Scarcity Consciousness

One of the people who has been a tremendous influence in my life and the lives of so many is the vulnerability and shame researcher, Brene Brown. I had the joy of meeting her and recording her keynote address at a leadership conference with the Fraser Health Authority in 2011 and she is every bit […]

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Shenpa or Fixed Mind

In listening to several of Pema Chödrön’s audiobooks over the holidays (Walking the Walk and Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality, both available here) I have noticed a gentle opening in my mindfulness practice. As I learn about the Tibetan concept of shenpa, I am feeling myself lightening up in my daily […]

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More Thoughts on Kindness

I am curious about the connection between kindness and not knowing. I have been listening to Pema Chodron’s beautiful wee audiobook Practicing Peace in Times of War. She talks about peace coming about when we soften that which is hard in our heart. Where am I hard in my heart? Where do I feel tight and […]

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