ThinkLife Coaching

Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play
| |

Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play

I would rather die of passion than boredom. Octave Mouret in Au Bonheur des Dames by Émile Zola Happy New Year! As 2018 unfolds, I wish everyone health, joy and prosperity. The last year for me was a transformative one, filled with travel, new friendships, and assorted challenges. Two pivotal moments stood out – one…

My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up
|

My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell This summer I challenged myself – I signed up for a stand-up comedy course. The course is Comedy Girl, an all-female stand-up class taught by seasoned performer and writer Dawn Whitwell. The Level 1 training at Comedy Bar was no walk in…

Embracing My Inner Dragon: Making Aging Positive
| |

Embracing My Inner Dragon: Making Aging Positive

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell Not long ago I celebrated my birthday, an event made more memorable by my friendly neighbourhood drugstore, which announced that as a “young senior,” I now qualified for a special…

The Other Side

The Other Side

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh  As 2016 draws to a close and a new year approaches, a common refrain I hear from many people is what a lousy year it has been for them individually – illnesses, injuries, relationship woes,…

Do You See Me?

Do You See Me?

To be loved means to be recognized as existing. Thich Nhat Hanh Have we become invisible to each other? This thought crossed my mind on a recent visit to a favourite café. As I sipped my tea and nibbled on a pastry, I quietly observed a couple seated nearby. It seemed strange to me that…

Thanks Mom and Dad (Living a Clutter-Free Life)
|

Thanks Mom and Dad (Living a Clutter-Free Life)

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris, designer, poet, novelist I recently returned from British Columbia where I joined my siblings in packing up our childhood home.  My parents had sold their house and we faced the seemingly herculean task of sifting…