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What is Mindfulness? A visual infographic of its relevance

What is mindfulness? With the growth of mindfulness meditation as an intervention for stress, anxiety, depression, pain and many other common ailments, this is quickly becoming a big question arising all over North America. Read More

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How to Journal (A Simple Guide for Self-Discovery)

How to journal is a common question in life/corporate coaching, with this simple guide you’ll find out how to journal on your terms – sparking the path towards self-discovery.

“Journaling is the practice of self-discovery by writing to yourself” ~ Chade Meng Tan (Google) Read More

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2 Simple Communication Skills for Success

Communication, especially when it is effective and meaningful, is one of the most important elements of success in life. It is incredible how little (if any) training is provided to develop skills for effective communication. 

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4 Steps to Visualizing Your Perfect Day (incl. Guided Audio Practice)

The realities of today’s fast paced life isn’t a secret. We get out of bed and without a chance to be aware of what we’re doing we jump into the race against time to get out the door – racing through emails, zipping through the bathroom, piecing together the kids, dashing through breakfast…makes it seem like the perfect day is out of reach. Read More

Meditation in schools – Resources & How To for stress reduction & attention

Meditation in schools is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of studies showing the effectiveness of quiet reflection on stress, anxiety and ADHD. I have had the privilege of teacing over 200 students at Monsignor Doyle Secondary School in Mindfulness Mediation. In this article I share with you some tips and resources on how to do the same in your own school or one that is in your community. Read More

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Wisdom 2 Conference – Watch Livestream videos, schedule and speakers here

Wisdom 2 conference (Wisdom 2.0) is a revolutionary gathering of the top companies in Silicon Valley; Google, Zynga, Twitter, Facebook and more, with the top leaders in contemplative science. The goal is to infuse and spread a wiser way of being into our technology driven fast paced lives, both in the workplace and at home. Read More

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Pain Management with Mindfulness, Step-by-Step Experience

This article explores pain management with mindfulness including an exercise in sensation surfing for pain reduction to help anyone in need. I’ve also included an account of my own experience using this exercise in the midst of a kidney stone attack. Read More

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Center for Mindfulness conference details by University of Massachusetts

The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts is the birthplace of much of what the West knows about Mindfulness, through their groundbreaking innovation of the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) program and leading research in contemplative science in medicine, healthcare and society. Read More

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Contemplative Photography Toronto

This June 12th, 2011 we held a contemplative photography training session at High Park in Toronto. This beautiful Sunday session started off with a mindful walk through the park, a talk about the fundamental elements of experiencing a mindful state  in the midst of photography and a few hours of exploring the immense beauty found within the many moments of our day. Read More

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How to deal with Dark Emotions

Within the “Full Catastrophe” that is life we all go through ups and downs – this is a reality that we must accept though at times it is very hard to.

This article provides a step by step process on how to deal with dark emotions – fully accepting the emotions that you are feeling and using them as a transforming agent in personal growth. Read More

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