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Eating the frog

There’s always going to be tasks we don’t like. The little things we resist show up all the time. These jobs need doing. Like life admin; tax returns, taking out the trash and painting the garden fence. It could be a conversation we need to have with a colleague. Maybe it’s a bad habit we’d […]

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Grandpa energy

Yesterday I got called a grandpa. It was a term of endearment used by a friend. I wondered what she meant by that. When I think about my grandparents, three words I would use are: calm, considered and compassionate. I guess I’m channeling the relaxed laid back energy of the elder. I tend to take […]

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A listening ear

There are few real listeners out there. Plenty folks hear the story. Few feel it. When we engage in active listening we invite a spaciousness to our communication that allows for expansion. To open our ears for another is a precious gift. It’s a rare privilege to be really heard. A gentle ear given generously […]

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On commitment to self inquiry

It’s easy to get caught up in our own narrative. Positive feedback loops create an echo chamber for our story to amplify. It’s generally a helpful and beneficial thing. Taking a moment of stillness to hear the words and how they land can lead to a meaningful insight. Renewing our commitment to right speech is […]

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Digital detox

Leaving your phone home for a social event is the new cool. Hipsters everywhere are boycotting their devices in favour of real time interaction. It’s a fad that’s set to rise. We could all benefit from reduced screen time. Small devices permeate many areas of life in increasingly insidious ways. A rebellion seems inevitable. Like […]

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Language of possiblity

When we remove the negative from our speech, things become possible; We open up to the energy giving momentum of the universe. Our lives synchronise with our true purpose. We move with ease and grace.

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Parental plateau

Our folks do the best they can for us. They raise us, support us and teach us well. For much of our early lives, our parents are our go to source of guidance. Over time, that changes. We outgrow parental insight. Our lives expand beyond the realm of their experience. This tipping point presents a […]

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Go with the flow

If you take the free ride you gotta roll with the destination. Passengers don’t choose the route. It’s worth understanding this at the beginning of the journey.

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Age of the storyteller

Technology is taking care of business in the professions. A simple query of a database can yield the answer to many medical, law or accounting questions. It’s a scalable solution that develops as we add case study and knowledge to the system. This advancement renders these once prized careers defunct. In the new economy, creative […]

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Stay loose

Stress, tension and frustration are not natural states. They’re unhappy ways to be. Release the tension. Actively relax your body. Make space for the breath. In all things, stay loose.