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Transforming Fear to Joy

Right to Joy - Blog Category: Personal Growth

The Politics of Power

This past weekend, good friends listened to me ranting about political parties that feel they can only succeed with “majority rule”, and using such rationale

Big Events = Big Awakenings = Big Results

Painting by Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov Given the chaotic change and heightened stress of the past 18 months, one could arguably say what’s bigger than a

Suffering Is Optional

A familiar yoga adage comes to mind as I consider the loss of a relationship in my life — Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Movement Opens Up Mastery

photo by Blair Dunn Whether exercising our physical body, reading a novel, or practicing a spiritual teaching, we open ourselves to learning something new. Within

No Point of View In All Relations

In my youth, critical thinking was highly valued as the primary skill of a problem solver. Of course, in the western worldview of North America,

Left Loving

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. George Sand During COVID’s social distancing requirements, so many of our intimate, loving

Truth Telling

We now know that perception dictates reality, and for many, reality is seen as truth. During conflict mediations I tell my clients, truth is coloured

Fear Crushing

When people live under prolonged fear of any life-threatening situation — COVID, war, violence, social oppression, bullying, etc. — they experience trauma. Although Post-traumatic Stress

Reflection and Restoration

Summer is my time to fully surrender to nature’s call outdoors. Over 30 years ago, I committed to readjusting my “internal rhythm” to match that

Be Gone to Be Light

Today, I remind myself not to be buffeted by narratives of the past or belittled by negative opinions in the present. Although neither serve any

Transcend Fear into Freedom

Photo by Jeremy Williamson As new COVID cases continue emerging due to reduced physical restrictions, fear, anger and blame also mount. Physical freedom has been