Category Archives: Love

Say What Needs to be Said: The Positive Potential of Your Relationships

On Thursday, November 24th at 7 pm, I’ll be speaking on the topic of healthy relationships at the Tommy Douglas Library 7311 Kingsway (at Walker Avenue). This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the … Continue reading

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The Game Changer in Life: Seeing the Best in You

I confess that whenever I came across a green bag labeled for donation after my children had cleaned their rooms, I would rummage through it. There I might find books and collectible items I thought they would treasure forever. After … Continue reading

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Live with the end in mind

Mindfulness of death is a Buddhist practice that informs more meaningful living. If anything can happen anytime and if your next breath was your last breath, you would pay attention to the quality of each remaining moment of your life … Continue reading

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The magic of self-compassion

Sometimes what we long for is right in front of us, and like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we already have what we need. Each day, I see patients searching for a solution to their suffering that can come … Continue reading

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The gifts that give back

At one time or another, we all think about ourselves when we give to others. That’s perfectly fine when your gift is a shared experience: a nice meal, a concert or a movie. You’re celebrating your relationship and saying “I … Continue reading

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Love . . . the real thing

I believe we are each a unique manifestation of the divine in this world. When we are self-less, identifying less with this everchanging physical body and the elaborate personal story of endlessly conditioned thoughts and feelings that we have created … Continue reading

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Find your inspiration!

To make the most of this life, we must make the most of each day. What inspires you to rise out of bed each morning, do what needs to be done, pursue your goals and give the extra effort that … Continue reading

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