I always tell the truth, even when I lie.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie.

  Do you find that you need to make a truth a little more ‘palatable’ for yourself in order to get through a challenging transition you’re currently navigating? Cognitive dissonance is that uncomfortable feeling you get when you try to maintain 2 or more...

It’s Not The Load That Breaks Us, But How We Carry It.

It’s Not The Load That Breaks Us, But How We Carry It.

Trying to balance too much can lead to stress or overwhelm. I find that when if the weight I’m carrying is too heavy a load, or I’ve been carrying it for too long, the first to go is my sense of humour. Soon after that, I become snarky and snappy, and then my tolerance (or lack thereof) moves to a whole other dimension, quite like the OPPOSITE of spiritual ascension.

The Vulnerability Of Being A Student Again

The Vulnerability Of Being A Student Again

We arrived for the training from many different states, and as is customary, did a round of intros at the beginning.

Often in introductions we think of our impressive accomplishments and try to feign a sense of nonchalance, as we relay our myriad of experiences, so that it gives off some kind impressive street cred. Well, at least I do that.

Until recently.

For the first time, I simply stated I was a student. I was here to learn, then to unlearn and to relearn all over again. And to practice. And potentially get it very wrong in front of people that had the credibility to give me constructive feedback, but also crush my ego.

Do We Need To Be All Or Nothing Before Arriving At An Elusive ‘Equilibrium’?

Do We Need To Be All Or Nothing Before Arriving At An Elusive ‘Equilibrium’?

“All or Nothing”. No wonder we chase the dopamine and get addicted to the adrenalin. The ALL is glorious. It’s ubiquitous and inspirational and has the frequency to channel our dreams and then journey them into reality. But the NOTHING is where the gold nuggets can also land as a profound vision. And if we make the room for them to spread with enough space, maybe we won’t need to be part of the meticulous planning of the journey.

When Fun Quarterly Habits Replace Boring Resolutions

When Fun Quarterly Habits Replace Boring Resolutions

If we want to change our habits, we need to set ourselves up for a good routine, so we need to arrange a deliberate or intentional practice behind it. For me to have that daily swim, I need to stay committed to stop work by a certain time. Old engrained workaholic tendencies are harder to release than I’d originally thought. 

The upside is that I have something to look forward to at the end of the day, and the downside is that some tasks remain unfinished. The bonus is that any perfectionistic tendencies within me need to build a bridge and get over it, and the real gold that has emerged, is that I have a lighter mental load and therefore more space to feel inspired to create and to write.