What was I Thinking?!

One of the benefits of mindful self-talk is that it is a very gentle entrance into practicing choosing my thoughts. In sitting-meditation, we learn that thoughts come in and thoughts…

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Mindful Self-Talk

Have you ever spent time with someone who is continuously negative and pessimistic? A proverbial wet blanket? I have, and at those times I'm usually trying to figure out how…

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Washing Dishes

Practicing mindfulness is a way to slow the pace of life down and feel grounded and present in everyday moments. I love the ritual of sitting down with Tibetan singing…

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Memory and Writing

I love writing about moments that intersect with multiple events. Right now I'm working on an article about my experiences in 1992, when I played violin in the Bombay Chamber…

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Commitment and Improv

In improv, where there's no script or stage direction to lean on, commitment to who I am and who is with me on stage is far more important than what…

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Finding Your Voice

Finding one's voice is something we hear writers talk about a lot. It can be very easy for some and is a longer process for others. I started writing stories…

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Growth and Change
Leaves changing colours in Toronto.

Growth and Change

Part of the beauty of playing with creativity is continually being open to newness, change, and growth. But part of  growth also means I may not be the same today…

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Mindfulness Reminders
The Niagara River.

Mindfulness Reminders

I had a client who found the concept of mindfulness to be stressful. He felt that he not only had to handle the fast-paced, ever-changing, and increasingly-demanding life he already…

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Introduction

Greetings, Friends! I'm grateful to Jamuna for giving me the opportunity to write on her site. When she offered the idea it immediately resonated with me, but it also frightened me…

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