOICING IN PURE FREEDOM: It’s simpler than we think

Words Words are confusing—they demand time and space. Think about it; what makes a tree a tree? In other words, how much time is...
August 11, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

I get really skeptical about unambivalent nostalgia for the good-old-days because the good-old-days usually involved things like widespread...
August 9, 2014 × 2 comments

book reviews

CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS: Lighting the path toward freedom for all [book review]

CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS: Lighting the path toward freedom for all [book review]

CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS: Lighting the path toward freedom for all Lynn Austin [Bethany House, 432 pages] It’s sometimes hard to...
August 8, 2014 × 0 comments

psychology

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

“Live your life and forget your age.” These wide words come from the late Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power...
August 6, 2014 × 0 comments