The Rest Is The Work – S4 EP05

The Rest Is The Work. Slow Down To Speed Up. Let Go To Take Hold. Sharpen The Saw. etc… I could have written any one of about a dozen titles for this episode, as it shows up in countless different

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Hard Conversations (R U OK?) – S4 EP03

Hard Conversations (R U OK?) … Last week (as I publish this) was R U OK? Day. The day is a global phenomenon, all about asking that simple question “Are You OK?” and starting conversations that can change – and save

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Unplug / Empty Space – S4 EP02

Unplug. Create some Empty Space. In this episode I talk about the power of NOT force-feeding ourselves media, and unplugging from the digital/online “matrix” we currently live in. I also talk about the importance of Empty Space and how much

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You Are Your Own Silver Bullet – S4 EP01

Welcome to Season 4! A new season brings new energy, a bit of spring-cleaning, and a new approach to these show notes (among other things). In this episode I deep-dive into where I’ve been at for the past few months,

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Sitting With Your Discomfort.

TRIGGER WARNING: Heavy emotional content. How did you spend your weekend? Relaxing? Unwinding? Me too, on Sunday. But on Friday & Saturday I participated in a fantastic 2-day workshop called ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. ASIST teaches people

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A Call to Hearts, Not Arms

Most men are emotionally disconnected and angry – and yet we hold all the big levers that can be used to solve climate change, poverty, social inequity, and war. This is NOT OK. – Israel Smith I’m writing to you today with

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What you most resist is what you most need

Have you ever wanted more out of life, but felt like there was something inside you holding you back? Have you ever found yourself in a quiet moment of reflection, and been utterly certain that there was something you were

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Slow down and rest.

Dear friend, Today, here, now, I invite you to Slow Down and Rest. Genuinely. As you read this, join me in taking a large, deep breath into your belly. Hold it for a moment, then exhale as slowly and long

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Can you sit in a quiet room, alone?

The world is very fast and loud, especially at this time of year, and especially as many regions/countries are “opening up” after pandemic lockdowns. It seems to me (on the news, at least) that many people are determined to cram

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There Are No Accidents

There are no accidents. Me popping into your inbox right this moment, you reading this post wherever you are, the weather where you live, that person who just phoned out of the blue… There. Are. No. Accidents. How do I

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The Power of Discomfort

I’ve been learning a lot this past 12 months – about myself, my habits, my patterns, and what lights me up inside. What it means to live my best Illuminating Life. But I’ve also been learning about the things that

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