From the shy, sullen young man I used to be, who watched life pass by from the sidelines, I have learned to develop an entirely […]

April 29, 2015 Self Esteem

Dr. McDreamy, a fictitious surgeon on the television show Grey’s Anatomy, is suddenly killed and people are in shock. For many, it is a tearful […]

April 26, 2015 Gratitude

  The concluding class in a meditation series I used to teach was a ninety minute walking meditation through the forest. My students had learned […]

For many years, I tried to project an image of myself as being tough, capable and confident. Deep inside I felt anything but. It was […]

April 19, 2015 Self Esteem

Low self-esteem and being self-centred go hand in hand. When a person has little confidence, they tend to circle the wagons and look inward. Selfish […]

April 16, 2015 Happiness

Imagine a cold fish laid out on a board – motionless, uninteresting, unobtrusive, ignored. That pretty much sums up how I felt about myself during […]

April 15, 2015 Respect

A friend of mine died a few days ago. He had been in declining health for quite some time and was ready to move on. […]

April 12, 2015 Acceptance

  I have always enjoyed nature walks and on one of them my attention was drawn to two trees standing close to each other. In […]

April 8, 2015 Acceptance

There is something about the Spring season that makes people feel happy. It is a time of renewal, of hope and of celebration. Birds are […]

April 5, 2015 Happiness

I was very thin-skinned when I was young, taking offence at the slightest remark. They were like being hit with darts. Trying to ignore what […]

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