Give Attention to What You Want To See More Of

Please turn your tablet sideways for better viewing Let's make a change.  Let's be the change we want to create. Whenever we are tempted to share a Facebook message that gives attention to negative aspects of a person, a presidential candidate, a leader, a political party, a neighbour or family member,  let's stop and give attention … Continue reading Give Attention to What You Want To See More Of

Personal Change and You

First let me tell you about the fall Retreat:  Self care, Soul Care I am delighted to share with you the opportunity to attend a small group weekend retreat close to Owen Sound in this beautiful setting.  This is an opportunity to catch your breath, reflect inwardly through some group discussions, writing exercises, walks in … Continue reading Personal Change and You

Intentions, Thoughts and Feelings

Two or more years ago I spoke with a group of interested people about intentions, taking a slightly different approach.  The following is a slight modification of the notes I distributed to them. Intentions, thoughts and feelings Our thoughts have little power by themselves. Emotions are the power; Thoughts are the guide  subconscious Mind Our … Continue reading Intentions, Thoughts and Feelings

What is Meaningful?

Over twenty years ago when I was studying meaning in life in graduate school, I created a survey sheet to be filled out by those who participated in my study.  I listed several items that other authors and researchers had identified as meaningful.   Each item was fairly complex in order to give some breadth to the … Continue reading What is Meaningful?

Reflections on Intentions

It's winter.  With the snow swirling outside and a pleasant fire glowing in the fireplace, it just feels right to reflect on what has been and what might come next.  Last week I offered a workshop on setting Intentions for the year ahead.  The twelve participants came with a variety of situations and directions.  What … Continue reading Reflections on Intentions

Workshop: Intentions for the New Year

Workshop:  Intentions for the New Year Many of you already know the work I have done over the years related to Intentions. The events of December world-wide have moved me to offer this workshop for those of you who wish to be heartened with a new energy of hope and love as we approach what … Continue reading Workshop: Intentions for the New Year

Habits Can Change

As Charles Duhigg draws his very informative 2012 book The Power of Habit (ISBN 978-0-385-66974-0) to a conclusion he writes: "Perhaps a sleep-walking murderer can plausibly argue he wasn't aware of his habit, and so he doesn't bear responsiblity for his crime.  But almost all the other patterns that exist in most people's lives -- … Continue reading Habits Can Change

Retreat: Moving Through Change

Weekend of Oct 20-21. Expect to find the retreat a helpful process to guide you through experiences of change such as retirement, job loss, workplace changes, family changes, changes due to health issues and more. The retreat is a guided small group process. The focus of this retreat is ‘Moving Through Change’. Join us in … Continue reading Retreat: Moving Through Change