I Am More Spiritual Than You

I am More Spiritual than You!

When I was a child, my friends and I liked to make up silly games, just like most children do. One of the things that we did =on the way back home from elementary school was close our eyes and have a friend lead us by hand. This was one of my least favorite games, […]

What do Prayers, Mantras, and Pork Chops Have in Common

What Do Prayers, Mantras, and Pork Chops Have In Common?

I love the thought of Co-Exist! Love, peace, joy, happiness, acceptance – where fear is replaced by the spirit of genuine curiosity. Where we feel safe to explore our differences out of an interest in expanding our circles. Where we allow ourselves to be open-minded to the point of embracing said differences and seeing the […]

What If? Overcoming Self-Doubht

What If? Overcoming Self-Doubt

What if I can’t do it? That’s what she said to herself. Every time she set herself a goal, every time she pushed herself, every time she tried. I have done this before, she’d say. I should be able to do it again. But it’s hard. What if I can’t? It’s going to hurt, it’s […]

Letter to a Teenager Suffering from Depression

Letter to a Teenager Suffering from Depression

I know you’re hurting and I know you’re suffering and I know things seem bleak. I know you think about killing yourself and I know that seems like a good answer sometimes. I wanted to kill myself, too, and that was just six months ago. We’re not the same age, but we’ve got more in […]

Simmering Just Beneath the Surface

Simmering Just Beneath the Surface

There are times when anxiety’s strong that no matter what you try to do, you just can’t avoid feeling it. The hair-standing-on-end, skin-crawling, nerves-ringing anxiety that represents our worst days. Then there’s anxiety that we can function through. It’s there, it’s making you aware, but you can still get on with your life. The nagging, […]

Having a Sense of Humor about Our Mental Illness

Having a Sense of Humour about Our Mental Illness

When we suffer from depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, it can be really easy to get swallowed up by our disease and begin taking ourselves and our diagnosis very seriously. After all, for some of us, these conditions can make us fundamentally question our existence – it can be a life or death experience for […]

Overcoming Unrequited Love and Longing

Overcoming Unrequited Love and Longing

Love isn’t a rare experience, it’s something that happens to everyone, but it profoundly changed my life and it changed me in a way I wasn’t prepared for. It transformed me greatly and when I look back, I no longer identify with my old self. I feel like my soul has been awakened with a […]

What I Learned from 40 Days of Meditation

What I Learned from 40 Days of Meditation

My daily meditation practice has been a game-changer in my life. No question. But as recently as spring of this year, meditation was simply a fleeting activity –something I would do for 5 minutes at the end of yoga class. Meditation was never a part of my daily routine. That is, until April when I […]

Reaching Out – An Act with Two Sides

Reaching Out – An Act with Two Sides

Putting your hand out – sometimes we do it when we need help. Sometimes we do it to pull someone else up. No matter the reason why we reach out, this act can make a profound impact on someone’s life. First we need to look at reaching out when we’re the one who needs help. […]

Should you Change Who you are?

Should You Change Who You Are? – Love Who You Are

I had this person once ask me how she can change herself to be more quiet and calm. She said she was quiet and reserved when she was younger, but became wild and out of control when she started to hang around with some new, outgoing friends. Now she wants to be quieter, relaxed, level-headed, […]

Breathing Your Way To Freeing Your Heart

Breathing Your Way to Freeing Your Heart

Breathing Your Way to Freeing Your Heart… I believe that we can improve everything in our lives, free our hearts and even change the world by adopting two simple practices on a daily basis. I see these two practices as akin to breathing. We take a deep, settling breath in and then we give the […]

I’m Already Home – Stop Trying to be Someone Else

I’m Already Home – Stop Trying to be Someone Else

I used to be obsessed with goal setting and changing my life, trying to find a way that could change the world. It was all based on good intentions, helping other people improve their lives. My way of doing this was to listen to everybody else’s ideas and copy what they do. And of course […]