Resources


What does Mindfulness involve?

  A quick web search for mindfulness produced close to 6,000,000 results in 0.28 seconds! The topics varied from: mindfulness meditation, mindfulness eating, mindfulness parenting and mindfulness gardening to mindfulness programs in schools, prisons, veteran’s...

Urban Wildlife

It's that time of the year again in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. This mother blacktail deer has given birth to twins in the vicinity of my backyard. They were still wet and wobbly, when I first spotted them and the doe appeared anxious as she tried to keep...

A new Soft Skill, Cultural Intelligence

You have heard of IQ or EQ and possibly SQ which is social and/or spiritual intelligence. Another abbreviation that is emerging as our lives become more globalized, is CQ or cultural intelligence. This short, upbeat video simplifies what is required to adapt and...

Work-Life Attitudes of Gen Y

  Many of us work in a multi-generational workplace which may include Boomers, Gen X, Y and possibly Z. The Gen Y workers (Millennials) appear to be shaping the labour market with their own style and according to PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study: “When you...

The Changing World of Work

Certain occupations such as heavy equipment operators will undergo less change than others. They will  remain vital for construction and the resource based industries among others. Other occupations such as the "knowledge workers" will see greater changes in how, when...

Reinventing Yourself after 50, in a Nutshell.

  For those Baby Boomers who are considering reinventing themselves Peak Performance Strategist Tony Robbins (2012) advises on "How do you keep fresh ideas and motivations after turning 50?"  

Do Emotions have Intelligence?

  Watch this  short, concise, colorful  animation by Brendon Gouveia (2013) if you are interested in a breakdown of emotional intelligence. E.I. is important to the thoughts we formulate and the choices we make and our overall well being....

How we Stress ourselves out.

I originally posted this in August of 2014 but due to its significance in my mind anyways , am reposting. The impact of stressors on our wellbeing is often overlooked. Many of us are unclear what a stress response is and what affect it has on our health. The following...

Fact or Fiction

  Happiness is not a fluffy concept developed in modern times. On the Pursuit of Happiness website the following sentence denotes a sense of history: “The psychological and philosophical pursuit of happiness began in China, India and Greece nearly 2,500 years ago with...

What might Spiritual Wellness look like?

The Hettler model of Wellness in part has this to say: "A person engaged in the process of spiritual wellness is willing and able to transcend oneself in order to question the meaning and purpose in his/her life and the lives of others. He/she is involved in the...