A Conflict in Paris: Uncovering Helplessness and Exposing Our Wounds

Where is there a place for the slow and patient in a world devoted to speed and efficiency? When is the moment for simple and joyful in an ever chaotic and fearful time? What good is love when the world is falling apart around us? Why do we repeat what is clearly not working? How can one part affect the whole? A Terrifying Attack In the wake of the recently […]

We Have Been Here Before: Thoughts on the Election

The Canadian federal election is today and the country is astir with anticipation and excitement around the potential of having another governing party in charge of the direction of Canada. Voting day is meant to be a time when people feel empowered in having their voice heard and their vote counted. I have to admit that the buzz around this election seems louder than I remember in the past. I […]

A Letter to No One

Straight from the heart. That’s where creativity flows from. It’s straight from where life emanates. When we pick up the pen and just start writing. When we let whatever is wanting to be expressed out into the world. It’s rude. It’s raw. It’s ugly. It’s hard to hear. It’s not fun to see. It’s necessary. It’s most challenging to feel. It’s right now. It’s presence. It’s truth. It loops and […]

A Double Dose of Ascension: Deconstructing the Paradigm of Growth Through Story

A Double Dose of Ascension: Deconstructing the Paradigm of Growth Through Story   What is the underlying goal of humanity? Is there an unspoken assumption that is driving our relentless technological evolution and value of progress? Perhaps humanity is too large of an umbrella to use and it would be more appropriate to call it “Western Society”. Then again, the story of which I speak is apparently visible in nearly […]

Clockwork Life

Clockwork Life Ticking away the moments That make up a dull day Fritter and waste the hours In an off-hand way Kicking around on a piece of ground In your home town Waiting for someone or something To show you the way — “Time” by Pink Floyd — It has been said the key invention that facilitated the Industrial Revolution was not in fact the steam engine. In reality it […]

The Myth of Conquering Our Desires

  The Myth of Conquering Our Desires       “Our culture generally lives the myth of the heroic and self-sufficient ego rather than the collaborative community. We unconsciously act out the heroic story in our dealings with the world by conquering adversaries, actualizing personal potential, and practicing self-reliance.” — Shaun McNiff “We do not see our stories as stories because we see through them: the world we experience as […]

Mind Games

Mind Games “If our brains were so simple we could understand them, we would be so simple we couldn’t” There are many incredible discoveries related to how our brains work and they are quickly finding their way through our society’s collective story. Observations of neuro-plasticity¬†and mirror neurons are important insights into our potential mental malleability as well as our underlying connection with each other. We can learn how to do […]