Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Drew Marshall Show Replay




REPLAY: Drew Marshall Show, October 25, 2014

I was contacted by Drew Marshall of The Drew Marshall Show, "Canada's most listened to spiritual talk show," for an interview. Went on just before Starsky (how totally cool is that?) Very cool guy - fantastic interviewer. A good time was had by all.

Unwrap a bar, pour a glass, smoke a bowl (whatever strikes your fancy) and enjoy!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Happier Story


No truer words. The tug-of-war of the mind. One feeds instead of depletes, one blesses instead of punishes. Faith and fear. One hands down a sentence and the other sets you free. Be brave and choose the happier story.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Love More


When our heart gets broken, for whatever reason, our primary instinct is to protect it – to shut it down, cover it up, build a wall around it, wrap it in so many miles of bubble wrap or bury it in a hole so deep that it won’t ever get broken again. But that never works. Ever. All it does is shut us off from the sunshine and oxygen necessary for our heart to naturally heal itself. And it does, or can – every time – if we allow it. Just like a cut finger or broken arm is programmed to heal itself if we give it the support it needs to do so. If your heart is broken DON’T STOP LOVING. Love is exactly the ointment, bandage, cast, splint, iv drip that the heart needs to come back to life. If your heart is broken, LOVE MORE. Love your friends more, love your family more, love your kids more, love your pets more, love sunshine more, love music more, love life more and, above all else, LOVE YOURSELF MORE. Love bigger, love better, love braver, love more fiercely, love more peacefully, love kinder, just… Love more. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Broken Open



If you don't, Life will do it for you. Either way, BE BRAVE. Beautiful treasures spill out of broken hearts.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Surrounded by Assholes

Before you diagnose yourself with depression low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” William Gibson

We spend so much time looking inward – which is good, and self-diagnosing – which isn't always but can, on occasion, be good that all too often we forget to just open our eyes and ears to the things we are surrounding ourselves with. Is some, or most, of your pain simply being caused by assholes around you? Are the assholes on TV and the assholes around your dinner table getting too much air time? If you’re depressed or living a far lesser version of yourself, tune in to the voices around you. Maybe it’s time to change the station and find a new table to eat at.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Poem: Kathleen Boylan

Once upon a time, there was a nameless Little One.
Life gave this Little One the first of many lessons.
"What should we call you then, Little One?"
Trembling, Little One responded, "Fear"

Time passed, and the lessons continued.
With each new teaching, came a new name.
"What should we call you now, Little One?"
Laughing, crying, screaming, Little One responded, "Joy.Despair.Rage"

More time passes, and more lessons are learned.
As the latest lesson is received, so was the latest identity.
"And what should we call you today, Little One?"
Standing staunch and proud, Little One responded, "Survivor"

Ran into Little One the other day.
Lessons still come, life still goes on.
"What name do you choose for this day, Little One?"
Smiling, easy, glowing, Little One responded, "I no longer wish to be identified by my struggles.
From now on, I wish to be called by my greatest strength. "
"You may call me Love."

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy LOVE Day



Love. One of the simplest complicated emotions-experiences-feelings-desires we humans have. There are a million ways to feel it, to express it, to let it in and to shut it out. Thich Nhat Hanh said, “Love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” I cannot imagine a better goal to gage our loving by – not only for our beloveds but for ourselves. So often love is fettered, bound and defined by our deepest fears and limitations. We place ourselves and those we love in cages designed to keep us comfortable, safe and, most importantly, not alone. We know that we cannot truly love another until we truly love ourselves. Do you love yourself in such a way that you feel free? Do you honor and adore yourself to such a degree that you wouldn’t dream of having and being “less than” in a relationship? Do you soar to untold heights not only in the arms of those you love, but in the deepest places where you hold yourself? Be brave enough to embrace the paradox of letting go that you may hold, releasing that you may keep and unbinding that you may remain tied. Happy Valentine’s Day, Internetland. Love freely, freely love, and eat ridiculous amounts of chocolate.