Self Improvement Blog
I’m writing this blog with the intention of helping people learn life changing concepts and principles, as well as to share my own reflections and perspectives as a coach. In coaching sessions I don’t do very much talking, I simply ask intuitive questions to spark new insights and possibilities and guide the client towards their own choices & commitments.
There are times when I feel called to share “teaching pieces”; either a helpful model, concept or way of understanding their situation from another perspective. Often it was just what they were needing to hear. Then I offer the suggestion that they learn more about it through books or other resources. I want to provide one of those resources here for you – a self-coaching resource.
To make it more interactive for you, feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of each post and I’ll be glad to respond.
Following this post, which provides a brief overview of character strengths, I'll publish one post for each of the Core Virtues and will include a video about a person (or group) who lives and breathes the strengths associated with it. If I’m lucky I’ll find one video for each strength but it’s proving to be more challenging and time intensive than I thought. The first video, however, is within and it's an interview with none other than the father of the Positive Psychology movement, Martin Seligman.Read More
Let's face it, there's a beast of a stigma about mental illness. Bell Canada is doing something about it with a campaign that's built to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental illness, the faces of illness, what kind of care is available and a lot more. Learn about it hereRead More
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) It’s normal to have some down days here and there – despite all your best efforts of living a happy and healthy lifestyle. But this isn’t just a case of the blues or a few bad moods, is it? It’s worse and you don’t know when it’s going to stop or get better. It could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression. It’s good that...Read More
With the new year upon us - I wanted to prepare something to help everyone create the best year possible. In previous years around this time, I’ve written about intentions and heart smart goals, a distinct variation from resolutions. This year I wanted to share something different as well, something I thought would be good for the soul.Read More
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment It’s been about 9 years since I read this book for the first time and I’ve read it and studied it several times since. It was given to me as a gift from my wife (then girlfriend) and what an incredible gift it’s been, time and time again. Over the course of my conscious personal growth journey, whenever times got tough and I lost myself...Read More
As I reflect back over the whole summer – no vacation, no travel, no adventures, but it was a healing and transformational time. A time when nurturing myself and others, learning, practice, rest and renewal was occurring within me. Now it’s just about time for harvest, literally and metaphorically, and I feel it could go very well. This is my start and I’m feeling inspired. Gather the learning pieces (pick the harvest) and share them with everyone.Read More
Every day is made up of 86,400 seconds. Each second is an opportunity to choose who you are Right Now. It’s a choice to stop reliving your past, to live in the present and to consciously create your future, moment by moment. It’s also a choice to give up your right to choose and let life take you where it may. It's a choice you are accountable for.Read More
To all the mothers in the world, especially my own, happy mother’s day! I consider myself so fortunate and I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful person in my life to love me, raise me, provide for me, shelter me, nurture me, protect me, enrich me, guide me and to set me free to be the man I am today. Thank you Mum – I love you with all my heart! No matter what your...Read More
You will learn who you truly are beneath the story and stories of the mind and ultimately what your life purpose is all about. The reason why I share it here is because I see coaching as a shared journey, a deep and meaningful relationship that facilitates such awareness and being-ness in another person over time. I hope this will help those interested in experiencing less fear, stress, anxiety, pressure and suffering in their lives while increasing their levels of inner peace, contentment, connection with self and others, and more joy in life.Read More
I am still buzzing after watching this speech yesterday and I wanted to share it with everyone. Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley, a publishing company, shares the story of his company’s success at a conference in Calgary, Alberta. This is no typical success story and not a typical company. This is the new model of success: one built on happiness, flow, gratitude and to adopt his firm’s...Read More