Staring Death in the Eyes, Mindfully

Written March 2019 If you’ve read any of my (many) articles posted to Daily Zen, you’ll know how passionate I am about living and teaching mindfulness and meditation as a foundation for our individual and collective well-being. My own journey of over ten years has taught me many principles and truths, and provided me with […]

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 […]

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How To Get Over A Divorce – Post-Divorce Rituals to Help You Move On

Nobody starts a marriage anticipating they’ll have to say goodbye one day or work out how to get over a divorce. On the day we say ‘I do’, we’re so full of hope and optimism for the future, we can’t even envision a time when the person who seems so right for us now might […]

How to Stay Mindful, Healthy and Safe at Work

When work is stressful, it can interfere with every aspect of your life. You sleep less, you worry more, and all of this takes a toll on your health. As a workplace safety expert and the owner of my own rack inspection company, I know all too well how intimately connected physical and mental health […]

How to Deal With the Psychological Stress of Unemployment

If you’ve lost your job, you’re probably dealing with a number of emotions, the mixture of which is hard to contend with. You’re suffering from the loss of your professional identity, your daily routine has been upended and you might be struggling with a lack of self-esteem. When you add to this a loss of […]

Learning to Love Your Bad Decisions

No one gets everything right the first time round. At the very least, most people don’t. And the ones who do tend to end up with an unrealistic view of the world. Making the wrong decision – sometimes, making the outright worst decision possible, making truly awful decisions that, in hindsight, make no sense at […]

Start the conversation that you need to…

There is a reason why people are comfortable talking about the weather to pretty much anyone. It’s because that conversation has no substance. You both know full well what the weather is like, you’re both there experiencing it. Discussing it isn’t going to change it, it’s not going to educate either one of you. It’s […]

New Year’s Resolutions – the Nutrition Edition

  With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s high time you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions and decided how to behave and what to do in the following year. However, while these decisions are important and worthy of your time, there’s something even more significant – your health and nutrition. If you don’t eat enough […]

Five Reasons to Always Feel Good about Your Body

Low self-esteem is a disturbingly common affliction in the modern world. Given how truly crippling it can be – halting, derailing and even sometimes ruining lives altogether – the sheer number of people who are openly unsatisfied with their physical form is at a high level. Whether it’s the fault of relentless advertising or simply natural […]

The Health Benefits Sinus Surgery Can Have on Your Life

Like most of us know, treating a runny nose or a mild deviation due to cold is a painless and easy procedure. However, others are not as lucky, and experience more serious medical problems with their nasal cavity and their sinuses. Fortunately, medical science has made leaps in recent years, and sinus surgery is now […]


The Changes You Make With Your Mind

Though many of us would never admit it, we’ve all fantasized at some point in our lives about how lovely it would be if we could think things into existence. If we could imagine something we wanted and it would simply appear. Sometimes, what we want is as simple as a cup of tea. Other […]


The Decisions that are Hard to Make

There are some moments in life that you will always remember as being definitive in creating the person you become. Happy memories doing things you love with people you love. Learning something so fascinating you can’t help but pursue it for the rest of your life. Connecting with someone on such a deep level that […]