Artist Gao Youjun, who goes by Tango, has created a brilliant set of drawings for your viewing pleasure. If...
This weekend I traveled to Nanaimo, British Columbia to attend the Science & Spirituality Conference. There were hundreds of...
Making myself a priority hasn’t ever been easy. I seem to have an inherent ability to give everything else around me all of my attention, emotion, and love. The consequence of this practice is that I eventually hit an emotional wall, start to carry a tremendous amount of tension... Read more
When you first start to meditate, it’s almost impossible to approach this new practice without at least some degree of expectation. Initially, I started to venture down the meditative path because I was struggling to find something that would help me with my panic attacks. There was a mindfulness... Read more
One of the most peculiar things you’ll hear in the rooms of Recovery is that “my mind has a contract out on my ass”. A typical response to such a claim might be a complete dismissal. “My mind is just fine, thank you very much”, I’d said to myself... Read more
I live in a very secular city. The notion of entering into a house of worship isn’t necessarily frowned upon, but it certainly isn’t encouraged. I truly believe this subtle contempt is only made out of a place of ignorance and fear. We are a passive group who like... Read more
One of my most elusive defects in character is indignation. While many feel the more commonly talked character flaw of pride suffices to captures the failing, I would have to differ. From my experience, Pride is a rather easy bug to capture through the dragnet of a daily inventory,... Read more
The battle for an Alcoholic is not with alcohol, it’s with pain. A deeply repressed pain, yet serves as the primary influencer when it comes to decision making for an Alcoholic. This suffering leaves you in despair for the antidote that too isn’t apparent. I don’t think I will... Read more
I have been reading Norman Vincent Peale’s book The Tough Minded Optimist, and I came across an insightful passage I wanted to share with you on the importance of connecting with God. This brilliant analogy came about from a conversation Dr.Peale had with a foundry superintendent. While this book... Read more
Life has a way of leaning on us all, and when we are greeted with that ugly day of desperation, we seek reprieve. Whatever the coping mechanism you initiate against this awful burden, they often run their course with little to no impact, leaving you feeling defeated. The pain gets... Read more
Release me from this everlasting pain I feel when I am without love. Give me the love of my life. Give me someone to love. Let me live in peace with this love and let our love grow into something based in perfect trust. Let me soak in that... Read more
Our ability to leave a mark on another’s heart is unfathomable. The seed that is that expression rarely blooms with the same impact and bounty as we imagine. The inevitable impact is rarely fully grasped. Whether self-deprecation or doubt causes us internally armour up, the internal resistance to create... Read more