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Things Change When You Do

Things Change When You Do — this is about is how we deal with events that seem larg­er than life.  Typ­i­cal­ly, these events are cat­e­go­rized as “This is not fair!”  Gath­ered under this umbrel­la are things like death, ill­ness, acci­dents, glob­al cat­a­stro­phes, abuse, and the like. Dar­bel­la and I once led a sem­i­nar. One of the par­tic­i­pants was …

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Appreciating Life

The art of appre­ci­at­ing life is sel­dom prac­ticed. I sus­pect this is so because appre­ci­a­tion actu­al­ly con­tra­dicts our belief about how much is ‘wrong’ with life.

On Finding Your Flexibility

Find­ing Your Flex­i­bil­i­ty — Some years ago, the Work­er’s Com­pen­sa­tion Board in Ontario invit­ed me to start work­ing with injured work­ers. Dar­bel­la and I taught them med­i­ta­tion, qi gong, and some yoga stretch­es.  We thought we were going to take the project province wide, but then the gov­ern­ment shift­ed pri­or­i­ties, and stopped hir­ing out­side con­sul­tants. …

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Finding Your Flexibility

Cling Static

We get cling sta­t­ic when­ev­er we find our­selves grasp­ing onto some­thing (or push­ing it away–in which case we’re cling­ing on to not hav­ing it.) Today’s top­ic is addressed more ful­ly in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. One of the ear­li­est teach­ings of the Bud­dha con­cerns the nature of life, and is often called the Four …

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Tools for Relating — Having the Best Relationship Ever

Tools for Relat­ing — it’s not enough to have some knowl­edge about rela­tion­ships… you need tools and tech­niques to excel at relat­ing. Here’s anoth­er sam­ple chap­ter from my rela­tion­ships book, The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever. Enjoy!  If you’re look­ing for a part­ner that “fits you,” you owe it to your­self to read my book. Find Your Per­fect Part­ner It’s avail­able …

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