Say ‘Yes’ to What Is

“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” Buddha Just when you think life can’t get any more chaotic, challenging or seemingly ridiculous, it does. Life’s like that! Where I live in Canada, tornadoes are rare. Recently, though, and all at once, six tornados sliced devastating paths of destruction through our tiny rural […]


LIVING A LIE – When Self-Interest Trumps Truth

It is an eye opening occasion to see good people choose self-interest over truth. We are not discussing enlightened self-interest here. Enlightenment has not entered the picture when one steers away from the truth in order to avoid its consequences. The trouble that arises as a consequence of truth is, in fact, NO trouble at […]


Singing Away The Panic Attacks

In 2001, when I was 53, the panic attacks started. My mother had died in the January and I had been feeling low. Having suffered from asthma for many years I was well aware that I had to steer clear of dust and pollutants and yet on this particular day I stood too close to […]

My Panic Attacks

My Panic Attacks

I was in my early thirties when I had my first panic attack. I wondered at the time where the word “panic” came from and found that it derived from the Greek god Pan, whose sudden appearance caused terror, like that of a stampeding herd of cattle. That’s just what it felt like. I was […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Fear Regret

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Fear Regret

Why You Should Never Fear Regret Regret is a curious part of the human condition. On some levels, it is necessary for morality and compassion to flourish. It can be the driving force behind personal development and a key part of the changes someone makes to get their life back on track. But that only […]

Depression and Sorrow

Defeating the Demon of Loneliness (with the help of Lao Tzu)

At one point, I found myself without a community. Perhaps you have, or will, as well. It could be sudden, like any sort of abandonment or death. It could be subtle, like drifting away from your adolescent home. Here is my experience. The demon of loneliness greets me. “Welcome to solitude,” he sneers. “You’ve been […]

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The Coming of the End of the World

Wearing my pillow as protective headgear, I was pinned to my couch. I winced at the seizure-inducing flickering light of the TV and my blanket was pulled around me like a quilted cocoon. It was the end of the world and I was making sure I was taking care of myself. I didn’t dare step […]

Four Great Quotes From Jim Henson

Four Great Jim Henson Quotes On Life And Joy

  Jim Henson, famed primarily for his creation of the Muppets, has influenced the lives of millions of people across the world, whether they realise it or not. Until his death in 1990, he never stopped creating quality shows for children and adults alike, and his work has never waned in popularity. Even now, his […]

Six tips to a better body image

Six Tips To A Better Body Image

To promote your own business, site or blog on our site Click Here. It’s distressingly common to be less than satisfied with your appearance. Men, women and children of all ages living in the west are highly likely to be in some way disappointed in their look. There is a sense of pressure on people […]


Taking The Bad With The Good, Being The Best You Can Be, And Other Clichés

You have to take the bad with the good. Nothing matters as long as you are doing the best you can. Everything works out for the best if you don’t give up. Everything happens for a reason. We tell ourselves – and our friends, sometimes – a lot of these simple things when times get […]

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Quitting My Job With No Plan – Part Three

Read part one Here. Of all the things that happened following my recent unemployment, perhaps the most crushing was having my concerns ignored by the woman in charge of the charity. I’d met her on numerous occasions and she has always been pleasant and lovely to me. She was a minister and a pillar of […]

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Does My Bum Look Big In This?

We all know the importance of being honest no matter what. And we all think of ourselves as honest people, who don’t purposely mislead or lie to anyone, especially the people we care about. We don’t go out of our way to hurt people and, as much as possible, we do what makes our loved […]