July 31, 2020

I remember watching my niece tackling a craft activity. It began with concentration. Then turned quickly to frustration and annoyance. Finally, disappointment. As she sighed and put her pencil down, I thought she was going to give up. Instead, she looked around. Saw me...

June 4, 2020

Imagine a dog. Now imagine it’s night time. There are loud fireworks going off. Celebration. Life has resumed it's normality after COVID-19. You can finally go on holiday somewhere. Finally, catch up with family and friends. Get back to your hobbies. The fireworks are...

April 27, 2020

I’ve got no idea what your situation is or where you’re head is at. Instead of putting energy into figuring that out, I want to focus on an exercise that can help you. It doesn't matter if you’re feeling flat, freaking out, or relaxed and enjoying life.

Introducing th...

March 12, 2020

The sixteenth-century historian Girolamo Benzoni told a story about a dinner party that Christopher Columbus attended with a group of Spanish nobles. It would have been a dazzling affair – the aristocracy of the day entertaining the man who discovered the New World. Th...

February 6, 2020

You have a distant memory of when things seemed to magically fall into place. There was flow. Life was lighter, fun, full of laughter. You had your mojo.

Mojo (noun)

  1. A magic charm, talisman, or spell

  2. Good luck, charm or skill that seems to come from something...

December 22, 2019

Your Life

I want you to imagine that your life is like a house and the rooms in the house represent your experiences in different areas of life. Maybe money, relationships, health, emotions, family, the mind etc. The only thing that is preventing you from getting into...

November 20, 2019

Hang on, just one. Start with just one.

Well, I’ve got a problem too. Nothing too major. If it wasn’t this problem, I’m sure I would have conjured up another one to keep me company. Something to mull over. Discuss. Decipher. Move away from. Move towards.

After doing...

October 24, 2019

I sense my nervousness as I begin rigging Zephyr. Or is this excitement? After all, nervous and excitement have the same response. When you’re nervous your heart rate goes up, your hands get clammy and you think about the future. When you’re excited your heart rate goe...

September 6, 2019

Often in our society, the pessimists are frowned upon, but historically we needed the pessimists to survive.

Let's say after a few lean years we had a fantastic harvest in our village. Yay! Now, all the optimists want to have a huge feast, eat everything and be happy....

July 30, 2019

Yes, yes this does involve chocolate again. What I want you to do, is substitute the chocolate for that thing you keep doing that you’d rather not be doing. By the way, I know you’re still doing it because we’re all human. Sometimes things can take awhile to change. Wh...

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